Skinhead Rob

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Rob Aston
Birth name Robert Aston
Also known as Skinhead Rob
Born (1978-10-29) October 29, 1978 (age 36)
Fresno California, United States
Genres Rap/Punk rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, turntables
Associated acts BootParty Transplants

Rob Aston (born October 29, 1978), also known as Skinhead Rob, is an American rapper best known as a founding member of the rap/rock group the Transplants.[1]

Frederiksen and Skinhead Rob 2005

He is also the singer in a D-Beat punk band called Death March. Aston's career began as a roadie for bands BootParty, AFI and Rancid. He eventually started a solo career, releasing the song "Show Me". He became involved in the Transplants when Tim Armstrong asked for lyrics to the songs Aston had been writing. The two started jamming in Armstrong's basement. They eventually invited Travis Barker of Blink-182 to provide drum tracks, instead of using drum-loops as originally planned.

At the end of the 2005 Vans Warped Tour, Transplants took a hiatus and Rob and Travis joined Houston rapper Paul Wall, who chopped and screwed the Transplants' Haunted Cities album, to form a new group called Expensive Taste. He has been interviewed by Nardwuar the Human Serviette, along with Travis. As of January 2010, according to drummer Travis Barker, the Transplants are active again and currently planning a third album.[2]

Aston sang on the track "Red Hot Moon" about his sister, from Rancid's Indestructible album and Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards song "Switchblade". He was also featured on Bun B's 2005 album Trill, on the track "Late Night Creepin".

Songs featuring Aston[edit]