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Encyclopedia > Alien Ant Farm
Alien Ant Farm
Origin Flag of the United States Riverside, California, USA
Genre(s) Alternative metal
Alternative rock
Post-grunge
Years active 1996–present
Label(s) Universal
Website www.alienantfarm.com
Members
Dryden Mitchell
Mike Cosgrove
Joe Hill
Alex Barreto
Former members
Tye Zamora
Terry Corso

Alien Ant Farm are an alternative rock group that formed in the southern California city of Riverside in 1996. Their name comes from an idea former member Terry Corso had about aliens and the earth--"I was daydreaming at my dull desk job with my feet up, and I thought to myself, 'Wouldn't it be cool if the human species were placed on earth and cultivated by alien intelligence?' Maybe the aliens added us to an atmosphere that was suitable for us, and they've been watching us develop and colonize, kind of like what a kid does with an ant farm".[1] Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Location in the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Riverside Government  - Mayor Ron Loveridge Area  - City  78. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alternative metal is an form of music that gained popularity in the early 1990s alongside grunge. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... Post-grunge is a very diverse subgenre of alternative rock music that emerged in the mid-1990s immediately following the downfall of grunge music as an offshoot. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Universal Records is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group. ... Dryden Mitchell is the lead singer of Alien Ant Farm. ... Tye Zamora was the bassist for the alternative rock band, Alien Ant Farm. ... Terry Corso was the original guitarist of the rock band Alien Ant Farm and now plays for Powerman 5000. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... Nickname: Location in the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Riverside Government  - Mayor Ron Loveridge Area  - City  78. ...

Contents

History

In the late 1990s, the band released their underground debut album, entitled Greatest Hits. It went on to win Best Independent Album in the L.A. Music Awards. A debut album is the first released music album by an artist or a band. ... Alien Ant Farms first album, released independently in 1999 on their own record label. ...


In 2000, after forging a friendship with the Alternative Rock band Papa Roach, Alien Ant Farm signed with DreamWorks SKG for their first studio album, ANThology. Alternative music redirects here. ... Papa Roach is a four-piece nu metal band from Vacaville, California. ... The DreamWorks Boy on the Moon Logo DreamWorks SKG (Spielberg, Katzenberg, Geffen) is a Big Ten studio in the United States of America which develops, produces, and distributes films, music, and television programming. ... An anthology, literally a garland or collection of flowers, is a collection of literary works, originally of poems. ...


In 2001, their cover of the Michael Jackson song, "Smooth Criminal", was a #1 single in Australia and New Zealand, a #3 single in the UK, and #1 on the US Modern Rock charts. The music video features numerous homages to Michael Jackson and his videos. The song was featured on the soundtrack of the first season of WWE Tough Enough and in the 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 band began touring in promotion of these two singles and their album, which later went platinum. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Audio sample Smooth Criminal is a song on Michael Jacksons Bad album (1987). ... American Pie 2 is the 2001 sequel to the comedy film American Pie. ... ANThology is the first major label album by Alien Ant Farm. ...


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, was killed, and lead singer Dryden Mitchell suffered a fractured C2 vertebra. Dryden Mitchell is the lead singer of Alien Ant Farm. ... In anatomy, the second cervical vertebra (C2) of the spine is named the axis (from Latin axis, axle) or epistropheus. ...


Alien Ant Farm soon returned to the studio to work on their next album, truANT, which was released in 2003 and produced by Stone Temple Pilots' Robert and Dean DeLeo. The video for "These Days", the first single from the album, was filmed on top of a nearby building during 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 label closed its doors. truANT is the second CD Alien Ant Farm released on August 8, 2003. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stone Temple Pilots (abbreviated STP) was a popular Grammy Award-winning American rock band in the 1990s and early 2000s, consisting of Scott Weiland (vocals), brothers Robert (bass guitar, vocals) and Dean DeLeo (guitar), and Eric Kretz (drums, percussion). ... Robert Emile DeLeo (born February 2, 1966 in Montclair, New Jersey) is an American bass player and musician who has played for Stone Temple Pilots, Talk Show, and currently for the band Army of Anyone . ... Dean DeLeo (born August 23, 1961 in New Jersey) is an American guitarist, best known for his work with the 90s grunge band Stone Temple Pilots. ... The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, shooting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year. ...


In October 2003, guitarist Terry Corso split with the band citing "irreconcilable differences". Soon after, he joined Powerman 5000 for a time. Joe Hill was named the new guitarist in 2005 (formerly in Spiderworks). Terry Corso was the original guitarist of the rock band Alien Ant Farm and now plays for Powerman 5000. ... Powerman 5000 are a Boston-based rock band formed in 1991. ... Spiderworks is a heavy experimental rock band from Riverside, California that has existed off and on since 1988. ...


In 2004, the band recorded the song "Dark in Here" for the Punisher video game. Unfortunately, the band was forced to wait for Geffen to allow them to record another album (after Universal Music bought DreamWorks and assigned the band to its Geffen Records label). The Punisher is a fictional vigilante in the Marvel Comics Universe. ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ...


In 2005, the band recorded with producer Jim Wirt (who recorded their independent, debut release) and planned to release the album during that summer. However, for some reason, Geffen decided not to put the album out and also denied the band the rights to release it themselves. The band hit the road and made bootleg copies of the album material available to all of their fans. This unofficial release was dubbed 3rd Draft by fans.


Recent history

In late 2005, Geffen finally agreed to let the band release the album on another Universal label, Universal Music Enterprises (its catalogue division). On May 4, 2006, information began showing up on music store websites and release calendars about an upcoming release from the band. The band also released information about a DVD that same day. On May 30, 2006 the new album, Up in the Attic, was released digitally on iTunes. The first single was "Forgive and Forget", the one added track to 3rd Draft.


In April 2006, bassist Tye Zamora left the band and decided to go to college. He was replaced by Alex Barreto (formerly of hardcore bands Chain of Strength, Hardstance, and Inside Out). On June 29, 2006, the band performed on G4's Attack of the Show, and on July 18 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 three videos feature only Dryden Mitchell and Mike Cosgrove. Chain of Strength was a late 80s/early 90s hardcore punk band from southern California. ... Hardstance was a hardcore punk band. ... Inside Out was a metalcore band from Orange County, California, most notable for being the first band fronted by Zack de la Rocha, later of Rage Against the Machine. ... G4 is an American cable and satellite television channel originally geared toward male viewers aged 12–34, devoted to the world of video games and the video game lifestyle. ... Sarah Lane is hott! Attack of the Show! (previously named The Screen Savers) is a live gaming and entertainment television program shown on G4 in the United States, G4techTV in Canada, and the HOW TO Channel in Australia. ...


Since the July release of Up in the Attic, considered a flop compared to previous successes of the band, very little has happened. Their website remained unupdated from November 2006 until April 2007, the update promoting the Alien Ant Fans website.


The band released the second single from Up in the Attic in 2007. Up in the Attic is Alien Ant Farms third album. ...


Videos

A.A.F. is known for its quirky videos, such as the Michael Jackson tributes in "Smooth Criminal", the film homages (Willy Wonka, Edward Scissorhands, The Karate Kid) in the primary version of "Movies", and the personified appliances in "Glow". They also crashed the BET awards for their music video of "These Days".


Band members

Current members

  • Dryden Mitchell - lead vocals, backing vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar (1996-present)
  • Joe Hill - lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals (2005-present)
  • Alex Barreto - bass, backing vocals (2006-present)
  • Mike Cosgrove - drums, percussion (1996-present)

Dryden Mitchell is the lead singer of Alien Ant Farm. ...

Former members

Tye Zamora was the bassist for the alternative rock band, Alien Ant Farm. ... Kalimba can refer to: Kalimba is a folk musical instrument of Caribbean Islands. ... Terry Corso was the original guitarist of the rock band Alien Ant Farm and now plays for Powerman 5000. ... Example of a bottleneck, with fingerpicks and resonator guitar. ...

Discography

Albums

Release Date Title U.S. Billboard Peak U.S. Certification
1999 Greatest Hits
March 6, 2001 ANThology #11 Platinum
August 9, 2003 truANT #42
Never released 3rd Draft
July 18, 2006 Up in the Attic #114

Alien Ant Farms first album, released independently in 1999 on their own record label. ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... An anthology, literally a garland or collection of flowers, is a collection of literary works, originally of poems. ... is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... truANT is the second CD Alien Ant Farm released on August 8, 2003. ... 3rd Draft is the name given by fans to Alien Ant Farms third album. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Up in the Attic is Alien Ant Farms third album. ...

Singles

Year Title Chart positions Album
US Hot 100 US Modern Rock US Mainstream Rock UK Singles Chart
2001 "Smooth Criminal" #23 #1 (4 weeks) #18 #3 ANThology
2002 "Movies"
#38 #18 #5 ANThology
2002 "Attitude"
ANThology
2003 "These Days"
#29 #38
truANT
2003 "Glow"
truANT
2006 "Forgive And Forget" #103
Up In The Attic
2007 "Around the Block"
Up In The Attic

“Hot 100” redirects here. ... The Modern Rock Tracks chart is a music chart that has appeared in Billboard magazine since the early 1980s. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... Audio sample Smooth Criminal is a song on Michael Jacksons Bad album (1987). ... ANThology is the first major label album by Alien Ant Farm. ... Forgive and Forget is the 2006 single from Alien Ant Farms 4th album, Up In The Attic. ...

External links

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References

  1. ^ http://youtube.com/alienantfarmvideos YouTube account owned by Alien Ant Farm

  Results from FactBites:
 
Alien Ant Farm Bio | Biography | Smooth Criminal | Dryden Mitchell | Terry Corso (381 words)
Terry Corso, one day while working a boring office job, daydreamed about humans being cultivated by aliens on earth - the same way ants are grown on an ant farm.
Alien Ant Farm began getting buzz around their live shows, which Tye describes as "very intense and chaotic." A few radio programmers heard the buzz and decided to add the band to their radio shows.
Alien Ant Farm contributed the song Bug Bytes to the Spider-Man soundtrack.
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