I want to keep pushing the limits for drummers and expressing myself.
— Travis Barker
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.
I try to do an hour of cardio on the days that I have off, and then I'll do 30 to 45 minutes on show days. That's the first thing I do when I wake up, I have breakfast and then I'll hit the gym.
Thank you for life, and all the little ups and downs that make it worth living.
My biggest fear ever is to be involved in a plane crash, so when that happened... well, I'm just thankful to be alive. I'm just grateful to be here at all.
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.
It's something I want to overcome. And my kids are scared to death to fly. I want them to witness me overcome it.
I'm obsessed with my children.
In the hospital, I promised myself that I ever walked again, that I would eat well and swim every day.
If we play to first time Blink 182 listeners, it's good they are listening to us and not the Backstreet Boys. Old Fans or new fans, it's all the same to us.
And I played in jazz band as well during all three years in school.
But really, anytime, I play on a practice pad as much as I can.
I learned the songs and played the gigs, and then they called me about a month later. They told me they were like super stoked on me and asked me to join their band.
I play Orange County drums. I love those guys. I've got a four piece kit.
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 was told once if I kept breaking things on my legs, that I wasn't going to be able to walk soon, you know? I wanted to be a pro skateboarder, but it was too hard. I was trying, but it wasn't going to happen.
I've always liked Dennis Chambers, he's real flashy.
I guess YouTube is the new destination spot for music videos. That's where I go.
Once in a while, I'll slip and get off my vegan diet and have egg whites in the morning, that's a good source of protein while I'm out on the road. If I can feel my body starting to tire, those are good to keep you healthy.
Usually, if I'm coming to Europe, I'm on a boat for seven days, so I spend the seven days doing a bunch of things. I'll do cardio for an hour or an hour-and-a-half and weights, just light weights.
I wanted to say thanks... and share my gratitude for everything I've been blessed with. Family, friends, and continued support from everyone.
I need protein from food rather than just protein supplements. I changed my diet.
I don't like traveling, period. I like being at places and I like going places, but I don't like forms of transportation.
I want a certain thing for my children. I just want to be in their life. I don't want nannies raising my kids.
I have my kids every Friday through Monday, and I don't leave them the whole time I have them.
I run every day now. I never ran before.
A lot of people think that punk rock musicians don't know what they're doing.
And I was in another band called Flash In The Pan, which was soca, Latin music, down in Laguna Beach.
But there's actually a lot of punk bands out there that go out of the norm, use odd time signatures, or a lot of different tempo changes in a song.
I like Steve Gadd, everything he did with Steely Dan. There's so many. I like everything.
I practice every day, I warm up before I play.
I was in a band called Hooker for a while.
I'm a freak, everything has to be totally flat when I play. Ed Will, my jazz teacher, set up everything completely flat, and then you'd tilt your snare drum away from you, so I do that too. So my snare tilts away from me.
In 1996, I was in was in an acoustic kind of rock band, we were called Feeble. We were just playing locally.
Playing my drums is therapy.
I juice a lot; I get as much protein as I can, because being a vegan, there isn't much protein. But that's pretty much it. I just drink lots of water, too. I'll have a protein shake as well every morning.
I think putting your relationship out there for people to interpret and have their own opinion about, I think it's crazy.
I hate planes.
The whole time after you record an album, you're just waiting for the release date. You're waiting for fans to hear it and stuff.
There's a lot more responsibility at home, so a tour is like the opposite for me. It's like a breath of fresh air.
My mom died when I was 16. I had a rough childhood, you know what I mean, but it made me strong.
I looked Death right in the face.
I've been vegan since I got out of the hospital... It's another eye opener. It changed my life in a number of ways.
All I wanted to do was ride skateboards - I wanted to be a professional skateboarder. But I had this problem. I kept breaking half of my body skateboarding.
Bill Stevenson of The Descendants is really good, too.
I can play punk rock, and I love playing punk rock, but I was into every other style of music before I played punk rock.
I listened a little to punk when I was younger, but it was straight edge punk. It was nothing like what is going on now, like poppy punk.
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.
I was playing with the Aquabats, and then I quit to join a band called Suicide Machine in Detroit.
I'm super serious about that stuff. I mean, it's rare that I sit down at a drum set when I'm not touring, because we tour so much.