In the late 80s/early 90s, Faith No More were MTV darlings and now – back after 18 years, they are reunited with the former music television station.
Bill spoke to MTV Iggy/Shaun Morrow in a piece entitled “Faith No More’s Triumphant Return on ‘Sol Invictus’”. Here are some choice cuts:
“I always could not understand why anybody wouldn’t want to [write new material],” Gould says over the phone. “It didn’t make any sense to me. Everyone else was a little bit skittish, and they all had their reasons, which I’m fine with. So I kind of broke the ice with the song ‘Matador’—I played it for people and said, ‘What do you think about this?’ Everybody liked it, and we played it at the next tour. That was a good way to start, to where everybody could see that we could do something like this and that it didn’t have to be as contentious as it used to be.
“I don’t know if many people go through things like this—maybe people who get estranged from their parents and get back together when they get older. It’s weird knowing somebody really well who you’ve spent a lot of time with in the past and being able to reconnect with them again and undo some of your previous dysfunctions.”
And the piece ends:
“And given the rave reviews that Sol Invictus has garnered, the Faith No More fanbase should be out in force for a follow-up.
“It’s all about making choices now,” Gould says. “If everybody pulls together, and we look around and say, ‘Do we want to do another one of these?’ and we say, ‘Yeah, that was okay,’ then we prefer to do it again.”
“But it never used to be that way. It used to be like, ‘Fuck you. You’re not doing your job.’ And everyone was just pissed off and resentful all the time. I much prefer working in steps where we complete things. I like it like that.”