Lots of love for Faith No More in recent days and weeks from other bands ahead of their reunion Second Coming tour.
First up, David Draiman from Disturbed, who spoke to Fangoria Online about their almost infamous Midlife Crisis cover (see below). He says: “Our approach [to the song] was to respect it – to respect the integrity of it, and not deviate that much from the original. The original was genius. I have a huge amount of respect for Mike Patton, and we obviously love the song and the darkness within it. Originally we recorded that when we were approached at one point in time to do a FAITH NO MORE tribute album that was being spearheaded by THE DEFTONES. Mike Patton ended up putting the kibosh on that because he didn’t want there to be any tributes to FAITH NO MORE. So we had that version sitting around for quite awhile and when this album came up (WARNER BROS’ COVERED: A REVOLUTION IN SOUND) we figured we loved that song so much that it was time to do a kind of modernized version of it. We changed a couple of things musically, but as far as his vocal approach, in no way do I think that I could ever out-do Mike, so I tried to just keep it true.”
And there’s more. The delectable Cristina Scabbia from Lacuna Coil, who play on the same Download and Rock in Idro bills as Faith No More, told Italian site Panorama: “Mike Patton is one of my favorite singers ever” and when asked five sogs she always has one her MP3 player chose Faith No More’s Kindergarten: “”one of my favorite songs of all time: wonderful melody changes”.
Meanwhile, this from Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor in Rocksound: “He also told Rock Sound what he is looking forward to at the festival. ”Three words my friend; Faith No More motherfucker!” Technically Corey that’s four, but hey, who’s keeping count.”