Alex Van Halen

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Blink-182’s Travis Barker: “I Had To Learn Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’ From Front To Back”

Back in the day, Travis Barker was just another neighborhood scrub learning how to play the drums along with his favorite records. Here he talks about growing up in Fontana, skate ramps and which drum fill was almost impossible for him to master.

11/21/2012

Erik Voake

Travis Barker Of Blink-182: “Animal From The Muppets Made Me Pick Up The Drum Sticks”

While countless drummers cite such rock legends as John Bonham, Neil Peart and Keith Moon as their musical inspiration, Travis Barker of Blink-182 was driven to play the drums after seeing one of the most famous Muppets of all-time. Imagine that.

11/16/2012

Travis Barker, Mick Fleetwood, Dave Grohl, Lars Ulrich (Andrew H. Walker, Scott Gries, Michael Buckner, Evan Agostini / Getty Images)

Vote For The Greatest Rock Drummer Of All Time – #KingOfBeats

Just exactly who is the best rock and roll drummer to ever bash a kit into submission? Vote for your favorite beat-keeper now!

11/06/2012

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