He only featured on the album. Wasn't a band member.
I guess he just meant because of the samples they've become more well known.
Man, of course I know research is important. It's just that this is hardly breaking amazing new grounds, it's most like a science kit for big nerds to fuck around with creatures for fun. At least that's what it seems like to me. Sorry if you don't see that but that's just how I feel.