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Travis Barker makes will demanding Pink Floyd is played at his funeral

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Travis Barker makes will demanding Pink Floyd is played at his funeral

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker has it written in his will that Pink Floyd's 'Wish You Were Here' must be played at his funeral.

The American rocker has already planned what he wants to happen when he is laid to rest and the psychedelic rockers' track must feature during the ceremony according to his instructions.

He said: "The song I want played at my funeral is Pink Floyd 'Wish You Were Here'. I actually have this in my will. It's something from back in the day."

Travis - who briefly romanced Rita Ora last year - is already lucky to still be alive after he was involved in a plane crash in South Carolina in 2008 which killed many of the people he was travelling with and left him with 67 per cent burns, an ordeal that took him months and 27 operations to recover from.

Just as 'Wish You Were Here' is a special song to him, Travis has many songs that are special to him and he can remember vividly the first time he heard Van Halen's 'Hot For Teacher' and knew he wanted to be a professional drummer.

However, it was watching Animal on 'The Muppet Show' drum with puppet band Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem that made him want to pick up the sticks and hit the skins.

In an interview with NME magazine, he recalled: "'Hot For Teacher' was something I would mimic when I was younger. But it wasn't a song that got me into drumming though. It was Animal from 'The Muppets'. It wasn't even a human being I was inspired by - it was f***ing Animal!"