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1403, 2010

Faith No More comic book

March 14th, 2010|News|5 Comments

As we discovered last week, Faith No More were the subject of a comic book by Rock N’ Roll Comics in 1991. Thanks to Ti Mort there also seems to be another comic book  and we can now reveal this historical cultural artifact in all its glory.
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1103, 2010

Links for a day…(vol. 51)

March 11th, 2010|Links for a day|17 Comments

  • Mondo Cane will be released in the UK on 31 May, according to Rock-a-Rolla. (Via Patton Archivo)
  • Massive Attack’s new album is getting lots of press Down Under with Robert Del Naja (3D) seemingly doing a the interview junket trail. He reveals in The Age that some Mike Patton material may make an appearance in May. Sample quote: “Excitingly for fans, a new EP of material is ready and will drop in May. ”We did some stuff with Mike Patton [Faith No More],” 3D says. ”Also Guy Garvey and more great stuff with Damon.” Meanwhile, The Herald Sun reports that “there are also three songs recorded with Faith No More singer Mike Patton” with Del Naja stating: “We’re looking for an opportunity to finish those. Musically, they’re quite mad. We didn’t have the time to take the music to the right place, I’d like to re-look at all that.”
  • Meanwhile, Mike Patton will be back in New York in 2011. Broadway World reveals that he will feature in a John Zorn and Friends concert on 30 March 2011: “Avant-garde innovators Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, Mike Patton, Marc Ribot, Dave Douglas and Uri Caine perform with experimental music master John Zorn in a series of mind-bending sonic compositions and no-holds-barred improvisations.” Playbill has the ticket details:NYCO season subscriptions are currently on sale. Single tickets will begin sale Sept. 7. Visit NYCOpera, or phone (212) 496-0600.
  • Following matthius23’s suggestion in the comments of the Scott Ian piece, there was actually an Anthrax/Faith No More comic book, published in 1991. Its available on Amazon.
1003, 2010

Faith No More announce Brooklyn, New York date

March 10th, 2010|Tour dates|41 Comments

After all the angst over the European tour, it seems that Faith No More do after all have plans for more US shows. Both Bill Gould and Roddy Bottum have tweeted that they will play the Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn on 5 July.
Roddy’s tweet:
RODDYBOTTUM FNM play NY!!!! Williamsburg Waterfront, Brooklyn, July 5! special presale March 16/10amET, we’ll tweet a special password that morning.

Bill has clarified that the pre-sale will be on 16 March at 10am ET.

The New York Times is already blogging the story and they have general ticket sales details: “Tickets for the concert, which is being held as a benefit for the Open Space Alliance, will go on sale at noon on March 19 at ticketmaster.com and the Nokia Theatre Times Square box office.”

903, 2010

On stage with Faith No More as filmed by Anthrax’s Scott Ian

March 9th, 2010|Video vault|7 Comments

Via Patton Archivo, a unique perspective of Faith No More performing From Out of Nowhere at the Soundwave festival in Melbourne, apparently filmed by none other than Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian.

903, 2010

Links for a day…(vol. 50)

March 9th, 2010|Links for a day|7 Comments

  • UPDATE: Chantel has just directed me via Twitter to her very fine photo collection from the 22 February Sydney show on Flickr.
    Here’s Billy:
  • Faith No More’s one-off cover of Siouxsie And The Banshees Switch at Melbourne’s Festival Hall now in glorious video. (via Patton Archivo)
  • Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane album cover has been released:
  • Lots of gossip from Stubbadub after their meeting with the band in Sydney.
  • And a good quality clip of A Small Victory from Sydney:
    and another version:
  • (Please play this in Switzerland)
  • We’ve added ticket details for Gurten and Dour below.
803, 2010

Faith No More to play Gurtenfestival in Switzerland

March 8th, 2010|Tour dates|18 Comments

The Gurtenfestival in Bern has just confirmed that Faith No More will headline their July festival. Faith No More will play on Friday 16 July, alongside The Gossip and Rodrigo y Gabriela. FNM 2.0 is very pleased about this as Bern is only 90 minutes down the motorway; still hoping they play Paleo the following week though.

Get your one-day ticket for just 80 Swiss francs here.

603, 2010

Faith No More for Dour Festival in Belgium

March 6th, 2010|Tour dates|3 Comments

The Dour Festival in Belgium has announced that Faith No More will headline the July festival. The rest of the line-up is mostly electro and dance. More details at Dour Festival.
FNM will play on Thursday 15 July.

Four-day tickets are now on sale and one-day sales start on 15 July. Full details here.
The fact that Faith No More ca headline this electro-orientated festival and also Sonisphere – featuring Megadeth, Rammstein and Slayer – really shows the mass cross-genre appeal of the band.

403, 2010

Faith No More confirmed for Bilbao BBK Live

March 4th, 2010|News, Tour dates|12 Comments

As we speculated earlier, Faith No More will play the Bilbao BBK Live festival in Spain on Saturday 10 July.

The festival organisers confirmed FNM as headliners this evening, with the Manic Street Preachers and Jet as support. Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains play on the Friday with Rammstein, Slayer and Skunk Anansie on the Friday.
Ticket sales here.

403, 2010

What next for Faith No More?

March 4th, 2010|News|70 Comments

Just when it appeared that Mike Patton’s solo date in Amsterdam would signal the end of the FNM reunion, the band have announced their opening two European festival dates of the summer and promised more to follow.

Indeed, should they follow the often hectic schedule of their 2009 European tour, it seems likely that Faith No More will squeeze in another date on the same weekend as their Optimus Alive and Sonisphere engagements in Portugal in Spain. The Bilbao BBK Live festival, which also features Rammstein from Sonisphere and Pearl Jam from Optimus, looks a good bet. Also on the same weekend are the mammoth and related Oxegen and T in the Park festivals in Ireland as well as the Ruisrock festival in Finland, which FNM headlined last year, and Serbia’s iconic Exit festival. Oxegen has gone somewhat hip-hop this year and the bill looks loaded but more names will be revealed on 8 March. T in the Park has already announced its headliners and is sold out so looks a remote possibility.

With as many as ten major festivals taking place across Europe on some weekends, further summer speculation would be laborious and ill-informed. However, some news to keep an eye out for next week is the announcement of the final headliner for the United Kingdom Sonisphere date. No word of an exact date yet but this week’s announcement came on Tuesday. Iron Maiden and Rammstein are already conformed for the Knebworth two-dayer on Friday 30 July and Saturday 1 August.

A confirmation for that and suddenly a whole summer of FNM again looms appealingly for European fans. What though for the US and north America in general? Three Warfield dates and the Coachella festival have been confirmed so far and there’s not even a sniff of a rumour of anything else as of yet. Some fans have taken the new European dates as a sign that there won’t be any more US shows but there is still plenty of time to fit in more dates before a European jaunt and it must be remembered that the lucrative European festival circuit was more than likely the trigger for the whole reunion in the first place so it is hardly surprising that it is being milked again.

As for a new record, again speculation is all I can offer but it does appear that the band have not even got so far as discussing the prospect in detail as of yet. Whatever the future holds, just over one year after the announcement that Faith No More would reform, the Second Coming adventure continues to enthrall.

Let us know your thoughts below.

303, 2010

Faith No More to play Optimus Alive in Portugal

March 3rd, 2010|Tour dates|17 Comments

And there’s more! The Optimus Alive festival has just confirmed that Faith No More will play at the event in Portugal on 8 July. More details here.
Day tickets on sale here. FNM will be joined on the Thursday bill by Alice in Chains, Phoenix and Kasabian while Pearl Jam highlight the Saturday date. The festival takes place in Oeiras in the greater Lisbon area.

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