Incubus lead vocalist Brandon Boyd recently appeared on Revolver’s Fan First podcast and revealed that Rush frontman Geddy Lee wanted to collaborate with them after hearing their second album, ‘S.C.I.E.N.C.E.’
Formed in 1991, Incubus’ first two albums didn’t get much attention, but they started to gain commercial success with their third and fourth studio albums. Their success increased with their fifth studio album, ‘A Crow Left of the Murder’ released in 2004, and they were even nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance.
The lead vocalist Brandon Boyd contributed to all the albums, and he also released his debut solo album, ‘The Wild Trapeze,’ in 2010. In 2013, Body announced that he formed a new band named Sons of the Sea because Incubus’ future was ambiguous at the time. Besides his music career, Brandon also stands out with his other artistic skills like painting and writing. He is known for creating some unusual instruments and using them in his recording sessions.
Brandon Boyd reflected his talents on Incubus as well, as they experimented several times during their music career. Maybe that’s one of the reasons their music also influenced Geddy Lee. During his recent conversation, Boyd was asked about Incubus’ early fans.
He immediately recalled Geddy Lee and said that Lee called after hearing their second album and told them he wanted to work with Incubus. Unfortunately, the collaboration failed to happen, but Boyd reflected on his sadness and said that it would have been a fantastic experience for them.
Here is how Body responded to the question about the early fans of Incubus:
“We got a call from Geddy Lee from Rush, I think he heard ‘S.C.I.E.N.C.E.’ and he expressed interest in working with us. I’m not sure whatever happened with that, I don’t know why we didn’t because that would have been incredible.
Learning that Les Claypool from Primus enjoyed what we were doing and wanted to take us out on tour with them, those were two huge ones for us. And then being invited to be on the Ozzfest and open up for Black Sabbath, that was also a big one because you just never anticipate that you’ll get to open up for your favorite bands, let alone collaborate with them.
I was talking about this earlier but one of my favorite tours we’ve ever done was only a couple of years before Chris Cornell passed but we did an Australian run with Soundgarden and Faith No More, and it was a festival thing but we were kind of the three headliners. I feel like it was maybe 2015. There are a lot of weird circumstances around the festival that we won’t even talk about but…”
You can watch the entire conversation below.