Re: why there are so many travis barker haters???
I'll add another observation...
I've been judging the local GC Drum Off this year and I'd say that at least 2 out of 3 drummers competing, emulate both his look and his style. He obviously inspires a lot of kids and is an influence. However, all 3 judges, all different age ranges and personalities, agree that this has been a drag to watch. These guys all play very much the same and it's pretty boring...at least for a drum competition. The few that have stood out and done their own thing have been the consistent winners.