Travis Barker has been drumming for seemingly everyone and their mother lately, so it shouldn’t come as too much of a shock that the Blink-182 member will next take the stage at the 2022 Academy Awards.
Barker will be featured in this year’s All-Star Band alongside piano legend Robert Glasper, percussionist and singer Sheila E., and the show’s music director Adam Blackstone. Additionally, DJ D-Nice will perform, as will The Samples, a vocal group led by Green Day affiliate Jason White.
At least one of this year’s musical nominees will perform at the Oscars, but it won’t be for the nominated song. As Variety reports, the Encanto favorite “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” will see its first-ever live rendition during the broadcast, even though the sentimental ballad “Dos Oruguitas” is up for Best Original Song.
Besides that, the Academy Awards will feature a celebration of The Godfather, which is currently honoring its 50th anniversary, as well a musical tribute to James Bond. However, there’s no word at this time of whether Billie Eilish and FINNEAS, who have been nominated for the new Bond theme song “No Time to Die,” will be a part of the festivities.
Meanwhile, Beyoncé is up for Best Original Song for “Be Alive” from King Richard, and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood and Hans Zimmer are both finalists for Best Original Score, for The Power of the Dog and Dune, respectively. Questlove’s acclaimed doc Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) is nominated for Best Documentary Feature. It would be a treat to see any of these artists perform during the telecast.
You can catch this year’s Oscars on ABC on Sunday, March 27th, at 8:00 p.m. ET. It’ll be hosted by Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes, and Regina Hall, marking the show’s first hosts since 2018.
Aside from planning his wedding to possible new metal fan Kourtney Kardashian, Barker has been keeping himself busy by working with a fleet of pop-punk newcomers including Machine Gun Kelly, Ho99o9, Avril Lavigne, and WILLOW.