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Below is our complete Mike Patton 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.

Mike Patton Announces Release Of New Album

Mike Patton has revealed that his next album will carry the title of "The Solitude Of Prime Numbers." The release is a film-score for the Paolo Giordano novel and subsequent film adaptation of the same name. The album will feature 16 tracks with a release date of November 1st being expected, through Ipecac Recordings. The tracklisting for the album, which will run all in prime numbers, can be found below.

2. Twin Primes
3. Identity Matrix
5. Method of Infinite Descent
7. Contrapositive
11. Cicatrix
13. Abscissa
17. Isolated Primes
19. Radius of Convergence
23. Separatrix
29. The Snow Angel
31. Apnoea
37. Supersingular Primes
41. Quadratix
43. Calculus of Finite Differences
47. Zeroth
53. Weight of Consequences

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Mike Patton Writes Music For Futurist Noise Series

Mike Patton recently wrote a musical piece for a futurist noise series that will be performed by
musicians and composers in both San Francisco and New York City.

The San Francisco show is October 16th at MOMA/Yerba Buena

The New York show is November 12th at Town Hall

Mike Patton will NOT be performing, however.

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Mike Patton's Mondo Cane Paris Dates Unconfirmed

Ipecac Recordings has issued a statement on some shady ticket sales of supposed Paris tour dates for Mike Patton's Mondo Cane:

"It has come to our attention that tickets are being sold for Mike Patton's Mondo Cane in Paris on February 19 & 20. Unfortunately these dates are not correct. Mike did not agree to these dates. If you bought tickets, please get a refund. We are working on getting the correct dates."

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Umläut Announces Album Release Party

Bär McKinnon, former sax player from San Francisco’s seminal Mr. Bungle, is primed and ready to bring his specific brand of cartoonish, pop inspired tunes to the world with his new Melbourne-based outfit: Umlaut.

Featuring the radio single, Atlas Face, co-written and performed by former Mr. Bungle front man and music heavyweight Mike Patton (Faith No More, Fantômas, Peeping Tom, Tomahawk), Umlaut’s debut selt-titled album is whimsical, eccentric, dark and nothing you’ve ever heard before.

Umlaut launches their debut album on Sunday, June 7 at the East Brunswick club with support from The Barons of Tang and An Easier Question. Entry price is $15. The album will also be available through AmpHead Music in Australia, and The Orchard internationally.

You can check out some of the band's music on their MySpace page.

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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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Mike Patton Announces One-Off Show with Zu

Ipecac recording artist ZU has announced a one-off show with Mike Patton on March 19, 2009 at the Great American Music Hall. The drums, bass, and sax trio toured as a quartet with Patton last year. Their Ipecac debut, "Carboniferous," is available now.

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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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Faith No More Reunion Announced

Billboard is reporting that Faith No More have officially announced plans to reunite for a string of live shows. Excerpts from the article are below:

Faith No More has announced its first live performances since splitting up in 1998. The band will play a series of European festival dates this summer, according to a statement from frontman Mike Patton's publicist.

No North American Faith No More dates are scheduled at this time. As previously reported, only Patton and frequent collaborator Rahzel will perform at Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in April, despite speculation about a Faith No More appearance.

Neither the lineup for the revived Faith No More nor the specific festival dates have been announced. Patton's spokesperson Monica Seide said no further details on the band are yet available.

Read the full article at Billboard.

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Mike Patton To Perform At Coachella

Billboard.com reports: Contrary to rumors that Faith No More will reform to play the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in April, the group's frontman Mike Patton will perform at the event in tandem with beatboxer Rahzel.

Patton and Rahzel have worked on an album-length collaboration that has yet to see official release, but Rahzel appeared on Patton's 2006 self-titled album as Peeping Tom, and the two acts also guested on Bjork's 2007 album "Medulla."

Faith No More split in 1998 after touring in support of the previous year's "Album of the Year."

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Mike Patton Joins Forces With The X-Ecutioners

Mike Patton's project with The X-ecutioners, General Patton Vs The X-ecutioners will now release their self-titled debut via Ipecac on January 25th. Cover art for the outing can be found at the white hypertext below.

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