Since forming in 1991 while merely scruffy high school students, Incubus has gone from a commonplace funk-metal outfit to one of the more ambitious rock acts to achieve radio dominance. With multiplatinum albums to its credit that feature perennial singles such as "Nice to Know You," "Wish You Were Here" and "Drive," the Los Angeles five-piece incorporates heavy guitar riffs and turntable club sounds when putting a new spin on a weathered style.

"The worst show that we've ever played was probably in a snowboard park on a piece of plywood. That was probably the worst show we've ever played, and we've played a few really bad ones. ... (That was) in 1993. ... We were playing in a snowboard park and nobody cared that we were there. We were playing on a piece of plywood with no PA. Our singer Brandon (Boyd) had to sing out of a bass amp. It was funny. We were told there was going to be a stage and a PA and we were going to get paid and all this stuff. We didn't get paid, but we got free burritos and we thought that was cool."

— Mike Einziger, Incubus


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