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3103, 2009

Links for a day (Volume 5)

March 31st, 2009|Links for a day|0 Comments

Still no major tour news this week so time for another round-up of other Faith No More news.

  • Faith No More at Sziget? This rumour is gaining momentum but we have nothing concrete yet to back it up. The Hungarian festival which Faith No More played at 1997 takes place between 12-17 August.
  • Mike Patton continues to be busy with solo projects. The soundtrack for Crank 2: High Voltage will be released on 7 April. Check the track Hammer Falls here from Playlist and more tracks including an excellent vocal on Kickin’ on the soundtrack’s MySpace.
  • There’s a good review of the soundtrack on the UK site Den of Geek here. Sample quote: “Fans of Mike Patton’s other bands are certainly encouraged to pick this one up; it’ll stand up as an obscure gem down the line, so own it while it’s still available”.
  • Mike’s predecessor Chuck Mosely has also been busy on new projects. You can sample the not bad at all new track Tractor over on Chuck’s MySpace. More exciting news of former Faith No More members here tomorrow.
2903, 2009

Links for a day (Volume 4)

March 29th, 2009|Links for a day|0 Comments

A slow few days on the Faith No More news front so a slimmed down volume today.

  • A slightly tendentious festival rumour. We expect Faith No More to play a Swedish festival but which one? Could it be Metaltown in Gothenburg? The dates  – 26-27 June – fit and the site currently features a poll asking which is Mike Patton’s best band. 
  • Mike Patton’s record label Ipecac has relaunched its website.
  • Belated reaction from the Hovefestivalen organisers on getting Faith No More to play at their festival in Norway on Thursday 25 June. Melvin Benn said: “Their headline performance at Phoenix in 1993 is still ringing in my ears. This is a hell of a coup for Hove! Faith No More’s music remains relevant today and their influence over today’s younger bands is huge.”
2603, 2009

More Mike Patton on the reunion

March 26th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mike Patton played the Pepsi Fest in Chile last night with Zu and has garnered a huge amount of press in South America. As well as the many reviews one gem is an interview Mike did in the form of a questionnaire with the La Tercera newspaper. Here are his comments on the Faith No More reunion: “Question: You always said you would never join Faith no More again. What made you change your opinion? Patton: Did I always say this? Maybe I did not have the interest, but now is a good time to do it. You think this is not a good idea? If so, I will reconsider it. It’s interesting to relive the 90s, the amount of money and prostitutes around back then. Question: Are there plans to visit South America with Faith no More? Patton: I am enjoying the moment…the money and the prostitutes. I don’t know yet, but we won’t be playing too many concerts.”

2503, 2009

Tour news and rumours

March 25th, 2009|Tour dates|0 Comments

After yesterday’s double date announcement, some time to reflect on where next for the Faith No More reunion tour.

  • As previously mentioned the Sczecin Rock Festival in Poland looks likely on 24 June. Indeed, a report on the festival in Polish newspaper Kurier yesterday treated the news that Faith No More would play as a fait accompli. It certainly fits in with Roddy’s Tweet from yesterday alluding to Poland and Sweden. (On that we have no leads on Sweden yet but there are a lot of festivals there in late June and early July so we’ll get investigating)
  • The Rock en Seine festival near Paris on 28-30 August also looks like a done deal. Leading French music radio station NRJ was the latest to allude to this yesterday. Official festival line-up announcement is on 8 April.
  • Two definite French dates have been announced…for Mike Patton in 2010. Mike will play two nights in Paris at the Cité de la Musique on 18 and 20 February. The site suggests Mike will be in Mondo Cane incarnation.
2403, 2009

Faith no More on the web

March 24th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

  • As you can see, I have now added Roddy Bottum’s Twitter feed alongside Bill’s.
  • Bill’s latest Tweet suggests that the new fnm.com will soon be up and running and the existing site is currently down.
  • Finally, Roddy suggests in his Tweets that there may be a warm-up show before the tour proper begins.
2403, 2009

Faith No More in Norway

March 24th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Again as we predicted at the weekend, Faith No More have now been confirmed for the Hovefestivalen on Thursday 25 June in Norway. They join The Killers, Slipknot and Franz Ferdinand on the bill for the festival which takes place in a unique setting on an island outside Arendal city around two hours from Oslo.

2403, 2009

Faith No More at Greenfield, Switzerland

March 24th, 2009|Tour dates|0 Comments

Faith No More at Greenfield

Faith No More at Greenfield

As we suggested, Faith No More have indeed been confirmed for the Greenfield festival in Interlaken, Switzerland. It seems likely they will play on Saturday 13 June, sandwiched between their dates at Download and Rock in Idro. We here are delighted as this is one of our favourite festivals set in a great venue in the Alps.

2303, 2009

Mike Patton breaks silence on Faith No More reunion; Mexico and South America dates

March 23rd, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mike Patton in Mexico (Foto Benedicte Desrus/ Festival de México en el Centro Histórico)

Mike Patton in Mexico (Foto Benedicte Desrus/ Festival de México en el Centro Histórico)

Coinciding with his concert with Zu in the country, Mike Patton has spoken to Mexican newspaper La Jornada and given his first public comment on the Faith No More reunion. He said: “I wasn’t ready before, I had too many things to get rid of that I had inside of me. Now I am a different person, I have my own thing. I feel more comfortable about my past now, compared to my previous attitude, the “the fuck with this” attitude I used to have..well, in a way I still have.” The article also mentions that Faith No More will likely play in Mexico and South America later this year or early next year. (Thanks to Fed for translation)

2203, 2009

Links for a Day (Volume 3)

March 22nd, 2009|Links for a day|0 Comments

Not much Faith No More news in recent days but we’ll attempt a news links round-up in any case.

  • Another festival rumour. The Hovefestivaenl in Norway reports that it will announce a final headliner for the June festival on Thursday. Some comments on the site blog suggest Faith No More could be the act. Guess we’ll see on Tuesday.
  • The well-known Disturbed cover of Midlife Crisis got an official release last week on the covers compilation Revolution of Sound. The Vancouver Sun is not impressed:”The remainder is either not bad (Missy Higgins tackling Roxy Music), not great (Disturbed making us miss Faith No More) or utterly atrocious. Golden anniversaries shouldn’t be this tarnished.”
  • The excellent musicOMH music site features an interview with Dan Arnold of The Qemists in which they speak about their collaboration with Mike Patton on their recently released album Join the Q. Sample quote: “He seemed so nice, by far the most professional person we’ve ever worked with,” he gushes. “He was telling us what he wanted to do, and he gave us the vocal very quickly. We haven’t broached it yet but I’m really hoping we’ll perform it live at some point.”
  • Just found another Qemists on Mike Patton interview from Liam Black on the Australian-based site 3D World. Sample quote:  “He was a true professional and he followed some simple requests of ours to deliver a truly inspiring vocal. Mike is really an enormously talented artist.”
  • Mike is in solo/Zu action in Chile this week at the Pepsi Fest.
1903, 2009

Faith No More at Rock Werchter

March 19th, 2009|Tour dates|0 Comments

It seems the organisers of Rock Werchter, the Belgian festival with arguably the best lineup on the European summer circuit, have unwittingly let it slip that Faith No More will be at the event in Leuven on 2-5 July. Faith No more items are now on sale on the festival merchandising site. They will join Metallica, Oasis, Coldplay, The Killers, Kings of Leon and many more on the bill. We at Faith No More 2.0 are delighted as we already have our tickets for the big Belgian bash. Faith No More played at Werchter in 1993 with the Undressed bootleg of the gig widely available.

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