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UTG PHOTOS: Musink Festival (Day Three, 3/22/15)

Under The Gun sent photographer Erica Lauren to the Orange County Fair & Exposition Center on March 22, 2015 for The MUSINK Tattoo Convention and Music Festival.

Musink 2015 took over Costa Mesa, California this past weekend for their 8th year. Music and tattoo enthusiasts showed up in huge numbers for a weekend of body artwork and live music. The festival entertained fans with tattoo contests, classic cars, and talented artists available to work. With all of the non-musical activities aside, the lineup for Musink held its own for a great weekend of memorable performances.

Sunday’s portion of Musink …

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Multiple Videos Surface From First blink-182 Show With Matt Skiba

Last night, at famed music club The Roxy in Los Angeles, Matt Skiba performed his inaugural set with pop punk forefathers blink-182. As most should already know, Skiba took the place of longtime guitarist and punk rock punchline Tom Delonge after a brutal and public feud between Delonge and the band’s other tenured members, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker.

Follow the jump to see various fan-shot videos of the new Mark, Matt, and Travis show, including classic tracks like “What’s My Age Again?,” “Dammit,” “Reckless Abandon,” and others, as well as newer blink numbers such as “Up All Night.” …

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Zack De La Rocha, Travis Barker Join Run The Jewels For LA Performance

We’re all loving the new Run The Jewels record over here at UTG. This album feels like a departure from the vast majority of music we’ve heard in the genre this year, largely due to the excellent choice of collaborators. My favorite contributor, Zack De La Rocha, joined the hip-hop duo along with Travis Barker this week for the group’s tour date in Los Angeles.

The Rage Against The Machine frontman spit his verse during the group’s performance of “Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck),” and Travis Barker got behind the kit for “All Due Respect.” You can check …

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Travis Barker Releases Info On His Autobiography

Travis Barker is set to release his autobiography, Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums, through William Morrow on June 24. According to an Amazon posting, the book will be co-authored by Gavin Edwards.

Besides a questionable title, and an even worse cover, the book is sure to be enlightening, considering Barker’s eccentric career. Regardless of personal opinions with the cover, it surely fits Barker’s style, which will most certainly come through in the autobiography. Through his monumental work with Blink-182, and his near death experiences and losses, I am sure he has much to …

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Travis Barker Is Working On A Memoir

Travis Barker of blink-182 has announced that he is writing a memoir. Barker says that he’s been working on the book for months, and that it will be released in Fall 2014.

This book could turn out to be a treasure trove for anyone curious about the most reserved member of blink-182. Presumably, the book will offer Barker’s take on the band’s drama over the years, his struggles with drug use and recent sobriety, as well as a personal look into his 2008 plane crash.

In a Christmas Instagram post of his daughter, Barker writes:

This wuz my Christmas Eve

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LIVE REVIEW: Blink-182 ‘Untitled’ 10-Year Anniversary Show (11/7/13)

For some reason Blink-182 has always been a band everyone likes. I have vivid memories of hearing “Going Away To College” for the first time when I was 15, and my older brother then giving me a copy of Buddha for my birthday. Their music became the standard for car trips and singing along to “Josie” set the bar for how to have fun driving down route 146. My mom even loved to sing the high harmonies on songs like “First Date” so despite the vulgar language they were acceptable to play in the car.

There has just always been …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Skylar Grey – “Back From The Dead” Feat. Big Sean & Travis Barker

Skylar Grey has revealed the music video for her latest single, “Back From The Dead.” The song features guest appearances by Big Sean and Travis Barker. You can watch it by taking a look below the jump.

The video is shot in black and white, and is located in what looks like a museum, with some of the exhibits coming to life as Skylar Grey sings. So far the song has received mixed reviews, at least in regard to Big Sean’s rap verses. What are your thoughts? I personally feel the song was great with just Skylar Grey and Travis …

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Michelle Obama is Releasing a Rap Album

Michelle Obama is putting out a rap album. Go ahead. Rub your eyes as much as you want, but what you just read isn’t going to change. Yes, Michelle Obama, the First Lady of the United States of America, is releasing a rap album next month.

It’s not a response to the Lil Debbie and Riff Raff track “Michelle Obama” (although taking a moment to imagine if it was is quite fun), but instead an extension of her “Let’s Move!” campaign to help fight America’s growing obesity problem. First guesses as to who would be featured naturally include …

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UTG PHOTOS: RANCID & THE TRANSPLANTS (6/20/13)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Derek Scancarelli, to shoot Rancid and The Transplants during their two-night stop in New York City on June 20, 2013.

Rancid is currently on tour with the The Transplants, which features Rancid’s very own frontman, Tim Armstrong. They played two fun-filled nights in a row to one of New York City’s venues, Terminal 5, to a packed crowd. This incredible tour celebrates Rancid’s 20 year anniversary as a band.…

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Transplants Release “In A Warzone” For Stream And Download

Transplants have been quiet for too long. Excluding two-thirds of the supergroup appearing on Travis Barker’s solo project back in 2011, it’s been seven years since the Barker, Tim Armstrong (Rancid), and Skinhead Rob have collectively released any material, and now it looks like In A Warzone is right around the corner, with a release in May.

Simply said, “In A Warzone” is everything that people have come to know and love from the band, just faster, harder, and more repetitive.

Follow the jump for a stream and download of the track.…

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Van Halen, Tom Morello, and Travis Barker To All Be Featured On Upcoming LL Cool J Album

Some of rock music’s finest have teamed up with one of hip hop’s best recently for a release that’s guaranteed to be a hit.

The folks over at Rock Transmission were the ones to break the news early last night that Van Halen‘s Eddie Van Halen, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, and Travis Barker of blink-182 will all be appearing on LL Cool J‘s thirteenth full length record, Authentic.

Authentic drops on April 30, follow the jump for the album’s track list.…

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MUSIC VIDEO: Yelawolf & Travis Barker – “Funky Shit”

Dynamic duo Yelawolf and Travis Barker have released the animated video for their song “Funky Shit.”

The song is taken off of their EP release, Psycho White, which dropped back in November through LaSalle Records. Pick up the five-track release for only $4.99 over on iTunes now.

Watch Yelawolf and Travis Barker’s video for “Funky Shit” after the link provided and comment with your thoughts. Did you enjoy the direction they took these sketches?…