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Alien Ant Farm

Alien Ant Farm is an alternative rock/metal band which formed in 1995 in Riverside, California, United States. The bandconsists of DrydenMitchell (vocals, guitar), Terry Corso (guitar), Tye Zamora (bass) and Mike Cosgrove (drums). They arebest known for their 2001 cover ofMichael Jackson’s 'Smooth Criminal' and the follow up hits 'Movies' and 'These Days'.

In 1999 the band released their debut album, entitled Greatest Hits. It went on to win Best Independent Album in theL.A. MusicAwards.

In 2000, after forging a friendship with the alternative rock band ...read more

Alien Ant Farm is an alternative rock/metal band which formed in 1995 in Riverside, California, United States. The bandconsists of DrydenMitchell (vocals, guitar), Terry Corso (guitar), Tye Zamora (bass) and Mike Cosgrove (drums). They arebest known for their 2001 cover ofMichael Jackson’s 'Smooth Criminal' and the follow up hits 'Movies' and 'These Days'.

In 1999 the band released their debut album, entitled Greatest Hits. It went on to win Best Independent Album in theL.A. MusicAwards.

In 2000, after forging a friendship with the alternative rock band Papa Roach, Alien Ant Farm signed with Dreamworks SKG fortheir firststudio album, ANThology.

In 2001, their cover of the Michael Jackson song, 'Smooth Criminal', was a #1 single in Australia and New Zealand, a #3 singlein the UnitedKingdom, and #1 on the United States Modern Rock charts. The music video features numerous homages toMichael Jackson and his videos.The song was featured on the soundtrack of the first season of WWE Tough Enough and inthe movie American Pie 2. Their following single'Movies' was a Top 5 hit in the UK and a Top 20 hit in New Zealand. The bandbegan touring in promotion of these two singles and theiralbum, which later went platinum.

In spring of 2002, the band contributed 'Bug Bytes' to the first Spider-Man soundtrack.

In May 2002, the band was involved in a bus accident while touring in Spain. The driver, 26-year-old Christopher Holland, waskilled, and leadsinger Dryden Mitchell suffered a fractured C2 vertebra.

Alien Ant Farm soon returned to the studio to work on their next album, TruANT, which was released in 2003 andproduced by StoneTemple Pilots’ Robert and Dean DeLeo. The video for 'These Days', the first single from the album, wasfilmed on top of a nearby buildingduring the Red Carpet at the 2003 BET Awards. 'Glow' was a mainstream radio success,achieving long lasting Top 20 success in New Zealand.Two months after this album was released, however, their record labelclosed its doors.

In October 2003, guitarist Terry Corso split with the band citing "irreconcilable differences". Soon after, he joined Powerman5000 for a time.Joe Hill was named the new guitarist in 2005 (formerly in Spiderworks).

In 2004, the band recorded the song 'Dark In Here' for the Punisher video game. Unfortunately, the band was forced to waitfor Geffen toallow them to record another album (after Universal Music bought DreamWorks and assigned the band to itsGeffen Records label).

In 2005, the band recorded with producer Jim Wirt (who recorded their independent, debut release Greatest Hits) andplanned torelease the album during that summer. However, Geffen shelved the album and subsequently denied the band therights to release itthemselves. The band hit the road and made bootleg copies of the album material available to all of theirfans. This unofficial release wasdubbed 3rd Draft by fans.

In late 2005, Geffen finally agreed to let the band release the album on another Universal label, Universal Music Enterprises(its cataloguedivision). On May 4, 2006, information began showing up on music store websites and release calendars aboutan upcoming release from theband. The band also released information about a DVD that same day. On May 30, 2006 the newalbum, Up In The Attic, was releaseddigitally on iTunes. The first single was 'Forgive And Forget', the one added trackto 3rd Draft.

In April 2006, bassist Tye Zamora left the band and decided to go to college. He was replaced by Alex Barreto (formerly ofhardcore bandsChain of Strength, Hardstance, and Inside Out). On June 29, 2006, the band performed on G4’s Attack of theShow, and on July 18, 2006,Up In The Attic was released worldwide, along with Busted: The Definitive DVD.Included on the DVD were music videos for'Forgive And Forget', “Around The Block”, and 'She’s Only Evil'. Notably, the threevideos feature only Dryden Mitchell and Mike Cosgrove.

Since the July 2006 release of Up In The Attic, very little has happened. Their website remained unupdated fromNovember 2006 untilApril 2007, the update promoting the Alien Ant Fans website, created by a long time Polish fan, Bartek.

The band released 'Around The Block', the second single from Up in the Attic, on iTunes Store in 2007.

On February 11, 2008, the band posted a statement on their website saying all the original members of the band are backtogether. It wasalso revealed that the band had "unofficially broken up" in 2007 due to the fact that 2006’s Up In TheAttic was their least successfulalbum. Four shows have been announced on their website for April and May. « hide

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Always and Forever
2015

2.8
57 Votes
Up in the Attic
2006

3.2
110 Votes
TruANT
2003

3.4
215 Votes
ANThology
2001

3.4
521 Votes
Greatest Hits
1999

3.2
21 Votes
Live Albums
Live in Germany
2009

Busted
2006

4.6
5 Votes

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