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1711, 2015

VOTE Mike Bordin in Rhythm magazine Best Rock Drummer poll

November 17th, 2015|Faith No More, News|0 Comments

Faith No More’s Mike Bordin has of course been nominated in Rhythm magazine’s Best Rock Drummer end-of-year poll.

VOTE HERE

 

1311, 2015

LINKS FOR A DAY 193: Faith No More interviews, video review and more

November 13th, 2015|Interviews, Links for a day, News|0 Comments

A long overdue catch-up – blame global sports politics!

Billy Gould interview

Billy Gould interview with Revolver at Aftershock has been published.

Mike B interview

Late with this one but a Mike Bordin spoke to Brazil’s Mix TV

Matt Wallace interview

Long-time FNM producer Matt Wallace interviewed on Pensado’s Place

Video review

Sunny Side Up video review here from Lemonade magazine

Nevermen limited edition vinyl

This is pretty sweet. Limited edition lilac coloured Nevermen vinyl is now available.

BUY HERE

Faith No More top Loudwire video poll

Faith No More are the Loudwire Battle Royale champions again.
Loudwire say:

“There’s nothing like old people that rock! All you have to do is check out the current Battle Royale Video Countdown where Faith No More are ruling the roost with their “Sunny Side Up” video, featuring some rather energetic senior citizens. The clip cruised to a second straight week at No. 1, followed by Stitched Up Heart’s “Finally Free” and First Decree‘s “Stop.”

Keep them at number one next week by voting here.

Mike Patton, Tool and Melvins on a log flume

Adam Jones from Tool posted this throwback pic on Instagram this week. Look at Mike Patton’s face?

~ Going thru old pix*… KingBuzz Jones & Patton #Logride #gameface

A photo posted by Adam Jones (@adamjones_tv) on

1311, 2015

VOTE FAITH NO MORE

November 13th, 2015|Faith No More, News|0 Comments

You can vote for Faith No More in a variety of Loudwire end-of-year polls.

You can poll once an hour and – in most categories – the band needs your votes.

Faith No More – Best Rock Band
VOTE HERE

Mike Patton  – Best Vocalist
VOTE HERE

Mike Patton – Rock Titan
VOTE HERE

Mike Bordin – Best Drummer
VOTE HERE

Billy Gould – Best Bassist
VOTE HERE

Superhero – Best Rock Song
VOTE HERE

Sol Invictus – Best Rock Album
VOTE HERE

 

 

 

511, 2015

Bill Gould reveals We Care A Lot 30th anniversary release details

November 5th, 2015|Faith No More, Interviews, News|11 Comments

Faith No More bassist and more Bill Gould has exclusively revealed to Faith No More Followers that the band will release a special 30th anniversary edition of We Care A Lot through his Koolarrow label in 2016. The release will feature bonus extra tracks and unseen photography.

Here are some other snippets from Bill’s interview:

There are a lot of similarities between WCAL and Sol Invictus, did you actually use the 1985 album as reference? Did you think ‘this time lets go back to our roots’ or did just turn our that way?

I think it just turned out that way. It’s something that felt right…it felt familiar, but not self-consciously.

I believe yourself and Mike Patton have used the great metaphor that listening to your own albums is like looking back on baby photos. How does WCAL sound to you 30 years on?

Like the 80’s 🙂 Seriously, just recently I found some old tapes in my attic and had them transferred, some of them were masters from this recording session. I have to say, they sounded really good! It surprised me, and made me look at these 20 year old idiots with a bit more respect, ha ha!!

 

411, 2015

INTERVIEW: Joe Lynch reveals the story behind his Faith No More Sunny Side Up video

November 4th, 2015|Faith No More, Interviews, News|1 Comment

Joe Lynch has just directed arguably the finest Faith No More music video for Sunny Side Up, and the Everly and Knights of Badassdom director and “self-professed dork and all around lover of cinema”took time out to speak to Faith No More 2.0 about the video and the process involved.

How does a young horror fan from Long Island end up directing a Faith No More music video?

Never giving up on dreams, that’s the simple answer. That band got me through some hard times over the years, and after never giving up on the idea to make a video for FNM. Personally, I think my sheer force of will is what magically got the band back together, make such an amazing album with SOL INVICTUS and going on an epic tour, so…your welcome!

Are you a fan of the band?

They’re my favorite band of all time so I think the answer there is an obvious “Fuck yes!”

As far as I can tell, this only your second music video – is this something you want to do more of it or is it a one-off for Faith No More?

Actually I’ve done about 25! I’ve done music videos since around 99, my first being a live video for Trey and Matt from SOUTH PARK where I shot their Sundance show when they played as DVDA, my “What Would Brian Boitano Do?” video was my first taste of a “pro” video of sorts but of course it wasn’t anything special. My second video was for the goth metal band gODHEAD which was fun but both of those were super low-budget affairs. Then I created the Heavy Metal show URANIUM at Fuse and became friendly with a lot of bands, so when I moved out to Los Angeles in 2002, I began to do a bunch of clips for bands like 311, Sugarcult, Kataklysm, DevilDriver, Pete Yorn, Vext, Strapping Young Lad…it was a great time even if the budgets were shrinking, which forced me to be even more creative to use what we had, which was usually 59 cents and a roll of duct tape.

Is music video a dying art?

Yes and no. Gone are the days of Million Dollar videos since that kind of exposure on MTV is saved for reality shows. But now YouTube and online outlets are dying for content so music videos are flourishing online. I mean, look at Faith No More’s last few videos in the late 90’s. I didn’t see most of them because they were out at a time when the market was flooded and there wasn’t a Headbangers Ball or even a 120 Minutes, specialty shows that played their clips in the past, so I was able to finally see them on YouTube. So for a while people said videos were dead because they had no outlet to be seen, but now YouTube and great looking video encoding has given us a new venue. Once someone figures out how to make more money off of that route, I think budgets will go up again.

Did you come up with the concept and approach the band or how did the initial process work?

The band had the initial seed of the idea and some bullet points as to what they wanted to see and I ran with it. I knew this was an old chestnut of an idea but I just wanted to focus on what I wanted to see and how we wanted to Celebrate Life on the eve of these old folks’ twilight years. Hey old people can party too! That was the main theme.

Was having the band played as an older band in a retirement home a tongue-in-cheek reference to their comeback and their own advancing years?

I think its what you want to bring to the table with it. Personally, I think it was just another element of the band’s unique sense of humor, that they don’t take themselves seriously (in terms of being images in the public eye) whereas their music craft is taken very seriously when they make it. But the lyrics are sometimes hilarious, juxtaposed with harder chords or arrangements, so I knew we had to have fun with it. And yeah, here’s a band we have all known for decades almost, if we don’t comment a little on their “Golden Age” we’d be missing out. So it was a combination of ideas but I’d rather let the audience take away what they want from it.

The band do not appear in the video (unless I have missed some cameos) – were they involved in the conception or did you have a free hand?

Again it was their initial basic idea and they also said “We can’t be in the video, we’re on tour.” So I then set out to cast people who didn’t necessarily look like the band (which in and of itself could be a comment on aging in the public eye), I just wanted actors who could play (or fake it good). When I sent the guys their “older selves” even thinking they won’t like it because these guys don’t look necessarily like the band, they just went “PERFECT! The less like us the better!” which is when i thought I needed slight iconography, like Mike’s bullhorn or Bordin’s gloves, to have a slight connection to the band.

The casting is inspired. Richard Johnson as Mike Patton has his moves and mannerisms down pat? Tell us more about the casting and the method approach of the actors. (Where the band involved in this?)

My producer Sarah (who is also the nurse in the film, that multitasker!) was in charge of getting the guys and sent me a short list of actors who could play or could sing. Richard came in and immediately I knew he had that Patton charisma. When we cast him he had already watched a ton of videos with Mike in it so when we rehearsed I was thinking “This guy is PERFECT.” And he was!

Were the band pleased with the final result?

There is no greater feeling in the world when your favorite band in the world sends you an email saying “Thank you. This is awesome.” We has a few TINY notes but having done a bunch of videos in the past Im used to a long notes process. There was one round of notes and that was it. Super rare and Im so glad the band loved it!

Where and when was the video filmed?

A few weeks ago in Santa Clarita. We didn’t have a lot of time and money so it was getting help from friends and while finding a place on the cheap wasn’t easy, it ended up being perfect for our needs.

Are any similarities with the band’s last music video – I Started a Joke which also features someone else on stage ventriloquizing their song – a deliberate homage?

Nope. Honestly, like I mention before, I never saw that video! Shocking I know since they’re my favorite band but it just never occurred to me that they even made one for that single, I just knew the song. When I saw it after I finished post there was a moment of “Dammit” but then I also was confident in our own little beast. Besides this is what the band wanted so they likely knew they were treading down somewhat familiar territory but honestly I think this video hammers the idea of not using the band here even better than the “Joke” video, which I did enjoy.

Where can we get some of that medication?

Hire that nurse! Do you have a thick envelope of money? Im sure I can hook you up! 🙂

What is next for you? Have you new projects in the pipeline?

Nothing I can say right now, damn those NDA’s. But its working with something else I absolutely loved when I was a kid so cross your fingers I get to make another dream come true!

 

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