Travis Barker was born on November 14, 1975, where he has been drumming ever since. He has played for a number of bands ranging from rock alternative to punk rock. He is most widely known for his work in the popular band Blink 182, which were around for 7 years. He also played for The Transplants, Boxcar Racer, and his current band +44. Travis Barker has been used in many different occasions as a studio drummer. This can be seen in Avril Lavigne and Pink’s albums.
Travis Barker started out by playing Jazz and Latin music; however he is now known for his fast chops in the punk rock music genre. He is not a huge soloist, but his perfect timing, speed, and unique beats set him apart from other drummers. Travis has used Orange County Percussion drums most of his life. He has a small kit, ranging in different colors and finishes. His kit usually includes a bass drum, a rack tom, a floor tom, and a snare. Barker uses Zildjian cymbals for his set up. Because he is such a heavy drummer, he equips his drum set with Zildjian Z-Customs.
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