Blink-182 drummer sues Rockstar Beverages


Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker sued the Rockstar energy drink company on Wednesday for allegedly wrongfully using his picture.

Barker's Superior Court lawsuit claims invasion of privacy, unfair competition, and misappropriating his likeness to promote the product.

The lawsuit said the Rockstar Web site published a photo of Barker "holding a can of one of Rockstar's beverages, and identifying him and his endorsement by name" without his consent.

Barker is "a prominent figure in the rock music world," according to the lawsuit, and is seeking unspecified punitive and statutory damages.

Calls for comment to the Rockstar Beverage Corp. were not returned Wednesday afternoon.