Monthly Archives: February 2011

2602, 2011

Patton projects update from Greg Werckman

February 26th, 2011|News|6 Comments

Regular commenter Wanderlusting AKA Karina Halle’s extensive interview with Ipecac Records co-founder Greg Werckman has just been published by American Noise. The interview is really worth digesting in its entirety not least for its insight into the modern record industry especially at genuine independent level.

Here are a few choice cuts from Greg:

Patton projects:
He’s in the early stages of working on some new Tomahawk music and some new Fantômas music, more Mondo Cane—he’s literally working on six or seven records right now. He’s also got this project (that we’re not putting out) called Nevermen, that’s coming out on Lex Records. It’s with Tunde from TV on the Radio and Dose One from the Anticon world. It’s just going to be three vocalists. It’s just a weird, kind of cool record.

On the Faith No More reunion:
It was a really cool thing and he was really happy he did and had a lot of fun doing it. And the fans were really into it, too. It was a good thing.

2502, 2011

Vote for Faith No More

February 25th, 2011|Faith No More, News|17 Comments

Finally someone has realised that Faith No More got back together. Somewhat belatedly, FNM have been nominated in the Best Comeback category in the Revolver Golden Gods awards 2011.

Vote here

2402, 2011

Links for a Day…(vol. 80)

February 24th, 2011|Links for a day|8 Comments

  • As you might well know by now, Mike Patton and Mondo Cane are playing the Palco Sunset stage of the Rock in Rio festival on 24 September. He will be accompanied by Sinfônica Heliópolis, an orchestra formed by young people in a São Paulo favela.
  • And here’s a little teaser from Mike:
  • Lol Cats and Surprise? You’re Dead, a natural fit I’m sure you’ll agree
  • Roddy is back in the studio!! With Imperial Teen:
  • Tribute band news 1:
    Faith No Man play the Scream Lounge in Croydon, London on 26 February.
  • Tribute band news 2:
    A Small Victory
    , the U.S.’s premiere Faith No More tribute band, will be one of the featured acts in a whole night of tribute goodness on March 18th.  More details follow below–where else could you see a bill like this?  Go to the Facebook event page here and let us know you’re coming!
    When: Friday, March 18th, 8pm
    Where: Crash Mansion, 199 Bowery @Spring St. (6 to Spring St., J to Bowery, B,D to Grand St.)
    How much: $10
    Also appearing:
    Pearl Jam tribute The Lost Dogs
    Soundgarden tribute Jesus Christ Pose
    Metallica tribute Kill ‘Em All
1802, 2011

Links for a Day vol. 79

February 18th, 2011|Links for a day|14 Comments

  • Anyone who was a teenager or 20something in the the UK or Ireland in the 1990s will remember their weekend kicking off with Chris Evans’ TFI Friday on Channel 4, a genuinely good show before it inevitably jumped the shark. Here are Faith No More introducing the It’s Your Letters feature. Great find by ElvisGun on the ‘tube.
  • From UK to US TV. John Goodman introduces Faith No More on Saturday Night Live in 1990:
  • I think we may have featured this before but here is the Patton-only part of Swinging Soundtracks.
  • The 2005 track featuring Patton got a video late last year so finally we get around to posting it.
  • Kindergarten is possibly my favourite FNM song but WTF:
  • Belatedly with this the interview from The Quietus with Black Swan composer Clint Mansell about working with Mike Patton: “Funnily enough, talking about Mike, we’ve exchanged emails about the possibility of doing a show featuring the Quartet and people they’ve collaborated with. It’d be a Kronos show, with different rooms for other people to do their thing, then bringing it all together. It’s pretty cool-sounding.”
  • And we are officially the last in the world with this about Mike reprising his role in The Darkness 2.
1302, 2011

Links for a day..(vol. 78)

February 13th, 2011|Links for a day|16 Comments

  • Faith No More on MTV Europe (with the one and only Ray Cokes) on 14 March 1995. Finally some high quality footage of this with Roddy on guitar.
  • Caca Volante confirm that Mike Patton will after all be on the Darkness II video game.
  • We’re nominated for the Irish Blog Awards again. Thanks for your support.
1002, 2011

Links for a day…(vol. 77)

February 10th, 2011|Links for a day|10 Comments

702, 2011

Bill Gould’s Koolarrow Records readies new site and new releases

February 7th, 2011|News|3 Comments

Faith No More bassist Bill Gould has not been resting on his laurels since Faith No More’s Chile dates, with his Koolarrow Records label website relaunching today. The label also has a slew of releases slated for 2011 including a Bill Gould ambient/musical collaboration called “The Talking Book”, due late Spring/early Summer.

The label will also be focusing more on “digital only” records and the site already boasts an impressive store.

The first such digitalrelease and the first major release for 2011 is “Un Disparo al Centro” by Como Asesinar a Felipes, “an absolutely incredible band from Chile”.  Koolarrow add: “Though they utilize elements of hip hop and jazz, it’s their very unique sound that, to our ears, is groundbreaking.” The album is officially available through most online providers (and via the Koolarrow store) as of 22 February.

702, 2011

Links for a day (vol. 76)

February 7th, 2011|Links for a day|9 Comments

  • The pioneer of Faith No More’s presence on the internet Andy Couch is back. The giant on whose shoulders we all stand has relaunched his Caca Volante site “for all things related to Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, etc” in Tumblr form. Go check it out.
  • Geeks of Doom celebrate the 20th anniversary of Live at the Brixton Academy.
  • As revealed by Mat in Comments, an extensive archive of Faith No More covers via Bungle Fever. “MP3 files are posted for evaluation purposes only.  Everyone is encouraged to purchase music and concert tickets for the artists you feel merit your hard earned dollars. Blah, blah,blah…”
  • An interesting Tweet.
  • US Faith No More tribute act A Small Victory have been in touch with details of their latest NYC show:
    Who: FNM tribute A Small Victory and STP tribute Sex Type Thing
    What: Ass Kicking
    When: Friday, Feb. 11, 9:30pm
    Where: Connolly’s Klub 45, 121 W. 45th St (between 6th and 7th Aves)
    Why: Why not?
    How much: $10
    Subway: B,D,F,M,2,3 to 42nd Street
  • The “world’s fastest violinist” – I once knew the “world’s smallest pianist” but I digress – Oliver Lewis plays Woodpecker from Mars. (via Metal Sucks)
  • Nominations for Irish Blog awards close on 10 February.
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