Earlier this week, Rancid‘s Tim Armstrong (who turns 46 today) sat down for an interview with Collider, where he talks about his new project Tim Timebomb’s RockNRoll Theater, his career in music and was asked about the current status of the new Rancid and Transplants records, which are both due for release next year. Tim replied:
“They’ll come out next year. We’re going to focus on The Transplants in December, but we already have a lot of that recorded. We were meeting at Travis Barker’s studio every Tuesday, also known as Transplants Tuesday. We would just go up and play there, so we’ve got some tracks, but we’re going to try to finish that up in December. That should be out next year. And, Rancid should definitely be out next year. That will be produced by Brett Gurewitz (from Bad Religion). He’s been with us, every step. And, it will be out on Hellcat/Epitaph – the same label. I’m definitely looking forward to that. The way I do it is to block out everything else. I’m working on RockNRoll Theater right now. While I’m working with Jimmy Cliff, that’s all I’ll do. And then, I’ll do The Transplants, and then Rancid. I’ve gotta break it up, like that. I can’t do it all at once. I’ve gotta organize it. But, the good news is that I love it. I love playing music.”
Rancid released their last album Let the Dominoes Fall in 2009 on Hellcat Records, while the Transplants last released Haunted Cities in 2005.