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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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bob watford    

Has this dude just been to rehab or something? Every time I've seen him on anything his eyes betray how utterly fried he is. Or is he one of those junkies that think nobody is able to tell he's fried out of his tree when he's stoned....LOL.
Nice gesture mind you....but kind of hypocritical if he hasn't cleaned up his own act.

1386 days ago
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THIN LIZZY    

That guys had a rough 3 years. Definatly a changed man.

1386 days ago
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PEREZ,SAMUEL aMERICAN    

AWSOME THATS REALLY AWSOME ...THATS(STOPPING THE PROMOTION OF AMERIOCAN DELIQUENCY AND U.S. PUBLIC DRUNKENESS"... THATS AWSOME PREVENT A TRAGEDY INDEED

1386 days ago
19.

Spewb    

Dude remember where you came from and it isnt NYC????? You are form the inland Empire where there are no more music classes because of budget cuts. Come dude, lets see some of those bucks go to FoHi!!!

1385 days ago
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dink    

the point is hypocrisy. he smokes weed and tells kids to find "cool"? alternatives to drugs?. and wow with the donation...lol 10-15K prolly for the drum kits a year. sounds more like a tax write off than a actual cause.

1385 days ago
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whatajoke    

HAHAHAHA.....He is high in the picture. ITsallbananas...have you seen his reality show? He can barely function.

1385 days ago
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Grace RI    

YOu guys are so stereotype...Who cares where the drums come from, It is for the kids...He will make it happen no matter how he gets it and that is GOOD JOB TRAVIS...I wish you and Shanna all the best..I am a friend of Shanna's sister...JUst because he is different from some of you and he has tattoo's and skinny dont mean ****..I am skinny and have tattoos. You all are just jealous that u dont have what he has..and if he wasnt a good drummer he wouldn't be a ROCKER,,if he smokes weed who cares...dont judge someone you dont know guys...bad Karma Peace oh he is a great daddy too...

1385 days ago
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Jahnny    

:D I GO TO GRAMERCY ! FOR.THE.WIN!

1385 days ago
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Rawan Keyz     

i currently go to Gramercy Arts High School and Toby Morse was very welcome to come to our school & we heard his life story and it completely moved me as a young adult. I will definitely live the rest of my life straight edged through PMA:)Thank you Toby Morse for the amazing message and Thank you Travis Barker for those amazing beautiful drums! ... God my school has been running for 3 years so far and we're already on TMZ with Wendy Williams, Toby Morse and etc! :) ..... MUSICAL THEATRE MAJORS ALL DAYY!!! THE TRIPLE THREAtS!! :)

1385 days ago
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Cody Wight    

**** ALL OF YOU THAT ARE SAYING TRAVIS BARKER DOING THIS IS HYPOCRITICAL!!! He is ****ing straight. He lost his best friend to drugs (DJ AM) and yes maybe he smokes or drinks every once in a while. That doesnt mean teaming up with Toby Morse who is ****ing Straight Edge is hypocritical! He wants what is best for the children. and remember your roots is from a H2O song in which Toby Morse wrote. He is from NYC. The organization is his not Barkers. Barker is just helping out with the donation. **** YOU!

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