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3107, 2015

CONCERT: Faith No More in Atlanta setlist, poster and video plus Roddy’s Tour Talk with Refused

July 31st, 2015|Faith No More, News|6 Comments

Faith No More resumed the third leg of their US Sol Invictus tour with a concert at The Masquerade in Atlanta. Sunny Side Up made a welcome return to the set.

First up, here is Roddy’s latest Tour Talk on Periscope – with Dennis Lyxzén from Refused

Setlist

Motherfucker
Be Aggressive
Caffeine
Evidence
Epic
Sunny Side Up
Everything’s Ruined
Midlife Crisis
Last Cup of Sorrow
Easy
Separation Anxiety
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
King for a Day
Ashes to Ashes
Superhero

This Guy’s in Love With You
Just a Man

Show was killer.

A photo posted by David Altherr (@vinylisforlovers) on

Poster

Videos


(via FNM French Community)

3007, 2015

Roddy Bottum praises fans for championing band pushing boundaries

July 30th, 2015|Faith No More, Interviews, News|1 Comment

Roddy Bottum features in a Q and A from the Washington Times and the Faith No More keyboardist and composer is as eloquent as ever.

Here are some highlights:

Q: How much of “Sol Invictus” are you playing live?

A: It kind of varies, but maybe five or six songs. I think we have a really interesting fan base. The nature of being a band with history is fans want to hear the old songs. But to our fans’ credit, I think they really come to champion us and watch us pushing boundaries.

Q: And you dated her [Courtney Love] before you came out?

A: Correct. Yeah. We just had a very intense relationship. She is still my best friend.

3007, 2015

Faith No More get rave preview in New York Times

July 30th, 2015|Faith No More, News, Sol Invictus reviews|0 Comments

Faith No More play (the theatre) at the iconic Madison Square Garden on Wednesday 5 August – and they have just got another laudatory write-up in The New York Times.

The Times says:

“Empty rituals, trinkets and fossils,” Mike Patton gargles within the first half-minute of “Sol Invictus” (Reclamation/Ipecac), a rattlingly vital new album by Faith No More. He’s taking aim at religious trappings but maybe also disarming the pomp around, say, a cult-heroic rock band in the midst of an unlikely reunion…Startlingly, “Sol Invictus” feels like more than a reboot; it has genuine ambition, and a growly sense of purpose. Whatever Mr. Patton has to say about rituals, it’s bound to be interesting when Faith No More plays its first-ever show at Madison Square Garden.”

3007, 2015

Faith No More’s Superhero gets official video release

July 30th, 2015|Faith No More, News|4 Comments

Faith No More have released an official video for Superhero – a live video of their Filmore, Detroit performance earlier this year.

Speaking about the album’s success so far, Bill Gould said:

“What this tells me is that there is a need out there; people want to hear things that exist outside of the mold. It makes me feel grateful and it gives me hope.”

Faith No More 2015 Tour
July 30: Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Music Park*
July 31: Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater*
Aug. 1: Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for the Performing Arts*
Aug. 2: Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion*
Aug. 4: Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion*
Aug. 5: New York, NY – Theater at Madison Square Garden*
Aug. 7: Toronto, ON – Ricoh Coliseum*
Aug. 8: Montreal, QC – Heavy Montreal
Sept. 6: Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
Sept. 8: Denver, CO – Red Rock Amphitheatre
Sept. 11: Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
Sept. 15: Guacima, Costa Rica – Parque Viva
Sept. 18: Bogota, Columbia – Royal Center
Sept. 20: Buenos Aires, Argentina – Luna Park
Sept. 24: Sao Paulo, Brazil – Anhembi Arena
Sept. 25: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Rock in Rio
Sept. 28: Santiago, Chile – Get Louder
Oct. 25: Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
* w/ Refused

3007, 2015

INTERVIEW: Bill Gould speaks about Sol Invictus conception in detail to Pagina12

July 30th, 2015|Faith No More, Interviews, News|0 Comments

The Faith No More interview machine is up and running again and Bill Gould has spoken to the Argentinean site Pagina12. The excellent interview features a number of interesting revelations.

Mike Patton says you got him drunk to convince him to record again. What’s to say?

What should I say? That I’m guilty? Mike does not need my help to get drunk, he can manage alone. Once we got together to chat, we went for drinks, and things went. We left for home, I showed something that I had been working on in my studio, and he loved it. It was Matador.

Who was the hardest to convince? You had already released “Matador” and Patton went on to say that recording was not an option …

Everyone says that Mike was the most difficult, not hooked as fast. Actually, I think we all wanted to record again but no one dared to speak…I remember reading Mike denying the possibility of the record, and thinking: “I do not know why he says, I have other plans” (laughs).

3007, 2015

LINKS FOR A DAY 186: New book?, interviews, full Houston show

July 30th, 2015|Faith No More, Interviews, News|2 Comments

New Faith No More book?

Maybe. There’s actually around a 2.3140495867768593% chance of this happening but my proposal for a book on Faith No More’s Angel Dust album is one of 605 submissions competing for about 10-15 slots to be published as books in the prestigious Bloomsbury 33 1/3 series. Here is the full list, which also includes a Mr Bungle Disco Volante pitch. The shortlist will be revealed in about two months.

New Roddy Bottum interview

A syndicated interview by Ed Condran with Roddy Bottum has been published in some Philadelphia area papers today.
Roddy says:

“We just did what we wanted to do,” Bottum says. “We didn’t pay attention to what’s happening out there but we didn’t pay attention back in the day with ‘Angel Dust,’ either. We were inspired and we feel great playing with each other.

Bill Gould interview in Brazil

Bill has spoken to Brazilian website IG and his comments that Nirvana are just a rock band and should not be deified have been widely reported on.
He also produced the quote of the 2.0 era so far:

We have different kinds of conversations now. Like if I meet the guys from Foo Fighters, we talked about what kind of laxative they are taking, or fiber are eating, if I did a good poop that morning. And everyone gets excited about it because we’re old and can appreciate that sort of thing.

NME include FNM in Foo Fighters feature

Speaking of the the world’s biggest classic rock band, NME has included Faith No More’s Rock Werchter All My Life in its list of the top Foo Fighters covers:
They say:

“It’s not really clear whether this is a tribute or a mockery of Foo Fighters, who cancelled their appearance at Germany’s Rock Werchter this year just like they did for Glastonbury. It’s very short, and has the band segueing from ‘All My Life’ into The Trashmen’s 1963 irritator, ‘Surfin’ Bird’, before reaching the band’s own song ‘Midlife Crisis’. Homage or piss-take? You decide. Either way, we dig.”

Babes in Toyland cover We Care a Lot

What have Faith No More and Babes in Toyland got in common? 1) They both briefly had Courtney Love as a band member 2) They are back after a long hiatus and 3) They both sing We Care a Lot.
The grunge/punk outfit played a brief snippet of the Faith No More classic at their first reunion show at Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown, Joshua Tree in February.
(hat/tip to Jason)

Houston full show video

The ever-resourceful FNM4ever guys have put together a playlist of the full show at Houston on 30 July and here it is:

Learn Faith No More on guitar with Rocksmith

This might actually be the kick up the ass I need to pick up a guitar again after giving up after realising I had neither the talent or persistence needed to master the instrument. You can learn to play five Faith No More songs with the latest edition of Rocksmith.

And here’s a delightful video of 11-year-old Audrey nailing a bass cover of From Out of Nowhere while her sister does her best Patton impression

2907, 2015

Roddy Bottum Tour Talk episode 1: Mike Bordin’s ankle injury

July 29th, 2015|Faith No More, Interviews, News|6 Comments

Roddy Bottum – continuing his and the band’s early adoption of new media – will be hosting a talk show on live streaming app Periscope after each show on this tour and hosted his first such Tour Talk last night in Houston. His first guest was Faith No More drummer Mike Bordin – while Mike Patton also pops in.

Watch it here

With Letterman retired, maybe Roddy is set to become America’s new late night king of talk.

2015-07-29 12_07_24-Roddy Bottum on Periscope

2907, 2015

LISTEN: Faith No More Matador BBC Radio 1 session

July 29th, 2015|Faith No More, News|0 Comments

The audio of Faith No More‘s missing Matador performance at the BBC Radio 1 session at Maida Vale has now surfaced on YouTube.

Thanks Jason and Tuber rosomoba

2907, 2015

CONCERT: Faith No More in Houston setlist, videos etc

July 29th, 2015|Faith No More, News, Tour dates|0 Comments

Faith No More treated fans in Houston to another long, strong set on night 3 of their Texan tour.

The band also made their Periscope debut, with Roddy Bottum even hosting Tour Talk show after the gig.
(Find @roddybottum on Periscope to access the re-run of the talk)

Setlist

Cone of Shame
Be Aggressive
Caffeine
Evidence
Epic
Black Friday
Everything’s Ruined
Midlife Crisis
Cuckoo for Caca
Easy
Separation Anxiety
Spirit
King for a Day
Ashes to Ashes
Superhero

Motherfucker
As the Worm Turns
I Started a Joke

Videos

Playlist

2807, 2015

CONCERT: Faith No More at South Side Ballroom, Dallas video, poster

July 28th, 2015|Faith No More, News, Tour dates|8 Comments

Night two of Faith No More’s Texas tour saw the band open their show in Dallas with Cone of Shame.

Full setlist to follow.

Setlist

(via Stevens Drean)

Cone of Shame
Land of Sunshine
Caffeine
Evidence
Epic
Black Friday
Everything’s Ruined
Midlife Crisis
Cuckoo for Caca
Easy
Separation Anxiety
Spirit
King for a Day
Ashes to Ashes
Superhero

Motherfucker
Matador
We Care a Lot

Poster

By Neal Williams

Video

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