Alt-metal rockers Alien Ant Farm emerged from SoCal in 1996, when the founding members quit their day jobs in search of a change to break them from corporate norms. They found that music was the easiest outlet to let out their frustrations, quickly bonding and releasing their debut Greatest Hits in 1999. ANThology followed in 2001, reaching the number 11 spot on the Billboard 200 and selling over one million copies, earning a platinum certification from the RIAA. In the years since their successful debut, the band has released three additional albums including Truant (2003), Up in the Attic (2006), and Always and Forever (2015). Alien Ant Farm is best known for their infamous cover of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal,” which topped the Billboard alternative charts in 2001 and is still regularly played on the radio today.