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Travis Barker Back in the Recording Studio

11/17/2008 at 08:10 AM EST

Travis Barker Back in the Recording Studio
Travis Barker
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Travis Barker is still recovering from the devastating burns he sustained in a September plane crash, but he's back to doing what he loves most – making music.

"I'm already playing my drums again and I'm already back in the studio," the former Blink-182 drummer told MTV Sunday during an appearance on Total Finale Live.

And he hasn't missed a beat.

"It was like riding a bike," Barker, 33, said via satellite from his L.A. studio. "It was really exciting to know I still have my chops. It still felt good. I still can make it around the kit. Everything felt right, so I'm thankful to be able to play."

The drummer and his current musical partner, DJ AM, suffered second and third-degree burns when their private plane crashed in South Carolina. The fiery wreck killed four others.

Barker – in his first on-camera interview since the tragic incident – said he hopes to make music with AM in the near future. "Every day gets better," he said.

Total Finale Live was a star-studded farewell to TRL. The afternoon video countdown – a longtime MTV institution – ended its 10-year run Sunday with performances by Beyoncé, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent and Fall Out Boy.

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