Video: blink-182’s Travis Barker Rocks a Napalm Death Shirt While Drumming to Adele’s “Easy On Me”

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Though blink-182 would never be called a metal band, they are inherently tied to metal — or maybe metal’s tied to them? — because of how much they’ve promoted living, breathing, and dying for rock music. This is especially true of drummer Travis Barker, whose cyclone of tattoos and dedication to making cool rock and roll feels at home with metal’s general attitude of fun-loving miscreancy. So it’s awesome but unsurprising to see him rocking a Napalm Death shirt while drumming along to Adele’s “Easy On Me.”

As you’ll see in the video from Barker’s Instagram, Travis is adding a crash-heavy drum track to Adele’s recent smash single “Easy On Me.” But the attempts to “make this a rock song” that everyone seems to be talking about come second to the awesome Utopia Banished-era Napalm Death shirt that Travis is wearing in the footage. Not only is it a Napalm Death shirt, it’s, wait for it, a Napalm Death longsleeve, meaning he’s really trying to channel his inner kid-who-couldn’t-get-laid-in-the-’90s.

Check out the video below and mumble either, “Cool!” or “Poser” at your leisure:


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Meanwhile, fans who want to just see Napalm Death can do so at one of their European dates later this year, which you can find below. And to read more about Napalm Death and other metal mayhem, make sure to subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

2/3 – Magdeburg (Germany) – Factory
2/4 – Wrocław (Poland) – Concert Center A2
2/5 – Budapest (Hungary) – A38
2/6 – Wien (Austria) – Arena
2/7 – München (Germany) – Backstage
2/9 – Manchester (UK) – Club Academy
2/10 – Glasgow (UK) – Classic Grand
2/11 – Buckley (UK) – The Tivoli
2/12 – Birmingham (UK) – Hammerfest
2/13 – London (UK) – Electric Ballroom
2/15 – Paris (France) – La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
2/16 – Besançon (France) – La Rodia
2/17 – Marseille (France) – Le Jas Rod
2/18 – Biarritz (France) – Atabal
2/19 – Mérignac (France) – Krakato
2/22 – Paderno Dugnano (Italy) – Slaughter Club
2/23 – Nürnberg (Gerrmany) – Z-Bau
2/24 – Brno (Czech Republic) – Sonor
2/25 – Leipzig (Germany) – Werk 2
2/26 – Herford (Germany) – X-Herford
2/27 – Utrecht (The Netherlands) – Tivoli
3/1 – Hamburg (Germany) – Gruenspan
3/2 – Oberhausen (Germany) – Turbinenhalle
3/3 – Lindau (Germany) – Club Vaudeville
3/4 – Mannheim (Germany) – Alte Feuerwache
3/5 – Berlin (Germany) – Astra
3/6 – Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Dynamo
Festival Dates:
6/26 – Clisson (France) – Hellfest Open Air
7/16 – Dortmund (Germany) – Tombstoned Fest Open Air
8/5 – Steenwijkerwold (The Netherlands) – Dicky Woodstock
8/6 – Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans (France) – Sylak Festival
8/17 – 8/20 – Dinkelsbühl (Germany) – Summer Breeze Open Air
9/9 – 9/11 – Aleksandrów Łódzki (Poland) – Summer Dying Loud
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