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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


I run every day now. I never ran before.


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.


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


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


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.


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.