Incubus Bassist Ben Kenney Talks New Album, Moving Back to the East Coast
this matters to them. And that matters to us. I mean, you do something every day like we do, and it's a job of course at a certain point, in that you lose some perspective. But the fans remind us and ground us and reminds us that we as a band are bigger together than we are as individuals. I mean, when someone tells you that their day is better because they listened to your music – are you kidding me? That's just the most powerful thing.
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You guys have a big tour with Linkin Park starting up – does touring still have the same appeal for you that it did years ago?
On a certain level it does. It's still very exciting, but you can get lost in it really easily and so you have to be careful. You hit points out there where you may not be ready and you have to focus on what you are doing and when the light goes on you have to be ready to deliver the best show you can. For me, I also love meeting people and being in different cities. Sure, you're away from home and missing things – that's the bad in it - someone back home is sick and you are in Portugal or something. But I do like to get out and after touring so much I have the benefit of having friends in many places so that when we roll I can get a local's perspective on the place. I get to experience places through the eyes of people I trust and that makes the road very tolerable.
Unlike the rest of the guys, who primarily are from California, you come from New Jersey. How different was your musical life from theirs? What did you grow up listening to and going to see live?
In Jersey, local bands were the center of my universe. Because of how accessible bands were at bars like the Stone Pony and the Brighton Bar, man, I could see both locals bands and even some national touring bands. Biohazard, <