I used to have friends come on tour and work as my drum tech, but they get bummed out when I have to tell them what to do. This time I`m just going to fly them out and let them hang. It`s all good.

— Travis Barker

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I tattooed my body so I couldn't fall back on anything.

I purposely did that so I couldn't get a normal job and live a normal life. I did it so I had to play music.

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I`ve always liked Dennis Chambers, he`s real flashy.

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When I look at music, everything is blurred, and I like it that way.

I grew up like that, hanging out with different types of people who listened to so many different types of music. I never wanted to be part of any one clique. I loved it all.

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With rock music, it usually revolves around the band.

You go in as a band and probably take about a year to record an album. But for a hip-hop song, you can create a track and an idea with verses and choruses in a day, and get three different people on it. It seems like you're able to do more with hip-hop.

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I love tour, but I don't like traveling at night or driving long hours.

But I love touring. If my kids could be out there full time, I'd probably never go home.

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On tour, you never have a home, you don`t get used to anything, and you`re always super busy.

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I want to keep pushing the limits for drummers and expressing myself.

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Anything that has to do with rock seems to be on the decline.

There's not a lot of rock stations or MTV anymore, you just go on Youtube.

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I've always loved playing in bands where there's like three or four people and we're all throwing out ideas and coming together to make an album.

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I want to beat the world record for the number of beats per second on a drum pad.

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I practice every day, I warm up before I play.

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My chops are still up, even though I`m not still in high school.

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About Travis Barker

Quotes 23 sayings
Profession Musician
Birthday November 14, 1975

I was a kid, and I wasn't even sure if I wanted to play the drums, you know? All I wanted to do was skateboard, but I was still learning and taking it in, so it was good.

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I listen to everything from jazz to reggae to heavy metal and I kind of combine everything to make something different

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I think punk, pop-punk, and rock music is all meshed together and I think good music is good music.

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Take care of your colon and your colon will take care of you.

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I run every day now. I never ran before.

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It seems like I have more in common - or hit it off better - with rappers than fools that are in rock music. It was always natural for me.

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Oh, I was super serious about practicing and rudiments, and still am. I still have all my books.

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Express yourself, put stuff down on tape, and see what lives.

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Enema of the State song is kind of like a tattoo, like a moment in time, but it aged well. It's not like one that you're looking at like, "Aw, God, I gotta get that s**t removed." It's something we're proud of.

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Put me up in front of a million people and ask me to speak.

I'll flop. But put me behind my drums and I'll always go with it.

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