Originally Posted by sk8erpnkmt369
All I want to say is Travis was my introduction to the drumset. Ever since I was little I've known I've wanted to play music. It was the power rangers theme song that gave me that idea (isn't that just an awesome theme song?). But it wasn't until around the 7th grade where I started listening to Blink and just automatically picked travis out from the mix. The dude totally went above and beyond the call of duty for his genre without making it too far fetched to distract you, and it so worked.
And now I'll be playing with my band and just totally doing work on the drums and, if we decided to do live recording of the practice, I will be listening to it realizing how much of an inspiration he was and is on me. I can literally pick out a snare bass drum lead-up and say, "wow, that's so travis barker."
Whether or not you think he's over-rated he has been a HUGE inspiration to so many drummers.
And I know what you guys are thinking....
... and yes, when I heard blink was back I DID in fact cry.
You and I are in the same boat as far as, Travis being the main reason you got heavy into drumming. But what I like so much him is that when you do some reserach, and listen to interviews, he lists his drumming heroes as: gadd, chambers, buddy rich, lombardo, cobham, weckl and on and on... the significance of this is that when these "new to drums" drummers get infected with Travis and learn who he looked up to, they will inturn begin to see what inspired Travis and in turn aspire to new heights... (I.E they get hooked on the greats)... that is why I like Travis so much....he is a great influence musically on new drummers.
also he stresses the importance of reading/writing music and rudiments etc...