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Travis Barker on Drumming to Phil Collins' 'In the Air Tonight' at the 2023 Emmys: 'Been Waiting for This Moment All My Life'

The Blink-182 drummer joined host Anthony Anderson and a Compton, California chorus to kick off the awards show

<p>Kevin Winter/Getty</p> Travis Barker performs at the 2023 Emmys in Los Angeles on Jan. 15, 2024

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Travis Barker performs at the 2023 Emmys in Los Angeles on Jan. 15, 2024

Travis Barker kicked off the 2023 Emmy Awards with an epic drum fill.

During Monday night's event at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles, the Blink-182 drummer, 48, joined host Anthony Anderson and a Compton, California choir for a performance of Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight" against a backdrop of a set styled as "Mr. Anderson's Neighborhood," a nod to the decade-spanning childhood show Mr. Rogers Neighborhood.

"We're going to commemorate the greatest shows of today while paying tribute to some of the iconic series that mean so much to us. Simply put, television has shaped the world and more importantly, it shaped me," the black-ish alum, 53, said.

The group gathered around a grand piano to pay tribute to Miami Vice, which famously featured the 1981 hit.

<p>Kevin Winter/Getty</p> Anthony Anderson and Travis Barker perform at the 2023 Emmys in Los Angeles on Jan. 15, 2024

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Anthony Anderson and Travis Barker perform at the 2023 Emmys in Los Angeles on Jan. 15, 2024

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Anderson also performed a medley of classic TV themes, including Good Times and The Facts of Life.

After his set, Barker reflected on the honor of performing at the 75th awards ceremony on X (formerly known as Twitter).

"I've been waiting for this moment all my life…. I just played the most famous drum fill of all time at The Emmys. I love you Phil Collins 🥁," the rocker wrote, paying homage to the lyrics of "In the Air Tonight:" "And I've been waiting for this moment, for all my life."

Barker's performance at the Emmys also happened to be the first time he and his wife Kourtney Kardashian hit the red carpet together since welcoming their 3-month-old son, Rocky Thirteen, last year.

The Kardashians star, 44, and the "One More Time" artist's Emmys carpet looks evoked Men in Black as they appeared in matching black suits and sunglasses. They also shared one of their signature passionate kisses for the cameras.

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<p>David Fisher/Shutterstock</p> Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker at the 2023 Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 15, 2024

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Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker at the 2023 Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 15, 2024

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Kardashian put a sexy spin on a suit, ditching an undershirt, instead pairing the satin-lapel jacket with a black lace bra.

She also opted to accessorize with black leather gloves, and pointed black heels, with her black hair slicked back.

Instead of wearing her sunglasses on the red carpet, Kardashian chose to carry them, so she could flaunt her smoky eye look with the rest of her glowy glam.

Before taking the stage, Barker opted for a more traditional look, sporting a simple black undershirt and matching bowtie, as well as a pair of classic black dress shoes.

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