408, 2015

INTERVIEW: Bill Gould speaks to Kreative Kontrol on audioboom

August 4th, 2015|Tags: , , |0 Comments

(via Faith No More Blog)

Bill Gould has spoken to Kreative Kontrol on audioboom about San Francisco, the reunion, Sol Invictus and about being a better band. Check the full interview here from about 6 minutes in:

408, 2015

LINKS FOR A DAY 187: Bungle Weird Bill interview, Atlanta full show, grope no more

August 4th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

Bungle Weird interview with Bill Gould

Pablo and Bungle Weird have pulled off a wonderful interview with Faith No More bassist Bill Gould. The Q and A covers new ground and differs in both tone and content to the now often repetitive media interviews. Faith No More Followers have hosted the full English version but we’ll add a few of our favourite questions and answers below:

It’s known you wrote more than 10 tunes for “Sol Invictus” so in your opinion, are there any other noteworthy ones that didn’t make the final cut?

BG: There are definitely noteworthy ones that didn’t make the final cut, but they didn’t get finished. So I don’t know what will happen. I actually don’t know, and I’m not thinking about it right now because I’m thinking about touring.But we can see.

Considering you are in comeback mode as a band for quite some time now, I’d like to know about your music influences, past and present. Was there any band you were looking up to when first starting out that stood through time as an influence?


BG: …But also when you get old I think what happens is your early influences stay with you. So I am more influenced by older music than I am with newer music. I never used to be that way but I see that happening more and more and I would say that my earliest influences, my very earliest influences, I’m talking about when I was like 10 to 12 years old have the biggest impact. But I would say John Lennon, David Bowie… (pause). And probably for me… and then the Sex Pistols, I think those were the big three for me.

The band released its only live video album in 1990. Is there a chance of releasing a live show in bluray in the future? I’ve heard that some concerts were professionally recorded.

BG: We do have some recordings, I don’t know what we’ll do with them, we haven’t talk about it because we’re still on touring mode. But it would be cool to do. we have some really good stuff recorded. Our sound man is recording most of the concerts and it would be a great thing. It’s just when you go down this direction is a whole new set of responsibilities and until the tour is finished we are not ready to do that yet.
PF: I remember the Warfield 2010, concert with Chuck, was professionally recorded.
BG: Yes, it was, we still have it.
PF that one would be very good.
BG: That would be cool. I think we recorded the one when he played in Detroit too (this year).
PF: My favourite FNM concert that could be released and I attended is the one in Chile 2011, King For A Day with Trey, so special. Specially because of Just A Man with a choir.. so special, everyone there was crying!
BG: Yeah, that was cool, huh? Super cool. That was a great show. Even Trey had fun!

Why Rise of The Fall was the last song to be played live? is there a reason? why? Play it here in Brazil, please!

BG: We didn’t learn it all live. It was a song that Roddy wrote that we kinda recorded in the studio but we hadn’t played it together.
PF: oh, it’s Roddy’s? (surprised)
BG: It’s Roddy’s.
PF: oh, nice!
BG: So we did learn how to play it all together in sound check.

Tell us about the basses you’ve used along the years, what you seek in an instrument compared to other brands and you you ended up with the particular bass model you use today!

BG: Really, only a couple. I started with a thing called the Gibson grabber. On the first tour that we did, We Care A Lot album and I broke that in half so I had to get another one and I started with an Aria Pro II and Cliff Burton (Metallica) turned me on it because he had an Aria Pro II. He took me to the Aria guys and they gave me a bass. Really early when nobody knew who FNM was, and it was really cool. So I kept that bass all the way up until Angel Dust. And then there’s this guy from San Francisco that makes guitars named Joe Zon, Zon Guitars. And I met him and he made me the bass that I’m playing now. So the bass that I’m playing on the concert tonight is the same one that I’ve had since 1991. Yeah, and I love it! And I don’t really feel like I need another one. I’m happy!

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Atlanta full show

FaithNoMore4Ever have again put together a full show playlist of the recent show at the Masquerade in Atlanta.

Grope no more

I have always believed that part of Faith No More’s appeal lay in how the band successfully skewered and satirised the macho posturing that dominated rock music in the 1980s. But it seems some macho assholes didn’t get the message. There have been reports of two women getting groped at recent Faith No More shows.
Alli’s assault happened at the Wiltern and she has produced a wonderful if disturbing comic on the ordeal. Please read and if you notice anything like this going on at any concert, please intervene.

And unfortunately another woman was groped at a Faith No More/Refused show earlier this week. @SMLXist shared her experience on Twitter:

She also tweeted out a link to the @safegigs4women which depressingly exists as the problem is so widespread.

308, 2015

CONCERT: Faith No More at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia

August 3rd, 2015|Tags: , , , , |7 Comments

Faith No More pulled out all the stops as their US tour continued at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, with RV and A Small Victory on the setlist  (the first time both songs have been played in the same set since the Phoenix Festival in July 1993).  In fact, it was the first time RV has been played in the US since February 1993 (Tipitina’s, New Orleans). For good measure, the band played Rise of the Fall for only the third time – and for the first time outside Germany.

Setlist

The Real Thing
Land of Sunshine
Caffeine
Evidence
Epic
Sunny Side Up
Last Cup of Sorrow
Midlife Crisis (with Boz Scaggs – ‘Lowdown’ interlude)
A Small Victory
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Easy
Separation Anxiety
Matador
Ashes to Ashes
Superhero

Rise of the Fall
RV
Just a Man

Videos

Roddy’s Tour Talk

Roddy’s guest on his latest chat show was none other than Faith No More lead singer Mike Patton – and synesthesia .
Watch Tour Talk

Poster

By Zombie Yeti

208, 2015

CONCERT: Faith No More at Mann Center, Philadelphia

August 2nd, 2015|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Faith No More continued the third US leg of their Sol Invictus tour at the Skyline Stage at the Mann Center, Philadelphia on Saturday night.

Setlist

Cone of Shame
From Out of Nowhere
Caffeine
Evidence
Epic
Black Friday
Get Out
Midlife Crisis with Boz Scaggs – ‘Lowdown’ interlude
Everything’s Ruined
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Easy
Separation Anxiety
Matador
Ashes to Ashes
Superhero

Sol Invictus
Digging the Grave
This Guy’s in Love With You

Videos

Poster

208, 2015

CONCERT: Faith No More at Red Hat, Raleigh setlist, videos, poster

August 2nd, 2015|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

Blame Swiss National Day for the delay in weekend updates but better late than never.

Faith No More played A Small Victory for the first time since 2010 and the first time in the United States since 1993 (thanks tmgeary and ctviens on setlist.fm) as they rolled out five songs from Angel Dust and Sol Invictus in another 18-man set at the Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh.

Setlist

Motherfucker
Be Aggressive
Caffeine
Evidence
Epic
Sunny Side Up
Everything’s Ruined
Midlife Crisis (with The Lion Sleeps Tonight)
A Small Victory
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Easy
Separation Anxiety
King for a Day
Ashes to Ashes
Superhero

Cone of Shame
We Care a Lot
Just a Man

Videos


(via Faith No More French Community)

Poster

Via Secret Serpents – by Jared Connor Mexican Chocolate Design

Tour Talk

Roddy’s after-show taste:

3107, 2015

CONCERT: Faith No More in Atlanta setlist, poster and video plus Roddy’s Tour Talk with Refused

July 31st, 2015|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

Faith No More resumed the third leg of their US Sol Invictus tour with a concert at The Masquerade in Atlanta. Sunny Side Up made a welcome return to the set.

First up, here is Roddy’s latest Tour Talk on Periscope – with Dennis Lyxzén from Refused

Setlist

Motherfucker
Be Aggressive
Caffeine
Evidence
Epic
Sunny Side Up
Everything’s Ruined
Midlife Crisis
Last Cup of Sorrow
Easy
Separation Anxiety
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
King for a Day
Ashes to Ashes
Superhero

This Guy’s in Love With You
Just a Man

Show was killer.

A photo posted by David Altherr (@vinylisforlovers) on

Poster

Videos


(via FNM French Community)

3007, 2015

Roddy Bottum praises fans for championing band pushing boundaries

July 30th, 2015|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Roddy Bottum features in a Q and A from the Washington Times and the Faith No More keyboardist and composer is as eloquent as ever.

Here are some highlights:

Q: How much of “Sol Invictus” are you playing live?

A: It kind of varies, but maybe five or six songs. I think we have a really interesting fan base. The nature of being a band with history is fans want to hear the old songs. But to our fans’ credit, I think they really come to champion us and watch us pushing boundaries.

Q: And you dated her [Courtney Love] before you came out?

A: Correct. Yeah. We just had a very intense relationship. She is still my best friend.

3007, 2015

Faith No More get rave preview in New York Times

July 30th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Faith No More play (the theatre) at the iconic Madison Square Garden on Wednesday 5 August – and they have just got another laudatory write-up in The New York Times.

The Times says:

“Empty rituals, trinkets and fossils,” Mike Patton gargles within the first half-minute of “Sol Invictus” (Reclamation/Ipecac), a rattlingly vital new album by Faith No More. He’s taking aim at religious trappings but maybe also disarming the pomp around, say, a cult-heroic rock band in the midst of an unlikely reunion…Startlingly, “Sol Invictus” feels like more than a reboot; it has genuine ambition, and a growly sense of purpose. Whatever Mr. Patton has to say about rituals, it’s bound to be interesting when Faith No More plays its first-ever show at Madison Square Garden.”

3007, 2015

Faith No More’s Superhero gets official video release

July 30th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

Faith No More have released an official video for Superhero – a live video of their Filmore, Detroit performance earlier this year.

Speaking about the album’s success so far, Bill Gould said:

“What this tells me is that there is a need out there; people want to hear things that exist outside of the mold. It makes me feel grateful and it gives me hope.”

Faith No More 2015 Tour
July 30: Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Music Park*
July 31: Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater*
Aug. 1: Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for the Performing Arts*
Aug. 2: Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion*
Aug. 4: Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion*
Aug. 5: New York, NY – Theater at Madison Square Garden*
Aug. 7: Toronto, ON – Ricoh Coliseum*
Aug. 8: Montreal, QC – Heavy Montreal
Sept. 6: Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
Sept. 8: Denver, CO – Red Rock Amphitheatre
Sept. 11: Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
Sept. 15: Guacima, Costa Rica – Parque Viva
Sept. 18: Bogota, Columbia – Royal Center
Sept. 20: Buenos Aires, Argentina – Luna Park
Sept. 24: Sao Paulo, Brazil – Anhembi Arena
Sept. 25: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Rock in Rio
Sept. 28: Santiago, Chile – Get Louder
Oct. 25: Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
* w/ Refused

3007, 2015

INTERVIEW: Bill Gould speaks about Sol Invictus conception in detail to Pagina12

July 30th, 2015|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Faith No More interview machine is up and running again and Bill Gould has spoken to the Argentinean site Pagina12. The excellent interview features a number of interesting revelations.

Mike Patton says you got him drunk to convince him to record again. What’s to say?

What should I say? That I’m guilty? Mike does not need my help to get drunk, he can manage alone. Once we got together to chat, we went for drinks, and things went. We left for home, I showed something that I had been working on in my studio, and he loved it. It was Matador.

Who was the hardest to convince? You had already released “Matador” and Patton went on to say that recording was not an option …

Everyone says that Mike was the most difficult, not hooked as fast. Actually, I think we all wanted to record again but no one dared to speak…I remember reading Mike denying the possibility of the record, and thinking: “I do not know why he says, I have other plans” (laughs).

Song Poll

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