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Born: 1975-11-14
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
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I was playing with the Aquabats, and then I quit to join a band called Suicide Machine in Detroit.

Tags: Band, Playing, Quit

I'm obsessed with my children.

Tags: Children, Obsessed

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.

Tags: Mean, Serious, Stuff

I've always liked Dennis Chambers, he's real flashy.

Tags: Chambers, Liked, Real

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.

Tags: Another, Life, Since

In junior high, I sang in madrigals, men's' and women's' choir. I played piano too, but then I got out of it.

Tags: High, Men, Women

In the hospital, I promised myself that I ever walked again, that I would eat well and swim every day.

Tags: Again, Eat, Hospital

It's something I want to overcome. And my kids are scared to death to fly. I want them to witness me overcome it.

Tags: Death, Kids, Scared

My chops are still up, even though I'm not still in high school.

Tags: High, School, Though

My mom died when I was 16. I had a rough childhood, you know what I mean, but it made me strong.

Tags: Mean, Mom, Strong

My mom listened to the Beatles and Elvis, a lot of different types of music.

Tags: Beatles, Mom, Music

My mom passed away a day before high school started, and her dream was for me to be a full rock and roll guy, and play drums in a band.

Tags: Mom, Rock, School

Oh, I was super serious about practicing and rudiments, and still am. I still have all my books.

Tags: Books, Oh, Serious

On tour, you never have a home, you don't get used to anything, and you're always super busy.

Tags: Busy, Home, Used

The whole time after you record an album, you're just waiting for the release date. You're waiting for fans to hear it and stuff.

Tags: After, Time, Waiting

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.

Tags: Air, Fresh, Home

We all write the music, and then Mark and Tom write the lyrics.

Tags: Mark, Music, Write

We just wanted to write a bunch of songs that we thought were good songs.

Tags: Good, Thought, Wanted

We were concerned with having good songs, not just songs that go two hundred miles per hour.

Tags: Concerned, Good, Songs

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.

Tags: Band, Learned, Songs

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.

Tags: Home, Love, Time

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.

Tags: Good, Time, Work

I was a kid, and I wasn't even sure if I wanted to play the drums, you know? All I wanted to do was skateboard, but I was still learning and taking it in, so it was good.

Tags: Good, Learning, Wanted
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I was told once if I kept breaking things on my legs, that I wasn't going to be able to walk soon, you know? I wanted to be a pro skateboarder, but it was too hard. I was trying, but it wasn't going to happen.

Tags: Happen, Hard, Trying

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.

Tags: Good, Old, Time

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.

Tags: Fear, Here, Thankful

Then I tried out for the Fontana High School drum line, in Riverside, and I did really well. I got second chair, and played snare in that drum line for three years.

Tags: High, School, Three

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.

Tags: Hard, Keep, Playing

We just wrote songs that seemed good to us. We wrote the album in like two weeks. We could have had more time, but we accomplished what we needed to in the two weeks.

Tags: Good, Songs, Time

Thank you for life, and all the little ups and downs that make it worth living.

Tags: Life, Living, Worth

A lot of people think that punk rock musicians don't know what they're doing.

Tags: Musicians, Punk, Rock

I can play punk rock, and I love playing punk rock, but I was into every other style of music before I played punk rock.

Tags: Love, Music, Rock

We never worry about the big things, just the small things.

Tags: Big, Small, Worry

All I wanted to do was ride skateboards - I wanted to be a professional skateboarder. But I had this problem. I kept breaking half of my body skateboarding.

Tags: Body, Problem, Wanted

I wanted to say thanks... and share my gratitude for everything I've been blessed with. Family, friends, and continued support from everyone.

Tags: Blessed, Family, Gratitude

In 1996, I was in was in an acoustic kind of rock band, we were called Feeble. We were just playing locally.

Tags: Band, Playing, Rock

But there's actually a lot of punk bands out there that go out of the norm, use odd time signatures, or a lot of different tempo changes in a song.

Tags: Actually, Song, Time

I don't like traveling, period. I like being at places and I like going places, but I don't like forms of transportation.

Tags: Period, Places, Traveling

I looked Death right in the face.

Tags: Death, Face, Looked

I was in a band called Hooker for a while.

Tags: Band, While

I'm a freak, everything has to be totally flat when I play. Ed Will, my jazz teacher, set up everything completely flat, and then you'd tilt your snare drum away from you, so I do that too. So my snare tilts away from me.

Tags: Away, Freak, Teacher

And I played in jazz band as well during all three years in school.

Tags: Band, School, Three

And I was in another band called Flash In The Pan, which was soca, Latin music, down in Laguna Beach.

Tags: Another, Band, Music

Bill Stevenson of The Descendants is really good, too.

Tags: Bill, Good

But really, anytime, I play on a practice pad as much as I can.

Tags: Anytime, Pad, Practice

I hate planes.

Tags: Hate, Planes

I have my kids every Friday through Monday, and I don't leave them the whole time I have them.

Tags: Kids, Time, Whole

I like Steve Gadd, everything he did with Steely Dan. There's so many. I like everything.

Tags: Dan, Steely, Steve

I listened a little to punk when I was younger, but it was straight edge punk. It was nothing like what is going on now, like poppy punk.

Tags: Punk, Straight, Younger

I need protein from food rather than just protein supplements. I changed my diet.

Tags: Diet, Food, Rather

I play Orange County drums. I love those guys. I've got a four piece kit.

Tags: Four, Guys, Love

I practice every day, I warm up before I play.

Tags: Practice, Warm

I run every day now. I never ran before.

Tags: Ran, Run

I want a certain thing for my children. I just want to be in their life. I don't want nannies raising my kids.

Tags: Children, Kids, Life
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