By Gavin Edwards, Travis Barker
Travis Barker’s soul-baring memoir chronicles the highlights and lowlights of the popular drummer’s paintings and his existence, together with the harrowing airplane crash that almost killed him and his demanding highway to recovery—a interesting never-before-told-in-full tale of non-public reinvention grounded in musical salvation and fatherhood.
After breaking out because the acclaimed drummer of the multiplatinum punk band Blink-182, every thing replaced for Travis Barker. however the darkish aspect of rock stardom took its toll: his marriage, chronicled for an MTV fact exhibit, fell aside. consistent traveling hid a major drug dependancy. A reckoning didn't really come until eventually he was once compelled to stand mortality: His lifestyles approximately resulted in a scary aircraft crash, after which his shut good friend, collaborator, and fellow crash survivor DJ AM died of an overdose.
In this blunt, riding memoir, Barker ruminates on rock stardom, fatherhood, dying, loss, and redemption, sharing tales formed by way of decades’ worthy of richly deserved insights. His pulsating memoir is as lively as his acclaimed beats. It brings to a detailed the 1st chapters of a well-lived lifestyles, inspiring readers to stick with the rhythms in their personal hearts and locate that means of their lives.
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Humphrey was the current vice president, and his nomination signaled political continuity. Outside the convention hall, violent clashes between police—using what Connecticut senator and convention delegate Abraham Ribicoff termed “Gestapo tactics”—and antiwar protestors were broadcast around the world. ”3 According to the story, “[M]ore than 150 people, including nine convention delegates, were arrested after National Guardsmen halted 3,000 persons marching towards the International Amphitheater,” where the convention was being held.
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Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums by Gavin Edwards, Travis Barker