Transplants

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: punk punk rock alternative rock rap rapcore hip-hop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 2000s
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Biography

Late 2002 saw the emergence of several ‘supergroups’ comprised of punk/alt rock notables, such as Eyes Adrift, Audioslave, and the Transplants. Comprised of Tim Armstrong (25 November 1966, Oakland, California, USA; vocals/guitar; Operation Ivy, Rancid), Travis Barker (drums; Blink-182), and Armstrong’s friend Rob ‘SR’ Aston (vocals), the Transplants first started out as a studio project between just Armstrong and Aston. During December 1999, Aston relocated to Armstrong’s home-town of Los Angeles, California, USA, where the Rancid singer played his friend some new compositions he had put together in his home recording studio, utilizing Pro Tools, samples, and drum loops. The duo continued to collaborate for the next couple of years, before they realized that the songs needed a real drummer to give them life. A phone call to their favourite drummer led to a jam session, which soon gave way to the formation of the three-man Transplants...

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