Brandon Boyd Reveals Why He Doesn’t Like Incubus Name, What He’d Prefer


Brandon Boyd recently discussed the Incubus band name in an interview with Nikki Sixx. Alternative Nation transcribed the conversation.

Sixx said, “We were just talking about band names a few minutes ago, how hard that is, and I was saying how Incubus is a good one.”

Boyd responded, “I disagreed with you.”

“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.”

Sixx added, “The maggot has the eye, you don’t have the eye. You’re just this kind of Dune character.”

Sixx then threw out song title ideas: You’re The Best Thing That Ever Happened To My Enemy, You Need To Listen To Yourself, 10 Minutes of Hell.