Faith No More Released The Single 'Ricochet' 25 Years Ago!

The second single from Faith No More's fifth album King For A Day Fool For A Lifetime was released on May 1st 1995. Unbelievably this song almost didn’t make the cut, but was included at the insistence of Mike Bordin. "That's my favourite song. I was sort of a fuckin' weasel, and... that wasn't gonna be on the record, but that song turned out so great that it pushed another song off the record. I think it sounds great, I love that song. I really love the choruses, where it gets really big, and it really takes off... I love that song. And that was the last song we wrote, as well. That was the 20th song that we wrote for this record. So I think it's really fitting that the first song that we

Faith No More | Brixton Academy - April 28th, 1990

Thirty years ago Faith No More played at The Brixton Academy in London as part of their second UK tour of 1990 supporting The Real Thing. This momentous show was filmed and released as You Fat Bastards in 1991. RIP Magazine | 1990 Whether or not you appreciate the vinyl, there's no denying Faith No More are one of the most compelling bands to hit the live circuit recently.Their ingenious hybrid of rock, rap, funk and the odd classical break is transformed into something magical on stage, while the crazy showmanship of singer Mike Patton — as unpredictable a character as former vocalist Chuck Mosley — makes the show visually as well as aurally exciting. Brixton was packed and heaving, but it

Faith No More | Metal Hammer - April 1995

Faith No More thrive on chaos but for the moment, the dust seems to have settled. Dean Menta is a s close to being a permanent member as possible, they continue to remain rock's most anxiety ridden bunch, lan Winwood approaches Mike Patton and Roddy Bottum with caution. Metal Hammer April 1995 Erratic, Insecure, Neurotics! by lan Winwood The last time Faith No More appeared in Britain was in 1993, at the end of their 18 month world wide 'Angel Dust' tour. The place was the Phoenix festival in Stratford Upon Avon, where the band were headlining Saturday night in front of a cumulative audience of around 50,000 people, great. The Phoenix performance, to the casual eye, might have suggested a t

Faith No More | Hammersmith Odeon - April 27th, 1990

Thirty years ago Faith No More played at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, UK. Audio from the sold out show was captured on bootleg recordings and made available on vinyl. Raw Magazine | Maura Sutton SO FAITH No More have proven that they can sell out the major venues in this country; now they have to show that they can perform on the big stages. Judged on tonight's showing they've still got some way to go in this department. Sure, the initial reception was as rapturous one might expect, the capacity crowd mouthing every syllable of 'From Out Of Nowhere'. But the show seemed to lose momentum soon afterwards. And things didn't really get interesting until vocalist Mike Patton stripped off hi

Faith No More | The Observatory, Santa Ana - April 24th 2015

Faith No More's North American tour in support of Sol Invictus was five years ago. FNM began their Sol Invictus tour in Japan and Australia, they returned to the USA for the first time since October 1997 in April 2015. The ninth date was on Saturday April 24th at The Observatory in Santa Ana. Grimy Goods | FAITH NO MORE AT THE OBSERVATORY: AN INCREDIBLE PERFORMANCE (REGARDLESS IF MIKE PATTON WAS RUDE AND POMPOUS) This past Saturday I was able to see Faith No More at The Observatory in Santa Ana. It was the first time in my life that I had seen them perform. It brought me right back to my childhood. They played all the songs that you’d expect them to play such as “Epic”, “Surprise You’re dea

Faith No More | The Wiltern, L.A - April 23rd / 24TH 2015

Faith No More's North American tour in support of Sol Invictus was five years ago. FNM began their Sol Invictus tour in Japan and Australia, they returned to the USA for the first time since October 1997 in April 2015. The seventh and eighth dates were on Thurday April 23rd and Friday April 24th at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. Metal Assault | Faith No More At The Wiltern: Unconventionally Compelling April 23rd 2015, The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA: In the leadup to the release of their seventh full-length studio album ‘Sol Invictus’, San Francisco experimental rock veterans Faith No More embarked on a North American headline tour in April 2015, and arrived in Los Angeles for three nights at the W

Happy Birthday Bill Gould

Faith No More founder and CEO of Koolarrow Records celebrates his 57th birthday. Faith No More Followers team would personally like to thank Bill for all his help, he is always ready to answer our 'fan boy' questions and, when his memory serves him right, help with facts for us to post. He has been a fantastic support to our work and that of other fan pages. Thank you. Bass Guitar Magazine | 2013 “When I first started playing I was about 12 or 13. I liked progressive rock – Yes in particular – and in fact my tone is like Chris Squire’s, in a strange kind of way. I always liked that aggressive kind of tone. I had a Rickenbacker when I was a little kid and I was in a band that was a bit like

Faith No More | Kerrang! - 23rd April, 1988

California crap-busters Faith No More, currently on a UK club tour, are one of the most exciting, fresh and inspiring outfits to hit these shores in a long time. So sez Steffan Chirazi, in a bitter-sweet conversation with band guitarist 'Big' Jim Martin...... Kerrang! Magazine | January 30th 1988 | Issue 172 Gotta Have Faith by Steffan Chirazi THERE ARE leaders and there are followers, that's something of a fact in life. Kerrang! led the field in this particular case, introducing you to the band called Faith No More last year, giving you a dose of originality in a world of conformist bulls* *t banality. And Faith No More themselves are leaders on that exact front; they are crap-busters, cre

Faith No More's Second Album 'Introduce Yourself' Was Released 33 Years Ago

The second Faith No More record and the final to feature Chuck Mosley on vocals was released thirty three years ago on April 23rd 1987. "....A colossal, oppressive and obsessively violent rock noise. That's intimidating and disturbing in the extreme..." - Melody Maker "A tremendous piece of work, unpredictable, explosive and unclassible." - The Real Story Voted as one of Sounds Magazine's most important albums of the year in 1987 and considered an inspiring masterpiece by many... Introduce Yourself was released thirty three years ago. Recorded over two weeks at Studio D in Sausalito California, it was produced by FNM and Matt Wallace - while Steve Berlin (of Los Lobos) was drafted in to s

Faith No More | Glasgow Barrowlands - April 22nd, 1990

Thirty years ago Faith No More were on tour in the UK supporting The Real Thing, their first album with Mike Patton. Kerrang | Issue 287 | April 1990 Finger Licking Good! by Phil Wilding "FUCK OFF you stupid Goth! Typical f"kin' Goth!" The not so, genteel six foot plus of Faith No More T-shirt to my left raises the obligatory finger at the bottle black haircut 10 foot ahead. With little prompting and a degree of luck, he's managed to elevate himself up to stand on his mate's shoulders, miraculously avoid the almost perpetual torrent of plastic bottles and cups rained upon him, and by way of celebration is swivelling around like an alarmed windmill with a cog seriously amiss. Mike Patton fai

Faith No More | The Wiltern, L.A - April 22nd 2015

Faith No More's North American tour in support of Sol Invictus was five years ago. FNM began their Sol Invictus tour in Japan and Australia, they returned to the USA for the first time since October 1997 in April 2015. The sixth date was on Wednesday April 22nd at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. Cryptic Rock | FAITH NO MORE EPIC AT THE WILTERN LOS ANGELES Many thought the idea of seeing Faith No More live was just a pipe dream after they broke up in 1998 when vocalist Mike Patton quit to pursue a solo career. Luckily, original members Billy Gould (bass), Roddy Bottum (keyboard), and Mike Bordin (drums) joined up with Mike Patton (vocals); and Jon Hudson (guitar) could not resist the magnetic pu

Podcast Croissant Episode 15 | King For A Day Side B

EPISODE SUMMARY A socially distanced Mike & Jim continue talking about Faith No More's 1995 album King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime EPISODE NOTES It's 1994. Jim Martin has been fired from Faith No More via fax, Mr Bungle's Trey Spruance has taken his place on guitar, Roddy Bottum is absent from most the songwriting and King for a Day is the result. Featuring discussion of: Star A.D., Cuckoo for Caca & Caralho Voador. KFAD talk begins at 55:38 Email: podcastcroissant@gmail.com facebook.com/podcastcroissant Instagram - @podcastcroissant Twitter - @podcroissant fnmlive.com faithnomorebook.com douglasesper.com #faithnomore #podcastcroissant #kfad25

Bill Gould and Mike Bordin Podcast Interviews

Mike Bordin guests on The Trap Set with Joe Wong and Billy Gould guests on The Vinyl Guide with Nate Goyer. Mike talks with Joe Wong about his life in music starting with his early love of Black Sabbath, meeting Cliff Burton and his drums teachers. He describes how Epic changed his life and the commercial success of FNM. Mike Bordin delivers trance inducing rhythmic patterns with earth-shattering power. This inimitable style places him in the pantheon of all-time great rock drummers. Mike and Joe discuss: Mike's journalist grandfather who worked as editor of The Milwaukee Sentinel; how Mike and his childhood friend, legendary bassist Cliff Burton, began playing their respective instruments t

Faith No More | The Warfield, San Francisco - April 20th 2015

Faith No More's North American tour in support of Sol Invictus was five years ago. FNM began their Sol Invictus tour in Japan and Australia, they returned to the USA for the first time since October 1997 in April 2015. The fifth date was on Monday April 20th at The Warfield in San Francisco. National Rock Review | Faith No More at The Warfield in San Francisco, CA on 20-Apr-2015 Faith No More make a more than triumphant return to San Francisco with two sold out shows at the Warfield Theater. With the release of their latest studio offering, Sol Invictus, coming early next month (May 9, to be exact), Faith No More have hit the road for their first U.S. tour in over five years. If the San Fra

Faith No More | The Warfield, San Francisco - April 19th 2015

Faith No More's North American tour in support of Sol Invictus was five years ago. FNM began their Sol Invictus tour in Japan and Australia, they returned to the USA for the first time since October 1997 in April 2015. The fourth date was on Sunday April 19th at The Warfield in San Francisco. Show Bams | Amongst flowers and a gimp, Faith No More make a triumphant return to The Warfield There are only so many times in a person’s life that they get to witness greatness return after a long absence. Five years removed from their last performance in SF, 18 years since their last album release and more than 20 years since their last extensive North American tour, the members of Faith No More deliv

Faith No More Released 'Anne's Song' 32 years Ago

On April 18th 1988 Faith No More released their second single Anne's Song. The song featured on their sophomore album Introduce Yourself. 'A dancing 12 inches of pure abnormality that rips around the room accompanied by one of the finest voices ever to come out of a broken vocal pipe. It just bludgeons its way along hitting everything form its path and grinning inanely while doing so. One day all absurdities will be made this way. Single of the week. Brilliant.' - Sounds 1988 The lyrics to Anne's Song stand out on Introduce Yourself due to their first person setting and autobiographical content. Written by Chuck Mosley with a little help from Roddy Bottum they tell the story of Anne..... '

Faith No More | Keller Auditorium, Portland - April 17th 2015

Faith No More's North American tour in support of Sol Invictus was five years ago. FNM began their Sol Invictus tour in Japan and Australia, they returned to the USA for the first time since October 1997 in April 2015. The third date was in on Friday April 17th at Keller Auditorium in Portland. Spectrum Culture The eight of us sat at a table outside a bar on a warm spring night drinking beers and Old Fashioneds. Demographically, we couldn’t be more similar, despite arriving to Portland from disparate points across the country: white, pushing 40 or barely cresting that magical age, the majority of us fathers with some sort of facial hair (well, those of us who could actually grow some). Not e

Faith No More | Coachella Festival - April 17th 2010

Ten years ago Faith No More were well into the second year of their reunion tour. On April 17th 2010 the band were second on the bill at Californian festival Coachella. LA Weekly | Reunited and it feels so good. It's half-way through Faith No More's Saturday night set at Coachella and Mike Patton is already being groped and grabbed by the audience. No sooner had the band begun to wind down its cheeky rendition of Michael Jackson's “Ben” than the crooner leapt into the pit of festival-goers, his microphone clenched in his mouth, as a sea of sweaty hands tumbled the crowd-surfing frontman back toward the stage. “Yee-haw!” someone shouted high above the festival roar. It might have taken over

Faith No More | Paramount Theater, Seattle - April 16th 2015

Faith No More's North American tour in support of Sol Invictus was five years ago. FNM began their Sol Invictus tour in Japan and Australia, they returned to the USA for the first time since October 1997 in April 2015. The second date was on Thursday April 16th at Paramount Theater, Seattle. On Tour Monthly | Faith No More’s Opening Night Sets The Stage For Things to Come! Six years. That’s how long Faith No More has been back in business after their original seventeen year run. Six years and there has been no proper North American tour. That’s not to say the San Francisco-based alt metal group hasn’t played the States, but those shows have been very few. That’s finally changing. With Sol

Faith No More | PNE Forum, Vancouver - April 15th 2015

Faith No More's North American / Canadian tour in support of Sol Invictus was five years ago. FNM began their Sol Invictus tour in Japan and Australia, they returned to the USA for the first time since October 1997 in April 2015. The first date was on Wednesday April 15th at PNE Forum in Vancouver, Canada. CTV NEWS | Faith No More reward the devoted in Vancouver The eyes of the rock and roll world were focused on Vancouver last night as beloved alt-metallers Faith No More began their first major North American tour for well over a decade in the sweaty confines of a full-to-bursting PNE Forum. Even before the band stepped on stage it was clear that something unusual was approaching. Th

podcast_croissant.png