412, 2010

Faith No More at Hollywood: the reviews

December 4th, 2010|Faith No More, News|21 Comments

Faith No More’s US goodbye, for now at least, at the Hollywood Palladium this week may not have rocked the mainstream media but it did attract a lot of local media and specialist music media interest.

Leading our review round-up is “our own” Wanderlusting aka Karina Halle in Consequence of Sound, capturing the fin de siècle fever of the occasion.
Sample quote: “No wonder then that when Patton was crowd-surfing, the audience literally would not let him go, no matter how hard he was screaming and kicking. They were like a crowd of starving zombies, wanting more than he could give ever them. I didn’t blame them – no one here wanted to say goodbye. Maybe we could just keep him for one more night.”

OC Register: “Faith No More powerful at the Palladium”
Sample quote: “A stellar “Everything’s Ruined,” during which Jon Hudson really proved his mettle with distorted guitar sounds, and “Helpless,” replete with Patton’s crazy whistling and yelping, made their tour debuts here. Danny DeVito even danced across the stage at one point.”

Artistdirect: Faith No More – The Palladium – Hollywood
Sample quote: “Even with such a transcendent conclusion, “Helpless” still sticks out in this writer’s mind. Patton chanted “Help” over and over again upon the song’s finale, but it’s ironic. Faith No More don’t need any help from anyone. They changed the face of music forever for the better. They started a revolution that led to the formation of countless bands and another life for hard rock. They started it on their own terms, and they’ll end it that way as well.”

Brooklyn Vegan: Faith No More played 2 LA shows (pics, video, setlists), say they ‘will not exist after tonight’

Mxdwn – It’s It – Faith No More Live at the Palladium
Sample quote: “As a rock-and-roll band they never stopped redrawing the boundaries of what we consider “rock” or what they wanted it to be. They kept following that impulse, to reach beyond what was possible, what they couldn’t have. The results are without question. They are quite possibly the greatest rock group of our generation. The only bad thing? That they seem to be going their separate ways again.”

Photo slideshows:
LA Weekly

112, 2010

Faith No More in Hollywood Part 2

December 1st, 2010|Faith No More, News|43 Comments

Faith No More return to the Hollywood Palladium tonight for potentially their final US show.

Pills for Breakfast
Be Aggressive
Land of Sunshine
Everything’s Ruined
Got that Feeling
Last Cup of Sorrow
Cuckoo for Caca
Ashes to Ashes
Midlife Crisis
King for a Day
Lets just Kiss and Say Goodbye (Barry White/Manhattan cover)

This Town (with Sparks and Dean Menta)
Digging the Grave

We Care a Lot

(copyright: Raymond Flotat – mxdwn)

Here’s what you need to know:
7pm: Doors
8-8.30pm: Mariachi Los Toros
9-9.45pm: Red Kross
10.30pm-12.30am: Faith No More

$20 tickets can get bought at Livenation.

Pic courtesy @mweintr on Twitter.
Apologies for not attributing sources to these as I usually do but was dropping them in from Twitter during the concert on an iPhone.

112, 2010

Hollywood highlights: Everything’s Ruined, Spirit and Helpless

December 1st, 2010|Faith No More, Video vault|11 Comments

So here are the three videos we all wanted to see from last night’s first Hollywood Palladium show.
Thanks to regular contributor tbrandao and YouTubers corosiano and talefromthepit

Everything’s Ruined



Here’s a review from mxdwn, who kept us up to date with their live tweets last night.
Sample quote: “One of several surprises from the night comes next in the form of Angel Dust track “Everything’s Ruined.” Bassist Billy Gould thumps out the chugging bassline while guitarist Jon Hudson plucks the soaring distorted chords that escalate the song’s energy. Along with Bottum’s plunging piano melody, it’s a sonic tapestry of stellar quality rarely heard in hard rock.”
And the review contains some cracking photos.

Thannks to everyone for their many, many commnts in the previous post, their tweets, photos and videos. Sounds like the Palladium has attracted a lot of fans worldwide from the FNM community playing homage for perhaps the final time. Enjoy tonight’s show too and keep the updates coming in the post to come. Wish I was there.

3011, 2010

Faith No More at Hollywood Palladium 30 November set list and videos

November 30th, 2010|Faith No More, News|82 Comments

Faith No More played a wonderful show with a mixed-up set on their opening night in Hollywood, the anteprepenultimate date of the Second Coming tour.
Everything’s Ruined and Helpless made their first appearances on tour with Spirit also played. Another Danny de Vito stage invasion, a new one-off t-shirt and site commenters spitting on Patton were among the other highlights.
Share your stories below and we’ll add more photos and videos throughout the day.

And here’s Helpless-“some singer-songwriter shit” via Just a Fan in comments
This Guy…featuring a dancing Danny de Vito
Epic (!)

The first set list was updated live via iPhone app from the Tweets I was following. Edited version now below. Thanks to Bertrand, mxdown, Formica and setlist.fm.

From Out of Nowhere
Everything’s Ruined
Surprise! You’re Dead!
Poker Face/Chinese Arithmetic
Last Cup of Sorrow
Cuckoo for Caca
Midlife Crisis
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
I Started A Joke
Ashes to Ashes
Just a Man

Chariots of Fire/ Stripsearch

We Care a Lot
This Guy’s in Love with You

Brilliant set on Flickr
Flickr set here.
Twitter snaps (thanks to everyone)
(via Twink6)


Given that all of you lucky people are already in Hollywood having travelled from Australia, France, Norway, elsewhere in the US, Canada and the UK this is an open thread for you to send us your comments in the build-up to tonight’s gig.
Tickets are remarkably still available for both tonight’s show and Wednesday’s.

Tonight’s bill:
Faith No More
Rob Zabrecky
Creepy Creeps (San Diego)
MC: Selena Luna

Doors at 7pm.

Send us you thoughts, updates and photos (a pic of Faith No More up in lights at the venue would be cool) below or on Twitter.

We’ll have updates on set list etc during the performance in around 23 hours.

2109, 2010

Links for a day…(vol. 75)

September 21st, 2010|Faith No More, Links for a day, News|75 Comments

  • Been a bit busy getting married and stuff (: so here’s a few belated updates. Thanks to everyone for keeping the news and discussion ticking over below the line.
    Mike Patton interview with Alarm
    about Mondo Cane but also some details on future plans: “Between the second Mondo Cane installment and another tour, Patton isn’t done exploring. His restless nature won’t allow for that. And like usual, he and Ipecac partner Greg Werckman have a full schedule of upcoming releases, including a soundtrack by Daniele Luppi and a new album by experimental-rock studio project The Books of Knots. And after the possibility of even more tour dates from the reunited Faith No More, Patton’s commitments, to be finished in no particular order, include a film score for the adaptation of The Solitude of Prime Numbers, an electronic Fantômas album, another Tomahawk release, the Crudo collaboration with Dan the Automator, and another Moonchild disc with the Zorn crew.”
    (via Firsa)
  • Brilliantly manic video – which just surfaced recently –  of Faith No More doing Jizzlobber in Columbus 18 years ago this week. One of the best live videos I’ve seen of the band in action:
    (Via Integra)
  • Epic (with some En Vogue Free your Mind from the same show)
  • And don’t forget tickets to FNM’s Hollywood Palladium show are still available.

Right, I’m off on honeymoon, see you soon!

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