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“and then I practice until it’s time to play.”

I was just reading this Rolling Stone interview with Travis Barker, the drummer of Blink-182. The interview was conducted during the band’s recent tour. It goes like this:

Q: Walk me through your day so far today.
A: I woke up. I had a lot of phone call meetings for stuff going back home with my companies. And then I went to the gym, made myself some shakes and I rushed back over to do my flying drum riser gag to make sure everything’s cool. Then I stuff my face, do whatever press is given to me and then I practice until the time to play.

Barker has been called one of the greatest drummers in rock, or even in the world, or even THE greatest drummer in the world. And yet, he spends a substantial amount of time on tour practicing.

Now that’s what I call a work ethic.

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2011-10-17T12:17:26+00:00