The Transplants Break Up

In a recent interview, The Transplants frontman Skinhead Rob confirmed the rumours that the band's split up.

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The Transplants have apparently split up. In a recent interview, frontman Skinhead Rob confirmed the rumours which began shortly after the group cancelled their fall tour, reports PunkBands.com. The band, originally formed in 2002 and released two albums, The Transplants and most recently Haunted Cities.

Each of the three members has ongoing projects however, with Travis Barker working on Plus 44. Skinhead Rob has formed Expensive Tastes with Paul Wall and Tim Armstrong still has Rancid.

Also, rapper Paul Wall has linked up with former Skinhead Rob and Travis Barker to form a new hip-hop group called Expensive Taste.

The trio may seem like an oddly paired mix of artists, but to them, it was a natural progression that grew from a mutual respect for each other's music and a bond they formed upon meeting early last year. As Expensive Taste begin to record new music for a still untitled album, 2/3 of the group (Paul Wall and Skinhead Rob) took time out to talk about how the idea was born, what people should expect and everything in between. Read more at BallerStatus.

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    .:KrAmJaN:.
    dumpweed wrote: Thank god, they were SO gay! I cant wait for +44, it has Mark from blink 182 in as well! Travis isnt a overrated drummer, he is just really good
    I could name a thusand drummers beter than him. And blink 182 sucks ass aswell. My 10 year old brother listens to them....****ing mediocore piece of shit
    wollie
    hmm. weird. I liked their first album, but i like Rancid more...
    TheMutts
    i doesn't matter how many bands travis is in that break up, travis will always have respect in the music community and he will always have some kind of project which people will be interested in.
    Nevermind_182
    NOOOOO!!! well, hopefully +44 will rock. Better yet, maybe blink will get back together soon...
    .:KrAmJaN:.
    Maynard you are retarted. There are so many better drummers than him he is so overrated,and THANK GOD they broke.
    dumpweed
    Thank god, they were SO gay! I cant wait for +44, it has Mark from blink 182 in as well! Travis isnt a overrated drummer, he is just really good
    insanejuggaloo
    yeah i am gonna agree most punk music really sucks a big one, with a few exceptions.barker does have some skills to. too bad the transplants broke up thouhg they a good array of decent songs or at lest the first cd did (d&G, tall cans, D.R.E.A.M. ECT)
    deadlyminista
    I guess rap has more garbage to collect. That's when ya tired ass need to take ya money and go to school. His album should sell ten to twenty copies if he put a stick of chewing gum in the CD case.
    Styx
    Wow,it took them 2 years to realise that they sucks!! I don't know but if travis continue in that bad string, he probably will be off in 1 or 2 years more...
    edibledevilboy
    Travis is ovverated, but nonethless still very good. he is in no way the best drummer in the world or one even one of. Compare him to say, Jon Bonham or Neil Peart, and he's just not in their league. Trust me, i've done two years of drums at music college. And yeah, Hip-Hop and punk mixed is never going to be anything exceptional, much as i loved blink and rancid, The Transplants were crap. Pity, talented musicians put alot of work into it...
    KerazyPhool
    j_21 wrote: i dont care for the transplants. but, i must say, i got a good laugh at some of the things posted. angry people are funny.
    Damn straight. I thought The Transplants sucked ass
    Basser121503
    The Transplants are my favorite band and I hate rap. 2 good bands went in 2005. The Transplants were different and had some pretty good guitar riffs. Listen to American Guns and Madness from Haunted Cities. They were the only different band at Warped. All that was there was this emo-core shit who think they are metal. But I'm sick of everyone saying the Transplants suck cause they are differnet. I'm not going to say the what you guys listen to is stupid because I don't like it so don't judge other peoples taste.
    ScummerVacation
    sum dood wrote: the only punk i listen to is Blink,Sum 41,Billy Talent,Good Charlotte,Simple Plan,and Green Day,My Chemical Romance,New Found Glory,the rest is all crap Dude, thats not ****ing punk!!! its pop/punk(wtf is punk in that genre's name?!) and emo. Real punk is Minor threat, the clash, dead kennedys, sex pistols, ramones, nofx, black flag, casualties...
    No punk is Judy Garland and Nancy Sinatra.
    Kartman
    [b]aliceinnirvana[ /b] wrote: If you look closely, and ignore the lip ring, Travis Barker looks like Nicholas Cage.
    Whoa... You're right.
    sum dood
    Chestaufissen wrote: and Jordison,Silvera,and Ulrich all own Barker I disagree with Jordison being there, everyone else owns barker and jordison.
    Jordison is better than the stuff you hear with Slipknot.I've heard Jordison and Barker solo...Jordison is way better
    sum dood
    lyingfromyou118 wrote: anal frost wrote: fox69 wrote: hey ibanezmetaler, ur a ****in idiot. green day have plenty of talent and they have made more money than u can even imagine. so wat im basically sayin is lick my dong you faggot, stop licking MTV's ass and get you own opinion of music! charts ****ing suck, greenday are making money and getting to the top because they have no competition whatsoever. 'oh yay! daddy look! greenday are in the charts along with the crazy frog and 50 cent! they must be so hard so have their videos shown on MTV!' you people make me sick, listen to some real music. I believe he has his own opinion of music and it is that he likes Green Day. You need to grow up and stop acting like you're so elite because you're too hardcore for MTV. By the way, it is all real music; you're ignorant to think that only the music you listen to, you know, the good music, is real music.
    wow dude,I totally agree with you
    sum dood
    Ed Vedder19 wrote: i wanna fight skinhead rob. hes so lame and he thinks hes such a bad ass. YOU HEAR ME ROB? IM CALLIN YOU OUT !!! RIGHT HERE ON UG!!
    shit...I'll help you dude,I hate that ****er
    greendaygretsch
    transplants were ok but grteen day are good they are ghood poforers and i would like to see any1 do what they love and write what they was and get congrats for it blink are good but no matter what there are always the same amount of ppl that h8 a band then as mand like it
    pink_floyd_975
    yeah edibledevilboy, neal peart sucks. rush had a way better drummer before him. travis is a very good drummer. but bonham was better. moby dick.
    no_comedy
    sum dood wrote: the only punk i listen to is Blink,Sum 41,Billy Talent,Good Charlotte,Simple Plan,and Green Day,My Chemical Romance,New Found Glory,the rest is all crap
    Dude, if you think that is punk, then people have been screwing with your head. and to FireHazard, RIGHT ON! Dead Kennedys, The Clash, Ramones, Sex Pistols and NOFX kick AAAATTHH!!
    no_comedy
    aliceinnirvana: I f you look closely, and ignore the lip ring, Travis Barker looks like Nicholas Cage
    OMG you're right!
    sphereagram
    punk music is gay, it's all power chords. Well I guess it's not gay, but still there's stuff out there.
    j_21
    i dont care for the transplants. but, i must say, i got a good laugh at some of the things posted. angry people are funny.
    fox69
    anal frost: fox69 wrote: hey ibanezmetaler, ur a ****in idiot. green day have plenty of talent and they have made more money than u can even imagine. so wat im basically sayin is lick my dong you faggot, stop licking MTV's ass and get you own opinion of music! charts ****ing suck, greenday are making money and getting to the top because they have no competition whatsoever. 'oh yay! daddy look! greenday are in the charts along with the crazy frog and 50 cent! they must be so hard so have their videos shown on MTV!' you people make me sick, listen to some real music.
    hehe thats sum pretty tuff talk, especially wen it on a comment board on a guitar website. im only 15, but i no i coold probbly kick the shit outta u. but before i waste my time on an idiot like u, i suggest u get a different username, we dont need 2 hear about u stuffing frost up ur ass.
    2ndslash
    I think thats a sign for Travis to go back to Blink.
    I second that. with a VENGEANCE
    ibanezmetaler
    .:KrAmJan:. you are so stupid man, how can you say that lamb of god is good? All they do is palm mutes and dual bass. Slipknots guitarists are not recognized enough. Now I'll stop talking about Slipknot. Shadows Fall ****in rock!
    blink182ngd
    wtf are they doin wit paul wall?? hes a rapper trav is a drummer thats really screwd up
    Selin
    i had their first album. I liked it for about 3 days and then it just sucked
    Guns N Roses
    I guess rappers ruined rap now they have to come to rock and ruin that too huh...My friend loves 50 cent and he fat, white and has pimples all over his face and acts like a nerd its so freaking funny to see him wearing a 50 cent jacket and standing around a bunch of nerds. But anyway oh well never really listened to the transplants at all actually. But I dot think Travis Barkers a kickass guitarist. Hopefully he has better luck with his next band.
    xmrchainsawx
    TheMutts wrote: i doesn't matter how many bands travis is in that break up, travis will always have respect in the music community and he will always have some kind of project which people will be interested in.
    Totally ****ing true