Members: Tim Armstrong, Rob Aston, Travis Barker, Kevin Bivona Established Date: 1999 Record Label: Hellcat Records

The Transplants are a punk rock/rap rock supergroup. The band formed in 1999 when Tim Armstrong played his friend and roadie “Skinhead” Rob Aston some beats he made using Pro Tools and asked Aston if he would consider contributing lyrics. Initially, Armstrong played all the instruments himself, but as the project grew, he invited musician friends such as Matt Freeman (Rancid), Lars Frederiksen (Rancid), and Vic Ruggiero (The Slackers) to add to the sound. Before long, Armstrong and Aston decided to officially form a band, but to make things complete, they wanted a drummer, so Travis Barker from Blink-182 was asked to join in 2002.