Incubus Guitarist Clears Up Pearl Jam Speculation
... (Radio.com) Contrary to stories last week Incubus
guitarist Michael Einziger did not contribute to Pearl Jam's latest studio recording. On March 13, Einziger tweeted a photo of himself with girlfriend, Ann Marie Simpson, and Eddie Vedder. He wrote, " In the studio with my girl and Eddie Vedder, recording strings for Pearl Jam's new album :)" According to a tweet posted Friday by Einziger, it was in fact Simpson, an accomplished violinist, who was the one performing in studio with Pearl Jam. Einziger was merely in studio visiting. And, frankly, who wouldn't hang out with Pearl Jam if given the opportunity? He tweeted, " Hello information superhighway. I am NOT contributing to @pearljam new album. My girl played on a song and I stopped by the studio to watch." more on this story Radio.com is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright Radio.com/CBS Local - Excerpted here with permission. Incubus
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Incubus Guitarist Recording With Pearl Jam
... (Radio.com) Pearl Jam has been in the studio recording its first album of new material since 2009, and the band may have an intriguing collaboration stemming from the sessions to show for it. Tuesday night (March 19), Mike Einziger, lead guitarist of alt-rockers Incubus
, tweeted to his followers a picture of him accompanying Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder in a recording studio. According to the tweet, Einziger and Vedder were recording strings for the new Pearl Jam record. This wouldn't be the first Einziger's traded his six-string for the string section. In 2009, he released End.>vacuum, a full orchestral composition, following surgery for Carpal Tunnel syndrome that left him unable to play his guitar during recovery. He also recorded and orchestrated strings for 30 Seconds to Mars' This is War. More including the photo. Radio.com is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright Radio.com/CBS Local - Excerpted here with permission. Incubus
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Incubus Guitarist Mike Einziger To Guest On New Pearl Jam Album
guitarist Mike Einziger was in the studio last night with Pearl Jam. According to this tweet, he was laying down some strings for Pearl Jam's new album. Incubus
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Brandon Boyd (vocals)
Mike Einziger (guitar)
Chris Kilmore (DJ)
Alex Katunich (Dirk Lance) (bass) 1991-2003
Jose Pasillas (drums)
Ben Kenney (bass) 2003-
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They're named after an evil spirit who has sex with women while they sleep. The name does not fit their personality, as they are known as nice guys. When Incubus formed they did not know the name means "A demon that rapes a sleeping woman." One of them was reading a magazine and thought the word sounded interesting. (thanks, Jessica - Tulsa, OK)
The band formed while they were still in high school. They played in bars and released 4 albums before they hit it big 10 years later with their album Morning View.
They played a show in New York City the week of September 11, 2001. They were the only major band who did not cancel their show the week of the attacks.
All the members except Kilmore met in elementary school in Calabasas, California. All except Kilmore graduated from Calabasas High School in 1994. Kilmore grew up near Philadelphia.
They first broke through to the mainstream playing at Ozzfest, which got them labeled a metal band (there is a rumor that Incubus got the Ozzfest second stage slot because they were Jack Osbourne's favorite band). They have since broken that stereotype with lighter songs.
Even though he's a rock star, Boyd claims he still gets nervous trying to pick up girls. We think he may just say that to pick up more girls.
When they were kids, Einziger's mom had a Music Mobile and took unique instruments to different schools. This exposed Einziger to things like mandolins, banjos, and dulcimers. It helped to foster his interest in music.
Kenney played in The Roots before joining Incubus. (thanks, Emanuel - Chicago, IL)
In 2003, Boyd released a book of poetry and art titled White Fluffy Clouds. (thanks, Amanda - tampa, FL)
Brandon Boyd and Mike Einziger's brother play in a band called Audiovent. (thanks, diana - pharr, TX)
The songs from Fungus Amongus were recorded when Incubus were all around 18 years old.
Brandon Boyd and Jose Pasillas went to elementary school together. In middle school, they met Mike Einziger. In high school they became friends with former bassist Alex Katunich (Dirk Lance), who was playing in a Jazz band.
Every member of the band surfs.
Incubus would keep a dream catcher in their bathroom on the tour bus for all of the hippies that go in their bathroom.
"Smokin' the Herb again," off of When Incubus Attacks Volume 1, isn't actually by Incubus - the song was put on their CD by mistake. The song was another band recording in the studio and Incubus decided to keep it on their CD.
Only two members of Incubus don't have tattoos: Einziger and Kilmore.
Einziger and Kilmore said on the show Cribs that if they were not in a band they would be "Interior decorators for the stars." On the show, when the band goes into the small "Being Jon Malkovich" room, there is a giant bong in the corner.
Before each show, they do "The Claw" handshake. They all "claw" into each others hands and say, "Have a good show boys."
Incubus saw a therapist before recording their breakthrough album Make Yourself. The result was a more functional group.
Boyd and Einziger are vegetarians. (thanks, Tim - Pittsburgh, PA, for above 10)
When Mike Einziger was 17, he auditioned to be the guitarist in Alanis Morissette's Band. (thanks, Bob - Tokyo, Japan)
Brandon and Mike's younger brothers are in the band Audiovent which had a hit song, "The Energy in 2002. (thanks, shawn - cleveland, OH)
Incubus uses a funny face known as "Chuck" as their icon. He has many legends, but the only thing that is true for sure is that his real name is Charles Mulholland.
These are some of the legends:
- Lead-singer Brandon Boyd's dad, "Chuck Boyd."
- 60's advertisement model for Kool cigarettes.
- Advertisement model for Salem cigarettes.
- '70s actor.
- '70s porn star.
- '70s UFO cult member.
- A morphed object of all the band members faces.
- '70s girl's physical-education teacher.
- Guy who did voice-overs for '70s sex-education films.
- Plays a news reporter in the movie "Predator 2."
- Lives in Calabasas, California and in other countries.
- Sometimes is at Incubus concerts in California.
(thanks, Alonso - Lima, Peru)
Boyd's father is Chuck Boyd, who used to portray The Marlboro Man. (thanks, Jade - Evansville, IN)
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