Alex Katunich

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Alex Katunich
Birth nameGeorge Alex Katunich[1]
Also known asDirk Lance
Born (1976-08-18) August 18, 1976 (age 44)
OriginUnited States
GenresAlternative rock, funk metal, alternative metal, nu metal
Years active1991–present
LabelsImmortal Records, Epic Records
Associated actsWillie's Nerve Clinic, Incubus, East of June

George Alex Katunich (born August 18, 1976) is an American musician. He is best known as the former bassist of Incubus.

Since high school, Katunich has used stage name of Dirk Lance, which was apparently taken from the credits of a pornographic film from the 1970s. A founding member of Incubus, he departed the band in 2003.[2]



Katunich was a member of Incubus from 1991 to 2003, playing bass guitar on the albums Fungus Amongus, Enjoy Incubus, S.C.I.E.N.C.E., Make Yourself, and Morning View.

After Incubus[edit]

Katunich later entered the video game space with Stickman Entertainment. He has worked on titles like WWE Smackdown.[3] In 2012, Katunich joined forces with his first bass teacher Stray Deuce and Germany native Alexa Brinkschulte to form Willie's Nerve Clinic.[4] In September 2013, Katunich and former bandmate Jose Pasillas II, along with former Pharcyde MC Slimkid3 and Jurassic 5's DJ Nu-Mark, under the name 4 Player Co-Op, released the song "Picture Perfect Phantasy," inspired by the video game Rayman Legends.[5]

Katunich spent the 2010s with Willie's Nerve Clinic before joining with Kyle Mortensen to form his current band and latest collaboration East of June in 2019.[6][7][8]


  1. ^ Family Tree Legends
  2. ^ INCUBUS Part Ways With Bassist
  3. ^ Rampton, Mike. "A Deep Dive Into Incubus' Pardon Me Video". Kerrang!. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  4. ^ Lucchetta, Nicola. "Willie's Nerve Clinic il ritorno dell'ex Incubus Dirk Lance". Music Attitude. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Eden Artist Profile: Alex Katunich". Eden Amplification. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Former Incubus Bassist Dirk Lance Debuts New Band". Bass Magazine. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  7. ^ Magazine, Alternative Press (2019-10-11). "Dirk Lance (ex-Incubus) releases video from new band, East Of June". Alternative Press. Retrieved 2020-07-01.
  8. ^ "East of June". East of June. Retrieved 2020-07-01.

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