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2403, 2016

LINKS FOR A DAY 197: Mike Bordin interview, new Chuck release, Record Store Day release

March 24th, 2016|Faith No More, Links for a day|15 Comments

Mike Bordin interview with Alternative Press

Alternative Press has just published a video interview with Mike Bordin recorded at the Aftershock Festival last year. Mike is as eloquent as insightful as ever as he discusses Sol Invictus.

Chuck Mosley limited edition

Chuck Mosley has put together a limited edition special release of Demos For Sale, a collection of demos and b-sides and alternate versions of tracks from his 2009 release Will Rap Over Hard Rock For Food.

Chuck says:  “While it was a great record for what it was, and a lot of people love it, Will Rap Over Hard Rock turned into a monster that I let get completely out of control with overdubs, over-production, my live tracks getting redone by God knows who.. Demos for Sale, is a choice version of the LP, before it mutated into Will Rap Over Hard Rock for Food, a little closer to how we wanted it to be – live, dirty and punk rock.”

The LP will release July 15th, on CD and limited edition vinyl LP formats, with a pre-order to launch in March. Mosley will hit the road in May, and tour through 2016 on the REINTRODUCE YOURSELF: An Evening with Chuck Mosley tour, an intimate acoustic tour playing a retrospective of songs from his storied career.

You can also pick up a nifty red vinyl for just $29.99

Record Store Release

Rhine Records are again mining their Faith No More vaults for Record Store Day UK and have put together a  7″ Colored Vinyl special release of I Started a Joke which features the original by the Bee Gees and the cover by Faith No More as part of their Side by Side series.
Full details here

Epic Thomas the Tank Engine remix

There is seemingly nothing that Epic cannot be mashed up with – the latest exhibit is this mix of the FNM hit and the theme tune from the cartoon adaptation of Thomas the Tank Engine.

1403, 2016

LINKS FOR A DAY 196: Bill Gould interview; Kaada/Patton video; Matt Wallace interview

March 14th, 2016|Links for a day|10 Comments

FNM FOLLOWERS interview with Bill Gould

Jim from FNM Followers has spoken to Bill Gould about the 21st anniversary of the release of King for a Day…Fool for a Lifetime.
Here are some choice cuts from the revealing q and A:

KFAD seems to be the FNM album that hasn’t aged at all. It sounds today as fresh as it did in 1995. Do you agree?
This might sound strange, but it’s been quite awhile since I listened to that album, or any of our albums for that matter, so I don’t know. What I can say, though, is that when we made it, we had hoped that it would withstand the test of time.

Looking back do you think those changes were essential in creating KFAD?
This album? Definitely. Everything that happened regarding the making of that album is part of the story. Working with Trey was very stimulating, things came together much more easily we were used to. Andy Wallace was the first producer we worked with outside of Matt, and his approach was definitely different, and we learned a lot from it. Then there’s Bearsville Studios — when I hear that album I still get mental images from recording at that place.

Check out the full interview here

New Kaada/Patton video

As I’ve just found out by watching in my office, the video if very NSFW but certainly apposite for the track:

Immodium from the April 1, 2016 release, Bacteria Cult

Pre-order the album now at:
Ipecac Webstore CD/LP: http://www.merchaye-revolve.com/ipeca…
Bandcamp: https://kaadapatton.bandcamp.com
Amazon: http://hyperurl.co/BacteriaCultAmazon
iTunes Europe: http://hyperurl.co/BacteriaCultiTunesEU

Matt Wallace interview from new documentary

Actually this clip is a deleted scene from an upcoming music documentary entitled Underground Inc, in which Matt talks about FNM and Be Aggressive.

Dan Boyle on touring with Faith No More in Rolling Stone

(Ice) Hockey player Dan Boyle famously worked as a roadie/hung out with the guys on their 2014 and 2015 tours – and now Rolling Stone have documented the story.


The article states:

“Boyle, an ardent Faith No More fan, hopped on the band’s bus in Philadelphia, and stayed on it for five nights and four shows, culminating in an August 5 performance at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. While it’s not unusual to see pro athletes hanging out backstage at big concerts, Boyle was actually onstage throughout the set, dressed in the same white outfit as the rest of the FNM road crew, performing such duties as dousing drummer Mike “Puffy” Bordin with water while he played, or assisting Mike Patton with his microphone cable whenever the singer dove into the pit.

“It was an amazing experience,” Boyle says. “I didn’t do too much the first night; I was pretty much just watching. But by the fourth show, I was helping out every which way I could – dispensing VIP tickets, decorating the stage, bringing guitars and basses out.

“One night, something was wrong with Puffy’s drum kit, and they needed some help with that,” he continues. “I’d never even touched a drum kit before, but somehow I helped correct the situation – don’t ask me how!” “

And the article also features quotes from the band and reveals that the band practised with Boyle’s then San Jose Sharks team in 2012:

“When I was a kid, I wanted to be a hockey player when I grew up,” Bordin says, “so this was a total ‘bucket list’ thing, to put on all the gear. It was such an awesome thing for him to do for us – though I think he was surprised I could actually skate!”

 

 

 

 

1902, 2016

LINKS FOR A DAY 195: Mike Patton focusing on Nevermen; Jon Hudson interview; new Kaada/Patton

February 19th, 2016|Faith No More, Links for a day, News|4 Comments

A it late to these but we’re back in business – and there is a mobile version of the site back up and running.

Mike Patton “focusing on Nevermen”

In a recent interview with Australian site The Music, Mike Patton’s interview says that “Patton’s focusing on Nevermen after 2015 was Faith No More-centric” though Patton does not explicitly say that himself.
This is the full paragraph with Patton’s quote in bold:

“Patton’s focusing on Nevermen after 2015 was Faith No More-centric. The band first reformed in 2009 and last year released their seventh LP, Sol Invictus, 18 years after their last. “In life, you don’t get many of those chances to get it right again, to correct mistakes, to heal old wounds,” Patton says, of getting the band back together. “It was odd, in the beginning, because it felt like playing someone else’s music. And that was a charge, for me, because it felt new again. There’d be times when we’d be rehearsing and I’d have no idea what line I was about to sing, but then it’d just come out of me. Like, this shit is still in me. Then there were other things you’ve completely forgotten. Like, ‘Wait, I did that? What were we thinking? We were completely out of our minds!’ And on the other side of that coin you go: ‘Jesus! What a piece of shit that was. We’re not playing that again!'”

via Toss Me Inside a Hefty

Jon Hudson video interview with Total Guitar

Jon gives an insightful gear interview for the Total Guitar YouTube channel.

First taste of Kaada/Patton new material

Red Rainbow, the first new song from the new Kaada/Patton release Bacteria Cult (due out on 1 April) is now streaming at Bandcamp and indeed below
Pre-order/ Buy
LP / CD / Digital download

 

302, 2016

LINKS FOR A DAY 194: Patton does Bowie, Bill does Porn and more

February 3rd, 2016|Faith No More, Links for a day|5 Comments

Another day, another Patton project.


Less than one week after the release of the self-titled Nevermen release, Ipecac have announced that Patton will return on 1 April with is Patton/Kaada project. Patton will again team up with Norwegian composer John Kaada for their first collaborative album in 12 years, Bacteria Cult.

“Working with John Kaada on this latest release was an honor and pure pleasure,” Mike Patton says in a press release. “His compositions have always resonated deeply with me and his orchestral arrangements for this project are harmonically dense and delicious! Each individual piece is so well constructed and inventively assembled that my vocal passages practically sang themselves. I’m hoping very much that we can seduce some eardrums and welcome listeners into this lush sonic ‘otherworld.’”

Bacteria Cult track list:
1. Red Rainbow
2. Black Albino
3. Peste Bubonica
4. Papillon
5. Dispossession
6. A Burnt Out Case
7. Imodium
8. Fountain Gasoline

Patton sings Bowie

Well sort of. Mike Patton is also providing backing vocals for Mark Kozelek’s Mark Kozelek Sings Favorites project. The record is out through Caldo Verde Records on 27 May.
And you can hearing Mike’s background vox on David Bowie cover Win now:

Porn

Bill Gould is also making the most of this FNM hiatus and he’s teaming up again with Faith No More manager Tim Moss for Moss’s Porn project.
Bill joins Tim and Dale Crover (ex-Melvins) for a one-off gig in San Francisco on 6 February.


The latest Porn post states:

“For this San Francisco show, Moss will be uniting Bill Gould Faith No More and Dale Crover (the) Melvins, two musicians who have both toured with Porn in different lineups. This will be the first time they play together. Porn will be performing a special soundtrack of music created just for this show.”

BBC 6 Music Cares a Lot

Faith No More made the news in the UK this morning when BBC 6 Music kicked off their Breakfast Show with We Care a Lot. The song presaged BBC radio 2 light entertainment presenter Jeremy Vine briefly stepping in to present the 6 Music show in the absence of ill regular presenter Shaun Keaveney.
The Independent reported:

BBC 6 Music listeners were left confused on Wednesday morning when Jeremy Vine opened the Breakfast Show in place of usual presenter Shaun Keaveny.
“Well, good morning and welcome to 6 Music Breakfast. [Keaveny] is off today, it’s a bit of a sniffle and a snuffle, so the brave little soldier is tucked up in bed,” Vine told listeners.
“They called me and they said ‘Can you come in because Sean wants you to sit in the golden chair?’ I’m so proud.”
The presenter then proceeded to “rock this joint” by kickstarting the day’s music with a track from American band Faith No More.

You can listen to the start of the show including We Care a Lot here

Luna Invictus

Via our friends at FNM4ever a great multicam video of Faith No More’s 2015 show in Luna Park, Argentina.

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

1210, 2015

LINKS FOR A DAY 192: Bill Gould interview, Dan Boyle, Faith No More beer

October 12th, 2015|Links for a day|10 Comments

Bill Gould interview

Here’s a great and expensive interview with Faith No More with Dr Drop on an ALT & INDIE ROCK interview special.

Listen in full here:

And check out their competition to win Sol Invictus on vinyl here

Faith No More beer

Bill may soon be quenching his thirst to Faith No More beer. This FNM Irish Red Ale sounds divine:

Recent round-up

Faith No More Followers have picked up the slack in my recent fallow period – and here is their most recent round-up.

Dan Boyle on tour with FNM

The mainstream media has caught up with the FNM blogosphere on Dan Boyle’s summer tour with Faith No More.
Here’s the New York Post take.

“As silly as it sounds, it was an amazing experience,” says Boyle of his gig, which took him to DC, Philly, Boston and NYC. “[Being a roadie is] a thankless job, but an important job. It’s not that different from what [the Rangers’] trainers do for us!” Duties included toting instruments, setting up the stage, and dispensing VIP tickets.”

1409, 2015

LINKS FOR A DAY 191: Insightful Wallace interview; Mike B Brazil interview; Tour Talk

September 14th, 2015|Faith No More, Interviews, Links for a day, News|0 Comments

Matt Wallace Diffuser interview

Matt Wallace has again spoken about Sol Invictus and his earlier work with Faith No More. His latest interview – with Diffuser – is probably his best and sheds new light on part recordings:

He reveals that John Hiatt (or his son at least) was a Faith No More fan:

Apparently, he would drive his son to school, and his son’s the one who played him the Faith No More stuff and said, “You should make a record with this guy.” So that’s how I got the gig. [Laughs.] I think John at the time was kind of going through a musical midlife crisis, where he wanted to try some new ideas.

Matt also clarifies Jim Martin’s participation on Angel Dust:

So he definitely did play, I’d say, 95% of the guitars. And it was really my fault that there was any question about that in the past.

Mike Bordin Globo interview

Mike Bordin has given another interesting interview ahead of the band’s South American tour – this time to Brazil’s Globo.

He said: “What matters is that we always give everything we have on stage. We touch not only with our hands and feet, but with our hearts. Look at our singer. He’s a maniac, a madman. And the more you give it, the more it gives back.”

Faith No More in Costa Rica

Meanwhile, the band are currently in Costa Rica where they will play for the first time tomorrow night, 15 September.

Mas de Paso in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.

A photo posted by Faith No More (@faithnomore) on

Tour Talk with Tim Moss

Check out the latest edition of Roddy’s Tour Talk with the band’s tour manager, Tim Moss.

909, 2015

LINKS FOR A DAY 190: Roddy and Mike Bordin interviews; Vote FNM

September 9th, 2015|Faith No More, Links for a day, News|1 Comment

RODDY BOTTUM INTERVIEW

Chat show host and Faith No More keyboardist was his usual eloquent self when speaking about homophobia in an interview with Westword:

“If someone had a problem with it, I don’t think they would address that to my face. Bigotry is chickenshit, you know? The Klan wore masks because they were ashamed to show their faces. The people who would have a problem with a gay keyboard player wouldn’t do it publicly; they would talk about it behind my back. So that way, I didn’t see a whole lot of resistance. ”

MIKE B MODERN DRUMMER INTERVIEW

Mike Bordin has given an interview for the October edition of Modern Drummer magazine. Mike speaks about the evolutionary recording process, the band’s musical language and getting a second chance as Faith No More.
Get the magazine on iOS, Android or Google Play here

ModernDrummer

There will also be an online Q and A published soon

MIKE B SPEAKS TO ROCK AND POP

Mike also spoke to Chilean radio station Rock and Pop for a radio interview:
Full interview here

VOTE FAITH NO MORE

Faith No More have been nominated in the Album of the Year category for the Classic Rock  Roll of Honour awards – for Sol Invictus not Album of the Year.
You can and should and must vote here

2015-09-09 13_28_37-The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour

 

A LETTER FROM MIKE PATTON’S MUM

Friend of the site Jim Brown from Faith No More Followers has been digging deep into his exhaustive Faith No More magazine archive for some great articles recently – and right at the bottom of this one is a possibly apocryphal letter to Rolling Stone from Mike Patton’s mother from September 1990.
She said: “FNM is a group of hard-voicing, talented and creative musicians who are responsible and intelligent young men with keen senses of humour.”

2608, 2015

LINKS FOR A DAY 189: Puffy’s Stairway to Heaven; Bill Gould interview; Jimmy Kimmel; FNM beer; more Matt Wallace

August 26th, 2015|Faith No More, Links for a day, News|1 Comment

Mike Bordin was almost in Led Zeppelin

Faith No More drummer Mike Bordin almost became a touring member of Led Zeppelin in 1991. I hadn’t spotted this story before but Robert Plant had wanted to get Mike B in as drummer for a Led Zep reunion in the early 90s. The story appears in Mick Wall’s When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography Of Led Zeppelin:

In January 1991, their reputation freshly bolstered by the release three months before of the acclaimed, best-selling 4CD Remasters box set, Page, Plant and Jones were back together sitting around a table discussing the possibility of a money-spinning reunion, albeit on a strictly temporary basis. Much to his chagrin, Jason Bonham – who had played on Page’s Outsider as well as the Atlantic show – was excluded from these deliberations, with Plant now pushing for the more fashionable Faith No More drummer Mike Bordin to be offered the job. Once again, the plan started to unravel almost as soon as it was decided upon, with Plant getting cold feet when the others began to express reservations about using the young. dreadlocked FNM drummer. “What you’ve got to remember,” an insider told me, “is that Robert is used to having his own way now. He can’t bear to go back to the days when Jimmy and Jonesy made all the major decisions about the music.”

Bill Gould interview for HoyxHoy Chile

Bill Gould has given an interviewing to Chilean paper HoyxHoy looking ahead to the band’s Santiago Gets Louder appearance on 27 September.

Faith No More beer?

Officially licensed beers have led to even more money on tap for the likes of AC/DC and Iron Maiden. Now a Faith No More beer. I doubt that this is officially endorsed by the band and the name may not even reference the group but an Oregon brewery has produced a beer called Faith No More. The American Pale Ale is produced by micro-brewery Solera Brewery though there is no information on it on the brewery site.

Currently on tap at #solerabrewery. #beer #parkdale #oregonbeer

A photo posted by Solera Brewery (@solerabrewery) on

Get Jimmy Kimmel tix

Faith No More will play a mini-concert for the Jimmy Kimmel show on Thursday, 3 September. Get you tickets here.

Matt Wallace on Sol Invictus

Matt Wallace has given another revealing interview to Gear Gods.
As always, Matt provides some interesting insights and this is my favourite part:

Bill is the engine that has pushed forward to create the impetus and the ‘space’ for the rest of FNM to find their own, natural and organic connection and contribution in the process. After that Mike Patton became more of the driving force/director of the process to ensure that his vision as to how his voice fit within the musical soundfield created by the band. All in all, it was an intense but very well thought-out process.

2408, 2015

LINKS FOR A DAY 188: Rolling Stone catch-up, Boston photos, Take this Bottle cover and more

August 24th, 2015|Links for a day, News|1 Comment

Rolling Stone interview

Roddy Bottum and Mike Bordin spoke to Rolling Stone as the magazine published their second in-depth piece on the band in a manner of months. Here’s the video below. This seems like a trailer to a larger story but this is the full story on the site.

Matt Wallace interview

Faith No More’s long-time producer and friend of the band, Matt Wallace has given a very revealing interview with the AllMusic site.
Here are some choice cuts:

On Mike Patton and The Real Thing:
And he was listening to a bunch of Tibetan chanting, Eskimo nose singing, all these things, and he’d bring these different ideas into the record within the context of a heavy rock, alternative, progressive band, he was bringing his ideas on how his vocals should go. And it was really forward-thinking, because a lot of bands, after that record, kind of followed in his footsteps, because Patton was unafraid to try different things, whether it was a different vocal approach or a different lyric, some of the lyrics are pretty challenging. I thought it was really stunning that he came to the forefront and grabbed the flag. That was a thrill, that whole record was a thrill to make.

On Faith No More now:
It’s interesting that the band trusted their instincts, they did Angel Dust and put it out there and it didn’t sell well in the States, but it did well overseas, and about eight or nine years ago, Kerrang magazine did a thing about the most influential records of all time, and I started in the 50s, 40s, 30s, and I said, “Man, none of my records made this,” I was hoping something I’d worked on would have made it, and at number one was Angel Dust, they thought it had influenced so many bands, and that’s a really nice indication of a band that just trusts their gut, and seeing them live in L.A. a few months ago when they did “Midlife Crisis,” the entire place, everyone sang that thing a cappella like it was a huge hit, it was really wonderful to see a song that’s kind of a twisted lyric and kind of a unique song, but so many people sang the entire chorus, and it was really surreal. That moment for me was one of the best.

WIN Red Rocks tickets

You can win two tickets to see Faith No More at Red Rocks on 8 September through Tunespeak. Only US and Canada residents can enter. Enter here.

Take this Bottle cover

Here’s a pretty cool recent cover of Take this Bottle by Jake Carden. The singer from The Pimpsons and Just Like Vinyl did an all-Faith No More acoustic show in Seattle with assistance from lenn Cannon of Windowpane and Johndus Beckman of Ten Miles Wide and The Mothership.

Boston photos

Meg Loyal have some great shots from Faith No More’s performance at Boston’s Blue Hills Bank Pavilion here.
Meg Loyal Photography: Blue Hills Pavilion 8-4-2015 &emdash;

Superhero

And given that it’s the fourth ever video on the band’s YouTube channel, here’s official Superhero

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