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"Incubus" is a five-man alternative rock band based out of Calabasas, CA. Members include 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 (turntables) and Alex Katunich (also known as Dirk Lance) (bass).

The story behind the name is that apparently the band needed to think of a name shortly before their first show, and after a few failed choices, Mike looked in a dictionary and chose "Incubus" because it had the word "sex" in the definition.


On June 4 1990, the band was formed while they (Jose Pasillas and Mike Einziger) were attending 8th grade at A.E. Wright Middle School. Current drummer Jose Pasillas met Mike Einziger, who spent most of his time playing guitar in his bedroom. Later, while attending Calabasas High School, the pair became friends with bassist Alex Katunich, who had recently been kicked out of jazz band because he couldn't read music and he threw gum in all the jazz flutists' hair. In 1990, the three decided to form a music group for fun and at first, mainly played Metallica and Megadeth covers (though Jose was not too i...

years active 1990 - present
origin Calabasas, California
music genre Alternative Rock
current members Brandon Boyd
Mike Einziger
Jose Pasillas
Chris Kilmore
past members Alex Katunich
Gavin Koppell
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source: Wikipedia