BLINK 182 drummer Travis Barker has slammed critics of his forthcoming reality TV show, insisting the programme will be nothing like current MTV hit NEWLYWEDS: NICK AND JESSICA.

The WHAT'S MY AGE AGAIN? musician will allow cameras to film his life with wife Shanna Moakler in MEET THE BARKERS - but he resents reports it will be a poor version of Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson's smash TV hit.

Barker says, "This is the exact opposite of Nick and Jessica. The only thing we have in common is that we're married.

"No offence, I think what Nick and Jessica do is cool. But I'm nothing like Nick, she's nothing like Jessica.

"I'm not a punk rock kid. I grew up listening to Run Dmc and Van Halen, jazz and punk rock, so any punk rock police come at me. I shoo them away."

23/01/2005 21:36