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3007, 2009

Links for a day…(vol.25)

July 30th, 2009|Links for a day|0 Comments

  • Roddy Bottom’s Twitter update from yesterday about US shows has intensified rumours of Stateside shows. The Noisecreep site reported today that “we’re hearing a tour is in the planning stages, with Tool as the openers. Let’s hope that rumor’s true.”
  • Today Roddy has confirmed the open secret that there will be a date in Brazil. He Tweeted: “Ohmygod, Brazilians, you fervent motherfuckers!! Enough!! Do you think for a second we’d skip you and your glorious country?” FNM have been strongly rumoured to be playing Planeta Terra on 7 November.
  • You can already download Chuck Mosley’s Will Rap over Hard Rock for Food at Amazon (in certain countries). Even without downloading you can preview the album.
  • Via the one and only tbeest, Faith No More will headline the main Alpha stage at the Lowlands festival on 21 August from 20.15 until 21.15.



2807, 2009

Billy Gould and Jello Biafra album to be released on 20 October

July 28th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The debut album from Jello Biafra And The Guantanamo School Of Medicine entitled Audacity of Hype will be released on 20 October. As well as the eponymous Dead Kennedys talisman, the group features Faith No More’s Bill Gould on bass.

The group will also play a 16-date European tour in August and September. Unfortunately, the French Noise magazine reports that Bill will not be part of the tour due to his Faith No More touring commitments and he will be replaced by Andrew Weiss of the Rollins Band.

Check MySpace for two tracks from the album. Also check out the Alternative Tentacles site for release information.

And check out some video of Jello, Billy and the guys in the studio here.

2807, 2009

Links for a day… (vol.24)

July 28th, 2009|Links for a day|0 Comments

  • Especially for FNMgetsthehose on Twitter, the legendary scene about Mike Patton in All My Children from August 2006. The writer is obviously quite a fan.
  • As we mentioned back in June, highlights from Faith No More’s performance at the Hurricane Festival in Germany will be featured on ZDF’s theaterkanal on Wednesday 5 August. The 45-minute show will feature highlights from Faith No More’s and Nine Inch Nails’ sets. We’ll post a reminder and details of how to watch this online next week.
  • Some clips from Faith No More’s Download show are now being aired on VH1 Classic and online here.
  • The buzz is already building for the second leg of Faith No More’s Second Coming tour.  Romanian site Metalhead reports on a Faith No More special featuring “three hours of video projections and audio” on 7 August. More details here.
  • And there’s a somewhat bizarre competition to win tickets for Faith No More’s concert in Santiago, Chile on 30 October here.
  • Mike Patton has yet to be approached to again lend his vocal talents to a sequel to the Darkness video game, according to Destructoid.
2807, 2009

Faith No More United States tour?

July 28th, 2009|Faith No More, Tour dates|0 Comments

Faith No More have given the biggest indication yet that there may be an US leg for the Second Coming tour. Roddy Bottum said on Twitter: “So many tweeters asking about US dates… we’ve talked about it but nothing’s yet in the books…. y’all will be the first to know…”

2807, 2009

Roddy Bottum to team up with Chuck Mosley on We Care a Lot cover

July 28th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments


In an interview article with former Faith No More front man Chuck Mosley, Spinner magazine reveals that Chuck’s new record Will Rap Over Hard Rock for Food will include a cover of FNM debut single We Care a Lot featuring his erstwhile Faith No More colleague Roddy Bottum. Chuck adds: “The rapping thing started with Faith No More,” he recalls of his style. “I love melodies and if it’s in my range I can sing it. But their music, I couldn’t hear any melodies. At the time, I was a big fan of rap, even though I wasn’t any good at it.

You can pre-order Chuck’s album- which is released on 10 August- from today here.

2407, 2009

Links for a day… (vol.23)

July 24th, 2009|Links for a day|0 Comments

  • Faith No More could play a second date in Santiago, Chile in October. Leading Chile newspaper La Tercera is reporting that huge demand for Faith No More’s concert on 30 October could lead to an extra date on 29 October.
  • The details of the support acts and set times for Faith No More’s gig in Bucharest on 15 August have been revealed. The support acts are Superhiks (Macedonia), Elvis Jackson (Slovenia) and Luna Amara (Romania). FNM will be on stage at 21.45. More details here.
  • There is a competition to win tickets for that gig on the same website here.
  • Roddy Bottum is having a second reunion – this time with Imperial Teen. He tweeted: “Reunited! With Imperial Teen! Confused! Elated!”
  • The well-written and passionately argued Metal Bastard website is running a countdown of the best metal albums of the 1990s. Faith No More’s King for a Day.. comes in at number 13. Sample quote: “Where Angel Dust was a fascinating exploration of mixing up everything at once, King For A Day… is almost entirely polarised. In the past they might’ve squeezed three different genres into the same song, here every style gets a track of its own. Much of this album isn’t far from what singer Mike Patton was doing in Mr. Bungle at the time, perhaps because Bungle guitarist Trey Spruance played on it.”
  • A quite technical story on web streaming here but it does reveal that 23,ooo people watched live streaming of Faith No More’s Download festival performance.
  • Photos here of Chuck Mosley’s recent Milwaukee solo show.
2207, 2009

Faith No More and Beavis and Butthead

July 22nd, 2009|Faith No More|0 Comments

Stumbled across Beavis and Butthead dissecting Faith No More’s Epic on Twitter today and here’s a compendium of all their Beavis and Butthead appearances.
Epic

Easy
Digging the Grave
2107, 2009

Happy Birthday Jim Martin

July 21st, 2009|Uncategorized|18 Comments

Former Faith No More guitarist Jim Martin celebrates his 48th birthday today. The then distinctive-looking axeman was a crucial component of the early Faith No More sound – especially The Real Thing – but after years of tension he was sacked in November 1993.

He has since released one solo album, Milk in Blood in 1997.  He has also released records as part of  Behemoth and Fang and with Anand Bhatt while he also appeared on Metallica’s Garage Inc album. More recently he is reported to have retired from making music and famously focused on pumpkin growing instead. Check out two interviews here and here in which Jim speaks about his pumpkin passion.

Jim solo stuff

Jim in quotes
“By the making of Angel Dust in 1992, the line between the stage and reality became indistinct. [New singer] Mike Patton was having a reaction to sudden fame, and [keyboardist] Roddy [Bottum] was distant. Everyone was convinced they couldn’t continue with me in the band, so I sold my interest and we dissolved our partnership.”
Blender 2004

“It took a lot of time to recover from those years. It was an awful lot of work. No weekends, no settling, no family. You hear about how glamorous being in a successful band is, but it’s not everything you might think it would be.”
Oakland Tribune 2005

“Growing these isn’t all that different than what I used to do in music. If you want to be good, you have to give it what it needs.”
On pumpkins, Oakland Tribune 2005

Others on Jim
“Jim was a night owl. He’d stay up until about 5am, and then sleep through the afternoon. The two of us worked on our own in the studio. Jim had come up with a lot of music for the album, including Surprise! You’re Dead! (which actually goes back to a 1970s band called Agents Of Misfortune, featuring Jim and future Metallica bassist Cliff Burton), Zombie Eaters and Falling To Pieces. We’d be finished by about 10pm, and then go out to party.”
Mike Bordin on The Real Thing recording
Metal Hammer 2009

“There’s always been arguments about that – Jim’s always said he quit. He didn’t. I fired him by fax. It was the only way of getting hold of him! Getting rid of him was a real cleansing exercise. There’s no point keeping someone in the band who’s only there for the money or something. Jim wasn’t committed to what the band wanted to do. I’m good at sacking band members. And by fax was such a… 90s way of doing things.”
Roddy Bottum
Metal Hammer 2009

“Jim Martin had always been very conventional in what he wanted to do with the band, very much a fan of guitar music only and metal specifically. During the recording of ‘Angel Dust’ it became apparent to both him and us that we were heading in very different directions.”
Roddy Bottum
Metal Hammer 2009

“We weren’t having a good time together and it was pretty obvious. We saw it coming for too long, while we were making the Angel Dust album. The whole time for two years while we were touring we kept hoping it would get better. After that much time you can’t help but feel like an idiot for feeling that way. Basically, what it came down to was he couldn’t hold up his weight musically.”
Mike Patton
Interview from 1995 in Negele Gig Database

2007, 2009

Links for a day… (vol.22)

July 20th, 2009|Links for a day|0 Comments

  • Xtreme Music – where music meets spirituality – have a new publication The Spiritual Significance of Music Metal Edition. It features a short interview on the subject with Bill Gould. Full interview here. Sample quote: “I haven’t been able to observe any positive correlation between the quality of music and the spirituality of it’s performers.”
  • The Philip Freeman book Sound Levels which features an in-depth (around 17 pages) article on Mike Patton is now available to download online for £3.56 at Lulu. The article largely focuses on Fantomas and Patton’s creative process and is certainly recommended for Patton fans.  Sample quote: “A lot of people assume that if I’m doing something that isn’t ‘fuck you’ from top to bottom, then I’ve lost my edge, or there’s nothing interesting about what I’m doing anymore.”
  • Some nice Facebook pics of Faith No More in Helsinki.
1607, 2009

Links for a day… (vol.21)

July 16th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A short update today.

  • Romanian fans can listen to a Faith No More documentary on Radio Bucuresti on Sunday 19 July from 9pm.
  • Tickets for FNM’s Bucharest show are still on sale here.
  • The latest issue of Rock-a-Rolla features a live review of FNM. Not sure from what show though.
  • Cool fan pic of Faith No More in Auckland back in the 1980s here.
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