Yearly Archives: 2012

1411, 2012

It won’t begin until you make it end

November 14th, 2012|Faith No More, News|55 Comments

As you may have noticed I have not been blogging as frequently as before in recent weeks and months. To be honest, I have not been able to find the time to give the site the time it deserves. So with a new job and impending fatherhood on the horizon, I have taken the difficult decision to declare the site dormant. So I’ll not be updating Faith No More 2.0 from now on though I reserve the right to come back when and if there are major Faith No More developments.
Thanks everyone for your support, views (over 1.5 million!) and comments (over 15,000) over the past few years. Other sources such as and will keep you updated on all matters FNM and beyond.

All the best,

This is the best party I’ve ever been to
Don’t let me die with that silly look in my eyes

1411, 2012

Links for a day…(vol. 153)

November 14th, 2012|Faith No More, Links for a day|0 Comments


  • From about a week ago, an excellent Holy Filament interview with Bill Gould recorded during his Talking Book visit to Chile.
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  • And Bill’s House of Hayduk is officially released on 23 November and still available for pre-order.
  • Photo gallery of Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne.
  • The Faith No More discography site have been posting a lot of new stuff lately and here’s a nice Japanese laser disc.
  • Faith No More v Prodigy mashup from Rudec
1411, 2012

Jim Martin Q and A

November 14th, 2012|Faith No More|12 Comments

Our faithnomoreblog counterparts scored a major coup with their fans’ Q and A with former Faith No More guitarist Jim Martin.
Read the full interview here.

Here’s some choice bits:
“My publicized “not being into” Angel Dust was all about the way the whole process went down. There was a lot of weird pressure to follow up The Real Thing, and as a consequence, the album AD was more contrived musically than I thought was necessary. I wanted more of the record to happen in the studio and Bill wanted every last tack nailed down before we went in. I wanted to spend time with it, management and the record company wanted to rush it out the door. There were a bunch of journalists in the studio. We were paying for a bunch of sampling that we could have created. Matt Wallace was calling me on the phone complaining about Mike Patton’s performance. Management and record company were calling me complaining about Mike Patton’s performance and desire for outside projects.
The record company president came in the studio and said: “I hope nobody bought houses” All the air got sucked out of the room. That was one of those great moments when reality slaps you in the face. Some of my associates (had) bought houses. The pressure was on, and everyone wanted to be in the studio with me while I recorded, endlessly tinkering and fucking with me and fucking with Matt, and Matt is a really fucking wound up guy already. Prior to AD, I would work alone with Matt and his assistant engineer period. I had to kick everyone out and even though it was not a new concept it really pissed everyone off.”

“I am happy AD is regarded in a positive way. It is an affirmation of the legacy we all worked to create. I am aware that some of the newer bands I actually like have referred to FNM as an influence. I am also aware AD was on the Kerrang! Most influential albums List of 2003. Is it an artist’s affirmation? That’s fine. Am I surprised? I don’t think anyone can be expected to anticipate something like this.”

“I remember hearing some of the music a long time ago but I didn’t really study it. I remember thinking it was heavily reliant on Mike. As for other persons playing my music, I don’t really believe anyone could book a show as FNM without playing my music.”

1211, 2012

Links for a day..152

November 12th, 2012|Faith No More|2 Comments


  • Mondo Cane played Sydney’s Harvest Festival at the weekend and Mike Patton’s Italian orchestra outfit play a headlining sideshow in Melbourne tonight at the Regent Theatre.
  • Here is faithnomoreblog’s Scotty’s review of the Harvest Festival appearance and he has also posted audio of the full set – with some photos – on YouTube.
  • Radio station Triple M have some photos from the show here.
  • Kiwi songstress Kimbra – of Somebody I Used to know fame – is a fan:
  • From one FNM singer to another. Chuck Mosley has a new demo release on the horizon and has opened a new merch site. Among the many gems on offer is one of Chuck’s own dreads!


1211, 2012

Mike Patton discusses Faith No More future

November 12th, 2012|Faith No More, News|5 Comments

Faith No More singer Mike Patton opened up in an exclusive interview with the Australian IHeartGuitar blog, re-iterating that there are no current plans for new material.


Do you have any plans to release any live stuff from the Faith No More reunion tours?
Right now we have no plans whatsoever. Live, recording or anything. We’ve done what we set out to do with the reunion, and it’s all great, but it’s just ‘Let’s see what happens next.’ And I think you need to take a pause to actually reflect on something like that, because otherwise we could just keep playing, and we’re very conscious of overdoing it, y’know, milking material that’s so old. You can only do that for so long, and I feel that we’ve done pretty well. The whole band’s naturally came to this conclusion, so now we’re just sitting tight.

Whether there’s more in the future or not, the fact that you did it meant a lot to a lot of people.
That’s cool! And also for us. It wasn’t an money grab. It’s funny to say, but we all kind of reconnected, and after quite a long time we all kinda looked at each other and were like, “Man! We actually spent half of our lives together!” It’s interesting to see it through that set of glasses as opposed to the ones you wore back then. I suppose at least personally speaking I’ve grown up a lot since then, and I think I approach the music differently, and I felt better about the music than I did then.”

Read more at IHeartGuitar. 

3010, 2012

Links for a day…(vol. 151): Tomahawk, Imperial Teen, Japan 1991 show

October 30th, 2012|Faith No More|18 Comments


Photo: Taylor Balkom

  • Roddy’s Imperial Teen play the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin. Texas on Thursday 1 November at 9pm. Details here.

  • fnm4ever have just posted the full show of Faith No More at the Teatro Caupolicánin Santiago, Chile from 2009. Enjoy
  • And new to YouTube audio from Faith No More’s 1991 show at the Nakano Sun Plaza in Tokyo, Japan. Konichiwa fuckers!


2310, 2012

Bill Gould Talking Book in Chile

October 23rd, 2012|News|5 Comments


Some video of Bill Gould with Jared Blum and Dominic Cramp performing the Talking Book performing at the Festival de Vanguardia at the Teatro Municipal de San Joaquín in Chile on Saturday last.

via claudiola17 on YouTube 

1510, 2012

House of Hayduk album sampler

October 15th, 2012|Faith No More|9 Comments

Check out a taste of the House of Hayduk album City of Quartz – featuring Faith No More’s Bill Gould.

House of Hayduk “City of Quartz

1210, 2012

Pre-order Bill’s House of Hayduk limited edition now

October 12th, 2012|News|0 Comments

House of Hayduk – featuring Bill Gould – will release City of Quartz on 23 November and you can already pre-order the limited edition 180g vinyl.

Order here.

The record also features:
Charles Hayward (This Heat)
Mads Heldtberg (Düreforsög)
B J Miller (HEALTH)
Peter Peter (SODS)
Dean Hurley (David Lynch)
Timba Harris (Estradasphere)
Anders Trentemøller

510, 2012

Faith No More Links for a day…(vol. 150)

October 5th, 2012|Faith No More|1 Comment

  • Faith No More perform Pills for Breakfast/Greed/We Care a Lot at their July 2012 Brixton Academy show (via )
  • Following up the Tomahawk post earlier, the band play Lollapalooza in Chile on 6-7 April 2013. Read more about the date in Chilean newspaper La Tercera.
  • And Mike Patton is also on Australia with another project – Mondo Cane – in 2012. His Italian orchestral pop outfit play the Harvest Festival in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth in November and tickets are now on sale.
  • And Mike and Mondo are playing a sideshow in Melbourne on 12 November.
  • James Munky Shaffer explained the background to Bill Gould becoming a part of Fear and the Nervous System in a recent interview with Bloody Disgusting:
  • “Then it was Billy [Gould]. My guitar tech for 15 years used to tech for Faith No More. He was Jim Martin’s guitar tech back when Jim Martin was back in Faith No More. Him and Billy had a relationship and I was saying, “Man, I gotta get someone to play bass on this thing,” and he said, “Do you want me to ask Billy?” and I said, “Well, yeah! I’m a huge Faith No More fan!” Ever since they had Chuck Mosley in the band and the first record, I’ve been a fan. So, that goes way back. And Korn and myself and everyone that has anything to do with this band have been Faith No More fans. And Billy said, “Let me come down and I’ll fly down.” He came down and I picked him up from the airport. He liked a lot of the tracks and started working on them later that night. So that came together.”
  • And Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian has again declared his love for Faith No More on Twitter:


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