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Travis Barker Blasts 'Deadbeat Moms'

June 9th, 2009 9:00am EDT
Travis Barker
Rocker Travis Barker's on/off romance with Shanna Moakler appears to be very much off again after he blasted "deadbeat moms" via the social site.

The drummer wasn't naming names but appeared very upset about one particular mother - and gossips insist he was going after his ex-wife.

He wrote, "Kids are not to be used as weapons. Deadbeat moms that sleep all day, seeking money, attention like 2 do so. Just hurts the kids in the end."

He added, "Giving birth 2 a child doesn't make u a good mom. Taking care of them, loving them, waking up with them, spending time with...

Blink-182 Bounce Back With 48-Date U.S. Tour

May 16th, 2009 12:00pm EDT
Reunited pop-punk icons Blink-182 will launch their comeback in style by staging a mammoth 48-show summer tour.

The trio will hit the road with Fall Out Boy, Weezer, Panic At The Disco, Taking Back Sunday and All-American Rejects, beginning with a concert at the new Joint in Las Vegas on July 24th.

Blink-182 manager Rick Devoe tells the death of the band's longtime producer Jerry Finn and drummer Travis Barker's near-death plane crash last September brought the band back together. He says, "Unfortunately it took something catastrophic to do it, but sometimes that'...

Travis Barker Training For Los Angeles Marathon?

May 3rd, 2009 5:00pm EDT
Travis Barker
Rocker Travis Barker is set to follow in the footsteps of Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey and compete in a marathon. The Blink-182 drummer has a new outlook on life after a plane crash last year - and now he's reportedly getting in shape so he can take on the 26.2 mile sporting challenge.

A source tells Star magazine, "He's registered for the Los Angeles Marathon on May 25. He's been running all over Hollywood, trying to train."

Barker and his DJ pal Adam Goldstein narrowly escaped with their lives when a private jet ferrying them back to Los Angeles after a concert crashed...

Shanna Moakler Split From Barker Over Intimate Emails

April 3rd, 2009 9:31am EDT
Shanna Moakler
Travis Barker was allegedly romancing other women while in a relationship with his on/off girlfriend Shanna Moakler - she found a series of intimate messages sent to the rocker as she kept a bedside vigil after his horrific plane crash.

The couple ended its two-year marriage in 2006 but were reportedly back together last September when the Blink-182 drummer almost died in a plane crash in South Carolina. The pair planned to re-marry - but split again earlier this week after "a nasty fight" broke out at Barker's house on Tuesday night, which ended with a police intervention.


Travis Barker & Shanna Moakler Split Again

April 2nd, 2009 8:53am EDT
Shanna & Travis
On/off couple Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler have split again just a month after hinting they were ready to re-marry.

The couple ended its two-year marriage in 2006, but became close again after the Blink-182 drummer almost died in a plane crash in South Carolina last September.

The rocker and his ex admit the crash was the inspiration behind their decision to become man and wife once again.

Former beauty queen Moakler told Us Weekly magazine, "We would like to renew our vows and have another wedding."

But the couple never got close to exchanging vows again - their rep...

Summer Tour Comebacks

March 30th, 2009 11:00am EDT
No Doubt
There are tons of tours this summer, but some are creating bigger hype than others. Here is who we are excited for this season!

Britney Spears

Britney Spears suffered a highly publicized meltdown in which she shaved her head and used an umbrella as an attack weapon. But whether you love her or hate her, are rooting for her or hoping she fails, almost everyone wants to know the answer to the question-Can she make a comeback?

From recent reviews, it seems that she is back to her old midriff-wearing, highly choreographed self. She is now heading into the second month of her Cir...

Travis Barker & Shanna Moakler To Remarry

March 5th, 2009 8:36pm EST
Travis Barker
Rocker Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler are planning to wed again - just a year after finalizing their divorce. The couple ended its two-year marriage in 2006, but became close again after the Blink-182 drummer almost died in a plane crash in South Carolina last September.

Barker and pal Adam 'DJ A.M.' Goldstein were the only survivors of the tragedy, which left four dead.

And the rocker and his ex admit the crash was the inspiration behind their decision to become man and wife once again.

Former beauty queen Moakler tells Us Weekly magazine, "We would like to renew our...

Chris Brown-Rihanna Drama, Kanye West Mullet, And Old People Rule This Year's Grammys

February 9th, 2009 10:51am EST
Neil Diamond
For the 2009 Grammy Awards, contributing writer Simbarashe keeps a blog as everything happens live! Time for this year's Grammys. Since I'm doing this live I'll have no choice but to post only my initial gut-reactions as things happen, so hopefully this will be to your reading benefit. If someone is hot, I'll let you know. If someone is not, I'll let you know that too. I'm just wondering if anything I blog can or would be used against me.

8:00pm - I'm excited! The Grammys have started!

8:00pm - U2 kick things off with their new single "Get On Your Boots". It's like ZooT...

Blink-182 Reunite & Record

February 9th, 2009 7:30am EST
Blink-182 released an official statement Sunday to declare that they have reunited and are currently writing & recording new material.

Official Statement From Blink-182

"Hi. We're blink-182.

This past week there,ve been a lot of questions about the current status of the band, and we wanted you to hear it straight from us. To put it simply, We're back. We mean, really back. Picking up where we left off and then some. In the studio writing and recording a new album. Preparing to tour the world yet again. Friendships reformed. 17 years deep in our legacy.

Summer 2009.

2009's Music Festival Rundown

February 5th, 2009 12:04pm EST
The music festival season is upon us! Line-ups, dates and venues are continuously being announced for this summer's crop of festivals. Here's the lowdown on some of the biggest American musical smorgasbords:

Warped Tour

Location: U.S. and Canada

Dates: June 26-August 23

Band Highlights: Less Than Jake, NOFX, Forever the Sickest Kids

Celebrating it's 15th anniversary, the Vans Warped Tour is set to begin and end it's journey in California, conquering other locations in the U.S. and Canada in between. In the past few years, the Warped Tour seems to have shied away from big-na...

Mark Hoppus: 'Blink-182 Reunion Is A Big If'

January 12th, 2009 12:07pm EST
Rocker Mark Hoppus is refusing to commit himself to a Blink-182 reunion until he and pals Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker are sure they can deliver to fans the most "mind-blowing" concert ever. The trio split in 2005 after DeLonge walked out on the band.

They were brought closer together following Barker's near-fatal plane crash in September, when he and Adam 'DJ AM' Goldstein escaped the wreckage with second and third degree burns. Four others died in the tragedy. But the rockers have been hesitant to talk about reforming Blink-182 - as Hoppus and DeLonge have only recently patched up ...

Travis Barker Posts A 'Thankful' Note On His Blog

November 29th, 2008 12:00pm EST
Travis Barker
Rocker Travis Barker has penned a moving Thanksgiving note online expressing his gratitude to family, friends and fans for supporting him following his near-fatal plane crash in September.

The former Blink-182 drummer took time out of his family celebrations on Thursday to thank his lucky stars for good health and life after battling second and third-degree burns and other injuries from his Learjet escape.

In a message on his blog, he says, "I wanted to say thanks... and share my gratitude for everything I've been blessed with. Family, friends, and continued support from ever...

The 10 Most Thankful Celebrities Of 2008

November 26th, 2008 9:35am EST
Britney Spears
Picture it: Pumpkin pie, green bean casserole, a bird with all the trimmings with family around the table, watching sports or playing board games. Don't forget to dish out gold medals, divorce decrees, box-office history and custody battles. As Americans across the nation tuck in to their turkey, a few notable celebrities have unique reasons to be grateful this Thanksgiving.

Tina Fey

The former "Saturday Night Live" funny lady has had a banner year: A big screen outing opposite pal Amy Poehler in the Spring release Baby Mama and two Emmy wins (Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstan...

Travis Barker Tragedy Brings Blink-182 Back Together

November 20th, 2008 8:55am EST
The members of punk pop act Blink-182 have been brought back together by drummer Travis Barker's near-death plane crash in September.

Barker suffered second and third-degree burns in the tragedy, which left four people dead, and spent almost a month in hospital recovering from his injuries. And now it looks as if the terrible accident has brought his feuding former bandmates Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge back together.

In a posting on his blog, Hoppus says, "We're just reconnecting as friends after four years of not talking. It's a good thing."

But he insists it's too early to ...

Fall Out Boy, Paramore and All-American Rejects Round Out 'PopStar Guitar' Playlist

October 31st, 2008 9:34pm EDT
PopStar Guitar
Videogame publisher XS Games will release the all-new music rhythm game for PopStar Guitar for Nintendo Wii and the Sony PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system in November. Original music from Fall Out Boy, Paramore and All-American Rejects will allow players to release their PopStar within. The new tracks round out a star-studded line-up of original mastered tracks from some of today's hottest Pop artists.

"We are thrilled to continue to unveil new original recording artists that will be featured in PopStar Guitar," said Steve Grossman, chief executive officer of XS Games. "The ...

Travis Barker Released From Hospital

October 17th, 2008 12:00pm EDT
Travis Barker
Travis Barker has been released from a Sherman Oaks, California hospital a month after surviving a horrific plane crash in South Carolina that claimed the lives of two friends and two pilots.

The drummer suffered life-threatening burns from the fire that broke out onboard a Learjet after it failed to clear a runway and crashed on September 19, and he has needed round-the-clock medical care ever since.

The former Blink-182 star was initially admitted to a burns unit at an Augusta, Georgia hospital and he was transferred to the Los Angeles-area medical center at the end of last mont...

Shanna Moakler Had Plane Crash Premonition

October 17th, 2008 11:26am EDT
Shanna Moakler
Shanna Moakler refused to fly on the plane that crashed and nearly took her ex-husband Travis Barker's life - because she had a premonition something bad would happen.

Moakler, who starred with the rocker in their 2005 reality TV series Meet The Barkers, was due to travel with the drummer and pal Adam 'DJ AM' Goldstein on the private jet, which crashed in South Carolina last month, killing four passengers.

But her intuition warned her not to board the plane, although she admits she didn't have the courage to alert Barker.

She tells Us Weekly, "I was supposed to go with (Travi...

Travis Barker No Longer Vegetarian After Plane Crash

October 9th, 2008 11:24am EDT
Travis Barker
Former Blink-182 rocker Travis Barker has started eating meat after 25 years as a vegetarian - to help him recover from his plane crash ordeal.

The drummer is on a protein-packed diet after he suffered third-degree burns in the horror last month - and he has had to go back to eating meat to speed up his recovery.

Barker and his pal Adam 'DJ AM' Goldstein were the only survivors after the Learjet they were passengers on failed to clear a runway in South Carolina and burst into flames. Four passengers died in the crash, including Barker's assistant Chris Baker.

The star, who is...

Recovering DJ AM Thanks Fans For Support

September 27th, 2008 1:41pm EDT
Adam 'DJ AM' Goldstein has thanked fans for their support as he recovers from the plane crash that killed four others last weekend. Goldstein and former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker were the only survivors after the Learjet they were passengers on failed to clear a runway in South Carolina and burst into flames. Four passengers died in the crash, including Barker's assistant Chris Baker.

Goldstein, Nicole Richie's DJ ex, returned to Los Angeles on Saturday and is currently resting and recovering from severe burns.

His representative Jenni Weinman released a statement on Friday,...

Friend Says Badly-Burned Barker Is Staying Positive

September 24th, 2008 4:49pm EDT
Travis Barker
Travis Barker is thanking God and trying to stay positive, after walking away from a plane crash that killed four people, including two close friends. The former Blink-182 drummer and Adam 'DJ A.M.' Goldstein were the only survivors after the Learjet they were passengers in on a Friday night flight to California failed to clear the runway in South Carolina and burst into flames.

Among the four dead were Barker's assistant Chris Baker and his security guard and longtime friend Charles Still.

Barker is still in hospital in Augusta, Georgia, where he is being treated for third degree...

Coroner Rules In Barker/DJ A.M. Plane Crash

September 23rd, 2008 4:57pm EDT
Travis Barker
The two men traveling with Travis Barker and Adam 'DJ A.M.' Goldstein died of impact-related injuries in the blazing plane crash that left the two musicians seriously injured and killed two more.

A cockpit voice recorder captured the jet's pilot and co-pilot reacting to a loud noise during an otherwise routine take-off on Friday from a South Carolina airport, indicating that the crew was unable to control the plane, which burst into flames before slamming into a highway embankment.

The deceased have been identified as pilot Sarah Lemmon, 31, co-pilot James Bland, 52, Charles Stil...

Burst Tire Blamed For Travis Barker Plane Crash

September 22nd, 2008 2:19pm EDT
Travis Barker
A burst tire has been blamed for the fatal plane crash that killed four people and seriously injured former Blink-182 rocker Travis Barker and Nicole Richie's ex-fiance Adam 'DJ A.M.' Goldstein on Friday.

A cockpit voice recorder captured the jet's pilot and co-pilot reacting to a loud noise during an otherwise routine take-off from a South Carolina airport, according to National Transportation Safety Board official Debbie Hersman.

The recording indicated that the crew was unable to control the private Learjet, which failed to clear the runway at Columbia's airport and burst into ...

Blink 182 Star And DJ AM Expected To Make Full Recovery

September 22nd, 2008 9:34am EDT
Travis Barker
Former BLINK-182 rocker Travis Barker and Nicole Richie's ex-fiance Adam 'DJ A.M.' Goldstein are expected to make a full recovery following a plane crash in South Carolina.

Barker and Goldstein were hospitalised after the disaster on Friday which left four people dead when the plane they were travelling in crashed after failing to clear the runway.

Both stars are said to have scrambled from the blazing wreck of the aircraft before emergency rescue services arrived and are being treated for second and third degree burns at a specialist facility in Georgia.

Barker was burned on...

DeLonge Says No To Blink 182 Reunion

May 19th, 2008 11:59am EDT
Blink 182
Former Blink 182 frontman Tom DeLonge has ruled out ever reforming the punk band because he couldn't bear to perform the songs he wrote in his youth.

The singer - who now fronts Angels & Airways - enjoyed huge success with his rock trio, but he has disappointed fans by insisting it's impossible to reunite a band who sang about "first dates."

DeLonge feels he'd be cheating himself and the band's followers if he were to impersonate the man he used to be.

He says, "I really cannot see any possible way that Blink would get back together, nor do I have any desire for it. It was a ...

Fall Out Boy, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Angels & Airwaves Make The Scene With Rock Band

May 5th, 2008 11:49am EDT
Fall Out Boy
Harmonix and MTV Games announced today the latest additions to the Rock Bandâ„¢ downloadable content catalog: a "Scene Pack" featuring Fall Out Boy, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Angels & Airwaves.

Fall Out Boy, who already have a track ("Dead On Arrival" from debut album Take This To Your Grave) in the game, add a second song to the Rock Bandâ„¢ track listing with 2007's hit single "This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race."

Yeah Yeah Yeahs (who also have a track in the game with "Maps" from debut disc Fever To Tell) add a second track from that album with "Date With The Night."

Angels & ...

Idiot Pilot Drops Second Album Titled 'Wolves'

February 18th, 2008 8:30pm EST
Idiot Pilot
Idiot Pilot, atmospheric rock duo from Bellingham, WA, released their second album for Reprise Records, titled Wolves, on February 12.

The album (which was released digitally October 2, 2007 via online retailers) is currently #49 on CMJ's Top 200 chart and was named Top 10 Most Added its first week out.

An album with strong roots in alternative rock and ambient sound, Wolves also blends electronic elements with Anderson and Harris' post-hardcore influences. Produced by Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, Glassjaw) and co-produced by Mark Hoppus (bassist for +44, Blink-182), the album...

Travis Barker Sues Over Energy Drink Campaign

January 17th, 2008 8:52am EST
Travis Barker
Punk rocker Travis Barker is suing the bosses of an. energy drink for using his name and image without his permission. The former Blink-182 drummer insists he gave marketing chiefs at RockStar "no authorization" to use a photo of himself in a 2007 Internet campaign.

RockStar bosses have now pulled the advertisement, but Barker still wants unspecified compensatory and punitive damages, according to

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Blink 182, Sweet And The Monkees Offer Downloadable 'Rock Band' Content

January 15th, 2008 4:58pm EST
Rock Band
Fulfilling the commitment to fans to offer new downloadable content every week, Harmonix and MTV Games announced today that "All the Small Things" by Blink 182, "Action" as made famous by Sweet and "Last Train to Clarksville" as made famous by The Monkees are the latest slate of downloadable Rock Band tracks available for the week of January 15, 2008.

In addition to the 58 songs that come packaged with Rock Band, Harmonix and MTV have been offering a robust calendar of new downloadable content including packs, full albums and individual tracks to satiate the desire for constantly refr...

Starpulse Looks Back At Favorite Boy Bands

December 20th, 2007 10:01am EST
N Sync
Some boy bands dance and sing while others sing and play their own instruments. Whichever type of boy band you prefer, there definitely have been a number of first-rate and very popular ones to entertain us over the years.

One cannot mention the term 'boy band' without having the Backstreet Boys come to mind. Formed in 1992, the group gave us such danceable hits as 'Everybody (Backstreet's Back)' and other sultry tunes like 'Quit Playin' Games (With My Heart)' and 'I Want It That Way.' In October 2007 the group released their sixth album. While member Kevin Richardson may no longer be ...

Celebrity Birthdays, November 14

November 14th, 2007 3:00am EST
Travis Barker
Happy Birthday to Blink-182 drummer and reality TV star Travis Barker (1975), baseball loud-mouth Curt Schilling (1966), Greek musician Yanni (1954), Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (1954), Prince Charles of Wales (1948), screen siren Veronica Lake, and French Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840).

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