Faith No More singer Mike Patton will perform at the Hollywood Bowl as part of the Serge Gainsbourg Tribute – part of the KCRW World Festival – on Sunday night.
The tribute concert – led by Jean Claude Vannier and also featuring Beck, Ed Droste (Grizzly Bear), Victoria Legrand (Beach House), Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl (The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger), China Forbes (Pink Martini), Mike Patton (Faith No More), Nika Roza Danilova (Zola Jesus) – marks the 20th anniversary of the death of the French singer and composer.
The Los Angeles Times today reported: “Former Faith No More/Mr. Bungle vocalist Mike Patton remembers encountering Gainsbourg’s music one night on the radio and “was immediately awe-struck by the elegance, variety and detail of Serge’s ‘pop’ forms. It made me think that I had a lot to learn.” ”