Travis Barker Quotes

36 Travis Barker quotes:

"I was in a band called Hooker for a while."
"I like Steve Gadd, everything he did with Steely Dan. There's so many. I like everything."
"I play Orange County drums. I love those guys. I've got a four piece kit."
"I was playing with the Aquabats, and then I quit to join a band called Suicide Machine in Detroit."
"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."
"My mom passed away a day before high school started, and her dream was for me to be a full rock and roll guy, and play drums in a band."
"And I played in jazz band as well during all three years in school."
"Bill Stevenson of The Descendants is really good, too."
"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."
"Oh, I was super serious about practicing and rudiments, and still am. I still have all my books."
"Then I tried out for the Fontana High School drum line, in Riverside, and I did really well. I got second chair, and played snare in that drum line for three years."
"We just wanted to write a bunch of songs that we thought were good songs."
"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 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."
"My mom listened to the Beatles and Elvis, a lot of different types of music."
"We never worry about the big things, just the small things."
"And I was in another band called Flash In The Pan, which was soca, Latin music, down in Laguna Beach."
"I practice every day, I warm up before I play."
"We didn't hold ourselves to a standard that said we needed a certain type of song because that's the type we had on the last album."
"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."

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