Brandon Boyd Doesn't Like Incubus' Band Name

Ever sit down and wonder if bands really love their names after being around so long? It's definitely not always the case! A prime example? Incubus!

In a new interview with Nikki Sixx, their frontman Brandon Boyd revealed he's not a big fan of the band's name! Sixx said he's always thought their name was a good choice to which Boyd disagreed:

“It’s one of those things where a place I land with it, is eh, it’s just a name, just let the music speak kind of thing. But some people really like it, and then some people are really unnerved by it. Some people, including myself, think that it doesn’t really fit the kind of music we make, but that’s okay, it’s just a name. Let me share some better band names I have.”

“Freckled Warlock, Rogue Scholar, Vagazzle, Sparkly Music, I have so many. Most of them are jokes, like things I read. My 4-year old nephew, I was wrestling with him, and he said, ‘You’re a maggot eye!’ I was like, ‘Dude, that’s a really good heavy metal band name! Maggot Eye!’ I’d go see that band.”

Hah! Makes you happy they settled on Incubus, right? 

Cole Selleck

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