Re: why there are so many travis barker haters???
When I first started playing Travis Barker and Tre Cool were my biggest influences. I think Travis Baker is extremley creative and very influential. I think the reason he is "hated" by so many is because people who dont even play drums know who he is, therefore, he has a lot more popularity over..steve gadd...etc. I also think that people belive that he has the mind set that he is better than everyone else when his pesonality is quite the opposite. Personally I think he is a fantastic drummer on the rock/punk seen.
I consider every drummer that ever played before me an influence, in every way. -Buddy Rich