Every so often I’ll be rounding up FNM news from across the web. Here’s volume 1.
Faith No More are on the cover of the latest issue of the UK’s leading metal magazine Kerrang. The headline: Born Again! The 90s Sickest Band Faith No More. I’ll be getting a copy sent over early next week so will post a flavour of the content then.
Blabbermouth report that the 7″ version of Five Finger Death Punch’s new single The Bleeding will contain a cover of the Faith No More classic From Out of Nowhere.
In perhaps the most misguided newspaper blog of the century Seattle Weekly’s Jonathan Cunningham declares his disdain for the Faith No More reunion. Sample quote: “Aside from scoring one major hit with the song, “Epic” in 1989, I don’t remember them contributing a whole lot to the music world.” Naturally, he gets taken to task in the column’s comments section.
In fairness to the above paper, one of their own columnists Hannah Levin hit back with a column entitled “I Care a Lot: In Defense of Faith No More.” Sample quote: “Any band that can pull off covers of both Commodores and Black Sabbath songs gets points for creative dexterity in my book.”
In a similar vein, The Guardian’s Dan Mitchell welcomes the reunion. Sample quote: “They were one of the few metal bands who managed to break out from both walls of their genre constraints, taking in brutal pop, wizard funk and lounge-lizard crooning along the way.”
Swiss newspaper Berner Zeitung quote the director of the Bad-Bon-Kilbi dispelling the rumour that Faith No More would play the festival which runs from 29-31 May.
Away from the reunion, Mike Patton’s latest release is a guest vocal on the track Lost Weekend from Australian dance outfit The Qemist’s debut offering Join the Q. Here’s the BBC review and one from the New Zealand Herald and finally from musicOMH, which reports: “Lost Weekend, another highlight, follows in a similar vein, building up into a jump around shouted ‘chorus’ from Patton.”