New Roddy interview

Peruvian newspaper El Comercio features an interview with Faith No More keyboardist Roddy Bottum.
Sample quote:  “I don’t know if it ever happened to you: having the nightmare of going to college and discovering that you have not studied for a test.  Something similar happened to me before the first concert of the tour: I dreamed that up on stage and did not remember the songs by Faith No More. We were very prepared.  I think Mike is singing even better than before. We have not played together for 15 years but stayed in music, looking to improve on what we do.”

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  1. Amazing post !!! ;-)

    Thanks a lot !! I know it’s not easy to have many news about them till Leg 3 won’t begin but even though I had many fun in Paris – and hell yeaaaaah it was the best fuck that I never EVER HAD !! :-D – I’m really hasty to see the Latin-American gigs !!! Get ready, muchachos, FNM is coming for y’all !! :-)

    From Paris with love :-)

  2. Gary Brannigan says:

    anyone translate please??????????????????

  3. Michael Bolger says:

    By the way, like the new layout.
    Nothing like treating your blog a new makeover every now and then ….

  4. Pino says:

    yeah, i like the new layout too!!!

  5. Baxish102 says:

    Good looks! The Roddy quote is nice too.

  6. kaboogie says:

    hehehe the newspapper’s name is El Comercio.

    here’s a translation:

    “i think none of us was thinking that a Faith No More reunion could be possible” says Roddy Bottum, keyboardist and founder member of Faith No More, by telephone from his home in San Francisco, California.

    “We spend too much time together, more than 15 years, it’s really complicated that a bunch of people can mantain harmony between each other. It was a deep moment in the life of everyone in the band. I think nobody really closed that moment of our lives. After that, i stopped talking to Billy, who was my best friend since childhood, a guy that i know since i was 9 years old. We needed some space between each other. But none of us thought that a reunion would be possible. When it happend, when we saw our faces again, the old time’s magnetism was still there, and thas why we tought that the idea of a reunion wouldn’t be crazy. We have all matured a lot”

    – Videos on the internet from your last concerts show that you’re sounding better than ever. How did you feel when you played FNM songs after so long?

    – It was scary. I don’t know if it ever happened to you: having the nightmare of going to school and discovering that you have not studied for a test. Something similar happened to me before the first concerts of this tour: I dreamed that i went on stage and did not remember the songs by Faith No More. We were very prepared. I think Mike is singing even better than before. We have not played together for 15 years but stayed in music, looking to improve on what we do.

    – How is it that you end up playing portions of pop “hits” such as Lady Gaga’s or Lily Allen’s? In “Live at the Brixton Academy”, almost two decades ago, you did the same with New Kids on the Block and Technotronic. Is it improvised?

    – Yes, totally. When we started this new tour, again in Brixton , we played a lot of songs for more tan two hours. Since then, we tried to build up a better set list for each gig. We looked for contrasts between eras, but the references to popular songs usually come up from Mike’s (Patton) microphone. It is not really planned.

    -You guys have performed in many particular places on previous tours around South America, from Rock in Rio in Brazil to the Viña del Mar Festival in Chile…

    – Many of our previous concerts in South America have been huge on the story of FNM. Te first time we played in Brazil we were shocked by the greatness of Rock in Rio. We had no idea of the amount of people that would go to see us, of the importance of that show. It was great, we had an amazing time and it opened many doors, specially in Brazil. People there are very friendly, they always treated us well. You latins are insane: we had never needed a bodyguard until we came to the south for the second time. And that concert on Viña del Mar was delirious: we had no idea of anything until we came out to play and saw this curiously dressed man on a suit and asked ourselves: “what the hell are we doing here?”. We felt trapped on a show like “Dancing for a dream”.

    -Let’s talk about Imperial Teen. The band’s last album (“The Hair the TV the Baby and the Band”) came out on 2007…

    – Well, Imperial Teen stays with the same line up since the 90s. Not long ago, we released an album for Merge Records, a great label. They had their 20-year-old anniversary party were we played and talked about working on a new album with the band. I have been working with Imperial Teen on breaks from touring with FNM.

    -You are good friends with Chuck Mosley, FNM’s previous lead singer. Do you know what he thinks about the reunion?

    – I think he would have liked to be part of this in some way. When we had started, he had always been an important part of FNM. At some point, we thought it would have been great for him to join us with Jim Martin (another former member of FNM) on our first show in England. But they couldn’t make it. Chuck, for example, had lost his passport and was unable to get a new one on time. We wanted to include everyone from the beginning, but it just didn’t work out.

    Greetings from Peru! i can’t wait for the show!!!

    k.

  7. mike says:

    By the way, it is El Comercio not El Comerica.

  8. That’s really awesome to see that. I do understand spanish but it’s still hard for me to understand all the words and its meanings. Anyway, muchas gracias Kaboogie =’)))))

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