the ONE and ONLY reason i like travis barker is that he doesnt use drum mics at all. if you see his videos for his live performances, you dont see any drum mics at all. that is the only reason i like travis barker. other than that, he is pretty has a lot of rythmn and he is fast.
dude. i'm sorry to shoot you in the foot but he does use drum mics. do you honestly believe that a drummer can play an arena gig without mics?
what have you got against mics?
how does not using them raise him in your eyes?
if you cannot seemics it might be because they are inside the drums.
ps; here are some pics of his kits WITH mics.