Alien Ant Farm was formed in Riverside, CA (near Los Angeles) in 1996 as an alternative rock group.
== Selected history =
In the late 1990s, the band released their underground debut album, Greatest Hits. The album went on to win Best Independent Album in the L.A. Music Awards.
In 2000, after forging a friendship with rock band Papa Roach, Alien Ant Farm signed with SKG? for their first studio album ANThology.
The band began touring in 2001. In this year, their cover of the Michael Jackson song, "Smooth Criminal", was a #1 single in Australia and New Zealand and a #3 single in the UK. Their following single "Movies" was a Top 5 hit in the UK and a Top 20 hit in New Zealand.
In May 2002, the band was involved in a bus accident while touring in Spain. The driver was killed, and lead singer Dryden Mitchell suffered a fractured C2 vertebrae, the same injury that crippled actor Christopher Reeve. Alien Ant Farm soon returned to the studio to work on their next album called truANT, which was released in 2003 produced by Stone Temple Pil...
|music genre||Alternative rock|
|current members|| Dryden Mitchell, vocals |
Joe Hill, guitars
Alex Barreto, bass
Mike Cosgrove, drums
|past members|| Terry Corso, guitars |
Tye Zamora, bass