Travis Barker from Blink-182 took pop-punk drumming to a whole new level. He has an eccentric drumming style that brings some of the hardest stickwork out there.
With his employment of authentic beats, achieved through forceful strikes, Travis Barker can bring out the band’s bouncing power with clarity. It is him in the spotlight with every performance he takes part in.
Think of Barker as someone who has “drum DNA” running through his veins. His is not just talent, but passion is taken to another level. The way he gets those high speeds make it seem so effortless. And his energy makes the drum fly across the whole with ear-breaking loudness thunderously.
No matter how big the whole may be, Barker makes it appear small. Some have said he plays as though talking to the drums. The technical parts that he weaves in the band’s works are often understated. But that is not a surprise since it’s what happens mostly in this style.
Many metal bands use similar methods. However, there is something unique about Barker’s moves that separate his band from others in this era. He is so innovative that every piece he works on comes out new and completely different from the others.
According to Barker, a drummer needs to be authentic, unique, and entertaining. And that will not happen if you keep playing the same thing over and over.
That is why he creates new ideas to make his work more exciting. In the metal drumming world, we can easily say Barker is one of those drummers to always look out for.
He has something new and exciting for everyone that listens to him. If you want to learn some new drumming moves, this is the drummer you need to approach. He is a great motivation to young up-and-coming drummers who wish to make it to the industry.
Barker is an innovative drummer who always seems to know what his audience requires in terms of style. He works hard to separate Blink-182 from other bands of his era, putting the band in great demand.
Barker weaves together hip-hop influences in the Transplant, revealing incredible dynamic abilities. He seems to have a special way of communicating with the drums, and they always listen. He brings out such well-coordinated pieces of music that will leave every listener yearning for more. Barker started learning drums at an early age and become well vast in the instruments.
Even during his high school years, he describes himself as a stoner, explaining his interest in hard rock and metal. After high school, he started working as a trash man in Laguna Beach while playing with punk rock bands Snot and later Feeble.
He later went to play for some good bands after a recommendation from Larson, his friend. He was supposed to fill in for only a few days, but that turned into a longer thing. His speed and accuracy defined his career from then on. And he has continued to