Wolfgang Van Halen claimed that listening to Blink-182 is what helped teach him how to play drums.
He told Rolling Stone Music Now, “At a certain point, it’s just that 10,000-hours road, that’s the thing I’ve done the longest. I started out from there.
“I would just listen to Van Halen, ‘Best Of, Vol I,’ and ‘Enema of the State’ by Blink 182, and try to emulate that.
“I’d play ‘All the Small Things’ and that first fill that Travis [Barker, drums] does in the first verse, and just try to nail that stuff perfectly. I never learned how to read, I never learned how to read music, I know how to read words and stuff. [Laughs]
“I noticed a big step up in my skills as a musician, as a drummer – when I started listening to Tool because I really started to try and mimic everything that Danny Carey was doing.
“It’s like – I don’t know how to count any of that stuff, but I know how to play it, because it’s just like a muscle memory type of thing, and so that’s where I really noticed my improvement as a musician – when I started playing Tool on the drums.
“And once I could do that, I felt like I could nail everything I tried to.”