Punk rock veterans Tim Armstrong, Travis Barker, and Rob Aston formed Transplants in 2002.
This supergroup was a friendly experiment, for Armstrong made a name for himself with Rancid and Barker was enjoying success with blink-182. Aston was a friend of theirs who moved to Los Angeles, but eventually music was at the center of their bond. Armstrong and Aston jammed for fun for the next two years, but recording made things more real. Transplants had something -- something good. Barker was ecstatic with the results, too. The band's hard-edged self-titled debut appeared from Hellcat in October 2002. Haunted Cities was the follow-up. Issued by La Salle in June 2005, it featured guest shots from Sen Dog, B Real, and Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. A fall tour in support of the album, however, was subsequently canceled and the guys announced their dissolution in late 2005. After spending time working on various other projects, including a group Barker and Aston formed with rapper Paul Wall called Expensive Taste, the trio reconvened in 2010 to begin work on another album. It took awile but the stripped down and punk-driven In a Warzone was released in early summer of 2013 by Epitaph. ~ MacKenzie Wilson