Monthly Archives: May 2012

3105, 2012

Links for a day…(vol. 139)

May 31st, 2012|Links for a day|10 Comments

  • Tour update via Bill. We previously mentioned the Czech show but here it is again.
  • Imperial Teen focused Roddy interview from Windy City Times:
  • “When I was kid from the age of 5 I got into classical piano. My mom is a very good piano player. I did piano up through high school.”
  • Remember to support Roddy in his AIDS/LifeCycle Ride.
  • Info and donate here
  • Via @andymalt on Twitter, the strange stats that Beluga and Grooveshark gathers on band listeners. Here’s the Faith No More page. Certainly, the geographical data seems spot on and there’s lots to play with on the other tabs. Not sure what’s the exact source though but here’s the science bit.
  • We’ve featured a few Faith No More appearances on 1990s UK Channel 4 show The Word before but not sure if we posted these two together before. What a Day and I Started a Joke from March 1994.
  • The always excellent Faith No More discography have updated their site to show this French cassette release of A Small Victory.

 

2105, 2012

Links for a day…vol. 138

May 21st, 2012|Links for a day|30 Comments

  • The band spent last week in rehearsal for their upcoming tour, according to Roddy Bottum on Twitter
  • Bigger pic here
  • Swiss festival site openairguide is running a competition for 2 passes to Rock for People in the Czech Republic on 6 July, which of course features Faith No More as headliners.
  • Relatively reclusive UK multi-instrumentalist Tom Vek has included Mike Patton as singer in his “Fantasy band” for The Independent: “Vocals: Mike Patton: The slicked-back-hair charmer from post-metal-thesps Faith No More has the capability to be screaming one second and crooning the next.”
  • Anyone in the UK want to join a Faith No More tribute act? Check this out.
2105, 2012

RIP Robin Gibb; Peter Jones

May 21st, 2012|News|5 Comments


Sad news today of the passing of Bee Gees icon Robin Gibb at the age of 62. The Venn diagram overlap of Faith No More and Bee Gees fans might not be the largest but FNM gained an appreciation of Gibb’s songwriting they might not have had due to the band’s 1995 cover of I Started a Joke – the perfect showcase for Mike Patton’s vocal range and the Gibb brothers’ often overlooked songwriting ability.

Today also saw the passing of Crowded House drummer Peter Jones.

 

1805, 2012

Links for a day…vol. 137

May 18th, 2012|Faith No More, Links for a day|8 Comments

  • Please support Roddy on his AIDS/LifeCycle Ride.
    Info and donate here
     
  • Early version of Jungle features on SF Unscene compilation
  • Teaser for the new Tomahawk release
  • We actually featured this cover a few years back but now it has made it on to the soundtrack of one of the biggest movies/films of all time – Five Finger Death Punch’s version of From Out of Nowhere from the The Avengers soundtrack
  • A song called Faith No More – that is all
  • Prometheus star influenced by Mike Patton (via PopBytes):
    “Also, growing up, musicians like Mike Patton set the foundation for me to want to be on stage and to want to govern emotion and laughter every night. And that’s why I do so much theater.”
  • Mike P featured in the essential Atlantic magazine
1805, 2012

Faith No More: 20 years on

May 18th, 2012|Faith No More, Video vault|9 Comments

This week marks 20 years since I first saw Faith No More live – when they played with Guns N’ Roses and My Little Funhouse at Ireland’s iconic Slane Castle on 16 May 1992.
Here’s the band mentioning the gig in an interview on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball

1805, 2012

Faith No More European tour dates

May 18th, 2012|Faith No More, Tour dates|1 Comment

For the record, here are the confirmed European tour dates:

June 28 Volt Festival Sopron Hungary
June 29 Belgrade Calling Belgrade Serbia
June 30 Creation of Peace Kazan Russia
July 2 Stadium Live Moscow Russia
July 4 Malta Festival Poznan Poland
July 5 Rock for People Hradec Králové Czech Republic
July 7 Sonisphere Amnéville France
July 8 Hammersmith Apollo London UK
July 10 Brixton Academy London UK
1805, 2012

New beginnings

May 18th, 2012|Faith No More|27 Comments

Remember me?
Sorry for the lack of posts while I have been ill but I’m on the road to recovery and back blogging – though updates will probably be few and far between until the European dates start. Thanks for all the messages of support and concern.

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