1305, 2016

Faith No More French Community interview with Bill Gould

May 13th, 2016|Tags: , , |3 Comments

The always au courant French Faith No More Community has came up trumps again with an excellent interview with Faith No More’s resident gallophile Bill Gould.

Read the full interview in English here.

French fans are lucky, FNM played three times in our country since the reunion. But unlike the 1995 and 1997 tours, when you only played headlining and outdoor shows in France, you mainly played festivals. Actually, since 2009, 80% of your European shows took place in festivals. Was an headlining European tour a consideration ? Could it be possible in the future ?
BILLY : Yes, it was always a consideration. This was very difficult for me personally, not an easy decision. The fact is that we all made a conscious choice together to try to limit our tours to 3-4 weeks each…there was always the option to do more, but looking back on how much we toured in the past, and the destructive effect it had on us, we had to make practical decisions. I would love to think we could do a headlining European tour in the future, because fans definitely deserve it, but also because these shows tend to be much more fun.

Bravo Stevens et Antoine (et Nessie et Bertrand)

1404, 2016

LISTEN: Mike Patton features on new hepa-Titus release

April 14th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

Mike Patton‘s relentless 2016 release schedule continues with an unexpected quick limited release from former Melvins bassist Kevin Rutmanis’s project hepa-Titus. Patton features on a three-track release entitled Suicide Is Painless which features a cover of the eponymous MASH theme,  a Throbbing Gristle song “His Arm was Her Leg“, and what Patton calls “a mutation of our own “Dioxide is Painless””.

You can buy the limited-edition release here

Here is a snippet from Dioxide is Painless

1104, 2016

Chuck Mosley aiming to hit Europe on tour and record new music

April 11th, 2016|5 Comments

Jim from Faith No More Followers has scored a brilliant and revealing interview with the one and only Chuck Mosley in which he talks about his forthcoming tour and plans to record new music.

Make sure to check out the whole interview here and here are a few snippets:

On the tour:
I’m working out a couple of Faith No More songs and there is one Bad Brains song we wrote when I was together with them and I don’t think the band ever play it. But I do wanna keep as acoustic as possible, I might break out a keyboard I’m not sure.

On new music:
We’re going into the studio right now to work on some stuff which might not be an LP, might be and EP. I’m doing some stuff with Indoria. And I got a couple of brand new acoustic songs, so we’re gonna start recording those.

 

Reintroduce Yourself Tour Dates (More TBA)


May 21st  Cairo Ale House, Chicago
June 15th The Pin, Spokane WA
June 16th Tony V’s Garage, Everett WA Tickets
June 18th  Hawthorne Lounge, Portland OR Tickets
June 19th  Funhouse, Seattle  Tickets
June 24th  Smith’s Downtown, Mishawaka, Indiana
July 15th Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ Tickets
July 16th The Brighton Bar, Long Branch, NJ Tickets

1104, 2016

Mike Patton special on BBC 6 Music Freakier Zone

April 11th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

BBC 6 Music’s Stuart Maconie enlists John Doran from The Quietus for an exploration of Mike Patton’s diverse projects. They tend to be a little dismissive of Faith No More in general but still well worth a listen.
LISTEN HERE

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604, 2016

Mike Patton and John Kaada BBC 6 Music interview

April 6th, 2016|1 Comment

The UK’s preeminent music broadcaster Stuart Maconie spoke to Mike Patton and Norwegian soundtrack composer John Kaada about their new Bacteria Cult album on his BBC 6 Music Freak Zone programme earlier this week.

Buy the album now at:
Ipecac Webstore CD/LP: http://www.merchaye-revolve.com/ipeca…
Bandcamp: https://kaadapatton.bandcamp.com
Amazon: http://hyperurl.co/BacteriaCultAmazon
iTunes Europe: http://hyperurl.co/BacteriaCultiTunesEU

604, 2016

BRILLIANT Faith No More parody video 2: Superhero animated by Rafael Barros

April 6th, 2016|0 Comments

A great South Parkesque video for Superhero from Rafael Barros that just seems to get the band’s ethos.

604, 2016

BRILLIANT Faith No More parody video 1: Mike Patton’s Culinary School for Kids!

April 6th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments

A work of genius. Or more particular Joey Siler and his Cooking Hostile series. A clever idea, brilliantly and expertly realised.

See more of his videos here

2403, 2016

LINKS FOR A DAY 197: Mike Bordin interview, new Chuck release, Record Store Day release

March 24th, 2016|Tags: , , , |14 Comments

Mike Bordin interview with Alternative Press

Alternative Press has just published a video interview with Mike Bordin recorded at the Aftershock Festival last year. Mike is as eloquent as insightful as ever as he discusses Sol Invictus.

Chuck Mosley limited edition

Chuck Mosley has put together a limited edition special release of Demos For Sale, a collection of demos and b-sides and alternate versions of tracks from his 2009 release Will Rap Over Hard Rock For Food.

Chuck says:  “While it was a great record for what it was, and a lot of people love it, Will Rap Over Hard Rock turned into a monster that I let get completely out of control with overdubs, over-production, my live tracks getting redone by God knows who.. Demos for Sale, is a choice version of the LP, before it mutated into Will Rap Over Hard Rock for Food, a little closer to how we wanted it to be – live, dirty and punk rock.”

The LP will release July 15th, on CD and limited edition vinyl LP formats, with a pre-order to launch in March. Mosley will hit the road in May, and tour through 2016 on the REINTRODUCE YOURSELF: An Evening with Chuck Mosley tour, an intimate acoustic tour playing a retrospective of songs from his storied career.

You can also pick up a nifty red vinyl for just $29.99

Record Store Release

Rhine Records are again mining their Faith No More vaults for Record Store Day UK and have put together a  7″ Colored Vinyl special release of I Started a Joke which features the original by the Bee Gees and the cover by Faith No More as part of their Side by Side series.
Full details here

Epic Thomas the Tank Engine remix

There is seemingly nothing that Epic cannot be mashed up with – the latest exhibit is this mix of the FNM hit and the theme tune from the cartoon adaptation of Thomas the Tank Engine.

1403, 2016

LINKS FOR A DAY 196: Bill Gould interview; Kaada/Patton video; Matt Wallace interview

March 14th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |10 Comments

FNM FOLLOWERS interview with Bill Gould

Jim from FNM Followers has spoken to Bill Gould about the 21st anniversary of the release of King for a Day…Fool for a Lifetime.
Here are some choice cuts from the revealing q and A:

KFAD seems to be the FNM album that hasn’t aged at all. It sounds today as fresh as it did in 1995. Do you agree?
This might sound strange, but it’s been quite awhile since I listened to that album, or any of our albums for that matter, so I don’t know. What I can say, though, is that when we made it, we had hoped that it would withstand the test of time.

Looking back do you think those changes were essential in creating KFAD?
This album? Definitely. Everything that happened regarding the making of that album is part of the story. Working with Trey was very stimulating, things came together much more easily we were used to. Andy Wallace was the first producer we worked with outside of Matt, and his approach was definitely different, and we learned a lot from it. Then there’s Bearsville Studios — when I hear that album I still get mental images from recording at that place.

Check out the full interview here

New Kaada/Patton video

As I’ve just found out by watching in my office, the video if very NSFW but certainly apposite for the track:

Immodium from the April 1, 2016 release, Bacteria Cult

Pre-order the album now at:
Ipecac Webstore CD/LP: http://www.merchaye-revolve.com/ipeca…
Bandcamp: https://kaadapatton.bandcamp.com
Amazon: http://hyperurl.co/BacteriaCultAmazon
iTunes Europe: http://hyperurl.co/BacteriaCultiTunesEU

Matt Wallace interview from new documentary

Actually this clip is a deleted scene from an upcoming music documentary entitled Underground Inc, in which Matt talks about FNM and Be Aggressive.

Dan Boyle on touring with Faith No More in Rolling Stone

(Ice) Hockey player Dan Boyle famously worked as a roadie/hung out with the guys on their 2014 and 2015 tours – and now Rolling Stone have documented the story.


The article states:

“Boyle, an ardent Faith No More fan, hopped on the band’s bus in Philadelphia, and stayed on it for five nights and four shows, culminating in an August 5 performance at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. While it’s not unusual to see pro athletes hanging out backstage at big concerts, Boyle was actually onstage throughout the set, dressed in the same white outfit as the rest of the FNM road crew, performing such duties as dousing drummer Mike “Puffy” Bordin with water while he played, or assisting Mike Patton with his microphone cable whenever the singer dove into the pit.

“It was an amazing experience,” Boyle says. “I didn’t do too much the first night; I was pretty much just watching. But by the fourth show, I was helping out every which way I could – dispensing VIP tickets, decorating the stage, bringing guitars and basses out.

“One night, something was wrong with Puffy’s drum kit, and they needed some help with that,” he continues. “I’d never even touched a drum kit before, but somehow I helped correct the situation – don’t ask me how!” “

And the article also features quotes from the band and reveals that the band practised with Boyle’s then San Jose Sharks team in 2012:

“When I was a kid, I wanted to be a hockey player when I grew up,” Bordin says, “so this was a total ‘bucket list’ thing, to put on all the gear. It was such an awesome thing for him to do for us – though I think he was surprised I could actually skate!”

 

 

 

 

1902, 2016

LINKS FOR A DAY 195: Mike Patton focusing on Nevermen; Jon Hudson interview; new Kaada/Patton

February 19th, 2016|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

A it late to these but we’re back in business – and there is a mobile version of the site back up and running.

Mike Patton “focusing on Nevermen”

In a recent interview with Australian site The Music, Mike Patton’s interview says that “Patton’s focusing on Nevermen after 2015 was Faith No More-centric” though Patton does not explicitly say that himself.
This is the full paragraph with Patton’s quote in bold:

“Patton’s focusing on Nevermen after 2015 was Faith No More-centric. The band first reformed in 2009 and last year released their seventh LP, Sol Invictus, 18 years after their last. “In life, you don’t get many of those chances to get it right again, to correct mistakes, to heal old wounds,” Patton says, of getting the band back together. “It was odd, in the beginning, because it felt like playing someone else’s music. And that was a charge, for me, because it felt new again. There’d be times when we’d be rehearsing and I’d have no idea what line I was about to sing, but then it’d just come out of me. Like, this shit is still in me. Then there were other things you’ve completely forgotten. Like, ‘Wait, I did that? What were we thinking? We were completely out of our minds!’ And on the other side of that coin you go: ‘Jesus! What a piece of shit that was. We’re not playing that again!'”

via Toss Me Inside a Hefty

Jon Hudson video interview with Total Guitar

Jon gives an insightful gear interview for the Total Guitar YouTube channel.

First taste of Kaada/Patton new material

Red Rainbow, the first new song from the new Kaada/Patton release Bacteria Cult (due out on 1 April) is now streaming at Bandcamp and indeed below
Pre-order/ Buy
LP / CD / Digital download

 

Song Poll

What is your favourite track from Sol Invictus?
Here’s our playlist of possibly the best version of each: