Yearly Archives: 2009

2912, 2009

Faith No More mailing list update

December 29th, 2009|Faith No More|0 Comments

For those of you you have yet to sign up to the Faith No More mailing list, here is the latest update:

“Hi Kids.

First of all, yeah, we know we’ve had this mailing list for awhile now; to be exact, we’ve been collecting your names since May! Nevertheless, we’ve been hard at work: two tours of Europe and one of South America. Plus, we’ve tried to keep this whole endeavor as honest as possible; we haven’t employed any so-called “street teams” for viral marketing on forums, etc, and we’ve done our utmost to try to stick to the no-interviews policy, in order to keep the focus centered around the shows and the music.

However, although we’ve been relatively quiet on a media level, that is not to say that we haven’t appreciated the 1000% percent support we’ve received from our fans. Truly, these shows have exceeded our expectations, and a big part of it has come from the amazing energy of the audience. It’s been a real shot in the arm, and made this worthwhile for all of us. We honestly had no idea what was going to happen when we got into this, and are humbly overwhelmed by your attention and praise and good will.

So, here’s a big THANK YOU for 2009, and a wish that 2010 is a productive, prosperous and happy one for all of you!!



PS. NEW PHOTOS of LEG 3: SOUTH AMERICA are now posted on the site!!


Remember to sign up for the mailing list here.

2812, 2009

Faith No More South America gallery

December 28th, 2009|Faith No More|0 Comments

Photos from Faith No More’s South American tour are now online at Check them all here.

2712, 2009

Faith No More Soundwave times

December 27th, 2009|Faith No More|0 Comments

The timetable for the Soundwave festival featuring Faith No More in February and March has been revealed. On each of the five dates at Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth Faith No More will top the bill with a slot from 20.40 until 22.00.
More details here.

1212, 2009

Have a Faith No More Christmas

December 12th, 2009|Faith No More|0 Comments

With Christmas now less than two weeks away, here’s a few FNM-themed gift suggestions.
New official T-shirts
Tour posters
Last few Norway rat posters (cheers Martin for the heads up in the comments)
Faith No More: The Real Story
Aussie tour poster
Angel Dust gold disc
eBay clothing
eBay memorabilia
Ipecac merchandise
Aussie Rare Records
Even more rarities

1212, 2009

Faith No More video vault

December 12th, 2009|Faith No More|0 Comments

In the words of supposed Epic video fish-owning Icelandic singer and sometime Mike Patton collaborator Björk “its oh so quiet” so we’ve decided to plunder recent YouTube FNM videos for your entertainment. Enjoy.

RnR with Chuck Mosley

Faith No More in Lego

RV in Santiago

Evidence (alternative video)

Epic at VMAs 1990

Superb Edge of the World clip from Yo MTV

Ricochet in Santiago

312, 2009

Patton does Dylan

December 3rd, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

From the forthcoming Jamie Saft album Trouble, Mike Patton sings Bob Dylan’s Ballad of a Thin Man.

Pick up the album here.

(Again hat tip to Gezarie for the Twitter link)

212, 2009

Faith No More's 1983 first show audio and background

December 2nd, 2009|Faith No More|7 Comments

Footage of Faith No More’s first ever live show at the Mabs in San Francisco on 11 October in 1983.
The four-song set included The Jungle, Why Do You Bother?, Spirit and another unknown song.
According to the gig database the band line-up was:
Joe Pop-O-Pie (vocals)
Jake Smith (guitar)
Bill Gould (bass)
Mike Bordin (drums)
Roddy Bottum (keyboards)

The Jungle

Why Do You Bother?



Joe Pop-O-Pie was the vocalist of the legendary Pop-o-pie in San Francisco in the early 1980s and there was a revolving crossover of members between the band and FNM. Find some details and photos on Pop-o-pie here. The band were famed for regularly playing their one hit – a cover of the Grateful Dead’s Truckin’ – over and over again in live shows. A contemporary report in the San Francisco Bay Guardian quotes Billy Gould as saying: “That was actually one of the highlights of my life,” Gould said about performing the song live and watching unsuspecting audiences go from nervous laughter to mild annoyance and then to full-fledged anger and, finally, passive acceptance. “There was this one [show] we did in Texas, like in Dallas at this warehouse, where we just played ‘Fascists Eat Donuts’ for so long that I was actually starting to hallucinate. I was starting to hear new melodies and new songs, because it was just this drone that was going on relentlessly.”

Roddy tweeted on the show this week: “First gig was phenoms. We had really grand aspirations and our aim was to hypnotize. Pretty certain we pulled it off.”

Thanks to Gezarie for bringing the video to my attention.

2811, 2009

Happy birthday Puffy

November 28th, 2009|Faith No More|19 Comments

The man who belied that drummer hanging out with musicians gag and the man who makes FNM tick, the one and only Mike “Puffy” Bordin celebrates (or at least we do on his behalf) his 47th birthday today. Puff was an original member of the band and his distinctive drumming set the tone for the group right from the off. His soul may have been metal but the Ganeshian drummer had and has the skill and mind set to drive FNM in any direction.

As Mike P would chastise, Mike is also, of course, Ozzy’s drummer, recognition that we is feted by his peers as one of the greatest metal percussionists of all time.

Mike in video:

Mike burps (feckin’ amazing vid; possibly the best FNM YouTube I’ve ever seen)

Where’s the Puff?

Mike Puffy B masterclasss

Puffy being a leg-end

Mike for Ozzy fans

Puffy in Brazil

The two Mikes

Mike joins Korn

Puffy facts (not all are true)

  • A left-handed drummer who plays right-handed kit
  • Along with Billy, was an original member of FNM precursors Faith No Man
  • Made dreads cool again for white guys
  • First dreadhead to live long enough to show that dreads look cooler in silver
  • Competed in Who Wants to be a Millionaire
  • Taught the Little Drummer Boy how to play
2411, 2009

Links for a day…(vol. 44)

November 24th, 2009|Links for a day|0 Comments

  • In an effort to stave off the post-tour withdrawal symptoms, here are a few small FNM nuggets. First up, rewind back to few weeks in late October and a clip of a snippet of Fever leading into King for a Day…
  • Also in Chile, the campaign to get FNM to return in 2010 continues.
  • And there is also a petition to bring the band back to Brazil.
  • Movieweb asks the stars of Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia is Mike Patton – a friend of star Danny DeVito – whether the FNM front man might make a cameo appearance in the show.
  • More great shots of FNM in Mexico City here on Flickr.
  • Via Jose in comments, very high quality footage of FNM in Santiago.
1511, 2009

Faith No More Edge of the World in Mexico City

November 15th, 2009|Faith No More|0 Comments

Great footage of FNM peforming Edge of the World for the first and only time on the tour at the José Cuervo Salon in Mexico City:

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