• UPDATE: Latest from Download festival: “update from Donington – it’s bloody muddy up here. More rain this week. please bring wellies and waterproofs with you. You WILL need them.”
  • All the information you need on the great series of Faith No More tour posters by Secret Serpents here.
  • Ahead of this weekend’s Download Festival, Joe Elliott of FNM’s fellow headliners Def Leppard spoke about the band with the Nottingham Evening Post. Sample quote: “When they first got together, I was raving about them in Kerrang and they were embarrassed, I think, because they weren’t Leppard fans! “The Real Thing was a phenomenally great record. Those guys went through such a meteoric rise that they didn’t know where they were, then they released an album no-one bought and they split up.”
  • Still no timings for Wednesday’s Brixton Academy gig but the Academy website has news of the Tube (London subway system) strike that takes place on Wednesday and Thursday and is therefore likely to affect gig-goers here.
  • Last but not least, the bling t-shirt designs and the other very good new t-shirts can be found at the Faith No More store.
  • The excellent and band-approved Fantasy Setlist blog is still going strong. It would be great to see an overall set list based on submissions ahead of the tour opening this week.