Rancid And Blink 182 Form New Group
Travis Barker, drummer for Blink 182, and Tim Armstrong, singer and guitarist for Rancid, have teamed up to form a new band called the Transplants. An album is set to be released on October 22 on Hellcat Records, Armstrong’s own label. The music is said to be a mix of punk with reggae, hip-hop and dancehall beats.
The album has been recorded in Armstrong’s basement and includes guests such as Lars Frederiksen and Matt Freeman of Rancid, Brody Armstrong of the Distillers, AFI’s Davey Havok, the Slackers’ Vic Ruggiero and Son Doobie of Funkdoobiest.