Travis Barker, drummer for (+44) and long-time vegetarian, is eating meat for the first time in 25 years as part of his recovery from the airplane crash last month.

Barker had suffered third-degree burns to his torso and legs and is using the protein rather than simply protein supplements to speed up his recovery.

The crash took the lives of four and injured Barker’s friend, DJ AM.

Regardless, (+44) recently announced they’d headed back into the studio to record their next full-length.