Monthly Archives: May 2009

3005, 2009

Links for a day (vol. 12)

May 30th, 2009|Links for a day|0 Comments

Latest updates with just eleven days to go the start of The Second Coming Tour.

  • The Faith No More merchandise shop is now open and I very much like the two new designs.  Roddy has promised two more (and better) designs next week.
  • Rhino Records, who are bringing out the The Very Best Definitive Ultimate Greatest Hits Collection are offering two free tickets to Faith No More’s Brixton date on 10 June. Details here.
  • The Dillinger Escape Plan revealed that they were asked to accompany Faith No More on their European tour but had to decline. Ben Weinman, answering fans’ questions, said: “Faith No More asked us to play their headline shows in Europe but we cant do it. I want to shoot myself in the tip of my dick. Maybe we can get on some later this summer or in the fall if they do anymore.”
  • Former Faith No More front man Chuck Mosley wil be playing the Hard Rock Café in Cleveland on 14 June. His first video blog is also out.
2805, 2009

Faith No More Romania date confirmed

May 28th, 2009|Tour dates|0 Comments

Roddy has Tweeted that the rumoured gig in Bucharest, Romania will take place on 15 August.
Expect a more thorough update tomorrow as the countdowb to the Second Coming begins in earnest.

2705, 2009

Venue change for Milan festival

May 27th, 2009|Tour dates|0 Comments

Faith No More’s Rock In Idro festival date will now take place at Palasharp rather than the original outdoor Idroscalo location. Tickets purchased remain valid for the new location. The new indoor venue has a capacity in excess of 10,000

2605, 2009

Quick tour update

May 26th, 2009|Tour dates|0 Comments

  • Those of us unlucky enough not to be at the Download Festival on 12 June will be able to watch Faith No More’s set online. The NME today reports that the whole festival will be streamed live on the Download festival website.
  • On a similar subject, I will be aiming to provide some sort of live blog at the Brixton gig on 10 June and also I hope from Greenfield and Rock In Idro on 13 and 14 June. Not sure what I’ll be able to do yet but all suggestions are welcome.
  • Speaking of Brixton, as spotted by tbeest, the wonderfully-named Selfish Cunt (don’t try Googling that!) will support Faith No More on their return gig.
  • Lots of blog posts about a Faith No More date in Brazil at a festival in October with Alice in Chains and Depeche Mode. Looks like dates in Argentina, Brazil and Chile are on the cards as we re-reported and we’ll let you know more when we know more.
2605, 2009

Faith No More for Prague

May 26th, 2009|Tour dates|0 Comments

As Bill Gould Tweeted, Faith No More will play the Tesla Arena in Prague in the Czech Republic on Monday 17 August. Not sure if the arena is named after the 80s hair metal act but it is the country’s foremost hockey arena.

2305, 2009

Faith No More for Argentina

May 23rd, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Uruguayan paper Diario El Pais reports today that Faith No More will play Buenos Aires in October.
No links or more info more now as I’m travelling and away from computer.

2205, 2009

Bands love Faith No More

May 22nd, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lots of love for Faith No More in recent days and weeks from other bands ahead of their reunion Second Coming tour.
First up, David Draiman from Disturbed, who spoke to Fangoria Online about their almost infamous Midlife Crisis cover (see below). He says: “Our approach [to the song] was to respect it – to respect the integrity of it, and not deviate that much from the original. The original was genius. I have a huge amount of respect for Mike Patton, and we obviously love the song and the darkness within it. Originally we recorded that when we were approached at one point in time to do a FAITH NO MORE tribute album that was being spearheaded by THE DEFTONES. Mike Patton ended up putting the kibosh on that because he didn’t want there to be any tributes to FAITH NO MORE. So we had that version sitting around for quite awhile and when this album came up (WARNER BROS’ COVERED: A REVOLUTION IN SOUND) we figured we loved that song so much that it was time to do a kind of modernized version of it. We changed a couple of things musically, but as far as his vocal approach, in no way do I think that I could ever out-do Mike, so I tried to just keep it true.”

And there’s more. The delectable Cristina Scabbia from Lacuna Coil, who play on the same Download and Rock in Idro bills as Faith No More, told Italian site Panorama: “Mike Patton is one of my favorite singers ever” and when asked five sogs she always has one her MP3 player chose Faith No More’s Kindergarten: “”one of my favorite songs of all time: wonderful melody changes”.

Obligatory gratuitous Cristina Scabbia pic

Obligatory gratuitous Cristina Scabbia pic

Meanwhile, this from Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor in Rocksound: “He also told Rock Sound what he is looking forward to at the festival. ”Three words my friend; Faith No More motherfucker!” Technically Corey that’s four, but hey, who’s keeping count.”

2205, 2009

Links for a day (vol 12)

May 22nd, 2009|Links for a day|0 Comments

Not much tour news and lots of Patton new project whispers in our latest round-up of Faith No More news.

  • Hot off the press The Guardian seem to have burst the bubble over the proposed Mike Patton and Alan Moore collaboration. Sample quote: “Lex Records have denied reports that is to work with Faith No More’s Mike Patton on a forthccoming recording project. Although the label confirmed that the Watchmen writer plans to release a semi-autobiographical audiobook, with “key” soundtrack elements by musicians Fog and Doseone, they insist the Patton collaboration is nothing but a rumour.”
  • The Internet was all a-frenzy yesterday with a lot of reports taking the Patton involvement in the project as read. The original report in Billboard, however, was much circumspect about the Faith No More front man hooking up with the Watchmen writer. Sample quote:”Mike Patton has a really hectic year because Faith No More has reformed and they are doing the festivals,” says Brown [Tom Brown of Lex Records]. “I know they have both [Patton, Broadrick] been sounded out and they said they are both into it.”
  • On tour news, a piece in the leading Australian newspaper The Age looking ahead to gigs in Australia in the year ahead suggests that Faith No More be may be Down Under in time for the Australian summer. Sample quote: “Some of the other big names believed to be touring Australia towards summer include Fleetwood Mac, Janet Jackson, Green Day, Pearl Jam, Black Eyed Peas, Nickelback, Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, Lauryn Hill, Carol King, and Faith No More. But only AC/DC’s stadium tour early next year has been confirmed.”
  • On more tour update I’ve just spotted. Rumours here of a Faith No More date in Sarajevo and something to do with Bill Gould’s connections with Alter Art. More news when we get it. Any Bosnian fans now any more?
1905, 2009

Fake Big Jim speaks out?

May 19th, 2009|Uncategorized|4 Comments

The recently re-published Metal Hammer article on the story behind King for a Day… has provoked the ire of former Faith No More guitarist Jim Martin..maybe. Earlier today he said via his Twitter: “10 years and a bit of h would distort anyone’s memory. i had fukn good riffs ready 4 angel dust,most of this is total BS”.

Of course like a lot of celebrity Twitters this is more than likely a massive hoax and the bio on Jim’s Twitter page doesn’t do much to assuage such doubts:was in Faith No More FNM until they started recording tracks without me pricks. I want in on the reunion. Someone else don’t. wheres my frikn agent? fakeonmore”.

Anyone think its genuine or know that its not?

1905, 2009

Links for a day (vol 11)

May 19th, 2009|Links for a day|0 Comments

A quick round-up of tour and other news:

  • The Chile date has not been confirmed with Bill Gould’s latest Tweet saying “talks are in progress, but as not now, still not confirmed.”
  • Two countries are conspicuous from their absence on the now huge European tour: Spain and Ireland. No news on the grapevine of possible dates in either country although it is worth noting that FNM have  a free weekend on 9-12 July when Bilbao BBK Live and Oxegen take place. BBK still has acts to be confirmed for Friday 10 and Saturday 11, though Oxegen’s timetable looks packed already.
  • Mike Patton wil be taking time out from the Second Coming Tour to take take part in the Meltdown Festival in London on Thursday 18 June (the night before Nova Rock) to play along with the English multi-instrumentalist Fred Frith. Meltdown this year is being curated by free jazz legend Ornette Coleman and tickets are now on sale. (As spotted by regular reader tbeest)
  • More Patton news. The Guardian feature an interview with the Bionic Commando game producer Ben Judd in which he explains how Mike came to be voicing the main character in the game: “We pretty much went though a lawyer friend of his. He was a huge fan of the original game so he went out of his way to help us. What a fantastic individual. Definitely one of the bright spots of the game.”
  • More solo news and I’ve belatedly comed across a description of Bill’s soundtrack for the comic book documentary The Sequential Art. Quite is from the film’s writer and director Espen J. Jorgensen on the No Studio MySpace: “BILLY GOULDs soundtrack does not consist of so called themes, they are songs, real songs. (Ok, there are two or three themes, but most of the stuff he has made are SONGS.) It is kind of like a Faith No More instrumental album. Every song is different, and whether they are quiet or tense they have ENERGY(!)”
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