Travis Barker Quotes

36 Travis Barker quotes:

"A lot of people think that punk rock musicians don't know what they're doing."
"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."
"And I played in jazz band as well during all three years in school."
"And I was in another band called Flash In The Pan, which was soca, Latin music, down in Laguna Beach."
"Bill Stevenson of The Descendants is really good, too."
"But really, anytime, I play on a practice pad as much as I can."
"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 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 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 practice every day, I warm up before I play."
"Oh, I was super serious about practicing and rudiments, and still am. I still have all my books."
"On tour, you never have a home, you don't get used to anything, and you're always super busy."
"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 all liked the Descendants and stuff like that, so we started playing it. It's not that it was really hard, well, it does take skill to play fast and keep up your stamina. But it was something that just happened."
"We all write the music, and then Mark and Tom write the lyrics."
"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."
"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 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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