First up, apologies for the lack of updates for past few weeks. Have actually been flat out on another FNM project but normal service will be resumed on Monday.

The band are back at it too and Bill and Mike P gave some great insights into the touring process in an interview published today in The Wall Street Journal.

Here are some extracts:

“Playing live is very physical, and you want to keep those muscles active,” said the 52-year-old Gould. “Otherwise, in front of people, it’s challenging and takes the fun out of it. So I try to keep my strength going all the time.”

“The one thing that’s different now is I go through more peaks and valleys,” said Patton, 47 years old. “I’m older so it’s tougher. I’ll start out fine, then I’ll hit a valley. And then I’ll be great for a while, and then all of a sudden, hey, if you blink or stay out too late one night or don’t take care of yourself, then it can step up and bite you in the ass.”

“That doesn’t mean Faith No More won’t follow up “Sol Invictus” with a new album or even more tours down the line. Patton said it is possible because a lot of material didn’t make the most recent record, and Gould said he hopes Faith No More’s newfound productivity will continue. Before that, though, Gould said the band will “do what’s best for everybody” and decide what’s next in October, when they are set to play the Monster Energy Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, Calif.”