Travis Barker Quotes

  • 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.
  • We were concerned with having good songs, not just songs that go two hundred miles per hour.
  • But really, anytime, I play on a practice pad as much as I can.
  • We all write the music, and then Mark and Tom write the lyrics.
  • I wanted to say thanks... and share my gratitude for everything I've been blessed with. Family, friends, and continued support from everyone.
  • On tour, you never have a home, you don't get used to anything, and you're always super busy.
  • 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.
  • Oh, I was super serious about practicing and rudiments, and still am. I still have all my books.
  • My mom listened to the Beatles and Elvis, a lot of different types of music.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I want to keep pushing the limits for drummers and expressing myself.
  • We never worry about the big things, just the small things.
  • In the hospital, I promised myself that I ever walked again, that I would eat well and swim every day.
  • I looked Death right in the face.
  • 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.
  • We just wanted to write a bunch of songs that we thought were good songs.
  • I practice every day, I warm up before I play.
  • Playing my drums is therapy.
  • 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 just wrote songs that seemed good to us. We wrote the album in like two weeks. We could have had more time, but we accomplished what we needed to in the two weeks.
  • 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.
  • Thank you for life, and all the little ups and downs that make it worth living.
  • 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.