History - Part 7 of 10
Simply For The Love Of Music - The History of Incubus
During the 2003 Lollapalooza tour, Incubus debuted two new songs, "Megalomaniac" and "Pistola", causing quite a stir in the online community. On September 4th, Incubus (as well as Tommy Lee, Rob Zombie, Fieldy, Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker, Jerry Cantrell, Iann Robinson, and Jacoby Shaddix) were featured on the new DVD released by MTV's Popular Show "MTV Cribs".
In October the band released the live album of Lollapalooza, with with proceeds going to their Make Yourself Foundation. The album contained a new unreleased song, titled; "Pistola." After its release the band set out to play the 17th annual Bridge School Benefit on October 25th and 26th at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA. Neil Young has organized the annual concert, which aides the Bridge School in its outreach to children with severe speech and physical impairments. Incubus performed the acoustic show along with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Willie Nelson, Pearl Jam, Counting Crows, Wilco, Dashboard Confessional, and others. The band debuted the song; "Talk Shows on Mute" during this acoustic event.
By December the new album, produced by Brendan O'Brien (Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine, Papa Roach, Train), was complete, and scheduled for release. The new album will be an enhanced CD with behind the scenes video, and was to be titled; "A Crow Left of The Murder." Mike and Brandon discussed the new songs; Mike describes them as "Like the old shit, but older. It's very different. It's very energetic and fast, and a lot of it is more technical, I guess maybe in the vein of more of our older songs...they don't sound like our older songs, but they are more, uh, Exploratory." On December 15th, the first single from the upcoming album was released; "Megalomaniac," and began receiving radio play, with a video to soon follow.
On February 3rd, 2004, Incubus' fifth album dropped, titled:"A Crow Left of The Murder."