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802, 2017

Faith No More LINKS FOR A DAY. Vol 203: New MTV video, Roddy Das Model, True-Fi delay, Gotham likes FNM

February 8th, 2017|Faith No More, Links for a day|0 Comments

MTV videos

Jim from Faith No More Followers has compiled a video of behind-the-scenes MTV footage from Faith No More’s infamous North American tour with Guns N’ Roses and Metallica in 1992.

I stumbled across the behind-the-scenes MTV footage of the Another Body Murdered video shoot this week too – as uploaded by ingnseps in 2009

Roddy Das Model

Roddy Bottum will feature in the forthcoming issue of Out magazine in their spread on ageing gay icons.
Here’s a taster from Roddy’s Instagram

thanks @jackpierson9 thanks @outmagazine #malemodel #nevertoolate #talktomyagent

A photo posted by Roddy Bottum (@roddybottum) on

 

True-Fi delay

As we reported last night on our brand spanking new Facebook page, the Sonarworks True-Fi release of Cone of Shame will now come later today.

Patton animation update

Friend of the site Ben Mitchell (and what a radio voice Ben possesses!) has an interview with Norwegian animator and director Rune Spaans on his Skwigly Animation Podcast in which he speaks about The Absence of Eddy Table which of course features the voice of Mike Patton.

Gotham loves Faith No More

We covered this on Facebook over the weekend. If anyone can track down a screengrab from season 2 episode 14 “This Ball of Mud and Meanness” which features a Sol Invictus poster that would be great to have.

1412, 2016

Links for a Day vol 201: Billy interview, Patton joins Dead Cross, Chuck interview

December 14th, 2016|Faith No More, Links for a day, News|7 Comments

A belated round-up

Bill Gould’s Team Rock interview

Bill Gould’s latest interview as part of the We Care a Lot re-issue promotion was a Q and A in Team Rock/Classic Rock largely focusing on the band’s early days and motivations:

Choice cuts:

With FNM, how much of what you do is art provocation and how much instinctive miscreancy?

It’s a bit of everything. People get hung up on how we fit into their box. We don’t think about it too hard. We just do what feels good.

You never seemed like one of those Last Gang In Town type of bands – more a confederacy of opposites. Fair?

Completely. We were a bunch of people with different abilities and quirks; a dysfunctional family. Jim came from the metal world, which was very different for us. [Chuck Mosley, first frontman] was the wild card; that was part of his charm. We were just playing loops and he would scream over the top. It was hard when we started getting into patterns and structure and touring – it became more like regular work. That’s when the tension started.

And

You must be proud of the band’s achievements: you defined a style of music, defied it, then defiled it.

All of that. It’s cool. You respect what you do, but at the same time you’re a bit of an iconoclast.

Every band has a voice. FNM’s is snarky, sarcastic, even satirical. Are you the hard-rock Steely Dan?

Ha ha! It’s funny, it’s almost like forensics: you have to take the dead body apart to see what the fuck it’s made of.

What a strange band.

Yeah. But at least we’re not boring.

Full interview here – offered as part of fremium service so maybe paywalled

Here are some scans – courtesy of Faith No More French Community

Mike Patton joins Dead Cross

As predicted by Patton Fanatic several months ago, Mike Patton will be the new singer in Dave Lombardo’s new project Dead Cross. Jim from FNM Followers has interviewed Justin Pearson, bassist in the supergroup:

How did this collaboration come about? Was it simply a matter of a phone call to Patton?

Well, yes. Lombardo, Crain, and myself had thought of a few people to sing, Patton being one. Fortunately for us, the universe had its shit together… and here we are.

You had written material with Gabe Serbian prior to parting ways. Did you start afresh when Patton was enlisted?

We had the songs written and recorded prior to Patton’s involvement. When we started working with Patton, he jumped in and started working on lyrics and recording vocals.

So how has Patton’s influence changed the sound?

It’s hard to explain. The band is still finding it’s own skin to fit into. No matter whom you bring into a band, the sound becomes who all are part of it. Let’s revisit this question after the album comes out, after we play shows with the new line up, and after we can reflect on things.

The album will come out in early 2017 through Patton’s Ipecac label.

Brilliant Chuck Mosley interview

One of the few pleasures of 2016 has been the rehabilitation of the reputation of Chuck Mosley during the promotion of We Care a Lot. And Chuck, who has been in the studio working on the second Primitive Race album, has given a very revealing interview with Fear and Loathing in which he expounds at length on the early days of Faith No More.

Some choice cuts:

You first met Billy Gould when you were both going to punk gigs in Hollywood ?

‘Yeah, I met him when I was about 17 or 18, I think. He was the first one of those guys I met, because I didn’t even meet Roddy until Billy had moved up to Berkeley. We both had this friend, Mark Stewart, who I had known since Elementary school. He started to play guitar around the same time that I started playing piano, but I didn’t really see him play until we were in the 12th grade or something. Then one day we were hanging out and he started playing something and I discovered that he had got really good, so I said we should start a band. He asked Billy and two other friends, Paul and Kevin, and that was what became The Animated. As soon as me and Billy met, we pretty-much clicked. He was into all the same bands that I was into, so we started going to shows together. I think he liked going out to shows with me because I didn’t have any limits, so it was like going along to see how drunk I would get or if I was going to get in a fight or what was I going to knock over or what I was going to fuck-up… It was like that most nights, I was pretty-much out of control for various personal reasons. I always went out just to see the bands, that was all I intended to do, but it would often end up in those kind of situations.’

You’d already sung with them on a couple of occasions, just as a temporary thing, hadn’t you ?

‘Yeah, because they were going through different singers and guitar players every other week. So they’d call me if they had a show in LA, and say, we haven’t got a singer, can you do it ? I’d get up and sing with them when they came down to LA without a singer. Billy always loved irony and I wasn’t a singer back then, so it made sense to him that they should ask me to sing!’

Patton Fanatic discography timeline

Patton Fanatic continue to deliver killer content and they have put together a very nifty Mike Patton discography interactive timeline on their site.

Check it out.

1208, 2016

LINKS FOR A DAY 198: Bill Gould SF Weekly interview, albums ranked, even earlier band review

August 12th, 2016|Faith No More, Interviews, Links for a day, News|0 Comments

Bill Gould SF Weekly interview

The indefatigable Bill Gould has continued his promo tour for the deluxe band issue re-release of We Care a Lot with an interview with SF Weekly.

Here are some choice cuts:

On WCAL the song:

“It was both serious and tongue-in-cheek,” Gould explains. “You have to look at it through the time that it was written. Everybody was exploiting their humanitarian values. There was a lot of self-congratulatory bullshit going around that we were kind of making fun of.”

On their first venture into the studio to properly record WCAL:

“It was a real gamble,” he says. “We were spending all this money that we didn’t even have to make those recordings. What would happen if the records just ended up sitting in the shelves? What if no one liked it?”

Loudwire and Reddit users ranked Faith No More albums

Loudwire is the latest publication to attempt to rank the FNM discography. I think most fans would disagree with their number one choice.
Meanwhile, Angel Dust and KFAD dominate these lists from Reddit users.

An even earlier review

After Steve Albini‘s offering yesterday, friend of the band Jardar has produced an even earlier review. It is a review of Faith No Man from 1983:
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FNM’s rhythm section rated

Team Rock/Metal Hammer give Mike Bordin and Bill Gould long overdue recognition as the best rhythm section in rock or metal. Here is some of what they say:

Combining everything in this list, Bordin and Gould don’t over-indulge and serve the music above all, but when they let loose the dam really bursts.

 

 

308, 2016

Links for a Day 198: Anne from Anne’s Song speaks and more

August 3rd, 2016|Faith No More, Links for a day, News|1 Comment

Anne from Anne’s Song Speaks

Well done to Matty P Radio who managed to track down the eponymous Anne from Faith No More’s Anne Song for an interview on their Blog Talk Radio show. From 02 hours 15 minutes onwards.

Metal Hammer lists the top 10 Faith No More metal songs

Metal bible Metal Hammer states:

One band who have been defying genre conventions since day one are sound wizards and all-round rock gods Faith No More. Their brand of rock, pop, lounge, funk (and whatever else takes their fancy) loaded onto a heavy metal base, is quite the concoction – an eclectic brew that the alternative metal genre was made for. And while some of these ten tracks may feature elements of other musical styles, their core is still one of rock solid heaviness.

Chuck Mosley in Kuztown photos

Chuck Mosley played a free intimate acoustic show at Young Ones Records in Kutztown on Tuesday, 12 July 12 as part of his “Reintroduce Yourself: An Evening with Chuck Mosley” tour. And Nepa Scene and Keith Perks have posted a gallery from the show:

Hindustan Times shows zeal of new FNM fan

There may be nothing new in this Hindustan Times piece detailing the many wonders of Faith No More but the passion of becoming a FNM fan shines through.

2403, 2016

LINKS FOR A DAY 197: Mike Bordin interview, new Chuck release, Record Store Day release

March 24th, 2016|Faith No More, Links for a day|15 Comments

Mike Bordin interview with Alternative Press

Alternative Press has just published a video interview with Mike Bordin recorded at the Aftershock Festival last year. Mike is as eloquent as insightful as ever as he discusses Sol Invictus.

Chuck Mosley limited edition

Chuck Mosley has put together a limited edition special release of Demos For Sale, a collection of demos and b-sides and alternate versions of tracks from his 2009 release Will Rap Over Hard Rock For Food.

Chuck says:  “While it was a great record for what it was, and a lot of people love it, Will Rap Over Hard Rock turned into a monster that I let get completely out of control with overdubs, over-production, my live tracks getting redone by God knows who.. Demos for Sale, is a choice version of the LP, before it mutated into Will Rap Over Hard Rock for Food, a little closer to how we wanted it to be – live, dirty and punk rock.”

The LP will release July 15th, on CD and limited edition vinyl LP formats, with a pre-order to launch in March. Mosley will hit the road in May, and tour through 2016 on the REINTRODUCE YOURSELF: An Evening with Chuck Mosley tour, an intimate acoustic tour playing a retrospective of songs from his storied career.

You can also pick up a nifty red vinyl for just $29.99

Record Store Release

Rhine Records are again mining their Faith No More vaults for Record Store Day UK and have put together a  7″ Colored Vinyl special release of I Started a Joke which features the original by the Bee Gees and the cover by Faith No More as part of their Side by Side series.
Full details here

Epic Thomas the Tank Engine remix

There is seemingly nothing that Epic cannot be mashed up with – the latest exhibit is this mix of the FNM hit and the theme tune from the cartoon adaptation of Thomas the Tank Engine.

1902, 2016

LINKS FOR A DAY 195: Mike Patton focusing on Nevermen; Jon Hudson interview; new Kaada/Patton

February 19th, 2016|Faith No More, Links for a day, News|4 Comments

A it late to these but we’re back in business – and there is a mobile version of the site back up and running.

Mike Patton “focusing on Nevermen”

In a recent interview with Australian site The Music, Mike Patton’s interview says that “Patton’s focusing on Nevermen after 2015 was Faith No More-centric” though Patton does not explicitly say that himself.
This is the full paragraph with Patton’s quote in bold:

“Patton’s focusing on Nevermen after 2015 was Faith No More-centric. The band first reformed in 2009 and last year released their seventh LP, Sol Invictus, 18 years after their last. “In life, you don’t get many of those chances to get it right again, to correct mistakes, to heal old wounds,” Patton says, of getting the band back together. “It was odd, in the beginning, because it felt like playing someone else’s music. And that was a charge, for me, because it felt new again. There’d be times when we’d be rehearsing and I’d have no idea what line I was about to sing, but then it’d just come out of me. Like, this shit is still in me. Then there were other things you’ve completely forgotten. Like, ‘Wait, I did that? What were we thinking? We were completely out of our minds!’ And on the other side of that coin you go: ‘Jesus! What a piece of shit that was. We’re not playing that again!'”

via Toss Me Inside a Hefty

Jon Hudson video interview with Total Guitar

Jon gives an insightful gear interview for the Total Guitar YouTube channel.

First taste of Kaada/Patton new material

Red Rainbow, the first new song from the new Kaada/Patton release Bacteria Cult (due out on 1 April) is now streaming at Bandcamp and indeed below
Pre-order/ Buy
LP / CD / Digital download

 

1311, 2015

LINKS FOR A DAY 193: Faith No More interviews, video review and more

November 13th, 2015|Interviews, Links for a day, News|0 Comments

A long overdue catch-up – blame global sports politics!

Billy Gould interview

Billy Gould interview with Revolver at Aftershock has been published.

Mike B interview

Late with this one but a Mike Bordin spoke to Brazil’s Mix TV

Matt Wallace interview

Long-time FNM producer Matt Wallace interviewed on Pensado’s Place

Video review

Sunny Side Up video review here from Lemonade magazine

Nevermen limited edition vinyl

This is pretty sweet. Limited edition lilac coloured Nevermen vinyl is now available.

BUY HERE

Faith No More top Loudwire video poll

Faith No More are the Loudwire Battle Royale champions again.
Loudwire say:

“There’s nothing like old people that rock! All you have to do is check out the current Battle Royale Video Countdown where Faith No More are ruling the roost with their “Sunny Side Up” video, featuring some rather energetic senior citizens. The clip cruised to a second straight week at No. 1, followed by Stitched Up Heart’s “Finally Free” and First Decree‘s “Stop.”

Keep them at number one next week by voting here.

Mike Patton, Tool and Melvins on a log flume

Adam Jones from Tool posted this throwback pic on Instagram this week. Look at Mike Patton’s face?

~ Going thru old pix*… KingBuzz Jones & Patton #Logride #gameface

A photo posted by Adam Jones (@adamjones_tv) on

1210, 2015

LINKS FOR A DAY 192: Bill Gould interview, Dan Boyle, Faith No More beer

October 12th, 2015|Links for a day|10 Comments

Bill Gould interview

Here’s a great and expensive interview with Faith No More with Dr Drop on an ALT & INDIE ROCK interview special.

Listen in full here:

And check out their competition to win Sol Invictus on vinyl here

Faith No More beer

Bill may soon be quenching his thirst to Faith No More beer. This FNM Irish Red Ale sounds divine:

Recent round-up

Faith No More Followers have picked up the slack in my recent fallow period – and here is their most recent round-up.

Dan Boyle on tour with FNM

The mainstream media has caught up with the FNM blogosphere on Dan Boyle’s summer tour with Faith No More.
Here’s the New York Post take.

“As silly as it sounds, it was an amazing experience,” says Boyle of his gig, which took him to DC, Philly, Boston and NYC. “[Being a roadie is] a thankless job, but an important job. It’s not that different from what [the Rangers’] trainers do for us!” Duties included toting instruments, setting up the stage, and dispensing VIP tickets.”

1409, 2015

LINKS FOR A DAY 191: Insightful Wallace interview; Mike B Brazil interview; Tour Talk

September 14th, 2015|Faith No More, Interviews, Links for a day, News|0 Comments

Matt Wallace Diffuser interview

Matt Wallace has again spoken about Sol Invictus and his earlier work with Faith No More. His latest interview – with Diffuser – is probably his best and sheds new light on part recordings:

He reveals that John Hiatt (or his son at least) was a Faith No More fan:

Apparently, he would drive his son to school, and his son’s the one who played him the Faith No More stuff and said, “You should make a record with this guy.” So that’s how I got the gig. [Laughs.] I think John at the time was kind of going through a musical midlife crisis, where he wanted to try some new ideas.

Matt also clarifies Jim Martin’s participation on Angel Dust:

So he definitely did play, I’d say, 95% of the guitars. And it was really my fault that there was any question about that in the past.

Mike Bordin Globo interview

Mike Bordin has given another interesting interview ahead of the band’s South American tour – this time to Brazil’s Globo.

He said: “What matters is that we always give everything we have on stage. We touch not only with our hands and feet, but with our hearts. Look at our singer. He’s a maniac, a madman. And the more you give it, the more it gives back.”

Faith No More in Costa Rica

Meanwhile, the band are currently in Costa Rica where they will play for the first time tomorrow night, 15 September.

Mas de Paso in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.

A photo posted by Faith No More (@faithnomore) on

Tour Talk with Tim Moss

Check out the latest edition of Roddy’s Tour Talk with the band’s tour manager, Tim Moss.

909, 2015

LINKS FOR A DAY 190: Roddy and Mike Bordin interviews; Vote FNM

September 9th, 2015|Faith No More, Links for a day, News|1 Comment

RODDY BOTTUM INTERVIEW

Chat show host and Faith No More keyboardist was his usual eloquent self when speaking about homophobia in an interview with Westword:

“If someone had a problem with it, I don’t think they would address that to my face. Bigotry is chickenshit, you know? The Klan wore masks because they were ashamed to show their faces. The people who would have a problem with a gay keyboard player wouldn’t do it publicly; they would talk about it behind my back. So that way, I didn’t see a whole lot of resistance. ”

MIKE B MODERN DRUMMER INTERVIEW

Mike Bordin has given an interview for the October edition of Modern Drummer magazine. Mike speaks about the evolutionary recording process, the band’s musical language and getting a second chance as Faith No More.
Get the magazine on iOS, Android or Google Play here

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There will also be an online Q and A published soon

MIKE B SPEAKS TO ROCK AND POP

Mike also spoke to Chilean radio station Rock and Pop for a radio interview:
Full interview here

VOTE FAITH NO MORE

Faith No More have been nominated in the Album of the Year category for the Classic Rock  Roll of Honour awards – for Sol Invictus not Album of the Year.
You can and should and must vote here

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A LETTER FROM MIKE PATTON’S MUM

Friend of the site Jim Brown from Faith No More Followers has been digging deep into his exhaustive Faith No More magazine archive for some great articles recently – and right at the bottom of this one is a possibly apocryphal letter to Rolling Stone from Mike Patton’s mother from September 1990.
She said: “FNM is a group of hard-voicing, talented and creative musicians who are responsible and intelligent young men with keen senses of humour.”

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