Travis Barker comes back with a little help from his friends 

Talk about your comebacks.

In September of 2008, Blink-182/Transplants drummer Travis Barker nearly died in a harrowing Lear jet crash. But he’ll soon be returning to the rock scene in the grandest way possible.

Not only is he currently recording new Blink and Transplants efforts, he’s just polished his upcoming solo set, wryly dubbed “Give The Drummer Some,” on Interscope. And he’s enlisted a veritable plethora of punk/hip-hop pals to help out.

Two tracks are currently available on iTunes — “Jump Down” (with the Cool Kids) and “Carry It” (featuring RZA, Raekwon and Tom Morello).

But the album — which will be sold in a regular 12-cut and deluxe 16-cut edition — has more killer cameos. The Game, Swizz Beatz, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross all chip in on the first official single, “Can A Drummer Get Some”; “Cool Head” features Kid Cudi; and “On My Own” boasts Slipknot’s Corey Taylor.

Barker (who still maintains his LaSalle Records imprint and his clothing company, Famous Stars and Straps) also commissioned several renowned artists to create an original piece for each track, and the legendary Pushead drew the album cover.

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