Monthly Archives: August 2010

2708, 2010

Links for a day…(vol. 73)

August 27th, 2010|Faith No More, Links for a day|34 Comments

  • Mike Patton guested on the first night of the John Zorn: Bay Area Connection last night at Yoshi’s in San Francisco.  Full details of Friday and Saturday shows. Review and video if and when they appear. Pre-show Zorn interview from the San Francisco Chronicle.
  • vithovenstyle has uploaded this fantastic quality version of Faith No More’s iconic appearance on British late night “yoof TV” show The Word from 1993 in tribute to Donna.
    I may actually have watched this show at the time but somehow never remembered Bill’s bumblebee costume.
    Bill Gould below:
  • From the same source, shiny, sweaty Mike and the band do Technotronic and Chinese Arithmetic in Milan in 1990.
  • Finnish death metal band Medicated have a song called Faith No More on their new EP Ways to Make You Fall. Not sure if it has anything to do with the band but here goes:
  • Roddy and Bill interviewed on Dutch TV in 1990 and live Epic performance at Parkpop.
2508, 2010

Much-loved Faith No More fan passes away

August 25th, 2010|News|32 Comments

It was with great sadness that we learned that one of the sweetest and most loyal Faith No More fans, Donna Gorslene, has passed away.
Donna was known as artsyfairie08 on her excellent YouTube channel, which we often plundered for rare videos on FNM 2.0, and could also be found on her Patton MySpace page.
We extend our heartfelt sympathy to her family, including her four children, and friends.

“When it’s my time to go, at least my other family will be waiting for me on the other side, and then I’ll wait to see my kids and family again, when it’s their time. Death is just another cycle of life.” Donna

2108, 2010

Links for a day…(vol.72)

August 21st, 2010|Links for a day|45 Comments

Slow, slow, slow on the Faith No More front so here is a quiet news update.

  • Faith No More’s Midlife Crisis will be on Rock Band 3 according to a leak today. Here’s the full list.
  • A bit late on this one after their Brooklyn date on 19 August (sorry) but check out New York-based Faith No More tribute band A Small Victory.
  • Zeb is putting together a full video recording of the Faith No More Brooklyn show spliced together from fan videos posted on YouTube. His first three videos are already up. Taster below.
  • Blast from the past time. Here’s Mike P and Roddy goofing around in an interview in Rio in 1990.
1008, 2010

Links for a day…(vol. 71)

August 10th, 2010|Links for a day|57 Comments

  • Bill Gould has launched a new Twitter account for his Koolarrow record label. Go follow. Opening tweets:
    Upgrade of in progress…first release of year: Flattbush “Otomatik Attak!” Sept. 28. Blistering punk rock Tagalog power.
    Thanks for following!! Still getting everything together but hopefully will get a little action going on this place very soon.
  • Finally some Mondo Cane at the Big Chill video has dropped.
    (Thanks to Firsa in comments)
  • The Clap cover We Care a Lot in trademark Bliptronic style.
  • More on Mike Patton being a fan of the San Jose Sharks [that’s hockey – hockey on ice even – apparently] from a Sharks site. Seemingly, he was once slated to sing the national anthem before a game. That’s something I’d like to see and hear. Sharks defenseman [that’s defender to those of us who speak non-American sports English] Dan Boyle is a big FNM fan. Boyle told the official Sharks site: “They’re basically my favorite band. They’ve been broken up for 14 years and just got back together for a summer tour and were playing a gig in San Francisco a couple days before the Colorado series. To make a long story short, Tom Holy (Sharks media relations manager) got a hold of their manager and they pretty much set me up backstage. I met everybody and since have become good friends with a couple of guys. I got them down to a couple (play-off) games. They came and saw one Colorado game and I think they saw one Chicago game. The lead singer was supposed to sing the national anthem at one of the Chicago games, but something came up at the last minute with him. But he told me he’s gonna do one next year.”
    [Hope you can pay us a visit here Dan to check out the latest FNM news and good luck in your next game – hope you hit a few slam dunk strikes.]
  • Faith No More perform Easy on Australian TV in May 1993.
908, 2010

Mondo Cane in England and Portugal

August 9th, 2010|News|10 Comments

Mike Patton wound up his Mondo Cane tour at the weekend with two festival dates, the Big Chill in England and
Sudoeste in Portugal. No reports or video from the Big Chill has surfaced yet but here’s some pro-shot video from SIC Radical from the Portugal date. (thanks to Firsa)

608, 2010

Links for a Day…(vol. 70)

August 6th, 2010|Links for a day|40 Comments

  • Bit of a Mike Patton and the US-bound Mondo Cane special today.
    First up, Mondo Cane play England’s Big Chill festival this weekend. It is an early start at 6.30pm tonight with a seemingly shortened running time of 45 minutes. Big Chill on Twitter.
  • Mike plays Yoshi’s Jazz Club in San Francisco on Thursday 26 August as part of the John Zorn: Bay Area Connection event. He will be performing along with Zorn and Fred Frith.
  • Further review of Mondo Cane in Israel from one of the country’s leading papers Haaretz.
  • More news on Mike, Kid Koala and The Slew project from Spinner.
  • A French-language reconsideration of Faith No More’s first two albums from Radio Metal.
  • Remember when MTV played music and interviews with artists? Mike on masturbation, Billy nose-picking, Roddy in an orange t-shirt and shorts; it must be Faith No More Hanging’ with MTV from around 1992.
    (via the artist formerly known as alien visionary on Twitter)
  • Faith No More Epic rehearsal from 1990.
608, 2010

Mondo Cane in the US

August 6th, 2010|News|10 Comments

Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane will play at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in his native San Francisco on the weekend of 1, 2 and 3 October. More details.
(Via Lusty on Twitter and Mike Bolger in Comments)

408, 2010

Faith No More video vault: MTV Europe competition 1995

August 4th, 2010|Faith No More, Video vault|24 Comments

Faith No More don silly costumes and put on even sillier accents for this MTV Europe competition from 1995.

(Thanks to Giannis Pap for sharing this on the FNM Facebook page)
As a bonus, here is FNM at the aforementioned Rock Am Ring festival from 4 June 1995. (No word of who won the contest and got to be introduced by the band on stage)
408, 2010

Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane in Israel

August 4th, 2010|Faith No More, News|7 Comments

The latest date of the Mondo Cane tour took Mike Patton back to Israel for his sixth performance in various guises in the country. And the gig at the Ra’anana Park Ampithreatre once more garnered rave reviews.
The NRG (Maariv) website reported that: “It seems that no matter what language he uses, what size location he chooses to appear in or what musical genre he chooses to abuse and stretch the limits of, his message comes through loud and clear – the man is a musical phenomenon.” NRG also featured a video of Patton speaking days before the concert but I get a Hebrew error message when I try to play it.

Meanwhile, the Mouse music site reports: “Mondo Cane is another reincarnation of Patton. Maybe not the most popular. Maybe not the most valued. But this reincarnation proves his love for music and the genius of his entrance into new areas.” Mouse also have a slideshow from the concert in that article.


208, 2010

Mike’s Mondo Cane in Moscow

August 2nd, 2010|News|2 Comments

No appearance by the unfortunately ill Eduard Khil but Mike’s Mondo Cane went down very well in Moscow according to reports.
Reviews in Russian (Google Translate is your slightly off the mark friend) here from Kommersant and Gazaeta.
Videos below:
Scalinattella (including Mike’s praise for Khil)

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