When we heard the news over the weekend about Travis Barker and DJ AM’s plane crash, we couldn’t help but think of the last time we caught up with them, fresh from their stint as the house band at the Video Music Awards.
The duo showed everyone a good time, with some help from LL Cool J, the Ting Tings and Katy Perry, but it was the guys themselves who really seemed to have the most fun. When John Norris caught up with them at the VMA afterparty, Travis told him, “Oh my gosh, it was so fun!” They also talked about just how cool it was to collaborate with those artists and to have the opportunity to be the soundtrack for the awards show.
The guys were particularly stoked to work with LL Cool J (“I saw him in ’87. I was freaking out!” AM gushed), thrilled with the results of their Ting Tings collaboration and blown away by Lil Wayne. In the end, though, AM joked, “I’m just happy I didn’t mess up.”
See how the guys were feeling after their big night below.