Travis Barker is one of the most popular drummers in the world. He is the lead of the rock band ‘Blink 182’. He was born in a modest family and gifted a small drum set which cultivated his interest in music at an early age of five. This passion stayed with him all his life and he was determined to make a career out of it. After graduating he struggled for some time with petty jobs before becoming a drummer for the punk band ‘The Aquabats’. His career got a major breakthrough when he was recruited as a fill-in drummer for ‘Blink-182’ and he learned the beat for 20 songs in 45 minutes. This helped him gain a permanent position there and played a significant contribution in increasing the popularity of the band. The band soon got their first professional recording which marked the beginning of their successful career. They followed up with various hot albums and soon become a globally famous band. Apart from this, he has worked with various other bands and has also given some hit solos. The following quotes and sayings by one of the busiest drummers in the world are sure to give you some serious life goals. Go through the quotations and thoughts by Travis Barker, one of the most private members of ‘Blink-182’ who has shared some unfading life lessons.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.