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2608, 2015

LINKS FOR A DAY 189: Puffy’s Stairway to Heaven; Bill Gould interview; Jimmy Kimmel; FNM beer; more Matt Wallace

August 26th, 2015|Faith No More, Links for a day, News|1 Comment

Mike Bordin was almost in Led Zeppelin

Faith No More drummer Mike Bordin almost became a touring member of Led Zeppelin in 1991. I hadn’t spotted this story before but Robert Plant had wanted to get Mike B in as drummer for a Led Zep reunion in the early 90s. The story appears in Mick Wall’s When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography Of Led Zeppelin:

In January 1991, their reputation freshly bolstered by the release three months before of the acclaimed, best-selling 4CD Remasters box set, Page, Plant and Jones were back together sitting around a table discussing the possibility of a money-spinning reunion, albeit on a strictly temporary basis. Much to his chagrin, Jason Bonham – who had played on Page’s Outsider as well as the Atlantic show – was excluded from these deliberations, with Plant now pushing for the more fashionable Faith No More drummer Mike Bordin to be offered the job. Once again, the plan started to unravel almost as soon as it was decided upon, with Plant getting cold feet when the others began to express reservations about using the young. dreadlocked FNM drummer. “What you’ve got to remember,” an insider told me, “is that Robert is used to having his own way now. He can’t bear to go back to the days when Jimmy and Jonesy made all the major decisions about the music.”

Bill Gould interview for HoyxHoy Chile

Bill Gould has given an interviewing to Chilean paper HoyxHoy looking ahead to the band’s Santiago Gets Louder appearance on 27 September.

Faith No More beer?

Officially licensed beers have led to even more money on tap for the likes of AC/DC and Iron Maiden. Now a Faith No More beer. I doubt that this is officially endorsed by the band and the name may not even reference the group but an Oregon brewery has produced a beer called Faith No More. The American Pale Ale is produced by micro-brewery Solera Brewery though there is no information on it on the brewery site.

Currently on tap at #solerabrewery. #beer #parkdale #oregonbeer

A photo posted by Solera Brewery (@solerabrewery) on

Get Jimmy Kimmel tix

Faith No More will play a mini-concert for the Jimmy Kimmel show on Thursday, 3 September. Get you tickets here.

Matt Wallace on Sol Invictus

Matt Wallace has given another revealing interview to Gear Gods.
As always, Matt provides some interesting insights and this is my favourite part:

Bill is the engine that has pushed forward to create the impetus and the ‘space’ for the rest of FNM to find their own, natural and organic connection and contribution in the process. After that Mike Patton became more of the driving force/director of the process to ensure that his vision as to how his voice fit within the musical soundfield created by the band. All in all, it was an intense but very well thought-out process.

2408, 2015

LINKS FOR A DAY 188: Rolling Stone catch-up, Boston photos, Take this Bottle cover and more

August 24th, 2015|Links for a day, News|1 Comment

Rolling Stone interview

Roddy Bottum and Mike Bordin spoke to Rolling Stone as the magazine published their second in-depth piece on the band in a manner of months. Here’s the video below. This seems like a trailer to a larger story but this is the full story on the site.

Matt Wallace interview

Faith No More’s long-time producer and friend of the band, Matt Wallace has given a very revealing interview with the AllMusic site.
Here are some choice cuts:

On Mike Patton and The Real Thing:
And he was listening to a bunch of Tibetan chanting, Eskimo nose singing, all these things, and he’d bring these different ideas into the record within the context of a heavy rock, alternative, progressive band, he was bringing his ideas on how his vocals should go. And it was really forward-thinking, because a lot of bands, after that record, kind of followed in his footsteps, because Patton was unafraid to try different things, whether it was a different vocal approach or a different lyric, some of the lyrics are pretty challenging. I thought it was really stunning that he came to the forefront and grabbed the flag. That was a thrill, that whole record was a thrill to make.

On Faith No More now:
It’s interesting that the band trusted their instincts, they did Angel Dust and put it out there and it didn’t sell well in the States, but it did well overseas, and about eight or nine years ago, Kerrang magazine did a thing about the most influential records of all time, and I started in the 50s, 40s, 30s, and I said, “Man, none of my records made this,” I was hoping something I’d worked on would have made it, and at number one was Angel Dust, they thought it had influenced so many bands, and that’s a really nice indication of a band that just trusts their gut, and seeing them live in L.A. a few months ago when they did “Midlife Crisis,” the entire place, everyone sang that thing a cappella like it was a huge hit, it was really wonderful to see a song that’s kind of a twisted lyric and kind of a unique song, but so many people sang the entire chorus, and it was really surreal. That moment for me was one of the best.

WIN Red Rocks tickets

You can win two tickets to see Faith No More at Red Rocks on 8 September through Tunespeak. Only US and Canada residents can enter. Enter here.

Take this Bottle cover

Here’s a pretty cool recent cover of Take this Bottle by Jake Carden. The singer from The Pimpsons and Just Like Vinyl did an all-Faith No More acoustic show in Seattle with assistance from lenn Cannon of Windowpane and Johndus Beckman of Ten Miles Wide and The Mothership.

Boston photos

Meg Loyal have some great shots from Faith No More’s performance at Boston’s Blue Hills Bank Pavilion here.
Meg Loyal Photography: Blue Hills Pavilion 8-4-2015 &emdash;


And given that it’s the fourth ever video on the band’s YouTube channel, here’s official Superhero

408, 2015

LINKS FOR A DAY 187: Bungle Weird Bill interview, Atlanta full show, grope no more

August 4th, 2015|Faith No More, Links for a day, News|3 Comments

Bungle Weird interview with Bill Gould

Pablo and Bungle Weird have pulled off a wonderful interview with Faith No More bassist Bill Gould. The Q and A covers new ground and differs in both tone and content to the now often repetitive media interviews. Faith No More Followers have hosted the full English version but we’ll add a few of our favourite questions and answers below:

It’s known you wrote more than 10 tunes for “Sol Invictus” so in your opinion, are there any other noteworthy ones that didn’t make the final cut?

BG: There are definitely noteworthy ones that didn’t make the final cut, but they didn’t get finished. So I don’t know what will happen. I actually don’t know, and I’m not thinking about it right now because I’m thinking about touring.But we can see.

Considering you are in comeback mode as a band for quite some time now, I’d like to know about your music influences, past and present. Was there any band you were looking up to when first starting out that stood through time as an influence?

BG: …But also when you get old I think what happens is your early influences stay with you. So I am more influenced by older music than I am with newer music. I never used to be that way but I see that happening more and more and I would say that my earliest influences, my very earliest influences, I’m talking about when I was like 10 to 12 years old have the biggest impact. But I would say John Lennon, David Bowie… (pause). And probably for me… and then the Sex Pistols, I think those were the big three for me.

The band released its only live video album in 1990. Is there a chance of releasing a live show in bluray in the future? I’ve heard that some concerts were professionally recorded.

BG: We do have some recordings, I don’t know what we’ll do with them, we haven’t talk about it because we’re still on touring mode. But it would be cool to do. we have some really good stuff recorded. Our sound man is recording most of the concerts and it would be a great thing. It’s just when you go down this direction is a whole new set of responsibilities and until the tour is finished we are not ready to do that yet.
PF: I remember the Warfield 2010, concert with Chuck, was professionally recorded.
BG: Yes, it was, we still have it.
PF that one would be very good.
BG: That would be cool. I think we recorded the one when he played in Detroit too (this year).
PF: My favourite FNM concert that could be released and I attended is the one in Chile 2011, King For A Day with Trey, so special. Specially because of Just A Man with a choir.. so special, everyone there was crying!
BG: Yeah, that was cool, huh? Super cool. That was a great show. Even Trey had fun!

Why Rise of The Fall was the last song to be played live? is there a reason? why? Play it here in Brazil, please!

BG: We didn’t learn it all live. It was a song that Roddy wrote that we kinda recorded in the studio but we hadn’t played it together.
PF: oh, it’s Roddy’s? (surprised)
BG: It’s Roddy’s.
PF: oh, nice!
BG: So we did learn how to play it all together in sound check.

Tell us about the basses you’ve used along the years, what you seek in an instrument compared to other brands and you you ended up with the particular bass model you use today!

BG: Really, only a couple. I started with a thing called the Gibson grabber. On the first tour that we did, We Care A Lot album and I broke that in half so I had to get another one and I started with an Aria Pro II and Cliff Burton (Metallica) turned me on it because he had an Aria Pro II. He took me to the Aria guys and they gave me a bass. Really early when nobody knew who FNM was, and it was really cool. So I kept that bass all the way up until Angel Dust. And then there’s this guy from San Francisco that makes guitars named Joe Zon, Zon Guitars. And I met him and he made me the bass that I’m playing now. So the bass that I’m playing on the concert tonight is the same one that I’ve had since 1991. Yeah, and I love it! And I don’t really feel like I need another one. I’m happy!

By Pablo Fernandez
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @bungleweird

Atlanta full show

FaithNoMore4Ever have again put together a full show playlist of the recent show at the Masquerade in Atlanta.

Grope no more

I have always believed that part of Faith No More’s appeal lay in how the band successfully skewered and satirised the macho posturing that dominated rock music in the 1980s. But it seems some macho assholes didn’t get the message. There have been reports of two women getting groped at recent Faith No More shows.
Alli’s assault happened at the Wiltern and she has produced a wonderful if disturbing comic on the ordeal. Please read and if you notice anything like this going on at any concert, please intervene.

And unfortunately another woman was groped at a Faith No More/Refused show earlier this week. @SMLXist shared her experience on Twitter:

She also tweeted out a link to the @safegigs4women which depressingly exists as the problem is so widespread.

3007, 2015

LINKS FOR A DAY 186: New book?, interviews, full Houston show

July 30th, 2015|Faith No More, Interviews, News|2 Comments

New Faith No More book?

Maybe. There’s actually around a 2.3140495867768593% chance of this happening but my proposal for a book on Faith No More’s Angel Dust album is one of 605 submissions competing for about 10-15 slots to be published as books in the prestigious Bloomsbury 33 1/3 series. Here is the full list, which also includes a Mr Bungle Disco Volante pitch. The shortlist will be revealed in about two months.

New Roddy Bottum interview

A syndicated interview by Ed Condran with Roddy Bottum has been published in some Philadelphia area papers today.
Roddy says:

“We just did what we wanted to do,” Bottum says. “We didn’t pay attention to what’s happening out there but we didn’t pay attention back in the day with ‘Angel Dust,’ either. We were inspired and we feel great playing with each other.

Bill Gould interview in Brazil

Bill has spoken to Brazilian website IG and his comments that Nirvana are just a rock band and should not be deified have been widely reported on.
He also produced the quote of the 2.0 era so far:

We have different kinds of conversations now. Like if I meet the guys from Foo Fighters, we talked about what kind of laxative they are taking, or fiber are eating, if I did a good poop that morning. And everyone gets excited about it because we’re old and can appreciate that sort of thing.

NME include FNM in Foo Fighters feature

Speaking of the the world’s biggest classic rock band, NME has included Faith No More’s Rock Werchter All My Life in its list of the top Foo Fighters covers:
They say:

“It’s not really clear whether this is a tribute or a mockery of Foo Fighters, who cancelled their appearance at Germany’s Rock Werchter this year just like they did for Glastonbury. It’s very short, and has the band segueing from ‘All My Life’ into The Trashmen’s 1963 irritator, ‘Surfin’ Bird’, before reaching the band’s own song ‘Midlife Crisis’. Homage or piss-take? You decide. Either way, we dig.”

Babes in Toyland cover We Care a Lot

What have Faith No More and Babes in Toyland got in common? 1) They both briefly had Courtney Love as a band member 2) They are back after a long hiatus and 3) They both sing We Care a Lot.
The grunge/punk outfit played a brief snippet of the Faith No More classic at their first reunion show at Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown, Joshua Tree in February.
(hat/tip to Jason)

Houston full show video

The ever-resourceful FNM4ever guys have put together a playlist of the full show at Houston on 30 July and here it is:

Learn Faith No More on guitar with Rocksmith

This might actually be the kick up the ass I need to pick up a guitar again after giving up after realising I had neither the talent or persistence needed to master the instrument. You can learn to play five Faith No More songs with the latest edition of Rocksmith.

And here’s a delightful video of 11-year-old Audrey nailing a bass cover of From Out of Nowhere while her sister does her best Patton impression

807, 2015

Links for a day vol 185: Billy Gould interview, Jon Hudson interview

July 8th, 2015|Faith No More, Links for a day, News|5 Comments

Billy Gould Dutch interview

Dutch online video interview channel Toazted spoke to Billy Gould at Pinkpop recently and they have now published on YouTube

Part 1

Part 2

Musicradar Jon Hudson interview

And Jon Hudson has spoken to Musicradar, the site for musicians, producers and DJs. Here are some choice cuts from the interview:

“I’ve been playing Les Paul Standards for years. But we would use anything we wanted to in the studio. So, I used a 335, a Telecaster, an SG, I had a Les Paul Custom in there on a couple of songs, and then Bill had some guitars also, so we used quite a bit.”

“I was pretty familiar with the band and Bill’s sense of direction in terms of songwriting and his approach with guitars. So, by the time he called me in early 1996, and said, ‘We’re in the middle of coming up with material for this next record – we were wondering if you’d give it another shot?’, that was the perfect opportunity for me.”

Pinkpop 2015 full show

Via fnm4ever, the full show from that Pinkpop 2015 show in the opening link:


207, 2015

Links for a Day 184: Great Patton interview; Maor Appelbaum interview

July 2nd, 2015|Faith No More, Links for a day, News|6 Comments

Mike Patton interview on Finnish radio

The Finns seem to specialise in coaxing great replies and interviews from Faith No More members and YLE have pulled off a great interview with Mike Patton at Provinssi 2015.

Read and – for non-Finns or Swedes – listen here.

Maor Applebaum interview

Hat tip to Faith No More Followers for that link and they have produced an excellent interview with Maor Appelbaum who mastered Sol Invictus.

He said: ” I worked on it a few days and sent Billy a set of initial masters for him to check and give me feedback.
Billy and the band had heard it and wanted me to make a few changes on a few songs, I made the changes and worked with them to make it fit exactly how they envisioned it.
In the end, the band, the label, Matt and everyone involved were all very happy with the results of the mastering and what it brought to the table.
Communications is key to get the desired results and this is a great example of that.

Faith No More to play Costa Rica

Faith No More have added another date to their South and Central American tour in September with a first ever date in Costa Rica on 15 September. According to La Nacion, the concert will take place at the Coca-Cola Amphitheater Viva Park in Alajuela. There will be a pre-sale on 8 July before tickets go on sale officially on 14 July here.

ARTE Berlin Live to air in November

We’ll have to wait until November until the Faith No More showcase concert in Berlin is aired by ARTE. Stevens Dream from the Faith No More French community contacted the broadcaster for the information – broadcast date is 14 November at 2355.



3006, 2015

Links for a day 183: Superhero honour, behind the scenes and more

June 30th, 2015|Faith No More, Links for a day, News, Sol Invictus reviews|2 Comments

Here’s our round-up of what’s been happening over the past few days while the rest of the music media have been belatedly catching up with the Faith No More Foo Fighter’s snippet.

Superhero number 2 in What Culture list

The list in question is their 10 Best Hard Rock And Heavy Metal Songs Of 2015 (So Far) rundown and Superhero comes in at number 2. Here is some of what they say:

“One of the most mature and meticulously stitched together hard rock songs of the year for a band whose iconic status has only been extended further with the genre defying Sol Invictus.”

Sol Invictus in Rolling Stone album of the year list

Another list.  Rolling Stone has published its clickbaitish albums of the year so far list – in June. They say: “It’s nearly half over, but the year of the dueling streaming services has already given us plenty of reasons to press play. Mumford went electric, Dylan went Rat Pack and Mark Ronson went to the top of the charts. D’Angelo made a huge impact on 2015 with his bold return (after 14 years without a new album), which was followed by comeback LPs from Faith No More (after 18 years) and the Sonics (49 years). And of course there has been no shortage of newcomers — indie wordsmith Courtney Barnett, hip-hop’s giddy Rae Sremmurd, high-concept dance crew Future Brown — turned heads as well. Here’s the best of 2015’s first six months.”
And on Sol Invictus, they re-iterate:

“Sol Invictus, the band’s first record since 1997’s underrated Album of the Year, offers newer, better versions of Faith No More’s formula: spaghetti-Western guitars (“Cone of Shame”), proggy keyboard drama (“Matador”) and tons of vocal contortions from lead singer Mike Patton (“Rise of the Fall”).”

Insightful Niccolò Antonietti interview

If you have been at any of the Faith No More shows this summer, chances are you will have spotted among the white-clad crew bearded monitoring engineer Niccolò Antonietti. He has given an insightful interview to ZioGiorgio, which gives a look behind the scenes on the technical aspects of putting together the Faith No More live experience.

Here are some choice cuts:

“I had the chance to work as monitor engineer for Mike Patton’s parallel project “Mondo Cane”. I must have done a good job because after the concert Mike Patton asked me if I wanted to work with them till the end of the tour as their official monitor engineer. From then on it was like a snowball effect. Mike Patton asked me to work with Faith No More and then with Tomahawk, and then, with the help of their sound engineer, I also started to work with Primal Scream. I then decided to move across to London and work here.”

“We did “Download” in Donington (UK) last week, where we had only half an hour for stage changeover, with 10 minutes taken up to changeover from the previous group. This year we had a completely white stage, including white carpeting, so another ten minutes were for stage set-up, and so in the remaining ten minutes you need people on the stage that know what they’re doing.”

Yoga and the No Worries hotel in Finland

Mike P and Roddy lead the crowd in some yoga instruction and arrange a date at the No Worries hotel at Provinssirock.

Burton snowboard winners

The winners of those wonderful Burton Faith No More snowboards met the band in Sweden at the weekend. Anneli Grotterød, Steve Murphy and Felix Seifert were the winners.

Read more here (via @mariadollyfnm)

Refused hitch a ride

As reported by UpRoxx and elsewhere, Faith No More offered a plane ride to reunited Swedish punks The Refused to Provinssirock.

Late, late Antiquiet Sol Invictus review

There is a lot to be said in this age of immediate gratification and instant evaluation to let an album soak in and wash over you and I’ll assume that’s why Antiquiet have waited about six weeks before passing judgement on Sol Invictus.The review is worth waiting for as they say:
“I won’t go into any trite soapboxing about whether or not this is an acceptable “comeback album” or what Faith No More may or may not have had to prove to anyone, whether they did or did not succeed in doing so, or any of all that obvious blogger bullshit. But what I do feel is safe to say, and re-affirmed by this album, is that Faith No More is still very much a force to be reckoned with, and one of the most powerful bands still working.”

2406, 2015

Links for a day 182: Hamburg reviews, Berlin TV, London reviews, French site

June 24th, 2015|Faith No More, Links for a day, News|1 Comment

Hamburg reviews

Hamburg’s two main newspapers carry reviews of Faith No More’s show at the Sporthalle last night.
Both are overwhelmingly positive.
Hamburger Morgenposten
Hamburger Abendblatt

Hamburg poster

Via Secret Serpents, this is the wonderful Robert Bowen poster from last night’s Hamburg show.

Faith No More on ARTE

Just an update on when we can expect this to air. Scottish band Texas played a Berlin Live show on 18 May and it will be broadcast on 26 June so we may need to wait 5 weeks to see this show in all its glory. I expect Rise of the Fall and a lot of Sol Invictus to again be played.

Faith No More French Community new website

The vibrant and vachement cool Faith No More French Community have long been a source of FNM news, videos, setlists and graphics on Facebook and now Bertrand, Nessie, Stevens, Antoine et al have a new website too.
And, as you would expect, it looks stunning. Check it out for the visuals and videos alone.

The Times give glowing London review

The Times should really have had reviewer James Jackson also review the album as he has given one of the band’s Roundhouse shows a rave write-up and a 4/5 score.
He says:

“Sounding at times like a tiger in pain, the 47-year-old singer has lost none of his operatic, multi-octave vocal power, even if his physical antics are less frenzied these days (I rather miss the crazed somersaults). Among the five, malevolent new tracks aired, Separation Anxiety built a fearsome head of steam, while the pulverising Superhero was greeted like an old favourite, as multi-coloured lights strafed the stage, souping up the Roundhouse’s antiseptic atmosphere.”

Metal Hammer give 10/10 review

Metal Hammer also loved the show and give a 10/10 review stating:

“Both the weathered bombast of Matador and the spiky, evil funk of Superhero are greeted like classics. Not only that, but the approach of Faith No More is still as confrontational as ever. Singer Mike Patton, as dry and sarcastic a frontman as you’ll ever see, goads the crowd throughout and the band veer from the swinging slide guitar of Evidence to the speed metal roar of Digging The Grave as if it’s the most natural thing in the world rather than the dizzying head fuck that it actually is.”

They also have a nice gallery from the show:

Faith No More history in Exclaim!

The Canadian music site Exclaim has put together one of the best band history articles we have read.

Spectrum Culture re-issues review

Mike Randall from Spectrum Culture has written a labour of love review of the Angel Dust and The Real Thing re-issues.

Evergig Roundhouse video

Evewrgig have updated with a selection of new Faith No More multicam Faith No More videos. Check out London Roundhouse from the 18 June:

1106, 2015

Links for a Day…(vol: 181): Pinkpop past and future, awards nomination and more

June 11th, 2015|Faith No More, Links for a day, News, Tour dates|2 Comments

Pro Sound awards

Well done to Faith No More’s front-of-house engineer Michael Brennan who has picked up a nomination for the Pro Sound Awards in the Engineer of the Year section.

Michael was recently featured in Mix Online and stated:

““We have a setup day with the crew before every leg but no band. Nicco and I both use Avid boards [S3L at FOH and Profile at monitors] so we are able to pick up from where we left off. The band are super tight and well rehearsed, so we are all good. We just hit the ground running every time, and the crew always delivers. There has to be a certain kind of chaos in the show. It suits the show.”

Chicagoist re-issues review

Another inevitably glowing review of the TRT and AD re-releases from Rhino. Chicagoist states:

“The thing that surprised us most after not hearing Angel Dust for quite a while is just how undated the album sounds. While The Real Thing stands up well, Angel Dust still sounds like it could come out today, or more probably tomorrow. There still isn’t anything quite like it (even in the band’s own catalog). If we were going to recommend any album in the band’s catalog as a starting point this would be the one.”

Pinkpop past and future

Faith No More return to the Pinkpop festival in the Netherlands on Friday for an early-evening show.

On point as ever, FNM4ever have recently uploaded the video from Faith No More’s show at the festival in 1995:

Tomorrow, FNM play at 1915 on the 3FM stage at the festival.

And it might well be live on 3FM radio. There is no TV coverage planned for Friday but there may be highlights shown on Saturday on NPO 3..

1006, 2015

Links for a Day…(vol. 180): Behind the scenes, Angel Dust, new Midlife middle

June 10th, 2015|Faith No More, Links for a day, News|5 Comments

Behind the scenes

This is a an amazing glimpse behind the curtain at the Faith No More tour machine from Mix Online. It really is a must-read piece. Here’s a chocie cut from front-of-house engineer Michael Brennan:

“They are really enjoying the consistency and excitement of the shows and the positive reaction from the audience. I also think the band’s crew created a positive, professional environment for the band. There were many occasions when they were jamming at soundchecks. These jams develop into parts, and these parts turn into songs [that] end up on a record. They can’t help themselves.”

Angel Dust Pitchfork reviews

While none goes into the forensic expert detail that Ben afforded us, there are some great new Angel Dust features. Pitchfork have found a reviewer infinitely more conversant with Faith No More and music in general than their Sol Invictus reviewer to run the rule over the re-issues.

On The Real Thing which gets a 7.6 mark, Stuart Berman states:

“But while The Real Thing represents an important chapter in Faith No More’s history, there’s a reason why the album barely registers on the setlists of the band’s current tour: a lot of it is hard to extricate from its date of origin. And that’s a function of both its connection to a long-past funk-metal zeitgeist and the band’s own subsequent development. It’s hard to imagine any band, let alone Faith No More, attempting another song like “Epic” today, not just because of lingering associations between rap-rock and Rapestock, but the fact that the vocabularies of hip-hop and rock—once united by a shared affinity for booming breaks and crunchy riffs—have expanded and diverged in vastly different directions. “

And in a very insightful 8.8 review of Angel Dust that gets at the heart of the record’s enduring appeal, he says:

“What makes Angel Dust an eminently fascinating record is not the fact that a band on the cusp of greater success would deign to release an album with songs called “Crack Hitler” and “Jizzlobber” that were just as ugly and filthy as their titles suggest. It’s that Faith No More’s most wantonly subversive album is also their most gorgeously rendered.”

Angel Dust Loudwire interview

Loudwire runs a feature on the 23rd anniversary of that album which appears to feature fresh quotes from Bill Gould.

He says:

“We tried to make the music kind of perverted because we believed there was perversion in the art. We were looking for a little bit of push back, but we didn’t get any. I think sometimes when you’re really confident about something people don’t even challenge you.”

Midlife Crisis’ new middle bit

The best song from the band’s best album remains probably their best song live and it has been given yet another new smooth interlude in recent shows. FNM4ever as ever have excavated the story behind the new tune here.

The new snippet is ‘Strawberry Letter 23’ from The Brothers Johnson, which reached number 5 in the US singles charts in 1977.

Sunny Side Up on BBC 6 Music playlist

New Faith No More single/promo release Sunny Side Up has been added to the playlist of the UK’s leading and best music station BBC 6 Music.


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