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103, 2019

Small Victories tour in Los Angeles and San Francisco a great success

March 1st, 2019|Faith No More, News|2 Comments

Booksoup in Hollywood and Green Apple Books on the Park in San Francisco proved wonderful venues for the final two book events of the Small Victories promotion tour.

Last Tuesday’s event in LA attracted a large crowd of Faith No More diehards keen to hear from Small Victories author Adrian Harte and long-time Faith No More producer Matt Wallace. After some initial words from the guest speakers, including the author asserting that Faith No More were in many ways an anti-LA band, a lively Q and A session followed, enlivened by many personal recollections and anecdotes from Matt Wallace.

Author Adrian Harte was joined by two Faith No More members in Mike Bordin and Bill Gould for the San Francisco event and the wonderfully-located Green Apple Books on the Park.
The session was a little more informal, and after a brief author introduction and an even briefer introduction from the author of the two FNM members seated eitehr side of him, a long and wide-ranging audience Q and A session followed for over an hour.

AngelPasto is comments on the last post gave a very thorough rundown of what was discussed and here’s an updated summary of those point and more:

On Epic: they included it in most setlists because it felt right, they didn’t get bored playing it. Moved the song to earlier in the setlist to avoid the sense of people waiting for it. Both made the point that it a song they like a lot, and that they, of course, chose to select Epic as the single that ultimately provided their breakthrough.

On Angel dust: they don’t feel is necessarily their best album, just one album offering a portrait of a specific time of the band, like any of the other albums. Mike said he prefers King for a Day actually. And Bill came equipped with a large previously unopened box of Angel Dust cassettes that he distributed to the audience.

On Last Cup of Sorrow video: Bill explained that it is one of their favourite videos and gave an explanation on how the video was selected, also explained in great detail in the book.

On playing with Chuck versus with Mike Patton: music is played the same, no difference from an execution perspective

On Chile connection: Billy said many of the details in the book were new to him (e.g., the notes about Chilean author Alberto Fuguet). They also said they were in the end cool with Chileans spitting on them, Mike said he was happy to be at the back of the stage though.
Billy mentioned Chilean band Como Asesinar a Felipes as one of the good new bands. In fact, Billy had just come back from Chile, where he was mixing their latest album which includes a collaboration with Chino from Deftones.

The band also spoke in great detail of their Brazil tour experiences for Rock in Rio and the 1991 tour.

On being a San Francisco band: it’s unlikely that the band would be the same if it was based elsewhere, they both agreed. Bill also told the story of how FNM and Primus has both competed in a battle of the bands contest at The Stone but both lost to a third band, who won the prize of an Arista recording contract.

On rotation of guitar players: the core of their creative process does usually not include guitars. Guitar players at some point want to play solo parts, which they don’t seem to appreciate much…

On jamming currently: they hinted they were jamming occasionally until recently, but the site they used in Oakland was flooded about a month ago.
The rehearsal space/studio in Oakland was indeed flooded at the start of the year, and the actual room that the band was using and where Sol Invictus was recorded has been damaged beyond immediate repair. However, all instruments, equipment and great has been salvaged, and the band has now moved into another room in the same complex, previously used by the band Testament, and it is in the process of being set up now.

Thanks from me to Matt, Mike and Bill and all at Booksoup and Green Apple for making these events so unforgettable.

 

2901, 2019

Small Victories book events and signings in Los Angeles and San Francisco in February

January 29th, 2019|Faith No More, News|6 Comments

The Small Victories tour will finally reach the US this February. Adrian Harte, author of Small Victories: The True Story of Faith No More, will be speaking about the book and signing copies, alongside special guests, in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Los Angeles

Tuesday 19 February | Booksoup | 7pm
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

I’m delighted to say I’ll be joined by Faith No More’s long-time producer Matt Wallace for a Q and A discussion with audience questions, followed by a book signing at Booksoup. Booksoup is one of the largest independent bookstores in LA, and is located on Sunset Boulevard in west Hollywood.

More details here at Booksoup

 

San Francisco

23 February | Green Apple Books on the Park | 7pm
Green Apple Books on the Park
1231 9th Ave. (@ Lincoln Way)
San Francisco, CA 94122

The home of Faith No More will play host to a unique event. Adrian Harte will discuss his new book Small Victories: The True Story of Faith No More with Faith No More member Bill Gould and special guests.
The event takes place in the Bay Area’s most well-known independent bookstore, and specifically in the store’s Green Apple Books on the Park store on
9th Ave at Lincoln Way.
Wine and beer will be served and books signed.

More details here at Green Apple

Sign up for the event at Facebook

2901, 2019

Episode 3 of Podcast Croissant – the new Faith No More podcast – now live

January 29th, 2019|Faith No More|6 Comments

The third episode of Podcast Croissant, a podcast dedicated entirely to all things Faith No More, is now live. The new episode takes a detailed look at You Fat Bastards: Live at Brixton Academy, Faith No More’s only live album and video release. The episode also includes detailed discussion based on fan feedback, including comments from here – thanks for them guys and girls. For the next episode, it would be great to hear your opinions on Faith No More’s guitarists, and also on your favourite and FNM’s best ever concerts.
Podcast Croissant logo
The new episode, hosted by Mike Hayes and Adrian Harte (author of the Faith No More biography, Small Victories, and this website), is available below and on most podcast platforms. A big part of every show will be questions and queries from listeners, so please let us know what you would like to hear discussed in later episodes. If you have any general comments, please feel free to comment below.

Have your say

You can also find us and speak to us on social media: @podcroissant Facebook

How to listen:

You don’t need anything special to listen to Podcast Croissant or any podcast.

On PC/laptop

Simply listen at the Podcast Croissant site here or listen to the embedded player above.

Apple

Listen on Apple’s podcasts service here

Spotify

 
1001, 2019

Listen to episode 2 of Podcast Croissant, the Faith No More podcast

January 10th, 2019|Faith No More, News|6 Comments

The second episode of Podcast Croissant, a podcast dedicated entirely to all things Faith No More, is now live. The new episode digs deep into the band’s breakthrough album The Real Thing over the course of over 150 minutes.

Podcast Croissant logo

The new episode, hosted by Mike Hayes and Adrian Harte (author of the Faith No More biography, Small Victories, and this website), is available below and on most podcast platforms.

A big part of every show will be questions and queries from listeners, so please let us know what you would like to hear discussed in later episodes. If you have any general comments, please feel free to comment below.

We would also like to hear any specific insights or queries you might have on Faith No More’s one and only live DVD/video, You Fat Bastards, the subject of an imminent episode.

Have your say

You can also find us and speak to us on social media:
@podcroissant

Facebook

How to listen:

You don’t need anything special to listen to Podcast Croissant or any podcast.

On PC/laptop

Simply listen at the Podcast Croissant site here or listen to the embedded player above.

Apple

Listen on Apple’s podcasts service here

Spotify

 

 

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