Monthly Archives: May 2014

3005, 2014

Links for a day…(vol. 159)

May 30th, 2014|Faith No More, Links for a day|2 Comments

  • The more enterprising media and websites have put 2 and 2 together following Faith No More’s teasing Twitter debut and are predicting a new album
  • Aussie site The Music was first up stating:
    “Less than a week after he was rightfully crowned as the world’s most technically impressive singer, Faith No More (and about a million other things) frontman Mike Patton seems to have hinted that there may be new material in the works for the iconic rock act…
    “The Twittersphere and comments on the band’s Facebook post pointing to the new Twitter profile have taken the admittedly vague tweet to mean that the band are planning to release a new album, despite Patton’s assertions as recently as last year that there were no plans for Faith No More to resume active creative duty.
    “The primary other suggestion as to what the band could have meant has been that of a forthcoming tour announcement, with most hopes and dreams centring around a worldwide tour of some sort – although that seems less likely given the context of the tweet and its reference to the reunion tour “being fun”, but the impression being whatever’s next isn’t going to be more of the same.”
  • One more here from another Australian site Faster Louder.
  • Faith No More return to the Open’er festival almost 5 years to the day after the last appearance at the festival.

    Here are some highlights of that show:
    Some intro chat, Chariots of  Fire and Stripsearch.
  • And Cuckoo for Caca
  • And here’s a report (complete with missing YouTube links) of that festival from us.
  • Finally, there are still not a lot of details on the 4 July Hyde Park show but we now expect Faith No More to take to the stage around 5pm.
3005, 2014

Faith No More add Poland date

May 30th, 2014|Faith No More, News|1 Comment

Faith No More have added a second date for their surprise summer European festival tour. The band will play Poland’s Open’er Festival on Saturday 5 July..
The festival takes place in  Gydnia and almost 5 years to the day since they played the same festival.
More info and ticket details here or the English-language blog

3005, 2014

Faith No More promise to get creative after joining Twitter and Instagram

May 30th, 2014|Faith No More, News|5 Comments

As the more eagle-eyed of you may have noticed, Faith No More have officially joined social media. New FNM Twitter and Instagram accounts run by the band are now up and running.
And the band are promising to get creative!

The first tweet read:

The first Instagram had the same Mike Patton photo:

2305, 2014

Links for a day…(vol. 158)

May 23rd, 2014|Faith No More|0 Comments

Brief round-up as its still quiet despite the Hyde Park show being just six weeks away.

  • Support Roddy in his AIDS/LifeCycle, the 7-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles which takes place 1-7 June. Roddy says: “I’m riding from SF to LA on a bike with a bunch of heroes to help raise money for AIDS. My goal this time round is to reach the MASSES. The more of my friends involved, the better…. for me it’s all about AWARENESS.”
    Please donate here.
  • This is just a little bit bizarre. Geoff Tate, the former Queensryche lead singer, now includes a vaudeville style history of rock in his solo shows. And he includes a short cover of Epic in the set. Its from about 7.35 below but its worth checking out the whole video for car-crash rubbernecking.
  • There are excellent Mike Patton prints for sale at
  • Polish TV recently broadcast the entirety of the John Zorn/Mike Patton Warsaw Summer Jazz Days 2013 performance. Catch it below:
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2205, 2014

Mike Patton – the greatest voice in rock

May 22nd, 2014|Faith No More|7 Comments

News today of a follow-up to yesterday’s survey on the greatest vocal ranges in music that firmly establishes none other than Mike Patton as the man with best pipes in the business. published a better than average piece of PR puffery on Tuesday that showed that Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses had the greatest vocal range of popular singers (i.e. the list was restricted to those singers who had made Rolling Stones’ 100 Greatest Singers and the nominees for this year’s Billboard Music Awards and included those whose range had been analyzed on The Range Place).

Vintage Vinyl News followed up with a subsequent survey of their own as they broadened out the group of singers to “a broad sampling of other vocalists on The Range Place’s site”.

The result saw Mike Patton move ahead of the artist formerly known as William Bailey to the top of the list with a reported range of 6 octaves.

Vntage Vinyl News add: “We found that Axl Rose is still a formidable force, but he is not the artist with the biggest vocal range. He drops to number 2 on our list behind Mike Patton of Faith No More who was the only singer we found with a range greater than six octaves”.

We mosied over to the Range Place to find out more and delicately dipped a toe into their bewildering if informative forum.

I staggered away mystified, bamboozled by blue notes and non-modals, but there were countless examples there that showed off the range. But nothing shows it off better than this compilation:

Here is the VVN list of the vocalists with the largest range, limited to those with 4 octaves or more.
01. Mike Patton – 6 octaves, 1/2 note (Eb1 to E7)
02. Axl Rose – 5 octaves, 2-1/2 notes (F1 to Bb6)
03. Mariah Carey – 5 octaves, 1 note (F2 to G7)
04. Roger Waters – 4 octaves, 6-1/2 notes (B1 to Bb6)
05. Nick Cave – 4 octaves, 5-1/2 notes (B1 to G#5)
06. Siouxsie Sue – 4 octaves, 5 notes (F2 to D7)
06. Tina Turner – 4 octaves, 5 notes (B2 to G6)
06. Roger Daltrey – 4 octaves, 5 notes (B1 to G5)
06. Lou Gramm – 4 octaves, 5 notes (B1 to G5)
06. Chris Isaak – 4 octaves, 5 notes (B1 to G5)
11. Prince – 4 octaves, 4 notes (E2 to B6)
11. Beyonce – 4 octaves, 4 notes (A2 to E6)
11. Damon Albarn – 4 octaves, 4 notes (B1 to F5)
11. Kate Bush – 4 octaves, 4 notes (B2 to F6)

1105, 2014

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