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Alien Ant Farm

Riverside, California, United States (1995 – 2007, 2008 – present)

Alien Ant Farm is an alternative rock/metal band which formed in 1995 in Riverside, California, United States. The band consists of Dryden Mitchell (vocals, guitar), Terry Corso (guitar), Tye Zamora (bass) and Mike Cosgrove (drums). They are best known for their 2001 cover of Michael 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 the L.A. Music Awards.

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.

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 United Kingdom, and #1 on the United States 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.

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

Alien Ant Farm is an American rock band that formed in the southern California city of Riverside in 1995.
The band's name comes from a daydream by lead guitarist Terry Corso, imagining that our whole world is simply a science project for some aliens.
The band is good friends with Papa Roach. They are signed to Papa Roach's label, New Noize. The two bands even share A&R men.
On May 22, 2002, their tour bus crashed while they were in Spain. The driver was killed, and the band suffered various injuries, the most serious of which was a broken vertebra by Mitchell. They had to cancel the rest of the tour.
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.
Their song Wish was in the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 video game.

 

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