Travis Barker responds to Kourtney Kardashian Cannibal Corpse t-shirt uproar: 'f*cking lame'
'She's wearing it because she's cold. She's not claiming she knows every song.'
You may recall that last summer media personality Kourtney Kardashian was photographed wearing a Cannibal Corpse t-shirt. Some death metal fans weren't too pleased, including former Cannibal Corpse vocalist Chris Barnes, who publicly branded Kardashian and fiancée Travis Barker "posers" (see below).
In a new interview with Revolver, Barker was asked about the uproar, and the Blink-182 drummer had the following to say:
"To speak on that, that's the lamest shit ever. Obviously my fiancée doesn't listen to Cannibal Corpse, but I do. I grew up loving them. For [someone] to mention that in a negative light — fucking lame, you know? She's wearing it because she's cold. She's not claiming she knows every song. But I do! I bought every album, and I learned how to play every album.
"I grew up a punk-rock kid, [but] everything with punk rock — 'I'm more punk than you' — just fuck all that. Be stoked that people are into music. Music is beautiful! It changes people's lives. It creates the best memories. Just celebrate it, you know?advertisement"But, yeah ... I have a gang of Cannibal Corpse T-shirts. [Laughs] I still love them. I have a gang of King Diamond T-shirts and rare Slayer shirts because I fucking love those bands. I grew up on them. Even though I'm, you know, whatever the world wants to view me as — 'Oh, that's blink-182's drummer' — actually that guy was playing in a garage with a bunch of speed-metal kids listening to D.R.I. and S.O.D. I enjoyed every fucking minute of it."