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).

805, 2015

Faith No More to play Argentina on 20 September

May 8th, 2015|Faith No More, News, Tour dates|0 Comments

Another South American confirmation as Faith No More announced that they will play Luna Park, Buenos Aires on 20 September.


2904, 2015

Argentina’s Gravedad Zero’s stunning review for Sol Invictus – plus author interview

April 29th, 2015|Faith No More, News, Sol Invictus reviews|2 Comments

Gravedad Zero, the Argentinean lifestyle and extreme sports magazine, has given Sol Invictus a brilliant review. As well as a brief translation of the review – reproduced below, we have also spoken to the review author and friend of the site Adriano Mazzeo on Sol Invictus, interviewing the band and gives a great insight into Faith No More in South America.

The review

For those now fluent in Spanish, Adriano has helped out with a translation of the conclusion his own especially for us here at FNM 2.0:

…”So this unexpectedly concludes the discographical comeback of Faith No More. Perplexing and great as usual, Sol Invictus shows once more every iota of its twisted personality: if in the past they did wonderful things based on an explosive and spontaneous chemical, so those infallible muses are today enhanced with maturity. It seems that Faith No More did the album thinking about the capabilities of each as individuals and all as a group. That way to face the creative process results in a timeless work, grounded in the experience, competence and that groundbreaking spirit that fortunately continues full of life. You can only celebrate this return and ask for many more records like this.”

Interview with Adriano

Adriano is a huge Faith No More fan as well as being a leading music journalist and he has completed interviews recently with Bill Gould. We asked him some questions about the record, the interview and Faith No More.

You are also a Faith No More fan. Was it difficult to review the album objectively?
Well, not the easiest work to do, but the wideness of FNM’s music gives you the chance to analyze it from different points of view. Is not impossible to find rights and wrongs if you pay enough attention and take yourself out of the skin of a fan. Despite this, it is difficult to find low moments in an album like Sol Invictus, that is, in my opinion, simply brilliant. They faced the tremendous expectations of the fans and music industry and definitely win the match.

Do you think Faith No More have proved that they remain relevant in 2015?
Absolutely. Indeed, I think their music makes more sense today that back in time. Music , interesting music, music that is surrounding the borders of mainstream, became a lot more eclectic from the end of the 90s, maybe as a consequence of the legacy of artists like FNM, Fishbone, Primus or Living Colour to name a few. I think FNM in 2015 will act like a band who will make their fans feel younger and at the same time, in some way, they’ll work as sort of a “new big thing” for certain young people.

What is your favourite song on the album and why?
I don’t have a favorite, sincerely. But I know the peak moment of the album is when distorsion starts in “Cone Of Shame” with Patton screaming like a monster and doing an energetic soul phrase one second after. There’s a song that catch my attention particularly: “Rise Of The Fall”, maybe the strangest one. And, yes, “Matador” is such perfect masterpiece. But all songs work perfectly together.

You recently interviewed Bill Gould for forthcoming interviews in Rolling Stone and Rock Axis?
Yes. I made an in-depth interview with Bill for Chile’s Rockaxis (it will be the cover story) and in other occasion a smaller one for Rolling Stone Argentina.

When can we expect to see these published?
In a few days! May 1st.

Any interesting revelations that you can share as a preview?
They were some great chats as usually happened with Bill. We were talking and discussing the Sol Invictus creative process but also other topics like his job in Koolarrow (that is something really interesting for me), some old skool FNM questions, mainstream music and the meaning of what FNM means to him. A lot of great information there!

Faith No More are particularly popular in South America. Can you explain why?
Well, I think there is a magical event that defines this: their tour of the summer of 1991. They played Rock In Rio and then the Viña Del Mar Festival in Chile. Two of biggest music festivals of the region, at that time. Their performances were unforgettable for different reasons. As a community of FNM fans, I think everyone of you saw the shows at Quinta Vergara. It was some groundbreaking event for a country like Chile, in their situation at the time. Then in Argentina we had the luck of having them that same year but in a second tour in August. That was the first time I’ve been to a Faith No More concert, and also the first time I attended a show! That was crazy, not many bands visited us by the time and EVERYBODY was at the shows (there were two dates). People with Mötley Crüe, Metallica and Motorhead t-shirts, new romantics, punks, alternatives, goths, etc. That audience was like a symbol of the FNM sound. So diverse and eclectic. It wasn’t a violent concert exactly, but there were some kind of tension in the air. It was weird to have all these urban tribes mixed in one place, you know? And when the guys were asked by the crowd to play “War Pigs” and they decided to play “Easy” instead, things got weird! Ha! They also made jokes with “Surprise You’re Dead” attempting to play it but not starting it.

You also had a lot of people at Rock in Rio obviously awaiting to see headliners Guns N’Roses and discovering Faith No More sort of by accident. It was my case and some of my friends’ case. We were fans of Guns N’Roses but Faith No More changed our lives that day. But we discovered them when Rock in Rio was shown on TV. There was a special on Argentinean TV some months later and they played one song from each artist and

Well, we the Latin Americans fell in love with Faith No More the way the fell in love with us. When the band is in this part of the world, they act like locals. They cut their hair in local markets of Santiago, eat tons of meat and drink “mate” in Buenos Aires and enjoy the Brazilian culture as nationals.

2006, 2014

Links for a day…(vol. 161)

June 20th, 2014|Faith No More, Links for a day|1 Comment

 – Bill Gould has given a phone interview the Rockomotara show on Argentina’s Radio Led. The podcast of the 19 June is not yet online but the show have shared some snippets on their Twitter feed:

– Older interviews now and Mark (@NoCrowdsurfing) has a Flickr treasure trove of mostly UK music press interviews and reviews with and of the band back in the day.
Check it out. Here is one gem – a Mike P interview with the now defunct Face magazine:

Larger version.

– Business Insider has published a new list of supposed prices for bands to play one-off gigs lists the going rate for Faith No More to play in your front room as $500,000. That’s five times more than Black Sabbath by the way! The whole list to be taken with a pinch of salt but here are two other takes on it. PRP Lambgoat

– The official Anne’s Song video is up on YouTube via Rhino:

1411, 2011

Links for a day…(vol. 111)

November 14th, 2011|Links for a day, News|7 Comments

  • Still plenty to catch up with after the past few days of live show action.
    Here’s a fine version of Star AD from Maquinaria
  • King for a Day – featuring John
  • Ricochet
  • Absolute Zero
  • Mike Bordin joined Down onstage during Maquinaria
  • Maquinaria photo gallery from Carlos Muller on Flickr
  • Another review from the festival via RocknVivo
  • Another immense Flickr gallery
  • A timely piece on Maquinaria guest Trey Spruance from Pop Matters



1011, 2011

Links for a day… Extra (vol. 109)

November 10th, 2011|Links for a day, News|29 Comments

  • The speculation on the new or mystery song first played in Buenos Aires and again in Montevideo continues apace. Most of the best insight can be found below the line in our post here. But the mainstream-ish music media has also picked up on it with The PRP picking up on a quote we previously posted from Mike Patton from his recent interview with Movieweb to explain the song as an unreleased song from the King for a Day… era – a point which has been brought up in our Comments.
    Also comments attributed to Roddy on the Faith No More Facebook page say: “the mystery song sounded way better in montevideo. sorry, BA, it was pretty much my fault. xo, RB (taking partial credit)”
  • And some more South American news we missed last week – Courtney Love speaking about her time in Faith No More to São Paulo newspaper Folha de S. Paulo. She said: “Roddy is one of my best friends. I was his last girlfriend before he turned gay. He is the godfather of my daughter Frances. He, Michael Stipe [REM] and Bono [U2]. I begged to join the band, like 1983, I would have been 18 years old and it was pretty crazy, put fire in their hair, cut myself on stage. He said he would make them famous. I was only the singer, they woudl not let me play guitar. I was just expelled from the group because they wanted to make Faith No More a male [machos in the original Spanish] band.”
911, 2011

New Faith No More song? UPDATED

November 9th, 2011|Faith No More, News|98 Comments

Here is the better audio version

And here is a sample of the media frenzy the track has generated
Revolver magazine
Metal Insider
Metal Sucks

Still no news on what the unidentified and possibly new song Faith No More delivered as the second track of their encore in Buenos Aires last night.
Here’s a smattering of lyrics from the song – and two videos are below:
(I have a terrible ear for lyrics so please post amends and what you’ve gathered below)

We’ll walk the shore…????

We will rise from the killing floor / Like a matador

Let your sweet dreams never stale??fairytale/ Fairytales
We will be where you will be no more/ No more

The stain you bless, the hangman’s axe will serve you well???
Now we’re coming back/ Our time could waste all these???
We’ll jump the gates and ….?? We’ve arrived

We will rise from the killing floor / Like a matador

The killing, the killing

Better video version  -(via Nick in comments)

Fan video (loud)

Recorded from TV (quiet)



2110, 2011

Faith No More Argentina advert

October 21st, 2011|Faith No More, News|0 Comments

Not sure if this has actually aired on TV or not

209, 2011

Faith No More add Argentina date to South American tour

September 2nd, 2011|Faith No More, News, Tour dates|5 Comments

Roddy and Bill have both announced on Twitter that Faith No More will play in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 8 November. From what I can gather this seems to be a stadium gig – at the Estadio Malvinas.

Here is a summary of the dates so far:

8 November, Buenos Aires ARGENTINA
9 November, Teatro de Verano, Montevideo, URUGUAY
12 November, Maquinaria festival, Santiago, CHILE
14 November, SWU Festival, São Paulo, BRAZIL

511, 2009

Links for a day…(vol. 42)

November 5th, 2009|Links for a day|0 Comments

  • Mike Patton sports an Argentina shirt adorned with his name on stage in Buenos Aires.


    Patton's Maradona homage (Photo (c) the_unintended on Flickr) -

  • Some pro-shot video of the same concert (snippets of Caffeine, Evidence, Easy and Epic)
  • Interesting take on Faith No More’s Pepsi Music show in Buenos Aires.
  • La Rocka reports that Pato Machete will support Faith No More on their Monterrey, Mexico date on 11 November. More Pato here.
  • Norwegian band Trail of Tears cover of Caffeine
  • Superb photo gallery of Sepultura and Faith No More in Santiago from La Tercera. (via
  • And a brilliant gallery from of the Porto Alegre show. (via Clauspupp)
  • Regular commenter, writer and BC blogger Wanderlusting does a Mike Patton-inspired fashion shoot and Patton style critique on her Anywhere but here blog.