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807, 2009

Links for a day (vol. 19)

July 8th, 2009|Links for a day|0 Comments

  • It seems Mike Patton might team up with Alan Moore after all. Noisecreep feature an interview with Justin Broadrick about the project. Sample quote: “I think Mr. (Mike) Patton is going to get involved, actually. But it’s still in work.”
  • A new book from Phil Freeman, Sound Levels, features an in-depth profile of Mike P. Full story here and buy the book here.
  • Playlist Society have a competition to win passes to Rock en Seine outside Paris in August, featuring Faith No More.
  • Finally, some Faith No More in Athens tickets here. Ticket sites are www.ticketquest.gr and www.i-ticket.gr although I could not actually find tickets on the sites as its all Greek to me.
  • St.Petersburg concert posters no available at Secret Serpents Store.
707, 2009

Faith No More to play Soundwave in Australia?

July 7th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

One of the upshots of the the postponed/never-scheduled Mike Patton and Mondo Cane dates in Paris imbroglio is that it seems very, very likely that Faith No More will be playing the Soundwave Festival in Australia in February.
Not surprisingly, stubbadub has the skinny. Scroll down that page and check Gezarie’s comments.

FNM”s most recent Australia dates were in October and November 1997.

707, 2009

Faith No More at Hovefestivalen: The Last Word

July 7th, 2009|The Last Word|0 Comments

Set list:
Reunited
From Out of Nowhere
Land of Sunshine
Caffeine
Evidence
Surprise! You’re Dead!
Cuckoo for Caca
Easy
Ashes to Ashes
Midlife Crisis
Introduce Yourself
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Be Aggressive
Epic
Just a Man
Chariots Of Fire/Stripsearch
Fuck You/Chinese Arithmetic
This Guy’s in Love with You

Highlight: The first appearance of the Lily Allen “Fuck You” snippet replacing Poker Face as the intro to Chinese Arithmetic.

Video: Some great vids here and here.

Photos: A nice Flickr set and here.

Reviews:
VG Nett
Dagbladet
FVN

707, 2009

Links for the day (vol. 18)

July 7th, 2009|Links for a day|0 Comments

URGENT. Mike Patton and Mondo Cane are not playing Paris in February 2010. Ipecac Records have issued the following statement: “It has come to our attention that tickets are being sold for Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane in Paris on February 19 & 20. Unfortunately these dates are not correct. Mike did not agree to these dates. If you bought tickets, please get a refund. We are working on getting the correct dates.” Phew, I was just about to book tickets for this.

Pete Turner the bassist of the excellent Elbow has outed himself as a Faith No More fan. Quizzed on his musical tastes by his localpaper The Bury Times, he said: “I’ve been revisiting Faith No More a little bit with them playing recently.”

Interesting Puffy interview from The Guitar Center. Dateline is April 2009 but as Mike speaks only about Ozzy Osbourne and not the FNM reunion I assume it actually dates from earlier. Sample quote: “I like to keep in shape by moving 150- to 200-pound rocks.I’ll build a wall with rocks or dig out a couple of yards of soil, chop down trees, and stack wood. Ozzy thinks it’s hilarious. I live north of San Francisco, which is an outdoor paradise, but I’m not an exercise guy. I won’t go to the gym because I’ve been told that weight training develops the wrong kind of muscles for playing drums.”

Faith No More as style icons. Here’s a somewhat tongue-in-cheek look back at FNM fashion.

707, 2009

Faith No More Open'er video

July 7th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nice video from Open’er from the side of the stage.
Note Mike P’s apparent Mary Poppins tribute and Billy’s obvious homage to Angus Young with his shorts and suit jacket combo.

607, 2009

Roddy Bottum appears on Chuck Mosley album

July 6th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The press release for Chuck Mosley’s album Will Rap over Hard Rock for Food, which will be released on 11 August 2009, reveals that Roddy Bottum appears on the album. It states: “Featuring guest appearances from a cast of characters Chuck has affectionately deemed Vanduls Ugenst Allliderasy, John 5 (Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson), Roddy Bottum (Faith No More, Imperial Drag), and Michael Cartellone (Lynyrd Skynyrd) all contribute to the record. Korn frontman Jonathan Davis (courtesy of Warner Bros. Records), who attributes Mosley as a massive influence, also makes an appearance on the lead single “The Enabler”.

Full release here.

607, 2009

Faith No More backstage photo

July 6th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

There’s a great pic of Faith No More backstage in Milan on Flickr.
Check it out here

UPDATE: Had not realised until Nick’s comment that this is on the official fnm.com site. Looking forward to some new pics appearing there over the next few days and weeks.

607, 2009

Faith No More in Helsinki: The Last Word

July 6th, 2009|The Last Word|0 Comments

Set list:

  1. Reunited
  2. From Out of Nowhere
  3. Land of Sunshine
  4. Caffeine
  5. Evidence
  6. Surprise! You’re Dead!
  7. Last Cup of Sorrow
  8. Poker Face/Chinese Arithmetic
  9. Cuckoo for Caca
  10. Easy
  11. Ashes to Ashes
  12. King for a Day
  13. Midlife Crisis
  14. Introduce Yourself
  15. The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
  16. Be Aggressive
  17. Epic
  18. Just a Man
  19. Chariots Of Fire/Stripsearch
  20. Digging the Grave
  21. I Started a Joke
  22. We Care a Lot

Highlights: A rare appearance on the tour for Digging the Grave, Mike P introducing I Started a Joke as “a nice suicide ballad for you” and, of course, Mike’s attempted flip.

Video: Some here and some here.

Photos: Good galleries here and here and a great gallery here.

Reviews:
Metro
Helsingin Sanomat
YLE
Vartti

607, 2009

Faith No More at Ruisrock

July 6th, 2009|Tour dates|0 Comments

Not much news in yet from the final date on the first leg of the Second Coming tour, Ruisrock in Turku, Finland last night but here’s a video of the show.

PS Cheers everyone for the many comments over the course of the weekend. You set lists, personal reviews and videos are invaluable. Much appreciated.

607, 2009

Faith No More at Open'er Poland

July 6th, 2009|Tour dates|14 Comments

Faith No More played a storming set at the Open’er Festival in Poland on Saturday with Roddy Bottum declaring on Twitter: “Polish Land fucking killed! Top show of the tour! Incredible time, thank you Poland. One show left of this leg…”

The reviews concurred. Poland’s largest web portal Onet.pl had a glowing review. Sample quote: “Those who came to Gdynia specifically for the performance by Faith No More cannot have felt disappointed. Everything was as expected: Mike Patton and his friends played with such energy and joy.”

Gazeta.pl has a less positive review, seemingly focusing on Mike Patton’s vocals putting him on a higher plane than his band and concluding that while it was good to hear the old songs again even if the audience may have been bored by them.

Mike Patton was declared king of the festival and Faith No More set the standard for the rest of the young bands at the festival to aspire to according to rp.pl. Patton is desciribed as “alternately charming and diabolical” and “his beautiful voice and charisma” exposes the emptiness of the early careers of young musicians such as The Arctic Monkeys and The Gossip, who also played at the festival.

Metro has a short report on the FNM show, alluding to the fact that some 60,000 people crowded to the main stage to see the band in action, while also suggesting that some of the group’s energy may have come from Zubrowka vodka.

Dziennek reported that FNM was the biggest event of the festival and said that Mike Patton is like wine, getting better with age.

Regional portal trojmiasto.pl have a glowing review headlined “Faith No More versus the rest of the world.” Sample quote: “The star of the evening and as it turned out the whole festival so far was the band Faith No More, who gave a spectacular performance.”

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