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2010, 2015

WATCH: Faith No More Sunny Side Up video

October 20th, 2015|Faith No More, News|10 Comments

Faith No More have released their first music video in 17 years – with a new short for Sol Invictus cut Sunny Side Up released on 20 October.

We had a brief Twitter exchange with director Joe Lynch

And we’ll have a full interview with the talented director in the next few days.

 

Video Credits
Directed by: Joe Lynch
Produced by: Sarah Elbert
Executive Producer: Sam Balcomb
Production Company: Rainfall Films
Cinematography by: Will Barratt

Cast
“Mike Patton” – Richard Johnson
“Billy Gould” – Robert Axelrod
“Jon Hudson” – Bruce Nehlsen
“Mike Bordin” – Buddy Daniels
“Roddy Bottom” – Roger Browne

2109, 2015

CONCERT: Faith No More live in Bogota setlist, videos and more

September 21st, 2015|Faith No More, News|0 Comments

Here’s our better-late-than-never round-up of Faith No More’s debut show in Bogota, Colombia, which took place on Friday 18 September.

Setlist

Motherfucker
Land of Sunshine
Caffeine
Everything’s Ruined
Evidence
Epic
Sunny Side Up
Midlife Crisis [with The Tokens “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” interlude]
Last Cup of Sorrow
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Easy
Separation Anxiety
Matador
Ashes to Ashes
Superhero

Sol Invictus
We Care a Lot
Just a Man

Videos

Photos

Rockaxis

Shock

Evolucion Rock

 

 

 

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.”

409, 2015

LIVE: Faith No More at the Troudadour setlist, video and more

September 4th, 2015|Faith No More, News|4 Comments

Faith No More played their second gig of the night at the legendary Troubadour in Hollywood late last night.

Setlist

(via tbrandao)

From the Dead
Matador
Motherfucker
Black Friday
Rise of the Fall
Cone of Shame
Separation Anxiety
Superhero
Sol Invictus
Caffeine
Be Aggressive
Midlife Crisis
Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Ashes to Ashes
Just a Man

I Started a Joke
We Care a Lot
As the Worm Turns

Video

 

3108, 2015

INTERVIEWS: Mike Patton speaks to La Tercera and Bill Gould to La Nacion about upcoming tour and future plans

August 31st, 2015|Faith No More, Interviews, News|2 Comments

As the band gear up to their live return (Jimmy Kimmel on 3 September, Bumbershoot and Red Rocks on 6 and 8 September, and Central and South America from 15 September), they are back on the promo trail.

First up, Bill Gould has spoken to Costa Rican paper La Nación about the band’s first visit and future plans:

How many times have you come to Costa Rica?
20 times. I have friends who live in Nicoya and have travelled the whole area, and a little San Jose. You have a great country.

What are your plans for after the tour: will you continue as a band or return to personal projects?
We now operate in steps and at the end of each step, we sat down to talk. At the end of tour we will see what we do. There is no right answer, no wrong answer. What we are going to work must have everyone on the same page.

I also loved this from Bill:

How do you feel when a young man approaches them to tell them they were the favorite band of his father? We are hearing of these cases more often. It’s odd, funny, makes me laugh, because we never saw us as a band would be playing in these times: if you look old and I have to be a grandfather, which makes me weird. It’s a good thing we did hear a difference to the people long ago, but what matters to me is that while we’re inspired, we will continue to do so.

And Mike Patton has spoken to Chile’s La Tercera ahead of the band’s return to their spiritual home for the Santiago Gets Louder festival on 27 September.
2015-08-31 13_33_44-Entretención _ LA TERCERA

Mike said:

“Over the years Chile has become a very special place for us, and we hope that this relationship will continue. We are obviously eager to play our new songs there.”

He also spoke about the positive reception for Sol Invictus:

“The mere fact that people still interested in us, after all these years, is encouraging. Well, that the disc has been received so positively was something extra that surprised us. We always hope that people enjoy and can feel inspired or even brought to our music, but we are also very realistic. We know we can not control the reactions and expectations of people, and that music is a subjective and personal experience to the listener. I think, in other words, we can not please everyone!”

And Mike also partly agreed that the band are now more popular than ever:

“I partially agree with that view. While I cannot say that I understand fully why this idea seems to be true. If you force me to give an answer, I think it has to do with nostalgia or some “vintage mystique” that people identify us. Or maybe they were just having the opportunity to see us 20 years ago who knows. To be honest, I’m not sure if people understood our music at the time, or if they do now,  but what is more important is whether our songs are capable of transmitting a feeling, an emotion or idea.”

Mike also spoke briefly about his future plans:

“Right now I’m totally dedicated and committed to Faith No More, of course, but that does not mean that you are not working on other adventures. Now I’m involved with a new project called Nevermen group. Our first album will be released later this year. And there are other things out there in the oven too.”

 

1008, 2015

CONCERT: Faith No More at Heavy Montreal festival setlist, videos, reviews, Tour Talk and more

August 10th, 2015|Faith No More, News|0 Comments

Faith No More brought the curtain down on the third leg of their Sol Invictus North American with a headline slot at the Heavy Montreal Festival. The band returned to the Quebec capital exactly 23 years to the day since they last played the city as part of the Metallica/Guns N’Roses tour and the famous riot.

Setlist

Motherfucker
From Out of Nowhere
Caffeine
Evidence
Epic
Black Friday
Everything’s Ruined
Midlife Crisis (with Celine Dion’s The Power Of Love interlude)
Cone of Shame
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Easy
Separation Anxiety
Matador
Ashes to Ashes
Superhero

Digging the Grave
This Guy’s in Love With You
Just a Man

Videos

Reviews

There was no shortage of reviews for the tour climax:

Exclaim (9/10):

It’s hard to conjure the beatific command that Roddy Bottum holds, standing over his keyboard like a preacher at his pulpit. It’s difficult to explain the chemistry between Jon Hudson and Mike Bordin and Billy Gould, tossing the focal point of a song between them effortlessly. And it’s fully impossible to explain what it is like to watch Mike Patton howl, shriek and contort on stage, his slicked-back dark hair becoming wilder and more sweat-soaked with every song. Patton was in a mean mood: “Motherfucker,” which they opened with, sounded like even more of a threat than usual, and there was something pointed, even cruel, about his delivery of the bit of “Power of Love” by Celine Dion that served as an intro to “Midlife Crisis.”

Huffington Post (en français)

Yell Magazine:

After roughly 23 years, Faith No More has finally played in Montreal again. Obviously, this time they played Heavy Montreal and headlined Saturday’s lineup with one hell of a performance. A performance that schooled many younger bands, to be sure. And if you’re a fan of heavy and dominant bass, then you were in love with Billy Gould’s presence last night. Yes, the bass was dominant, but it wasn’t distracting (OK, maybe a little because it was so cool and I’m writing about it), and it certainly wasn’t the only thing to be heard.

Sors-tu? (en français)

Bible-Urbaine (en français)

Ils ont poursuivi la soirée avec brio, les musiciens étaient visiblement en forme, la voix de Patton était puissante à souhait, illustrant la richesse de son registre, et les jeux de batterie et de basse étaient rythmés et solides. Le groupe a conclu la soirée avec «Ashes to Ashes», extrait pendant lequel Mike Patton s’est jeté sur la foule, et «Superhero», où il a demandé à la foule si elle désirait un Lenny, avant d’offrir à Montréal son propre #penisgate.

They continued the evening with brio, the musicians were clearly on form Patton’s voice was powerful as he wished, illustrating the richness of his register, and drum and bass playing was rhythmic and solid. The group concluded the evening with “Ashes to Ashes”, during which Mike Patton threw himself into the crowd, and “Superhero”, where he asked the crowd if they wanted a Lenny, before offering Montreal its very own #penisgate.

Montreal Gazette

The first half was punctuated by a tremendous Epic and dead-crowd time between songs. Weird. Then came the Easy cover, Midlife Crisis with a Céline bit (oui) and a growing bond. And the band, anchored by Billy Gould and Mike Bordin on bass/drums, and Bottum’s… well, it was either dry wit or sincerity – drove the point forward while Patton worked through all the gears on his stentorian voice. As the set proper ended with massive Ashes To Ashes and Superhero and Patton in the crowd, momentum had utterly turned in the band’s favour. Cue an encore built around a gorgeously brawny This Guy’s In Love With You. Ultimately, the climactic ending to Just A Man, with Patton goofing around Bugs Bunny/Leopold-style, took them 9 minutes over time – the only band to do so all weekend.

Photos

Montreal Gazette
Yell Magazine
Dose
Confront Magazine
Getty Images

Tour Talks

TOUR TALK / Heavy Montreal / Montreal w Jon Hudson (take 2)

TOUR TALK / Heavy Montreal / Montreal / w Bill Gould (PART 1)

TOUR TALK / Heavy Montreal / Montreal / w Bill Gould (PART 2)

Roddy mentions a Jimmy Kimmell appearance on 3 September here.

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

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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