In 2011, he worked with Steve Aoki and Kid Cudi in Aoki's hit single Cudi the Kid, as part of his album Wonderland, with Barker as lead drummer.
Now, the musician is more revealing than ever before, thanks to his open-book of a memoir, is a guaranteed page-turner.NEWS: Rita Ora Talks About Breakup With Calvin Harris The new couple met only a week ago at the Power 106 All Stars Game at the Galen Center in Los Angeles on Sept. A source says that Barker "really likes Rita." "They're really into each other and have been hanging out since they met," the source reveals.A day after the game, Barker took to Instagram to share a photo of the two, snapped by photographer Willie Toledo."Me and the beautiful @ritaora at @power_106 #Power106All Stars," Barker captioned the photo.Ora reposted the pic on her own Instagram, writing, "Nice to see you too." The 24-year-old singer wore a black and white cheerleader outfit to the event, hosted by the Los Angeles-based hip hop station. The drummer (of Blink-182, Transplants, etc.) has survived a plane crash, the death of his good friend DJ AM, gang-related shootings, substance abuse, and two tumultuous marriages—one of which was documented in the reality series (2005–2006) during his marriage to model Shanna Moakler.While drummers are notoriously overlooked in rock bands, people have always been fascinated with Barker's private life, making him one of—if not most—famous drummers today.He recorded one album with them, The Fury of The Aquabats! He has gained significant acceptance within the hip-hop community in particular and often collaborates with artists to compose rock-tinged remixes to their songs.Barker collaborated with artists (including Game, Yelawolf, Tom Morello, Corey Taylor, Slaughterhouse, Raekwon, Busta Rhymes, RZA, Slash, and other musicians) for his solo debut album, Give the Drummer Some, which was released on March 15, 2011.This past July, she told that she's afraid of being alone. I'm not embarrassed to admit that," she said at the time. Sometimes love just makes you feel crazy." PHOTOS: Couples' age differences Barker, meanwhile, was famously married to Shanna Moakler from 2004 to 2008.The exes share son Landon, 11, and daughter Alabama, 9.