Alien Ant Farm is an alternative rock band that began in Riverside, California during 1996. The band, whose name is based on a band member's daydream in which aliens seeded the Earth in order to watch humanity develop, is currently made up of Dryden Mitchell, Terry Corso, Tye Zamora and Mike Cosgrove. Their unique rock style often includes a variety of instruments such as the slide guitar, organ, piano, cello and violin. Their first full-length album, titled Greatest Hits, won the category of "Best Independent Album" in the L.A. Music Awards the same year it was released. Since this recognition, the Farm has gone on to achieve Platinum status in both the US and Canada for their second album, Anthology. The band's sales in the UK and Australia landed them Gold status. Their other albums include TruANT, Up In the Attic, and a compilation album.
Alien Ant Farm continues to tour the US playing such hits as "Movies," "These Days" and their 2001 cover of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal."