On TV: Bo Bice, Transplants, Ben Moody

Rock acts on television this week include ‘American Idol’ season four runner-up Bo Bice, who performs on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Monday and ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Wednesday; the Transplants, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Tuesday; former Evanescence guitarist Ben Moody, who visits ‘Daily Download’ on Tuesday; and Sugar Ray, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show’ on Friday.

On TV: Matchbox Twenty, Sum 41, The Transplants

Rock acts lined up on talk television this week include Matchbox Twenty, who perform on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday. Jimmy Kimmel Live will feature Sum 41 on Monday, the Transplants on Wednesday, and Disturbed on Thursday.

Travis Explores His Darker Side With The Transplants

Travis Barker, on the phone while taking a break from recording the new Blink 182 record, tells Lina Lecaro of LA Weekly he was sold from the get-go with the Transplants. “They gave me total freedom to do whatever beats I wanted, and that was really cool,” he says. “Not that I don’t have that with Blink or Boxcar Racer, but it doesn’t call for it. With the Transplants I get to explore my angrier side.” Laweekly.com has since removed the article.

Travis Says Transplants Songs Are Over The Top

MTV News chatted with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker on his new side project the Transplants, who are set to drop their debut LP on October 22nd and tour in support of it beginning the same day in Riverside, California. “Transplants songs are over the top,” Barker said. “We talk about stuff I can’t even mention. Some of it is as hard as you can possibly get. It’s so punk it’s stupid. It’s really influenced by old English Dogs and G.B.H., that kind of stuff. Then some of it is really hardcore drum and bass. It’s weird.” Read more, including the full tour schedule, here.