By Gavin Edwards, Travis Barker
Travis Barker’s soul-baring memoir chronicles the highlights and lowlights of the well known drummer’s paintings and his existence, together with the harrowing airplane crash that just about killed him and his nerve-racking street to recovery—a interesting never-before-told-in-full tale of private reinvention grounded in musical salvation and fatherhood.
After breaking out because the acclaimed drummer of the multiplatinum punk band Blink-182, every little thing replaced for Travis Barker. however the darkish aspect of rock stardom took its toll: his marriage, chronicled for an MTV fact express, fell aside. consistent traveling hid a major drug habit. A reckoning didn't actually come until eventually he was once compelled to stand mortality: His existence approximately led to a scary aircraft crash, after which his shut pal, collaborator, and fellow crash survivor DJ AM died of an overdose.
In this blunt, riding memoir, Barker ruminates on rock stardom, fatherhood, demise, loss, and redemption, sharing tales formed by means of decades’ worthy of genuinely-earned insights. His pulsating memoir is as vigorous as his acclaimed beats. It brings to a detailed the 1st chapters of a well-lived existence, inspiring readers to persist with the rhythms in their personal hearts and locate that means of their lives.
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Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums by Gavin Edwards, Travis Barker