Faith No More’s Bill Gould spoke to Chile’s Futuro 88.9 FM about the We Care a Lot re-release and the listening party in Santiago.
Faith No More have recorded a sustainability video message ahead of their appearance at the SWU Festival in Brazil.
They’re all at it now. El Comercio in Peru today features an interview with Faith No More drummer Mike “Puffy” Bordin. Puffy speaks about Jerry Cantrell from Alice in Chains, his drumming influences and his admiration for Mike Patton – “his voice is a gift from God”. However, perhaps the most interesting snippet is the final question of the interview:
“Finally, what are Faith No More’s personal plans?:
[Puffy Bordin] Faith No More has tried to be very honest about this: we are not doing many shows. The people in Lima have the opportunity to see Faith No More before people in New York or Los Angeles. And we’re doing it because we want to. We have no big plans, we are just doing shows and playing to see how we feel. If something happens later, it will be because our schedules match and because we all want to. There are no plans to make an album, we are just going to do some shows. For now the doors are closed but not secure. My more immediate plan is to return to play with Ozzy, we have work next year, to finish the new album.”
If anyone can make a more exact translation than my Google and other software effort, please let me know.
UPDATE: Santiago’s very own Parxi has translated most of the article here. Thanks.
Mike Patton speaks about the reunion, the possibility of new material, side projects, the tour so far and playing in Brazil in a wide-ranging interview with leading Brazilian newspaper O Globo on 13 October. I came across this interview belatedly at the mikepatton.cl website. Mercifully, Buga_Lady at the mouthoftheocean forum has provided an English translation here.
On saying no to a reunion
“I was certain that would never happen. I don’t know how many times, through the years, I said I would never be part of something like that, that it would be a step back. I always liked to give and end to things for good, in my personal life and professional, and go ahead. The idea of paying homage to our own music sounded selfish and horrible. Many times my manager came talking about an offer, and I wouldn’t let him finish the sentence.”
On finally saying yes:
“There was an offer for some shows in Europe. I thought it was a good moment and ended up agreeing. In the first rehearsal, I was late and I didn’t manage to enter the studio. I sat outside on the floor and listened to the band playing. The sound was very good, I felt I would be comfortable singing those songs again. And now we are here. We already played about 40 shows, and we are all happy.”
On a new record:
“We haven’t discarded that completely, but we are not thinking about composing. We don’t want to be like those bands that stay years apart, then return and release a horrible record.”
On FNM future:
We are not Starbuck’s, that are in every corner. If you want to see us, it is better go this time, because we don’t know if there will be another one, certainly not in another 10 years. So far we have shows booked until February, and maybe that will be it. The curious fact is that we didn’t have many offers to play in the USA.
Bill Gould – and subequently Roddy Bottum – has confirmed on Twitter that the band will tour the US though no further details are currently available. Bill’s Tweet: “Tweet THIS: In response to all of our concerned US brethren…YES…we yare now actively planning US dates.” Roddy followed: “reiterating comrade @MRGOULD claim… USA dates will happen. seriously, you thought they might not? cmon…”
From Bill’s Twitter:
EWS FLASH:TWO solo shows in Australia outside of Soundwave: SYDNEY Feb22, Hordern Pavilion…MELBOURNE Feb 25 – Festival Hall.
And here comes New Zealand: WELLINGTON, Feb 16, TSB Bank Arena…and AUCKLAND, Feb 18, Vector Arena.