Incubus To Take A Break

Incubus will take a break while they pursue a variety of academic and personal endeavors.

Incubus To Take A Break
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Having just completed a year-and-a-half-long tour to promote their 2006 album "Light Grenades," the members of California rock band Incubus will take a break while they pursue a variety of academic and personal endeavors. On August 23, guitarist Mike Einziger will unveil an orchestral piece in concert at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles. The concert will serve as a precursor to his enrollment in Harvard's music school to study composition next year. But he's not the only one returning to higher education, as frontman Brandon Boyd also plans to enroll in a university art program. "And, our drummer (Jose Pasillas) is having a baby, so there's a lot of normal life stuff going on right now - school, babies, mortgages," Boyd told Billboard.com. The band does have one more gig on its schedule: the VH1 Rock Honors salute to the Who on July 12 in Los Angeles alongside Pearl Jam, the Foo Fighters, Flaming Lips and Tenacious D. But afterward, Boyd expects Incubus will probably lay low for an extended period of time. "I'm of the mind to say it wouldn't be a bad thing to disappear for a year or two years," he says. "a lot of people would say culture moves too fast and you need to remind people, but i would argue there's not any rush. maybe they'll be a sex scandal or an arrest or something to keep us in the news." Thanks for the info to Reuters.

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    Karmekarten
    Wow. So many people here are saying retarded things so if you are confused... This is the truth: Yes it sucks they're taking a break but they are people so they can do whatever they want and they deserve a break, Saying that their music is slow or boring means you haven't many of their songs and/or you have a terrible taste of music and haven't learned to appreciate good, original, talent filled rock. Also just to clear things up, most of their old albums were awesome, S.C.I.E.N.C.E. was super awesome, A crow left of the murder was Super Awesome Also (Arguably better than scince but it got bad reviews who knows why... so after a short break they made a more... Pop album to please the crowd), Light Grenades was a.. catchy, slower album and wasn't as good as the older ones but it was still good. Overall Incubus Rocks and I can't wait for their new material.
    verona_bassist
    i respect the decision...i just hope they dont end up like No Doubt, who took a break...and..well, its been a long break
    GuitarSymphony
    Good for them. They are heros in my eyes for getting a higher education and appreciating the lives they have by living it the way they want to. Much respect.
    slaptasticdave
    I suspect Ben won't be returning, just a suspicion, but i think his solo project will take off and he'll rather do that, i hope im wrong tho
    nateman_30
    lol this is always how it starts, "creative break", then the "hiatus", then the split and forming of other bands not half as good, then a bunch of pissed off fans
    nateman_30
    rivers cuomo went to havard after taking a break with weezer, and their albums have generally gotten worse, haha, damn harvard
    pinky_demon
    Ahhhhh! It seems like every time I get into a new band they go on a freaking break! I hate my life :[
    AthenasGhost
    nateman_30 wrote: lol this is always how it starts, "creative break", then the "hiatus", then the split and forming of other bands not half as good, then a bunch of pissed off fans
    Probably will happen, lol. But even so, they left us with quite a few good albums to listen to and they are a very fan friendly band, who're down to earth. Whatever happens I think there will be a lot of people pissed off but even more that understand that shit happens. I'm fine with not having another album because I've become to attached to all their previous albums.
    AthenasGhost
    They admitted somewhere that the metal thing just died out, but I guess that's when happens when you get old. However, although their albums still slowed down they were all good in their own way, musically, the creativity and chemistry on every album was at its peak. I do think it died a little with light grenades but it was still a really good album, just not what the typical Incubus fan was expecting. But it was still an album that appealed to a variety of people and attracted thousands of new fans.
    tuwyci
    first album was so fresh at the time but they definately died with nu metal.
    DirkLance
    RUSTDOGG666 wrote: what the **** guys? you all call bands like fall out boy shit so i'm just jumping in on another shitty band and you all get defensive? i've heard their music and its boring. i wouldn't have even been at the concert i saw them at but i did see some bands there that i did like such as papa roach. which has songs that are upbeat and catchy. incubus is just slow and boring. sorry but i have to say this is a band i hate. i'm sure you all have bands that you hate. this just happens to be a band that i hate. and if you don't like it then **** off.
    Papa Roach sure does have lots of catchy songs. But most of them sound the same. Anyway, my point is, I'm not going to say you need to like Incubus, but you just overgeneralized, which makes you look uninformed and very tool-like. "Incubus is just slow and boring." Nice adjectives pal. Some of their songs are faster than Papa Roach, so if that is a perfectly "fast" speed, then why is Incubus "slow"? Anna Molly is upbeat, and just try keeping up with the song Light Grenades. And those are from the new "horrible/slow" album. Nobody is trashing you because you don't like Incubus. It's because you're close minded and nothing you've been saying points to anything otherwise.
    mcyrus10
    were they not already on a break, they haven't had a concert in awhile
    death_rider
    rage6945 wrote: elcapitan1800 wrote: NOOOOO!!!!! Dammit, why does one of the only bands still making original music have to "take a break"??? I mean, dont get me wrong, I know they lives outside the band and whatnot, but what about my needs? Thanks for ruining my day UG... BAHAHAHA original music? incubus stopped making original music after they're second or third album. dont get me wrong, make yourself was pretty good, and morning view was worth a listen, but the last two albums they put out were god awful. listen to fungus among us and the science, THATS incubus
    Fungous Amongous isnt that great imo. Science is ****ing awesome, major energy. Morning view and Make Yourself though are completely awesome in every aspect, i agree with you though, last 2 albums kinda suck alot.
    All0utR0ck
    SOTY13 wrote: They just had a masssive break before Light Grenades
    What are you talking about? ACLOTM came out in 04 and LG came out in 06? That's a massive break? That's normal buddy
    RGshred88
    flea878 : AthenasGhost wrote: And be honest, you've probably listened to what... Half an album? Let me guess, you're a metal head with a narrow mind? +1 +100000
    RUSTDOGG666
    look at the other two articles i actually like tom morello and a7x so i'm not just hating everything here.
    DirkLance
    Yes, I'm still in the band. (lol.) No, it's Ben Kenney. And it's DIRK...not RIRK.
    RUSTDOGG666
    what the **** guys? you all call bands like fall out boy shit so i'm just jumping in on another shitty band and you all get defensive? i've heard their music and its boring. i wouldn't have even been at the concert i saw them at but i did see some bands there that i did like such as papa roach. which has songs that are upbeat and catchy. incubus is just slow and boring. sorry but i have to say this is a band i hate. i'm sure you all have bands that you hate. this just happens to be a band that i hate. and if you don't like it then **** off.
    jakstar
    havent liked much since the old bassist left. rirk lance i think. he had some great slap lines...or is he still in the band?
    Anjohl
    I didn't evne know they were still active, so that sounds like a good idea. The last song I remember likin gby them was "Drive", and before that a Certain Shade of Green.
    RUSTDOGG666
    DirkLance wrote: RUSTDOGG666 wrote: what the **** guys? you all call bands like fall out boy shit so i'm just jumping in on another shitty band and you all get defensive? i've heard their music and its boring. i wouldn't have even been at the concert i saw them at but i did see some bands there that i did like such as papa roach. which has songs that are upbeat and catchy. incubus is just slow and boring. sorry but i have to say this is a band i hate. i'm sure you all have bands that you hate. this just happens to be a band that i hate. and if you don't like it then **** off. Papa Roach sure does have lots of catchy songs. But most of them sound the same. Anyway, my point is, I'm not going to say you need to like Incubus, but you just overgeneralized, which makes you look uninformed and very tool-like. "Incubus is just slow and boring." Nice adjectives pal. Some of their songs are faster than Papa Roach, so if that is a perfectly "fast" speed, then why is Incubus "slow"? Anna Molly is upbeat, and just try keeping up with the song Light Grenades. And those are from the new "horrible/slow" album. Nobody is trashing you because you don't like Incubus. It's because you're close minded and nothing you've been saying points to anything otherwise.
    well then explain why everytime theres something about fall out boy on here everyones gotta post "oh i hate that band" are they all just close minded based off what you just said about me or do they really hate the band? it aint about being close minded cause i usually listen to many kinds of rock and metal but i'm sorry i just can't get into this band. i just get really bored when i listen to this band. sorry they don't appeal to me. and they never will.
    Andy2k64
    Abbinc wrote: Am I the only one who thinks light grenades is their best album? I mean, I love their older stuff, but to me light grenades and the rest of their newer stuff is by far the best. And trust me, they'll be back
    id kinda agree with u...it rocked. i love the other albums 2!
    Abbinc
    Am I the only one who thinks light grenades is their best album? I mean, I love their older stuff, but to me light grenades and the rest of their newer stuff is by far the best. And trust me, they'll be back
    reesy257
    nandezfranchise wrote: I'm pissed that i never got to see them live. Been one of my favorite bands for many years. Mike is one of the best guitarist in my generation. I however didn't enjoy light grenades. I can see why they would want to have a break, and come with something newer and better down the road. So when they return i have big expectations. Hopefully i will get to see them live, even though i know they won't play the songs i want to hear by them.
    they took a long break before light grenades and they say that lg was theyre best in their opinion. but im sure they will come out with something good
    nandezfranchise
    RUSTDOGG666 : yes i've heard lots of incubus songs on the radio back then when i first heard of their existence i thought one or two of their songs was okay but then after that it went downhill and i couldnt get into them. it started with their stellar song. after that it was like no i can't listen to this anymore. f*ck this band. theres more of an honest criticizing opinion rather than just saying this band sucks. maybe you can appreciate that.
    Your entitled to your opinion.
    incubus sucks. when they came to my town I stayed for every band and left before they started.
    This is just ignorant. And the reason you got jumped on.
    siksadlitlwrld
    OK this is it...dont slam incubus or other bands. They will be back...they arent a slow band just because they write some slow songs. Anna Molly Sick Sad Little World Certain Shade of Green? If you dont know these songs dont make uneducated statements. They truely are one of very few good rock bands in the biz anymore and thats the ballz of it. They cant keep making the same records over and over so u can bet the next one will different and also great.
    BrandNewFan24
    ninjaface wrote: Yay!!!!! Thank god. They're probably trying to figure out a way to fire the dude who does the dj scratching shit. That is so played out and frankly ruins the music. What do you do when your friend is in the band, but you just don't want him to contribute anymore??? They seriously need to get rid of that guy.
    Kilmore is one of the main contributors to the band as far as uniqueness goes which obviously sets these guys apart...know what your talking about before you go bashing his style. The rest of the band members obviously along with tons of fans like Kilmore so you not liking him is not a huge deal. Good for Mike he truly amazes me with his guitar composing abilities and also for brandon and the rest of the band see you guys in 2009!
    nostalgia842697
    i guess the haters listen to boy bands and not "bands"... i like the band a lot and i've been listening to their music since junior high, now that i have a job i still listen to their music, i guess that theyre music changed when ben kenney took the position as their bassist and contributed ideas to songs. I also like the solo project of ben kenney especially the song "eulogy" incubus rocks
    BrandNewFan24
    tuwyci wrote: first album was so fresh at the time but they definately died with nu metal.
    haha make yourself and morning view both went platinum how is that dieing ...you guys are clueless
    BrandNewFan24
    jakstar wrote: havent liked much since the old bassist left. rirk lance i think. he had some great slap lines...or is he still in the band?
    honestly man How can you know if you like them or not if you dont even know who their bass player is ...yes Alex left after Morning View ...
    BrandNewFan24
    rage6945 wrote: elcapitan1800 wrote: NOOOOO!!!!! Dammit, why does one of the only bands still making original music have to "take a break"??? I mean, dont get me wrong, I know they lives outside the band and whatnot, but what about my needs? Thanks for ruining my day UG... BAHAHAHA original music? incubus stopped making original music after they're second or third album. dont get me wrong, make yourself was pretty good, and morning view was worth a listen, but the last two albums they put out were god awful. listen to fungus among us and the science, THATS incubus
    I agree I did not like ACLOTM but Light Grenades was very good and much better than Fungus are you kidding me but I guess thats the beauty of music you pick and choose what you like.
    RUSTDOGG666
    yes i've heard lots of incubus songs on the radio back then when i first heard of their existence i thought one or two of their songs was okay but then after that it went downhill and i couldnt get into them. it started with their stellar song. after that it was like no i can't listen to this anymore. f*ck this band. theres more of an honest criticizing opinion rather than just saying this band sucks. maybe you can appreciate that.
    RUSTDOGG666
    bush_slayer_07 said: well you dont listen to alot of incubus obviously so rusty your opnion is uneducated, further more why do u even post on a bands news post that you dont like? and if your excuse is other people do it why shouldnt i? then you are a tool like dirklance said. well bush i usually comment on all of the articles on here so when the bashing stops for most of the other bands that are posted on here then maybe I'll stop with mine but honestly everyone is entitled to their own opinion and mine is this band needs to quit. sorry if i'm sounding harsh but i dont care anymore. i hope they're done for good.
    bush_slayer_07
    wicked_hobbit wrote: Oh man...this already happened to me some time ago when Yellowcard went on "indefinite hiatus".Good thing those great great albums by great great bands in September can make it up for me. Btw, Mike's plan is very exciting!
    RUSTDOGG666 wrote: DirkLance wrote: RUSTDOGG666 wrote: what the **** guys? you all call bands like fall out boy shit so i'm just jumping in on another shitty band and you all get defensive? i've heard their music and its boring. i wouldn't have even been at the concert i saw them at but i did see some bands there that i did like such as papa roach. which has songs that are upbeat and catchy. incubus is just slow and boring. sorry but i have to say this is a band i hate. i'm sure you all have bands that you hate. this just happens to be a band that i hate. and if you don't like it then **** off. Papa Roach sure does have lots of catchy songs. But most of them sound the same. Anyway, my point is, I'm not going to say you need to like Incubus, but you just overgeneralized, which makes you look uninformed and very tool-like. "Incubus is just slow and boring." Nice adjectives pal. Some of their songs are faster than Papa Roach, so if that is a perfectly "fast" speed, then why is Incubus "slow"? Anna Molly is upbeat, and just try keeping up with the song Light Grenades. And those are from the new "horrible/slow" album. Nobody is trashing you because you don't like Incubus. It's because you're close minded and nothing you've been saying points to anything otherwise. well then explain why everytime theres something about fall out boy on here everyones gotta post "oh i hate that band" are they all just close minded based off what you just said about me or do they really hate the band? it aint about being close minded cause i usually listen to many kinds of rock and metal but i'm sorry i just can't get into this band. i just get really bored when i listen to this band. sorry they don't appeal to me. and they never will.
    well you dont listen to alot of incubus obviously so rusty your opnion is uneducated, further more why do u even post on a bands news post that you dont like? and if your excuse is other people do it why shouldnt i? then you are a tool like dirklance said. anyway off that topic good for incubus its good to take a break from your "Job" and pursue other endeavors whenever possible it makes the music you come back to make even better and you enjoy it more as well as appreciate it more
    nicq2005
    This shows no matter what band is listed in an article people will automatically flame them. No matter how talented they are. I know that bands can sell millions of albums through nieve people that listen to only singles on the radio. But I only recall a couple songs by Incubus that have made it on normal airplay rotation. Which somewhat proves that they sold albums that were created through talent.
    redhotsexmagic wrote: my two favorite bands are on indefinite hiatus now..chili peppers and incubus...what the EFFF???!!!!
    That really sucks that the peppers are on a hiatus. My bands still around though which is nice knowing after news like this. Only a few more months till Euros!
    redhotsexmagic
    my two favorite bands are on indefinite hiatus now..chili peppers and incubus...what the EFFF???!!!!
    bassboy 999
    NNNNNOOOOO! ARGHA WHY OH GOD WHY!? *cries* *reaches for suicide pistol* ... Well, they really do deserve a break. I just hope it doesn't become a permanent break. :heart: Incubus :heart:
    rogerneeb
    They deserve a break. Thanks for the great music Incubus, enjoy your time off...
    Sloane
    I think it's good for em. Get some time to relax and write more killer grooves in their spare time.
    One Inch Man
    enjoy your break. i think it's ok. the main thing is, that the next album is good again! they also took a break years ago but i can't remember between which records!
    joshman
    They've been pretty busy recently. I think they are due for taking a break. It's common sense.
    flea878
    AthenasGhost wrote: And be honest, you've probably listened to what... Half an album? Let me guess, you're a metal head with a narrow mind?
    +1