Drummer called in to discuss Twitter spat
Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker has been called in to discuss a traffic dispute with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), according to reports.
After Barker was stopped by police on Sunday (November 27) and given a ticket for allegedly having no license plate and illegally tinted windows, he used the social media site to tell the officer to “get a life”, writing:
Find some bank robbers or do something productive 2 do with your time. I know high school was hard 4 u.
He later went on to add: “Pullin me over and interrogating me & acting like u did over tinted windows till u scared the piss out of my kids was uncalled 4. Job well done man.”
According to TMZ, LAPD Sgt. Riggs has now asked Barker to resolve the row. “I’d like to invite Travis to speak with me about the incident,” he said, “and possibly discuss the incident with the officers involved.”
A representative for the drummer, meanwhile, said they were “handling this privately with the LAPD.”
Blink-182 released ‘Neighborhoods’, their first studio album for eight years, in September. The pop punk trio reunited in 2009 after previously spending four years apart.
You can read an interview with the band’s co-frontman Mark Hoppus by visiting NME.COM/blogs, and watch a video interview in which he discusses the making of ‘Neighborhoods’ and the future of the band by scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking.