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1008, 2015

CONCERT: Faith No More at Toronto setlist, video and poster

August 10th, 2015|Faith No More, News|5 Comments

Faith No More’s penultimate North American Sol Invictus tour date saw them return to Canada. The band again played an 18-song set and threw in some snippets of Drake and Van Halen.

Setlist

The Real Thing
Be Aggressive
Everything’s Ruined
Evidence
Epic
Black Friday
Caffeine
Midlife Crisis (Van Halen ‘Jump’ interlude)
Cone of Shame
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Easy
Separation Anxiety
Matador
Ashes to Ashes
Superhero

Motherfucker
I Started a Joke

We Care a Lot

Videos

Playlist from fnm4ever

Poster

Tour Talk

Part 1

Part 2 brought to you by Invictus wine

608, 2015

CONCERT: Faith No More at Madison Square Garden – setlist, posters, videos, Roddy’s Tour Talk

August 6th, 2015|Faith No More, News|16 Comments

Faith No More made their debut performance at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York last night (ok, the Theater after a late switch) and delivered another hugely impressive set.

The band played no fewer than six songs from Angel Dust – with RV and A Small Victory again getting relatively rare airings – with five from new album Sol Invictus.

One New York resident was very impressed:

  As was the venue itself

Setlist

The Real Thing
Be Aggressive
Everything’s Ruined
Evidence
Epic
Black Friday
Caffeine
Midlife Crisis (with Boz Scaggs – ‘Lowdown’ interlude)
A Small Victory
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Easy
Separation Anxiety
Matador
Ashes to Ashes
Superhero

Motherfucker
RV
Just a Man

Ain’t nothin like the Real Thing #faithnomore   A photo posted by @billdeppe on

Tour Talk

Here’s Roddy with special guest Steven Barrymore Blush

Tour Talk on Periscope

Videos

Posters

These are again by the brilliant Tara McPherson and here they are:

And here is Tara’s own post

508, 2015

TOUR TALK: Roddy Bottum chat show – Blue Hills/Boston/w Anika Jacobs & Pete’s Birthday episode

August 5th, 2015|Faith No More, News|0 Comments

YouTuber Invisigoth is now uploading Roddy’s Periscope Tour Talk chat show episodes to the video site for posterity so here is the most recent episode from Boston last night.

308, 2015

CONCERT: Faith No More at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia

August 3rd, 2015|Faith No More, News|8 Comments

Faith No More pulled out all the stops as their US tour continued at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, with RV and A Small Victory on the setlist  (the first time both songs have been played in the same set since the Phoenix Festival in July 1993).  In fact, it was the first time RV has been played in the US since February 1993 (Tipitina’s, New Orleans). For good measure, the band played Rise of the Fall for only the third time – and for the first time outside Germany.

Setlist

The Real Thing
Land of Sunshine
Caffeine
Evidence
Epic
Sunny Side Up
Last Cup of Sorrow
Midlife Crisis (with Boz Scaggs – ‘Lowdown’ interlude)
A Small Victory
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Easy
Separation Anxiety
Matador
Ashes to Ashes
Superhero

Rise of the Fall
RV
Just a Man

Videos

Roddy’s Tour Talk

Roddy’s guest on his latest chat show was none other than Faith No More lead singer Mike Patton – and synesthesia .
Watch Tour Talk

Poster

By Zombie Yeti

3107, 2015

CONCERT: Faith No More in Atlanta setlist, poster and video plus Roddy’s Tour Talk with Refused

July 31st, 2015|Faith No More, News|6 Comments

Faith No More resumed the third leg of their US Sol Invictus tour with a concert at The Masquerade in Atlanta. Sunny Side Up made a welcome return to the set.

First up, here is Roddy’s latest Tour Talk on Periscope – with Dennis Lyxzén from Refused

Setlist

Motherfucker
Be Aggressive
Caffeine
Evidence
Epic
Sunny Side Up
Everything’s Ruined
Midlife Crisis
Last Cup of Sorrow
Easy
Separation Anxiety
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
King for a Day
Ashes to Ashes
Superhero

This Guy’s in Love With You
Just a Man

Show was killer.

A photo posted by David Altherr (@vinylisforlovers) on

Poster

Videos


(via FNM French Community)

3007, 2015

Roddy Bottum praises fans for championing band pushing boundaries

July 30th, 2015|Faith No More, Interviews, News|1 Comment

Roddy Bottum features in a Q and A from the Washington Times and the Faith No More keyboardist and composer is as eloquent as ever.

Here are some highlights:

Q: How much of “Sol Invictus” are you playing live?

A: It kind of varies, but maybe five or six songs. I think we have a really interesting fan base. The nature of being a band with history is fans want to hear the old songs. But to our fans’ credit, I think they really come to champion us and watch us pushing boundaries.

Q: And you dated her [Courtney Love] before you came out?

A: Correct. Yeah. We just had a very intense relationship. She is still my best friend.

2907, 2015

Roddy Bottum Tour Talk episode 1: Mike Bordin’s ankle injury

July 29th, 2015|Faith No More, Interviews, News|6 Comments

Roddy Bottum – continuing his and the band’s early adoption of new media – will be hosting a talk show on live streaming app Periscope after each show on this tour and hosted his first such Tour Talk last night in Houston. His first guest was Faith No More drummer Mike Bordin – while Mike Patton also pops in.

Watch it here

With Letterman retired, maybe Roddy is set to become America’s new late night king of talk.

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2307, 2015

INTERVIEW: Faith No More career-spanning interview in The Guardian

July 23rd, 2015|Faith No More, Interviews, News|8 Comments

Finally, the big Guardian interview I hoped for in May has come in July. 

The band reflected on their career with Dorian Lynskey in the UK-based paper.

Here are some choice cuts:

Roddy Bottum:

“I think we accomplished what we need  to accomplish. If we all died today I think we would have done a good job.”

“Doing what we’re doing now makes all of that work we did then a lot more validating,” Gould agrees. “We came back and we made it better. If that’s the only lesson we learned, that’s a good lesson.”

3006, 2015

INTERVIIEW: Roddy Bottum speaks to Clash magazine – plus a bonus unreleased Patton interview

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

The Clash magazine interview with Roddy Bottum has finally been published and its an excellent read, with the Faith No More keyboardist in excellent form.

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He speaks about Billy Gould’s role in making Sol Invictus happen:

“He’s always taken the lead; he’s very go-get-em, very enterprising, push ahead, forge ahead kinda guy. The rest of us are a little slower. I mean, he produced, mixed and wrote a large part of what we’re releasing.”

About the music.making process:

“I think it’s like extremes. Extreme highs and extreme lows. Intensity and release. When we think about our music we think about it more in terms of that, as opposed to the confusing process but I think as a result it does confuse people.”

And he confirms what we thought about Motherfucker.

“Whereas before when we were making music, releasing music before there were always big companies involved, big record companies. That song is about the accountability of that. Who is accountable for what we do, for the release and presentation of what we do. And yeah, exactly at this point it’s only us – we started our own record company and we’re doing things strictly on our terms. The people who are accountable are the five of us and it’s a pretty good place to be.”

The magazine has also disinterred an old interview with Mike Patton from 2010 that was never published, written by friend of the site Ben Hopkins.

Here are some highlights:

“The only TV I watch is stuff from the Sixties. But I love Planet Earth. I’ve developed a real crush on David Attenborough. It’s hard to go to sleep without hearing his voice.”

“I’ve been on a French crime spree. Jean-Pierre Melville I’ve been really into lately; Le deuxième soufflé, Red Circle is amazing, Army of Shadows is incredible. Most of these have Lena Ventura in who was an amazing actor.”

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.”

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