Skinhead Rob

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Rob Aston
Skinhead Rob (right) Lars Frederiksen (left) performing in 2005.
Background information
Birth nameRobert Aston
Also known asSkinhead Rob
Born (1978-10-29) October 29, 1978 (age 40)
Fresno, California, U.S.
Associated acts

Robert Aston (born October 29, 1978), better known by his stage name Skinhead Rob, is an American rapper best known as a founding member of the rap rock group the Transplants.[1] He is also the lead vocalist in a D-beat punk band named Death March and a former member of hip-hop group Expensive Taste.


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 participated in the music video. Aston also credited as additional background vocalist for Death by Stereo's third album Into the Valley of Death and Travis Barker & Yelawolf's collaborative EP Psycho White. In 2006 Aston has made extra performance in stop motion-animated, musical independent film directed by John Roecker "Live Freaky! Die Freaky!".


Studio albums[edit]

With Transplants

With Death March

  • A Different War (2014)[3]


With Expensive Taste
  • DJ Skee Presents: Expensive Taste (2007)

Guest appearances[edit]


  1. ^ "The Accidental Career of the Transplants' Rob Aston – Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV". Retrieved 2010-12-21.
  2. ^ "Get ready for new TRAN$PLANT$ music". Twitter. January 1, 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-13.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Death March - A Different War". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-01-05.