Stalkers vs. Fans

Having fans is one thing but having a stalker is another.  Just ask Travis Barker, drummer for Blink 182. About ten years ago, he had serious problems with a fanatic.  In 2001, this person–and he’s pretty sure it’s a woman–left a letter on the porch of his house that read “Lock your doors.  I’m coming for you.”

A day later, Travis arrived home to find a note in every single room in the house.  One said “You should have taken my advice and locked your doors.”  But Travis HAD locked all the doors.  

He had to install security cameras and bought himself two big Rottweilers.  He also had a 9mm Glock pistol ready to go–just in case.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Stalkers vs. Fans

  • February 4, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    That is creepy! Why the hell would someone do something like that?


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