Travis Barker of Blink 182 lost a chunk of his finger during a solo in Ohio. Read more
As we reported last week, A-list drummers Travis Barker, Charlie Benante, and Dave Lombardo have pulled out of the Soundwave Festival in Australia, and it appears things got heated up in the Twitterverse between Travis Barker and the festival promoter.
“What he has done to Tom and Mick is extortion. He thinks he’s a f—ing gangster.”
This week, we cover how to effectively practice. Mike, Kyle, and Andrew bring news of reactions to the new Foo Fighters documentary, Dream Theater’s “new” drummer, Police meets Monty Python, how Steve Adler is recruiting, and the return of the Pearl Reference reference .. kind of. Show notes after the break!
Part II of our look at all the crazy gear coming out at this year’s Winter NAMM in Los Angeles (Anaheim!!). Travis Barker is the drummer of the week, we talk about Tommy Igoe’s new DVD, and no one laughs at Carter’s jokes.
Looks like gospel drumming is everywhere we turn these days. After a wonderful night at the Teddy Campbell clinic at Memphis Drum Shop Tuesday (review coming on this week’s show), looks like today that Vater has released several models of gospel sticks. Not sure how these sticks are customized for gospel drumming. The finish looks like the same from the Zildjian Travis Barker signatures, which I recall despising. We’ll have to try some out and see. Comment away if you’ve tried out the sticks. Let us know what you think!
Source: Entertainment Tonight
“I hate planes,” Travis says. “My biggest fear ever is to be involved in a plane crash, so when that happened … well, I’m just thankful to be alive! I’m just grateful to be here at all.”
“I am doing the best I can possibly be,” Travis tells Us. “I’m so anxious to get out of here. … I’ve just been in surgery after surgery. I have third-degree burns basically from my feet up to my waist and both hands. One of my hands has second-degree burns and one has third-degree burns.”