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Travis Barker Fights Drug War ... With Drums

11/30/2010 2:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Travis Barker is on a mission to help kids find "cool alternatives" to alcohol and drugs -- and TMZ has learned the rocker is starting by donating a whole bunch of drum kits to NYC schools.

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Sources close to Barker tell TMZ, dude's partnering up with fellow punk rocker Toby Morse -- from the band H2O -- to promote sober living through music among young students in NYC ... and to spread the word that not every rock star is a drug addict.

We're told Barker plans to donate between 10-20 full drum kits a year to NYC schools through Morse's organization "One Life One Chance" -- and he's kicking things off December 1st ... at Gramercy Arts High School.

Sorry if that was meant to be a surprise. If you go to Gramercy Arts High School, play along.

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cherry    

He looks like a drug addict.

1401 days ago
2.

ItsAllBananas    

and you sound like an idiot Cherry.. whats the differance.
Are you saying clean cut clean shaven suit wearing people can not be drug addicts, I got some news for you there.
And he looks like a rocker not a drug addict .. If you read that is the whole point, showing the unwashed public to not stereotype a rocker as being an addict.. though we still havent discovered what makes you such an idiot.

1401 days ago
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mo    

what a wonderful gesture mr. barker. happy holidays to you & your family. hopefully more artists will donate like you did.

1401 days ago
4.

Jim in Cali    

Well I sure hope he was on drugs when he banged and knocked up that annoying tramp he married.

1401 days ago
5.

AC    

Good for him. F U all. ;)

1401 days ago
6.

Lola    

Really? Coz I know he's a mayjah stoner!

1401 days ago
7.

freak of the week    

Really Barker, really and when did you put your pipe away? Oh, you didn't it's there in your pocket. Doing a good thing, yes, but do it the right way, be the example!

1401 days ago
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kickaboo    

Sorry if that was meant to be a surprise. If you go to Gramercy Arts High School, play along.

Nice of you to ruin the surprise. Why do people hate on others when people do something nice for other human beings? Does it make them feel good about themselves? Think of the good use the school will get out of the drum sets, the budding drummers that it might make difference to in their lives...and the next rocker that might emerge. Good on you guys, Travis and Toby. Perhaps doing good deeds keeps themselves out of trouble, it doesn't work the other way. Schools and parents cannot afford instruments and drum kits either anymore in this economy.

1401 days ago
9.

Rotter    

I bet this is gonna be like Oprah's car giveaway sh*t. You know she didn't pay for them and you can bet your ayss that Barker is getting the kits for free from whatever drum company he endorses.
He gets some "feel good" props as well as his drum co. Not saying it ain't a good thing, but let's be real.

1401 days ago
10.

sandra    

I think this is hilarious considering he spent most of his reality show stoned out of his mind on public television for everyone to see.

1401 days ago
11.

Polly    

@ #1 -- What does a drug addict really look like? I mean clean, dirty, rich, poor, CEO, unemployed -- drug addiction is everywhere. It's not just for skinny, tattooed men anymore . . .

1401 days ago
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Polly    

@ #1 -- What does a drug addict really look like? I mean clean, dirty, rich, poor, CEO, unemployed -- drug addiction is everywhere. It's not just for skinny, tattooed men anymore . . .

1401 days ago
13.

ChinLee3    

Let us see his personal check used to pay for the kits. That would be something to brag about.

1401 days ago
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Strokadellic    

He's a toolbag either way. There aren't enough drum kits in the world to donate this level of toolbagness away.

1401 days ago
15.

Worm Tamer    

High or not the stuffed poser puppet can't drum worth a damn.

1401 days ago
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