There has been an appetite for a blink-182 documentary for the better part of the last decade. In anticipation, Twitter and Facebook pages were created, a handful of Reddit discussions transpired, but nothing ever became of it. Well, while the latest documentary whispers may not be about the band as a whole, they may be the closest thing we get for now — if ever.
On the Jan. 22 edition of KROQ’s Kevin & Bean Show, blink-182 drummer Travis Barker elaborated on rumored plans of a documentary, one that would expand on his 2015 memoir Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums.
Buzz stemmed from a Dec. 9 Instagram post by former-guitarist-and-current-UFO-enthusiast Tom Delonge.
Barker’s book provided a castlight into the oft reserved drummer’s life, and allowed fans to connect with a human being who has overcame a near-death experience.
“It’s one thing to read in a book,” Barker said. “‘OK, this and this happened to you’ or to [say], ‘oh, you were in a plane crash.’ But to actually see footage from it and news clippings and […] friends and family talking about it. It’s just another level.”
Barker has never been afraid to try out new things, from pop-punk, to skate punk, to hip hop and rap rock. He hasn’t been known to greenlight anything that isn’t representative of his creative perspective, so if you enjoyed reading Barker’s book, you’d have to imagine that this documentary is going to be worth your time.