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1003, 2015

Faith No More Links for a day…(vol. 153): Vote Superhero, Heavy Montreal, Hellfest, Patton quiz

March 10th, 2015|Faith No More, Links for a day, News|0 Comments

Vote Superhero

You can vote for Superhero as TeamRock/Metal Hammer track of the week. Here is what they say: “It seemed appropriate that this song popped up on marvel.com, where bassist Bill Gould waxed lyrical about the band’s comic book influences: “We kind of make movie scenes for movies that don’t exist,” he explains. “Superhero was one of those, where it was definitely a superhero comic”. The propulsive Superhero stomps along with a blunt metal crunch bringing to mind Surprise! You’re Dead!, building to a flamboyant descending gothic piano section with a windswept guitar solo and infectious ‘leader of men’ mantra.”

Patton quiz

A bit late to this one but reminded of it by a post from Rod Patton on the Mike Patton and Faith No More Facebook page. The video is from who else but fnm4ever and show’s Faith No More as an answer to a question on the Chilean version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? and the contestant’s candid admission of her Patton dreams.

(We did actually feature this before and the lady in question is actress Mariana Loyola)

And it would be remiss not to include Mike Bordin’s Who Wants to be a Millionaire? appearance.

Heavy Montreal

The rest of the bill for Faith No More’s only north American festival show to date was announced yesterday. Here’s the poster:

Tickets go on sale this Friday, 13 March.

Hellfest times confirmed

Faith No More will play from 21.30 to 23.00 at France’s Hellfest on Saturday 20 June. Details here.

Superhero acoustic cover

The unplugged version of Superhero:

403, 2015

Faith No More Links for a day…(vol. 151): New look, NZ reviews and some videos

March 4th, 2015|Faith No More, Links for a day|6 Comments

As you can probably see, we have a new look and feel- Hope you like it. The site may be a little unstable like its editor for a while but let us know if you notice any bigger bugs. (Big thanks to Alberto for his stellar work on this. We’ll give proper thanks later).

WestFest review

News from Faith No More’s last leg of their Japan/Aus/NZ tour has been a little scarce but the New Zealand Herald now has a review of the event. They say: “Crowds built in the evening as punters finished work for a powerful set by Faith No More, who performed on a stage decorated in thousands of dollars worth of flowers. New songs, like Motherf*****, showed they haven’t passed their use-by date just yet, but it was brooding, funk-tinged classics Epic and Last Cup of Sorrow that really bought back the ’90s.”

WestFest photos

UndertheRadar have a photo gallery and a review of sorts: “Faith No More blew minds with their white-drenched and flower-laden stage, not to mention phenomenal showmanship – despite a slightly loose set.”

Faith No More FB posts

It was a bit disturbing to learn that Roddy was forced into taking down his original post showing him and Judas Priest front man Rob Halford together at WestFest. I didn’t see the abusive comments myself but I would have thought FNM fans were above such presumably homophobic abuse.

And here is Mike p and Mike B with Kim Thayil of Soundgarden

Gold vinyl Sol Invictus

Friend of the site Violet has Instagrammed a photo showing a promo for a gold vinyl edition of Sol Invictus that will be an exclusive at Australian store JB Hi-Fi.

Here’s a photo from the site:

WestFest videos

Here is Get Out from WestFest

(still no Cone of Shame video)

Patton in the crowd

Here is another angle of Mike P going into the crowd at Soundwave Brisbane:

Superhero on 89 FM – A Rádio Rock

We were all getting very excited about this exclusive last week before it was superseded by BBC and Marvel but hereo goes for posterity sake’s:

Superhero cover

Kudos to David Nisoff who has uploaded the first Superhero guitar cover to YouTube:

Final tweet

And a a final tweet from New Zealand of Ben Fulton of Red Witch Pedals with Bill Gould and Jon Hudson.

303, 2015

Three new interviews from Faith No More

March 3rd, 2015|Faith No More, News|2 Comments

Mute no more. Faith No More continue their impressive media blitz around their 2015 tour and Sol Invictus and Superhero releases with three interviews in New Zealand and Australia and this time we have video and audio.

First up is a video of the Music Feeds interview – complete with charming 12 year-old interviewer – with Roddy, Mike B and Jon.

Next up – just ahead of their Auckland show was an interview with Roddy and Bill with Hauraki TV.

And finally and audio interview where Puffy gets the chance to wax lyrical for a full 30 minutes with Auckland’s Rip it Up Radio.

2002, 2015

Faith No More Links for a day…(vol. 147): Two new interviews and Antemasque speak Patton

February 20th, 2015|Faith No More, Links for a day, News|1 Comment

WE HAVE been so thoroughly spoiled by Faith No More interview this week that the latest one is not even getting a standalone post. Roddy has again taken on the role of band spokesman in the latest interview published in Australia’s The Beat.
Roddy is again on form as he eloquently summarises the potpourri nature of the band: “What we’ve all been doing the past ten years; that comes into what we’re doing now as individuals, sure. But mostly we addressed us as a band, our core sound. That was the place of our inspiration. But in that there are these crazy personalities, these very distinct people. We all have some pretty crazy ways. Mike Patton’s solo stuff over the last ten years or so is wack-a-doodle crazy, this over-the-top, boundary pushing, weird collage stuff. Billy makes a lot of records that are mostly for people who don’t speak English, these worldly kinds of records. All of us keep trying to push things in different areas. I live in New York and I’m writing an opera about Sasquatch. What I like most about here is that people take culture, specifically really strange culture, very seriously. And that’s super inspirational for me, I love being in a place where people applaud avant-garde, and I would like to think I bring a little bit of that to what we’re doing. It doesn’t hurt that it also sounds really good on the record, too.”

IN THE SAME INTERVIEW RODDY also has some wise words on the issues of phones at gigs: “hat is really sad and cheap to me. But I’m actually seeing less and less of it now. I think it’s waning a little bit, people are starting to realise that that experience of music, the YouTube video or camera-held footage, just isn’t all that great.” In defence of gig filmers, I would argue that those who upload videos of new never-seen-before songs so that fans worldwide can see them are providing a service for their fellow fans. But the general point that the experience is not that great is certainly true.
(via FNM Followers)

AND ANOTHER INTERVIEW! The increasingly loquacious Mike Bordin this time. He spoke to Australian site Music Feeds. Speaking about Sol Invictus, he said: “To do an album has never been by numbers for us – it’s always a huge commitment and a massive process. It’s not something we could have done at the start of the reunion – it wouldn’t have been us. We had to revisit who we were in order to have an idea of where we were going. Now that we’re all speaking the same language again, now we get to go somewhere new.”
And he echoes Roddy’s comments on the group dynamic: “Everything is represented on this album. You’ve got our singer, Mike [Patton], with his range of talents and breadth of skills. Our bass player is particularly talented at creating these atmospheres and environments with his production and arrangements. Everyone’s ideas are in this record. There’s enough rock, there’s enough crunch, there’s enough melody, there’s enough darkness. All the elements are there. It’s not just one guy and one thing when it comes to Faith No More. It never has been. It’s about the value that each of us puts on music.”

will once again be on the same bill as new band on the scene Antemasque at Soundwave in Adelaide and Melbourne this weekend. I’ve been listening to the new record by the former At the Drive-in and Mars Volta guys (plus Flea¨) all day and love it and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez  and Cedric Bixler-Zavala have spoken to Mikey Cahill (who interviewed FNM this week) in a Courier-Mail interview. Cedric stated: “Oh Faith No More. Yes! We met Mike in San Francisco a little while ago and he was an adult man with the spirit of a little kid. He was awesome. The surprise came when they asked us to open for them. I’ve never seen them live before.”


1802, 2015

Faith No More talk new album in detail in Herald Sun interview

February 18th, 2015|Faith No More, News|1 Comment

Mike Bordin and Roddy Bottum spoke earlier this week to Mikey Cahill of Australia’s Herald Sun and Hit Australia and the wide-ranging interview was published online this morning.

The article is replete with juicy quotes from the guys and here is just a selection:

There came a point in the touring when we became sick of playing the same songs. We were backstage at the end of the reunion shows, looking at each other — not to sound corny — we were appreciating what we were in each other’s lives and it felt like a necessary step to take,” keyboardist Roddy Bottum says.

“Billy (Gould, bassist and producer) really pushed that step forward, the rest of us we’re like ‘(grimaces) Mmmmyeah we coooo-ooould …’ then the rest came on board.”

“It was like building a house, you need a foundation, you need to frame it. Throughout the history of the band the songs have started with bass and drums. That’s why we sound different to bands who start with a guitar riff. Bill said to me: ‘I’ve got some stuff, you should listen to it, how do you feel about that?’ I’m like ‘Bring it man’ (respectful tone). Bill also has that relationship with Mike. It’s like a game of musical telephone, y’know what I mean?”
Mike Bordin

Having had it under wraps for so long resulted in a lot of common good for the project. It’s a sombre tone as I said. The themes revolve around who we are and where we come from and what we started off doing. It’s a very introspective record. We just did the sequencing, it works well in a way other Faith No More records do, having these highs and lows back to back,” Bottum opines.

I don’t mean to sound like Kanye West,” Bordin interjects, “but as an old dude who’s been doing it for a while, this band still stimulates the hell out of me. I need to be on my toes, I better bring my A-Game or they’ll slaughter me. That’s what’s super cool about this process, we know we’re gonna give it both barrels. It’s a gift.”

1702, 2015

Mike Bordin and Jon Hudson Japanese radio interview

February 17th, 2015|Faith No More, News|0 Comments

A wonderful interview from Mike “Puffy” Bordin and Jon Hudson from Inter FM which went out yesterday. Always great to hear Puffy speak so eloquently and passionately about the band and great to hear Jon for almost the first time in an interview and also showing off his Japanese language skills.

(Hat tip Faith No More Blog and fnmjpfan on Youtube)

1602, 2015

Links for a day…(vol. 144): Billy’s bass, Puffy speaks and more

February 16th, 2015|Faith No More, News|2 Comments

Faith No More kick off their 2015 tour tomorrow in Tokyo and there’s plenty of news online as the countdown continues to the release of Sol Invictus.

WE’LL hopefully have video from Faith No More in Tokyo later in the week. The band have already been busy in tokyo. Bill has been signing copies of his new bass (see below) and speaking at the クロサワ日本総本店ベースセンター (Kurosawa Bass Shop)

MEANWHILE, Mike Bordin and Jon Hudson have been on Japanese radio – the Ready Steady George show on Inter FM. No audio or even clues to what the guys talked about yet but here are some photos via the show’s Twitter feed:

AS WE SAW ABOVE, Billy has not been resting on his laurels after producing the album and has launched a signature bass with Zon Guitars. The media release states: “Completely handmade by ZON in their Redwood City, California, US facility, the BG4 is finished in satin black and is appointed with black hardware and a Hipshot D-tuner. A limited number of these basses will be produced with the first 25 personally signed by Billy Gould.”

THE BAND have also been continuing their promo work ahead of their Australia dates. News Limited (Herald Sun, Hit Australia) journalist Mikey Cahill has been tweeting some quotes from an interview he did with Mike Bordin and Roddy Bottum.
Roddy: “”We were gonna call the album From The Dead…but that title was a bit ‘on the nose’ ya know what I mean?”
Puffy: “I’m fired up as hell for this tour man..we’re gonna give it both barrels…”We’ll play a few new songs, we’ll be playing old songs from our catalogue that we didn’t play last time too.”
The full interview will appear this Thursday in Hit Australia with a longer version online – so should appear here.
(Thanks to FNM Followers for unearthing this one on Twitter)

NEW YORK RANGERS NHL star Dan Boyle has once again spoke about his love for Faith No More in an interview with XN Sports.
He said: “I’m good friends with drummer Mike “Puffy” Bordin and lead singer Mike Patton. I went on tour with them this summer, hung out with them and got to know the other guys in the band a little bit. I had never been to England before. I thought it was a cool city. They did one gig in London and went to Poland the next day. We were in-and-out. I was only there for two or three days total.”
Boyle recalled his first experience rubbing elbows with the veteran rockers after a member of the San Jose Sharks’ public relations staff scored him some last-minute tickets.
“Six years ago, they were sold out in San Francisco,” Boyle said. “I had asked the PR guy in San Jose to help me find a way in. I didn’t care whether I was in the nosebleeds, top left corner. Not only did he get me in, I met the band.”
Since that initial meeting, Boyle became fast friends with the San Franciscan alternative metal rockers.
“I’ve seen them four times,” Boyle said. “They were at the game when we were out in San Jose. I’ll go see them eventually again this summer when they tour with their new album.”
Faith No More will release their first studio album in 18 years in Apr. 2015. As for Boyle’s favorite Faith No More album, it’s the 1992 release “Angel Dust.”
“It has to be Angel Dust,” Boyle said.””



2507, 2012

Faith No More Links for day…(vol. 143)

July 25th, 2012|Faith No More, Links for a day|15 Comments


  • After that mega Patton post, it would be remiss of us to omit to mention Roddy’s Imperial Teen. Unfortunately, we’re too late to mention their two most recent shows in Portland and Denver. But Roddy and co have three more dates lined up:
    Aug 17
    Knitting Factory
    Brooklyn NY
    Sept 29
    Know Theatre
    1120 Jackson Street
    Cincinnati OH (Midpoint Music Festival)
    Oct 14
    Treasure Island Music Festival
    San Francisco, CA
    No footage from either gig has surfaced yet but here’s one short Denver fan verdict.
    And the band:
  • Here are some stunning and revealing interviews with Billy and Puffy from  – I think – Dutch radio show Toazted from 1997:
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    And two more from 1995:
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    Think these might be the other way around. Interesting point at the start on working on new material and some revealing insights throughout.
  • Meanwhile, reaction is still coming in on Faith No More‘s recent European jaunt. The Final Word have a note-perfect review of both London shows: “More than the band, tonight, I think the crowd are really rather keen. And that’s part of the rub : the audience often make the show. Tonight, if the audience are a vampire, the band are the transfusion. From the opening moments, to the final seconds of their cover of Jay-z & Kayne West’s “Niggaz In Paris”, Hammersmith is some kind of rampant, slightly overweight, slightly middle-aged, 5,000 strong orgy of jumping. “
  • And London indie zine Drowned in Sound have a fetching gallery from the Brixton show:

  • And here’s Bill with un peu de francais pur les gars et les filles at the Faith No More French Community

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  • And via faithnomoreblog, Tomahawk will play a Halloween show at the Granada Theater in Dallas on Wednesday 31 October. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased from granadatheater.com
1402, 2012

Faith No More on Buzz TV Australia on 1997

February 14th, 2012|News|0 Comments

And another one – Mike B and Billy interviewed on Australian TV in October 1997.

1512, 2011

Faith No More play War Pigs in Australia 1990 with Mike Patton on drums

December 15th, 2011|News|11 Comments


The one where an injured and seemingly annoyed Puffy leaves and Mike Patton apparently takes over on drums.

This was recorded in 30 July 1990 in Sydney as part of a Live at the Wireless show for Australia’s leading station Triple J.
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Downloads of the full show are very easy to find on Google.

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