When Travis Barker announced on Twitter that his solo effort, Give The Drummer Some, had a release date, he apparently forgot to tell his record label (or maybe they just dont follow him). Guess you cant trust everything you tweet. Interscope Records has stepped in to put an end to the misinformation and given the officially official release date of March 15th, 2011.
Thats not all the good news, though. Indeed, Interscope has shunned the whole slow drip of tweeted information route and given tons of details on the record, including the album cover artwork above.
In addition, theyve confirmed some of the track titles and their guest appearances. Weve already heard Tom Morello, RZA and Raekwon on Carry It and Jump Down with The Cool Kids. We also knew about first single Can A Drummer Get Some” with The Game, Swizz Beats, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne; Devils Got A Hold of Me, featuring the supergroup Slaughterhouse; and On My Own, featuring Corey Taylor of Slipknot. Whats been newly confirmed is Misfits, with guest Steve Aoki; the Kid Cudi featuring Cool Head; Dont Fuck With Me featuring Paul Wall, Kurupt, and J Roc; and City of Dreams with Clipse and Kobe. Barker has promised 12 tracks with a 16-track deluxe edition, so expect the Slash, Ludacris, Lupe Fiasco, B.o.B, and other collaborations to be confirmed before long.
It turns out the Blink-182 drummer isnt only pooling musical resources for the record; hes also gathered artists from the worlds of fashion, tattooing, street art, music, and graffiti to provide original works for each and every track. The list is long, but worth mentioning: Slick, David Choe, Mike Giant, Chris Peters, Usugro, Nate Dino, Mr. Brainwash, Munk One, Haze, Dire One, Mr. Cartoon, Jeff Soto, Richard Sanchez, Risk One, Chase Tafoya, Haze, Skinhead Rob, and Mazz242. Oh, and that album cover? Thats done by Pushead, the same guy who did Metallicas St. Anger and 2 of One artwork. The art for each song will be released individually at TravisBarker.com over the next few weeks (okay, so they havent totally shunned the slow drip).
Yeah, thats a whole lot of names. Lets not forget that Barker is also back with his old bands Blink-182 and The Transplants, both of whom have albums planned for this year. With so many collaborations going on in just one year, Give The Drummer Some evidently means give the drummer a shit load. (PRNewswire via Interscope Records)