Aside from drumming, he founded clothing company Famous Stars and Straps in 1999 and La Salle Records in 2004.
Barker employed a variety of styles including military and jazz rhythms, but was attracted to the driving rhythms of hip-hop and punk rock.
The experiment became a full-time band and toured in 2002, which led to strained relations between De Longe and Hoppus.
Word had got around that not only was Travis Barker an amazing drummer, [but that] he was also an amazing studio drummer which was a skill that a lot of drummers don't necessarily share.
Its video parodied boy bands and pop music videos and won a Moon Man for Best Group Video at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards. "Four years ago, I couldn't afford to feed myself," he said in an interview at the time.
"But now I can buy art, work on old Cadillacs, and live in comfort.