The Transplants Biography
The Transplants first started out as a recording project for guitarist + vocalist Tim Armstrong of Rancid and vocalist 'Skinhead Rob' Aston; the two began working together in December of 1999 in Los Angeles, California USA.
After a couple of years they decided to enlist the help of drummer Travis Barker from Blink-182 and Boxcar Racer to record an album. Their highly original sound combines Punk-Rock with hip-hop and Rap rhymes. "The Transplants" was issued in October of 2002 on Epitaph Records, the album rose to #1 on the Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart and reached the #96 position on the all-genre Billboard 200 listing; although only one single, "Diamonds And Guns", charted on The Modern Rock chart peaking at #16, the album included a number of stunnig tracks such as the U.K. top 50 hit "D.J. D.J.", "Tall Cans In The Air", "Sad But True" and more.
The trio released its second full-length disc, "Haunted Cities", in June 2005, rocketing to #28 on The Billboard 200. The first single off the CD, "Gangsters And Thugs", peaked at #25 on The Modern Rock chart and was followed by the minor hit "Crash And Burn".
In June 2013 The Transplants resurfaced with a new album called "In The Warzone", which reached #58 on The Billboard 200, but the CD failed to produce any substantial hit single.