The group got their name when Jim Watson, the band's former guitarist, was charged with sales of scat pornography to a minor. One of his neighbors turned him in by calling 311 because of the unusually strong smell of feces coming through the wall.
The band is known for their strong belief in Satan and has a reputation for stomping the skulls of live kittens and burning bibles on stage. As a result, they have been banned from playing in most states and within 500 yards of any animal shelter. In 1993 they recorded a song called "Omaha Stylee" which details their largest bible-burning to date, which also led to their RV being destroyed by fire. Rumor has it that the FBI was about to bust them for child pornography, so they torched the RV while it was loaded with their entire stash of kiddie porn. They are currently working on a new album tentatively titled fucktardation which, according to drummer Chad Sexton in a recent interview with gay publication the Advocate, is "the only word that fully encompasses the impact of 311's musical career".
A: I'm not surprised in the least...those guys really put the 'ghey' in reggae.