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BLINK-182 Drummer Goes 'Black Metal' For Halloween
drummer Travis Barker
dressed up as former GORGOROTH
and current GOD SEED
bassist King Ov Hell
(real name: Tom Cato Visnes
) this past Halloween.
photo of his Halloween getup — complete with black metal-style makeup — can be seen below.
Back in 2002, Barker
revealed to Sweden's Close-Up
magazine that he once turned down an opportunity to join SLAYER
"I've never revealed this before, but a few months ago, I was offered the position as the replacement for Dave Lombardo
," he told the magazine. "It would have been fun — they're my childhood idols, but I don't know… I'm happy with what I've got going right now."
's lengthy resume also includes stints in TRANSPLANTS
and BOX CAR RACER
In an interview with MTV
conducted in October 2002, Barker
expressed his appreciation for extreme metal music, stating that "I grew up on WHODINI
and KING DIAMOND
and THE CLASH
. We've always loved all these types of music." An article published in Teen Music
's "Reign In Blood"
as one of Barker
's top two CDs of all time, an honor it shared with THE POLICE
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