- The speculation on the new or mystery song first played in Buenos Aires and again in Montevideo continues apace. Most of the best insight can be found below the line in our post here. But the mainstream-ish music media has also picked up on it with The PRP picking up on a quote we previously posted from Mike Patton from his recent interview with Movieweb to explain the song as an unreleased song from the King for a Day… era – a point which has been brought up in our Comments.
Also comments attributed to Roddy on the Faith No More Facebook page say: “the mystery song sounded way better in montevideo. sorry, BA, it was pretty much my fault. xo, RB (taking partial credit)”
- And some more South American news we missed last week – Courtney Love speaking about her time in Faith No More to São Paulo newspaper Folha de S. Paulo. She said: “Roddy is one of my best friends. I was his last girlfriend before he turned gay. He is the godfather of my daughter Frances. He, Michael Stipe [REM] and Bono [U2]. I begged to join the band, like 1983, I would have been 18 years old and it was pretty crazy, put fire in their hair, cut myself on stage. He said he would make them famous. I was only the singer, they woudl not let me play guitar. I was just expelled from the group because they wanted to make Faith No More a male [machos in the original Spanish] band.”
The story of Courtney Love and Faith No More has become somewhat clearer thanks to her recent Behind the Music doc on VH1.
Check Courtney and Roddy from about 3.20 to 4.20 below.
UPDATE: This was of course an April Fools’ joke. Cheers for playing along and many thanks to everyone who has visited and contributed over the past few weeks. And even though the excellent fnm.com is now up and running again for official news, we’ll be busy over the next few months covering the reunion tour and future festival announcements and publishing your questions, queries and comments.
Inspired by the remarkably positive reaction to the news of the Faith No More reformation, former members of the band are now planning a reunion of their own, Faith No More 2.0 has learned. The exact composition of the band, which has a working title of Faith No Less, is not known at this stage but Chuck Mosley, Courtney Love, Jim Martin and Robin Guy are all believed to be involved.
Love, who was in a very early incarnation of Faith No More but never recorded with the band, alluded to the new band in a recent update on her Twitter page. Her suggestion of possible track titles “Things That Should Kill Me” and “Authenticity is the New Black” heighten expectations that the band will also be working on new material.
However, for now their focus, like that of their erstwhile bandmates, is on a European tour. First up will be a series of Scandinavian festival appearances. The band’s Norwegian manager Olaf Priol told us: “Roskilde and Hulsfred and all the big festivals are speaking to us and we are trying to avoid playing at the same festivals as Faith No More themselves. Chuck is taking time off from his solo project to get involved and with him and Courtney on board we also hope to have a nice boy-girl vocal dynamic so they can throw in a few Imperial Teen covers. “
We’ll keep you posted with more updates as we get them.