- Fully four days after Faith No More entered the Twitterverse and Instagramosphere and teased about being “creative”, some of the world’s media have finally woken up to what might be happening.
- The Guardian were late out of the blocks but have an interesting article today entitled: “Faith No More hint at possible new music“. The article states: “Although their statement is vague, it’s hard to imagine Faith No More are alluding to anything other than new music. In the meantime, the band will be playing some new shows. They are due to open for Black Sabbath at July’s Summertime festival in London, as well as at Poland’s Open’er festival in the same month. The suggestion of new material will come as a surprise to many fans. When the band was still touring in 2011, Patton insisted that they had “no plans for a new recording”. “It’s a tired old script,” he complained to Rolling Stone. “Band splits up, gets hard up for cash, goes on tour and records a shitty record. We don’t want to be part of that kind of history.”
- Spin were also excited at the prospect: “The band was already poised for a couple of live dates (at London’s Hyde Park on July 4 with Black Sabbath and Soundgarden and a headlining slot at Poland’s Open’er Festival), but considering they’ve been doing shows again since 2009, it sure sounds like being “a little creative” means making new music. If the set we saw back in 2010 was any indication, the singer with the biggest vocal range in pop music and his heavy crew haven’t lost a step since their late ’80s heyday.”
- Meanwhile, there was an unmistakable whiff of cynicism from The AV Clubs‘s reaction to the tweet: “Earlier today, on a new official Faith No More Twitter account, Patton posted a picture of himself with the message, “Hey! Stay tuned for more Tweets from Twats!!! The reunion thing was fun, but now it’s time to get a little creative.” Fans, naturally, are hoping this all points to a new Faith No More album, which of course will be followed by eventual shrugs or disappointment. And the cycle of a rock band circa 2014 will be complete.”
Other notable articles on the potential of new music:
Consequence of Sound
- Meanwhile, Roddy Bottum is warming up for the July dates and maybe more and supporting a great cause with the AIDS Life Cycle this week. Roddy has raised almost $25,000 already and you can donate here as he seeks to double that amount.
— Faith No More (@FaithNoMore) June 2, 2014
- Former Faith No More singer Chuck Mosley has suggested that he should be part of any new music making from the reformed band. Friend of the site Chuck was speaking to friend of the site Douglas Esper and stated:
“Douglas Esper: Last night Faith No More put up a Twitter account and teased the possibility of new music and new tour dates.
Chuck Mosley: They should have me sing on at least one or two songs on the album.
Doug: I agree 100%. What would you bring to the table this time around?
Chuck: I would (expletive) wail on those tracks and make people wonder why they ever got rid of me. (chuckles) But seriously, I think me and Mike (Patton) could complement each other really well on a song.
Doug: So, let’s say you couldn’t be on the album for whatever reason, but they asked you to come to the studio to produce. What advice would you give them before they recorded their first new music in over 15 years?
Chuck: On one hand, I would say to know what’s out there and be better than all of that, but on the other hand I would say don’t pay attention to whatever is out there and do whatever it is you want. Just make sure to take it to the next level. To tell you the truth, I don’t even know what constitutes a good rock album these days. Who is around anymore?”
Certainly a guest appearance from Chuck would be more than welcome on any potential, possible, mooted, conceivable, imaginable future release.
- A recent upload on YouTube which I’m not sure we’ve ever previously shared. Faith No More “perform” From Out of Nowhere on the late lamented Top of the Pops. Thankfully no sign of Jimmy Saville, rather the delightful Jackie Brambles introduces. Look out for the lip-sync piss take around 2.50.