If we play to first time Blink 182 listeners, it's good they are listening to us and not the Backstreet Boys. Old Fans or new fans, it's all the same to us.
When I look at music, everything is blurred, and I like it that way. I grew up like that, hanging out with different types of people who listened to so many different types of music. I never wanted to be part of any one clique. I loved it all.
I used to have friends come on tour and work as my drum tech, but they get bummed out when I have to tell them what to do. This time I'm just going to fly them out and let them hang. It's all good.
I've always liked Dennis Chambers, he's real flashy.
My chops are still up, even though I'm not still in high school.
I like Steve Gadd, everything he did with Steely Dan. There's so many. I like everything.
We all liked the Descendants and stuff like that, so we started playing it. It's not that it was really hard, well, it does take skill to play fast and keep up your stamina. But it was something that just happened.
Bill Stevenson of The Descendants is really good, too.
I'm super serious about that stuff. I mean, it's rare that I sit down at a drum set when I'm not touring, because we tour so much.
I want to keep pushing the limits for drummers and expressing myself.
There's a lot more responsibility at home, so a tour is like the opposite for me. It's like a breath of fresh air.
I learned the songs and played the gigs, and then they called me about a month later. They told me they were like super stoked on me and asked me to join their band.
And I played in jazz band as well during all three years in school.
I play Orange County drums. I love those guys. I've got a four piece kit.
In 1996, I was in was in an acoustic kind of rock band, we were called Feeble. We were just playing locally.
I love tour, but I don't like traveling at night or driving long hours. But I love touring. If my kids could be out there full time, I'd probably never go home.
I guess YouTube is the new destination spot for music videos. That's where I go.
I've been vegan since I got out of the hospital... It's another eye opener. It changed my life in a number of ways.
But really, anytime, I play on a practice pad as much as I can.
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.