Watch Brandon Boyd Perform Incubus Songs With “American Idol” Contestants

During last night’s (April 5) All-Star Duets episode of “American Idol,” Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd performed live with contestants Casey Bishop and Chayce Beckham. You can see footage of him performing “Drive” with Beckham and “Wish You Were Here” with Bishop below:

Incubus Frontman Brandon Boyd To Appear On “American Idol” For All-Star Duets Week

Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd is among the musicians who will be taking part in All-Star Duets Week on “American Idol.” Those episodes will air tonight (April 4) and tomorrow (April 5) with Boyd set to perform with contestants Casey Bishop and Chayce Beckham.

Foo Fighters, Deftones, Primus, Etc. Set For 2021 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2021 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. The event will take place at Great Stage Park in Manchester, TN on September 2-5 and it will feature: Foo Fighters, Deftones, Primus, Incubus, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, and more.

Brandon Boyd (Incubus) Digitally Releases “Stem To The Rose” From His Sons Of The Sea Project

Brandon Boyd (Incubus) has officially released “Stem To The Rose” from his Sons Of The Sea project in digital outlets. He said the following about that:

“It took me a few years but my Sons of the Sea track ‘Stem to the Rose’ is finally up on all streaming platforms. My heart and imagination will likely be forever captivated by @incubusofficial but in our occasional interims I wander off into solo territory and put out records. Sons of the Sea is my side hustle with longtime collaborator Brendan O’Brien; he and I wrote this song together a few years back for a documentary entitled ‘Becoming Bulletproof’. It’s a beautiful film you can stream tonight if you’d like to. I hope you enjoy this song and hopefully it’ll make you smile amongst these collective growing pains we all seem to be experiencing. #wherewouldibewithoutyou”

The Word Alive Release Cover Of Incubus’ “Pardon Me”

The Word Alive have released a cover of Incubus‘ “Pardon Me.” The band commented:

“Thank you Incubus for being one of the reasons we all wanted to start a band all those years ago, we hope this does you justice.”

Brandon Boyd (Incubus) To Release 10th Anniversary Vinyl Pressing Of “The Wild Trapeze”

Brandon Boyd (Incubus) will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of “The Wild Trapeze“ with a new vinyl pressing. The effort is expected to be released on December 1 and it will be limited to 500 copies. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Brandon Boyd (Incubus) Working On Covers For New Solo Release

During a recent interview with NME, Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd revealed that he is working on a new solo release. The effort will mostly feature cover songs.

Boyd said the following when asked about a new solo album:

“That’s probably gonna happen sooner rather than later because I’ve spent the whole of lockdown mostly recording cover songs, which is something I’ve never really done before.”

He also added:

“The covers – and this was unintentional – are almost all written by women. I think maybe it’s a voice thing. I think my voice is more in that range than it is when trying to emulate most male singers. There are so many songs that I would love to cover but they are so complete on their own.

Like there’s certain Leonard Cohen songs that I’ve always wanted to cover, there’s certain Jeff Buckley songs I’ve always wanted to cover, but those songs do not need reinterpretation. If someone does it’s usually kind of insulting. You’re like, ‘Why did you do this?’

I’ve been looking for songs to reinterpret that almost feel unrealised. They’re beautiful but there’s something about them that the artist themselves weren’t fully aware of so I’m trying to see it through a different pair of eyes.”

He continued:

“It’ll be mostly covers. I’ve been writing music for 30 years and I’ve never put out an album or EP that was just interpreting other people’s songs. It’s been all original work.”

“It’s almost done. It’s not going to be as involved as an Incubus record obviously because it’s me, by myself, mostly just playing an acoustic guitar with some accompanying keys and my voice.”

On another note, Boyd also had the following to say when asked if fans can expect Incubus to make a new album in the near future:

“Oh yeah, we’re definitely gonna make more records. It’s just the coronavirus situation has kept us from being in a room together. Our band room is sitting there disinfected and just pregnant with potential, but we haven’t been able to get in there yet. So as soon as we can get in there, we are going to be very excitedly writing because there’s a whole universe of things to write about.”

Incubus Cancel U.S. And European/UK Dates

Incubus have cancelled their May/June dates in the U.S., UK, and Europe due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band were hoping to reschedule, but they were unable to do so.

Incubus commented:

“To our friends in the US, UK and Europe, we regret to announce that our May and June dates are officially being cancelled. As much as we were holding out hope that we could get these dates rescheduled and see you guys in the near future, this is unfortunately the best course of action at this time.

Refunds will be available at the point of purchase from your authorized retailer and we apologize for any disappointment this brings. We look forward to bringing our show to you as soon as it’s safe to do so and in the meantime, make sure to take care of yourself and others. Much love ❤️ INCUBUS“

This news comes after the band’s summer tour with 311 and Badflower was recently cancelled.

Incubus’ Brandon Boyd Covers “Goodbye Moonmen” From “Rick And Morty” & Beach House‘s “Myth“

Incubus’ Brandon Boyd has shared a couple of new covers including his takes on Jemaine Clement‘s “Goodbye Moonmen” from “Rick And Morty” and Beach House‘s “Myth.“ You can check those out below:

[via The PRP]