A Look At “If Not Now, When” from Incubus
Here's your chance to check out the new album from Incubus "If Not Now, When?" A great look into the making of the album and what it took fully complete it. Use the player below and listen to the entire show!
Incubus is an eclectic rock band, that consists of five men from Calabasas, California: Brandon Boyd (vocals and percussion), Mike Einziger (guitar), Ben Kenney (bass), Jose Pasillas (drums) and DJ Kilmore (turntables). Former members of the band include DJ Lyfe and Alex Katunich (a.k.a. Dirk Lance).
After touring with Black Sabbath, Incubus began recording Make Yourself, which was released on October 26, 1999. The album was a much more mainstream rock album than the experimental S.C.I.E.N.C.E.. Immediately they went out on tour again, this time with Primus. 'Pardon Me' was released as a single and -- as MTV began playing the video -- the band began to gain a mainstream following. The single reached #3 in the Billboard Music Charts.
'Stellar' was the second single released from Make Yourself, and the video was played on MTV and TRL. It reached #2 in the Billboard Charts. The next single, 'Drive,' did one better, reaching #1 and giving the band a new, mainstream following.
After playing the Ozzfest tour again, a six song EP, When Incubus Attacks Volume 1, was released. In the first week of its release (August 22nd, 2000), When Incubus Attacks Volume 1 sold almost 40,000 copies, and reached number 41 on the US Billboard Album Charts. Later the DVD, When Incubus Attacks Volume 2 was also released, featuring live footage, music videos and various backstage footage.
During the year 2000, Incubus toured with Queen Adreena, 311, Deftones and Taproot and played Ozzfest again. Fungus Amongus was re-released on November 7th, 2000, as a response to demand for the independently released album.
2001 was a busy year for the band, when Incubus went on the road with Hundred Reasons in the summer and played the Area One Festival before their Make Yourself went Double Platinum, selling two million copies. The band also played in Australia and Japan, before touring with Hoobastank in the United States. The 'Drive' video was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award in the category Best Group Video, but the award went to *NSYNC.