Top 63 Travis Barker Quotes

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“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.”

― Travis Barker

“I wanted to say thanks… and share my gratitude for everything I’ve been blessed with. Family, friends, and continued support from everyone.”

― Travis Barker

“Thank you for life, and all the little ups and downs that make it worth living.”

― Travis Barker

“I guess YouTube is the new destination spot for music videos. That’s where I go.”

― Travis Barker

“We never worry about the big things, just the small things.”

― Travis Barker

“I play Orange County drums. I love those guys. I’ve got a four piece kit.”

― Travis Barker

“I’ve been vegan since I got out of the hospital… It’s another eye opener. It changed my life in a number of ways.”

― Travis Barker

“If we play to first time Blink 182 listeners, it’s good they are listening to us and not the Backstreet Boys. Old Fans or new fans, it’s all the same to us.”

― Travis Barker

“I want a certain thing for my children. I just want to be in their life. I don’t want nannies raising my kids.”

― Travis Barker

“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.”

― Travis Barker

“I need protein from food rather than just protein supplements. I changed my diet.”

― Travis Barker

“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.”

― Travis Barker

“I’ve always liked Dennis Chambers, he’s real flashy.”

― Travis Barker

“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.”

― Travis Barker

“A lot of people think that punk rock musicians don’t know what they’re doing.”

― Travis Barker

“I looked Death right in the face.”

― Travis Barker

“My mom died when I was 16. I had a rough childhood, you know what I mean, but it made me strong.”

― Travis Barker

“My biggest fear ever is to be involved in a plane crash, so when that happened… well, I’m just thankful to be alive. I’m just grateful to be here at all.”

― Travis Barker

“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.”

― Travis Barker

“In the hospital, I promised myself that I ever walked again, that I would eat well and swim every day.”

― Travis Barker

“We were concerned with having good songs, not just songs that go two hundred miles per hour.”

― Travis Barker

“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.”

― Travis Barker

“We just wanted to write a bunch of songs that we thought were good songs.”

― Travis Barker

“We all write the music, and then Mark and Tom write the lyrics.”

― Travis Barker

“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.”

― Travis Barker

“On tour, you never have a home, you don’t get used to anything, and you’re always super busy.”

― Travis Barker

“Oh, I was super serious about practicing and rudiments, and still am. I still have all my books.”

― Travis Barker

“My mom listened to the Beatles and Elvis, a lot of different types of music.”

― Travis Barker

“My chops are still up, even though I’m not still in high school.”

― Travis Barker

“In junior high, I sang in madrigals, men’s’ and women’s’ choir. I played piano too, but then I got out of it.”

― Travis Barker

“In 1996, I was in was in an acoustic kind of rock band, we were called Feeble. We were just playing locally.”

― Travis Barker

“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.”

― Travis Barker

“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.”

― Travis Barker

“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.”

― Travis Barker

“I was playing with the Aquabats, and then I quit to join a band called Suicide Machine in Detroit.”

― Travis Barker

“I was in a band called Hooker for a while.”

― Travis Barker

“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.”

― Travis Barker

“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.”

― Travis Barker

“I practice every day, I warm up before I play.”

― Travis Barker

“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.”

― Travis Barker

“I like Steve Gadd, everything he did with Steely Dan. There’s so many. I like everything.”

― Travis Barker

“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.”

― Travis Barker

“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.”

― Travis Barker

“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.”

― Travis Barker

“But really, anytime, I play on a practice pad as much as I can.”

― Travis Barker

“Bill Stevenson of The Descendants is really good, too.”

― Travis Barker

“And I was in another band called Flash In The Pan, which was soca, Latin music, down in Laguna Beach.”

― Travis Barker

“And I played in jazz band as well during all three years in school.”

― Travis Barker

“I run every day now. I never ran before.”

― Travis Barker

“I have my kids every Friday through Monday, and I don’t leave them the whole time I have them.”

― Travis Barker

“I’m obsessed with my children.”

― Travis Barker

“It’s something I want to overcome. And my kids are scared to death to fly. I want them to witness me overcome it.”

― Travis Barker

“I don’t like traveling, period. I like being at places and I like going places, but I don’t like forms of transportation.”

― Travis Barker

“I love tour, but I don’t like traveling at night or driving long hours. But I love touring. If my kids could be out there full time, I’d probably never go home.”

― Travis Barker

“The whole time after you record an album, you’re just waiting for the release date. You’re waiting for fans to hear it and stuff.”

― Travis Barker

“I hate planes.”

― Travis Barker

“I think putting your relationship out there for people to interpret and have their own opinion about, I think it’s crazy.”

― Travis Barker

“Usually, if I’m coming to Europe, I’m on a boat for seven days, so I spend the seven days doing a bunch of things. I’ll do cardio for an hour or an hour-and-a-half and weights, just light weights.”

― Travis Barker

“I try to do an hour of cardio on the days that I have off, and then I’ll do 30 to 45 minutes on show days. That’s the first thing I do when I wake up, I have breakfast and then I’ll hit the gym.”

― Travis Barker

“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.”

― Travis Barker

“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.”

― Travis Barker

“Playing my drums is therapy.”

― Travis Barker

“I want to keep pushing the limits for drummers and expressing myself.”

― Travis Barker
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