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Faith No More

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Formed: 1981
From: Bay Area , CA, United States
Last Known Status: Regrouped

Background

In 1981, Bay Area, California, musicians Mike "Puffy" Bordin, Billy Gould, Mike Morris, and Wade Worthington formed a band called Faith No Man. A year later when Worthington was replaced by keyboardist Roddy Bottum, and Mike "The Man" Morris was ousted, the group began calling themselves Faith No More. After going through a series of singers which included Courtney Love, the band was joined by Chuck Mosely in 1983. The same year, Jim Martin was recruited to replace guitarist Mark Bowen. A four-song demo tape recorded in 1984 led to the band's first real album, "We Care A Lot," released on Mordam Records in 1985.

Within a year the band signed up with Slash Records, and in 1987 their second album, "Introduce Yourself," was released. The subsequent tour brought Faith No More a good deal of press in Europe, but when the tour was over the rest of the band chose to fire Mosely for various reasons. Mike Patton (Mr. Bungle) was hired in January of 1989 and "The Real Thing" was released six months later.

"Epic" was released as a single in January of 1990 and Faith No More's popularity took off in the U.S. The band received a Grammy nomination for Best Heavy Metal/Hard Rock performance. By the end of the year, "The Real Thing" had gone platinum in the U.S.

Faith No More was part of the biggest tour of 1992, opening for rock giants Metallica and Guns N Roses. After that tour, on which they received lukewarm responses from fans of the main acts, they embarked on tours of the U.S. and Europe as headliners to smaller crowds.

Jim Martin was fired and Mr. Bungle guitarist Trey Spruance was recruited for 1995's "King For A Day, Fool For A Lifetime." However, once the album was recorded, however, he left the band before touring began. Dean Menta, a former Faith No More roadie & guitarist for the band Duh, was Spruance's replacement. Faith No More then replaced Dean Menta with Jon Hudson (ex-Systems Collapse). The band's sixth studio album, "Album of the Year" was released (June 1997).

In the early months of 1998, break-up rumors spread even more intensely than usual. There was speculation that the band members' many side-projects were taking their toll, and interest in Faith No More was waning. On April 19, 1998 Bill Gould confirmed the split.

Latest Faith No More News

Below is our complete Faith No More news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Faith No More Announces East Coast Show

Reunited alternative rock legends Faith No More has announced their first show on the East Coast of the United States since they reformed. The concert will take place at Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s Waterfront on July 5th. The band have previously announced that they will be performing a three night residence at the Warfield in San Francisco from April 12th- 14th and that they will be taking part in the Coachella Festival on April 17th.

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Faith No More Soundwave Highlights Video Posted

A nine-minute highlight video from Faith No More's set at the Soundwave Festival on March 1, 2010 in Perth, Western Australia has been posted online. It's pretty decent quality sound and footage, so check it out below.

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Faith No More Planning U.S. Tour

Faith No More bassist Billy Gould has announced through his Twitter page that the band is currently planning dates for an upcoming U.S. tour. More information will be announced as it becomes available.

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Baroness Posts New Song Online

BARONESS has posted a second preview track, "A Horse Called Golgotha," from their new album, "Blue Record," at their MySpace page. “A Horse Called Golgotha” can be streamed along with the "Blue Record" intro track, “Bullhead’s Psalm,” and its successor, “The Sweetest Curse.” "Blue Record," the follow-up to 2007’s "Red Album," is set for an October 13th North American release date through Relapse Records. More...

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Baroness Announces Austrailian Tour

Baroness has announced the dates for their first-ever Australian tour. The band will be touring in support of their brand new album, "Blue Record," as part of the Soundwave Festival.

All tour dates are part of Soundwave Festival w/ Faith No More, Jane's Addiction, AFI, and Meshuggah

February 20 - Brisbane, Queensland
February 21 - Sydney, NSW
February 26 - Melbourne, NSW
February 27 - Adelaide, S. Australia
March 1 - Perth, W. Australia

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Faith No More Announces Upcoming Tour Dates

Faith No More bassist Billy Gould has announced that the band has confirmed a live show on November 1st in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The band's other confirmed tour dates are as follows:

6/30 Jubileeny St. Petersburg Russia

7/1 Dream Factory Riga Latvia
7/3 Roskilde Festival Roskilde Denmark
7/4 Heinekin Open'er Festival Gdynia Poland
7/5 Ruisrock Festival Turku Finland

8/8 Sudoeste Festival• Zambujeira do Mar Portugal
8/10 Lycabettus Amphitheater Athens Greece
8/14 Spirit of Burgas Burgas Bulgaria
8/15 Sala Polivalenta Romania Bucharest
8/16 Sziget Festival Budapest Hungary
8/17 Tesla Arena Prague Czech Republic
8/20 Pukkelpop Festival Hasselt Belgium
8/21 Lowlands Festival Netherlands
8/22 Highfield Festival Erfurt Germany
8/23 Area 4 Festival Oberhausen Germany
8/25 Corn Exchange Edinburgh Scotland
8/27 Olympia Theater Dublin Ireland
8/29 Rock en Seine Paris France

9/1 Fair, Trade & Convention Centre Tel Aviv Israel

10/30 Estadio Bicentenario de la Florida Santiago Chile

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Faith No More To Stream Download Performance

The Download Festival website has been updated with the following statement about streaming a live performance by Faith No More:

"We’ve just heard that Faith No More have agreed to let us broadcast their phenomenal Download set live from Donington right here on downloadfestival.co.uk!

"That means that the band’s first gig since reforming after an 11-year hiatus will be shown across the world via our Webcast. Having listened to them sound-check this afternoon, we can confirm that the performance will be very much worth the wait.

"Set to be THE festival band of the summer, Faith No More are joined by the likes of STAIND, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, KORN, THE BLACKOUT and HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD, all going out live on the official Download website throughout Friday.

"Click Here from 9pm on Friday 12th June to see the Epic Faith No More as they perform at Download not only to 80,000 festival goers, but also to the entire world online."

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Mike Patton, Alan Moore Collaborating On Project

Mike Patton is taking a break from touring with a reunited Faith No More to work with legendary comic book writer Alan Moore on an audiobook / soundtrack compilation that aims to excite all the senses at once.

Moore has already recorded the two-hour audiobook for the deluxe package of the semi-autobiographical work, provisionally titled "Unearthing." Alongside the audiobook comes a series of art prints and a vinyl soundtrack with contributions from Patton, Andrew Broder of alternative act Fog and Justin Broadrick from Jesu and Godflesh.

The project, which looks to be released early next year, is the first in a series with Moore already hard at work on the second piece.

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Seventeen More Bands Added To Download 2009

The organizers of Britain's Download Festival has announced a urther seventeen bands for this years edition of the event. The festival will now see appearances from Hollywood Undead, Steel Panther, Trigger The Bloodshed, Lauren Harris, Hexes, Hunting The Minotaur, Japanese Voyeurs, White Man Kamikaze, Loverman, Black Spiders, General Fiasco, Sacred Mother Tongue, The 69 Eyes, Dear Superstar, Pulled Apart By Horses, Violent Soho and Brides.

The full lineup is now as follows:

Friday Main stage:
Faith No More
Korn
Limp Bizkit
Killswitch Engage
Billy Talent
Staind
The Blackout
Hollywood Undead

Friday Second stage:
Motley Crue
Opeth
Lacuna Coil
Bring Me The Horizon
Dir En Grey
Parkway Drive
A Day To Remember
In This Moment
Steadlur

Friday Tuborg stage:
Meshuggah
Duff McKagen's Loaded
Backyard Babies
Voivod
Middle Class Rut
Lauren Harris
Sylosis
Hunting The Minotaur
Japanese Voyeurs
White Man Kamikaze More...

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Faith No More Planning New Studio Album?

Rumor has it that the reunited alternative metal legends Faith No More might be gearing up for a new studio album in the near future. No further details are available at this time. This would be their first album of new material since 1997's "Album of the Year." No release date for the new album has been given, nor is it known which label would handle it.

Faith No More is currently booking a European tour for this summer.

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Several More Bands Added To Download Festival 2009

The organizers of Britains Download Festival has announced a string of new confirmations for this years event. The festival will now also see performances from the likes of Hatebreed, Voivod, God Forbid, Suicide Silence, Sylosis, Therapy?, Tim "Ripper" Owens, In This Moment, We Are The Ocean, Turbo Wolf, A Day To Remember, Backyard Babies, Hostile, Esoterica, Man Raze, Middle Class Rut and No Americana.

The lineup for the event is now as follows:

Faith No More
Slipknot
Def Leppard
Korn
Whitesnake
Limp Bizkit
ZZ Top
Marilyn Manson
The Prodigy
Motley Crue
Down
Chris Cornell
Black Stone Cherry
Opeth
Meshuggah
Journey
Hatebreed
Lacuna Coil
Tesla
Therapy?
Pendulum
Dream Theater
Killswitch Engage
Trivium
Tim "Ripper" Owens
Sevendust
Voivod
Papa Roach
Static-X
In This Moment
The Answer
Clutch
Buckcherry
Suicide Silence
Shinedown
Anvil
Sylosis
Staind
Bring Me The Horizon
Fightstar
Dragonforce
Five Finger Death Punch
Devildriver
Duff McKagen's Loaded
You Me At Six
Skin
Parkway Drive
Dir En Grey
The Blackout
Billy Talent
Lawnmower Deth
Architects
Backyard Babies
A Day To Remember
Volbeat
We Are The Ocean
Auger Bane
Hostile
Man Raze
Karma To Burn
Steadlur
Go:Audio
Middle Class Rut
Turbo Wolf
No Americana

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Sevendust And More Added To Download

The organizers of Britain's Download Festival has announced several more bands to perform at the event this year. Northern Irish rockers The Answer will be performing at the festival, as will Sevendust, Staind, Stone Gods, Shinedown, Static-X, Bring Me The Horizon, Fightstar, Volbeat, Go:Audio, Facecage and Auger Bane. The festival will be held at Donington Park between June 12th-14th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Faith No More
Slipknot
Def Leppard
Korn
Whitesnake
Limp Bizkit
ZZ Top
Marilyn Manson
The Prodigy
Motley Crue
Down
Chris Cornell
Black Stone Cherry
Opeth
Meshuggah
Journey
Lacuna Coil
Tesla
Pendulum
Dream Theater
Killswitch Engage
Trivium
Sevendust
Papa Roach
Static-X
The Answer
Clutch
Buckcherry
Shinedown
Anvil
Staind
Bring Me The Horizon
Fightstar
Dragonforce
Five Finger Death Punch
Devildriver
Duff McKagen's Loaded
You Me At Six
Skin
Parkway Drive
Dir En Grey
The Blackout
Billy Talent
Lawnmower Deth
Architects
Volbeat
Auger Bane
Karma To Burn
Steadlur
Go:Audio

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Eight More Bands Confirmed For Download 2009

The organizers of Britain's Download Festival has announced a further eight bands for this years lineup. Two of Sweden's most acclaimed metal bands, Opeth and Meshuggah, have been added to the bill as well as Japanese rockers Dir En Grey. The underground British thrash metal jokers Lawnmower Deth have also been confirmed. American rock group Five Finger Death Punch will be appearing at the event as will Velvet Revolver/Ex-Guns N Roses bass player Duff McKagen with his new band Loaded. You Me At Six and Roadrunner Records latest signing, Steadlur.

The lineup for the festival is now as follows:

Faith No More
Slipknot
Def Leppard
Korn
Whitesnake
Limp Bizkit
ZZ Top
Marilyn Manson
The Prodigy
Motley Crue
Down
Chris Cornell
Black Stone Cherry
Opeth
Meshuggah
Journey
Lacuna Coil
Tesla
Pendulum
Dream Theater
Killswitch Engage
Trivium
Papa Roach
Clutch
Buckcherry
Anvil
Dragonforce
Five Finger Death Punch
Devildriver
Duff McKagen's Loaded
You Me At Six
Skin
Parkway Drive
Dir En Grey
The Blackout
Billy Talent
Lawnmower Deth
Architects
Karma To Burn
Steadlur

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Faith No More To Perform At Rock In Idro Festival

Recently reunited alternative rock legends Faith No More has been confirmed as the latest band added to Italy's Rock In Idro festival which takes place between June 12th - 14th in the city of Milan. Other bands confirmed to perform are Limp Bizkit, Lacuna Coil, Bring Me The Horizon, Babyshambles, Gallows and Flogging Molly amongst others.

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Additional Bands Confirmed For Download 2009

Twelve more bands have been announced for this year's edition of Britain's Download Festival. New Orleans supergroup Down will be making their second appearance at the festival and they will be joined by Italian gothic metal group Lacuna Coil, legendary rockers Journey and former Soundgarden/Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell. Also added to the bill are Tesla, Papa Roach, Clutch, Black Stone Cherry, Architects, Skin, Parkway Drive and Karma To Burn.

The lineup is now as follows (in no order) :

Faith No More
Slipknot
Def Leppard
Korn
Whitesnake
Limp Bizkit
ZZ Top
Marilyn Manson
The Prodigy
Motley Crue
Down
Chris Cornell
Black Stone Cherry
Journey
Lacuna Coil
Tesla
Pendulum
Dream Theater
Killswitch Engage
Trivium
Papa Roach
Clutch
Buckcherry
Anvil
Dragonforce
Devildriver
Skin
Parkway Drive
The Blackout
Billy Talent
Architects
Karma To Burn

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Faith No More, NIN And More Added To Nova Rock

Austria's Nova Rock Festival has announced some more big names for this years edition of the festival. In addition to the already confirmed big names such as Metallica and Slipknot, the organizers have confirmed that Faith No More, Nine Inch Nails, Dimmu Borgir and Dir En Grey will now also be performing at the event. The festivities take place between June 19th - 21st in Pannonia Fields in Burgenland, which near the Hungarian and Slovak borders.

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Faith No More Bassist Gives Rehersal Account

Faith No More bassist Billy Gould has posted a brief message via his Twitter account regarding the bands first rehersal which took place yesterday. His message reads: "First rehearsal was good! Much better than expected. By the end of May we should be completely dialed in."

Faith No More reunited at the end of last month, announcing that they will be heading out to Europe to perform at selected festivals which includes a headlining position at the Download Festival in England.

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Faith No More Not Ruling Out U.S. Shows

Faith No More began rehersals today for their upcoming reunion tour of Europe. In a brief statement via his Twitter account, bass player Billy Gould said: "Bass gear goes into rehearsal room (this morning, Wednesday March 4th), and we officially get started. Playing old songs for the first time in 10 years! Crazy shit." In a brief message shortly after he added, ""By the way, US shows are not out of the question." Stay tuned for more details as they develop.

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Faith No More To Headline Download Festival

The recently reunited Faith No More has been confirmed as the third headlining act for this years edition of Britain's Download Festival. This will be a part of their European tour which is the bands first tour in eleven years.

The lineup is now as follows:

Faith No More
Slipknot
Def Leppard
Korn
Whitesnake
Limp Bizkit
ZZ Top
Marilyn Manson
The Prodigy
Motley Crue
Pendulum
Dream Theater
Killswitch Engage
Trivium
Buckcherry
Anvil
Dragonforce
Devildriver
The Blackout
Billy Talent

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Mike Patton Scores First Feature Film, "Crank 2"

Mike Patton (Fantômas, Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Peeping Tom and the forthcoming Mondo Cane amongst others) has just completed his first major motion film score for the film "Crank 2: High Voltage" (April 17 release).

While Patton has often dabbled in film whether it was lending his voice to the creatures in "I Am Legend," his score for the indie film noir short "A Perfect Place" or Fantômas' film scoring interpretation via The Director's Cut, this marks his first proper film score.

Created during the latter half of 2008, Patton holed up in a Los Angeles studio and eliminated all other projects during the recording, a point worth noting as he is well known for being one of modern music's most prolific artists.

Patton has also provided vocals to several videogames including "Bionic Commando," "Portal," "Left 4 Dead," and "The Darkness." He also lent his voice to Adult Swim's Metalocalypse (character name: Rikki Kix). Patton just wrapped up a trek across Australia with Fantômas as part of the Big Day Out festival. His upcoming schedule includes a performance with labelmates Zu (Mar. 19 @ Great American Music Hall in San Francisco), the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 17 with Rahzel (ex-Roots beatboxer) and the highly anticipated reunion tour with Faith No More in Europe this summer.

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