Facts about Travis Barker

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Travis Barker is a famous Musician from USA, he/she is still alive and was born November 14, 1975.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 32 quotes who is written / told by Travis.

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Famous quotes by Travis Barker (32)


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"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"
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"My mom listened to the Beatles and Elvis, a lot of different types of music"
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"My chops are still up, even though I'm not still in high school"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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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"We all write the music, and then Mark and Tom write the lyrics"
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"In junior high, I sang in madrigals, men's' and women's' choir. I played piano too, but then I got out of it"
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"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"
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"I like Steve Gadd, everything he did with Steely Dan. There's so many. I like everything"
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"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"
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"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"
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"I was playing with the Aquabats, and then I quit to join a band called Suicide Machine in Detroit"
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"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 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"
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"We never worry about the big things, just the small things"
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"I've always liked Dennis Chambers, he's real flashy"
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"And I was in another band called Flash In The Pan, which was soca, Latin music, down in Laguna Beach"
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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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"In 1996, I was in was in an acoustic kind of rock band, we were called Feeble. We were just playing locally"
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"I play Orange County drums. I love those guys. I've got a four piece kit"
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"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"
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"And I played in jazz band as well during all three years in school"
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"A lot of people think that punk rock musicians don't know what they're doing"
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"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"
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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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"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"
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"I practice every day, I warm up before I play"
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"I was in a band called Hooker for a while"
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"But really, anytime, I play on a practice pad as much as I can"
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"Bill Stevenson of The Descendants is really good, too"


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