The Transplants Break Up

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

The Transplants Break 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
    Greenfinger182
    Damn. I thought the Transplant's first CD was quite briliant. Never got their second one, but it's on my unwriten list. RIP Transplants.
    sum dood
    Thank god!!!the transplants sucked ass.btw,firehazard,slipknot isn't death metal.and what is it with all you people who only listen to one genre of music?I listen to all the genres,its diversity friends,some of you are really ignorant,Im ignorant too...but damn,you people are *****s
    Chestaufissen
    and Jordison,Silvera,and Ulrich all own Barker
    I disagree with Jordison being there, everyone else owns barker and jordison.
    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.
    ledzepmsg75
    Haveacigar wrote: thats goin to suck **** hip hop, mixing it with rap ****in sucks
    y dont u stop bein such a fagg. there r other kinds of music besides rock. u dont hav to listen to them, but dont be a dick. jus bacause u dont like it mean it sux. u 2, anal frost, stop bein such a dick
    sum dood
    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
    noneoftheabove
    hey i have a question for all blink fans, if you never heard of blink, green day etc, what kidn of music would you be listening ot
    Horsman
    [b]noneoftheabove[ /b] wrote: hey i have a question for all blink fans, if you never heard of blink, green day etc, what kidn of music would you be listening ot
    id still be listenin to any rock that has good guitar in it, of course
    frying nemo08
    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
    haha none of those bands are punk they are either pop, pop-punk or emo.
    xtremedrummer49
    fox 69, how much talent does it take to steal riffs from other people? the answer, green day! and talent has nothing to do with money, look at artists like steve vai and joe satriani, (in my opinion) the two best guitarists around, theyve been around for more than 20 years, and they dont make a third of what green day makes. but hey, kudos to you if you can go strong for this long and never write a fourth chord and lets pray that travis forms up with some real musicians so he can really play those drums of his
    clazz
    Haha, you'd better be taking the piss. There endeth a good band. :-(
    Chestaufissen
    Blink,Sum 41,Billy Talent,Good Charlotte,Simple Plan,and Green Day,My Chemical Romance,New Found Glory
    That's BullShit not Punk!
    th3_us3d
    I don't think I've ever heard fag used so much in a string of posts. Ever. Stop the hate people!
    MoshMaster101
    Psymon-Sly wrote: Also, Slipknot are not death metal for gods sake. They're either Nu-Metal or Alternative Metal.
    I think they're more sh*t metal.
    Scourge441
    So every death metal band now has to commit suicide? Also, Slipknot are not death metal for gods sake. They're either Nu-Metal or Alternative Metal.
    Nu-metal and alt-metal are pretty much the same thing.
    danny carey is amazing
    Amen, brutha.
    Thank you Jesus. The Transplants were terrible. When your best musician is the drummer.... yeah.
    Anything involving anybody from Blink 182 should die. Especially if Mark Hoppus is a part of it-that guy gives bassists a bad name.
    Alright kids, here's the deal. There is no such thing as a great drummer. There have been great piano players, violinists, guitarists, and even bass players, but never in the history of music has there ever been a great drummer. The closest thing was the dude in the Stray Cats who only had a snare, kick, high-hat, and crash. You keep the beat fellas, nothing more nothing less.
    Mike Potnoy, Danny Carey, Keith Moon, and Neil Peart. If drummers are just supposed to keep the beat, then music would get boring. And what was with that "There have even been great bass players" comment? Is a fantastic bassist such a rarity? What about John Entwhistle, Steve Harris, Cliff Burton, Victor Wooten, Jaco Patorius, Michael Manring, Billy Sheehan, Stu Hamm, Geezer Butler, Les Claypool, John Myung, Robert Trujillo, and Flea?
    Psymon-Sly
    FireHazard wrote: Everyone:::Stop saying Slipknot is talented. just accept the fact that they are made of men too involved in making their mask look good than actually playing the music. If it was truly death-metal, they'd all be dead by now in a cult-suicide.
    What? So every death metal band now has to commit suicide? Also, Slipknot are not death metal for gods sake. They're either Nu-Metal or Alternative Metal. I don't know if you happened to see Download 2004 whenever Joey Jordison played drums for Metallica because Lars couldn't be there. He stole the show and showed that he is very talented and was 100 times the drummer Lars Ulrich is, so don't say he has no talent. Just listen to the drum solo in The Blister Exists, then you'd know.
    SteveHouse
    Thank you Jesus. The Transplants were terrible. When your best musician is the drummer.... yeah.
    SteveHouse
    hthedinga wrote: it's about time that happened. rancid was terrible.
    Ha ha, good thing it was the Transplants, asshat!
    BassBeats098
    hehehe everybody calling the transplants terrible...just cause they don't like bands that are different. sorry that their name isnt led zeppelin and they don't play overrated music. They were the transplants, and they played good, new punk/rap music.
    ibanezmetaler
    Hey FireHazard how can you say that slipknot doesn't have any talent? They are one of the few metal bands that do. Mick and James are ****ing awesome together and corey is one of the best vocalists ever. Anything else like lamb of god and shit you can't understand.
    ibanezmetaler
    hey Green_Day_Rock shut the **** up green day sucks. All they can do is play wimpy power chords and sing like retards. Green Day are fags.
    pinheadslts75
    First Blink, then Busted, now the Transplants. Is it possible that there is a god? If so, he rules
    fox69
    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
    .:KrAmJaN:.
    DaveMustaine wrote: well at least there is one less shitty band in the world now. Blink, stay dead, you aren't punk and if you think they are you are a complete moron with no comprehension of music whatsoever. Now if only we could get rid of the emo bands and the rappers....and bring Bon Scott back to life...what a perfect world we would live in...
    You took the words right out of my mouth. But there is good rap, immortal technique, twiztid, WU tang clan ....
    Green_Day_Rock
    ibanezmetaler wrote: Punk sucks anyway! Slipknot forever!
    Slipknot are fags. Punk is so much better than 'shit metal'
    regrets&romance
    hahahahaha, man, you guys are fu**ed, Blink owns all your asses, and i don't think you guys talking shit about them on a UG thread is really gunna do anything, if you wanna tell them they suck then go form your own band go big and tell them they suck if not stfu, travis barker is one of todays best drummers maybe not the best but he certainly has more talent than alot of drummers, but travis man, Paul Wall??? WTF, Rap SUCKS MAJOR C*CK and should go die maybe like rap that has actually some talent put into it is acceptable to listen to, but the rest of it should just go F**k it self, and all of you 40 year olds on here beating on the new bands cause your in love with your old shcool zepplin, just stfu, please we all respect zepplin and floyd for what theyve brought into music, and were not beating on them okay we all do listen to them but our preferences are just different, and please who evers gunna read this next and talk shit to me i could not give two shits nobody visits these threads twice, so also stfu, im expressing my opinion without bashing anyone, so you guys should do the same
    lyingfromyou118
    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.
    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
    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.
    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.
    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