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Faith No More Planning New Studio Album?

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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.

Source: KillYourStereo.com

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1. grim writes:

please let it just be a rumor!!! cant stand these guys one bitand am dumbfounded as to how so many people think they (and especailly Mike Patton) are something special.

# May 3, 2009 @ 12:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. That_One_Guy writes:

grim -- What? Faith No More are fantastic, I hope they're back for quite some time.

# May 3, 2009 @ 12:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. psythe writes:

Patton is a genius, iunno what you're on, grim, but it must be pretty damn strong lol

# May 3, 2009 @ 1:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. shanesgrandma writes:

once again, why do people read and comment articles about bands they dont care about. I think this Faith no More album will be cool. i like mike patton, and i like faith no more. nothing wrong here...... "grim is silly" says I.

# May 3, 2009 @ 2:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Niz writes:

Mike Patton is underestimated somethin fierce! He could have easily takin the mainstream - radio friendly route and nailed it... ($$$$$) But didnt, not his style. He has the talent to do any genre he wants. Thats why he is so great. Id love to hear another album, he was at his best with FNM in my opinion...

# May 3, 2009 @ 4:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. JakeB writes:

Without any doubt, Patton is the most talented singer in the genre.

# May 3, 2009 @ 8:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. tallica_fan writes:

MEGAL0MANiACALxXx i missed them. I missed them alot. FNM are in another world compared to linkin park, slipknot and ESPECIALLY papa roach those nu metal bands are laughable comparisons. Be sure to listen to FNM's music off their albums and not just what you've heard on the radio before you start passing judgement. If you actually knew anything about this great band you'd know they didn't take a break they broke up due to severe clashes with the people within the band. patton is a musical genius and i have never heard a FNM song i didn't love, but then again i think papa roach are sh** so i guess we're even. and sorry comeback bands are such an inconvenience i think it's awesome and if the new album isn't good so f***ing what better than nothing.

# May 3, 2009 @ 9:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. jimi is cool writes:

FNM was more progressive than these others "nu-metal" bands.Mike Patton proved his worth with Mr. Bungle,Dillinger and other bands.Give 'em a chance. I've been listening to hard/heavy music since 1974,and have everything from Boston to Mayhem in my collection of music.FNM showed creativity in what can be a staid artform.If Heaven & Hell can put out a most worthy album,give these lads a chance.I never considered FNM a "nu-metal" band,they had more to offer than Papa Roach,although Slipknot is good and still heavy and relevant.Mastodon Rules!!!

# May 3, 2009 @ 12:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. G writes:

First Rage Against the Machine and now Faith No More? Wow. If a new FNM album were to happen, I'd definitely get it and expect it to be as good as The Real Thing and Angel Dust.

# May 3, 2009 @ 1:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Chazz writes:

I can't wait for the new album, if they do plan to record it. It may not sound as good as the old Faith No More, but I'm sure it'll sound awesome.

# May 3, 2009 @ 1:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. rk writes:

If its anything like Album Of The Year. Im down.

# May 3, 2009 @ 1:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. bananaterracottapie1 writes:

Mr.Bungle and Patton will always own you, you and that other guy over there.

# May 3, 2009 @ 1:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Valley_of_the_Dead writes:

That is some impressive news, Patton is a legend through and through... I will most definitely purchase their new album if the rumours are true!!!

# May 3, 2009 @ 1:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. That_One_Guy writes:

Megalomaniacal -- Comparing FNM to Slipknot is blasphemy! And just because they've been gone 12 years doesn't mean anything. Look at Heaven & Hell, they've been gone for 15 years -- 1992's ''Dehumanizer'' as Black Sabbath -- and their comeback owns!

# May 3, 2009 @ 8:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. That_One_Guy writes:

I say 15 years of course because of 2007's ''Live @ Radio City Music Hall'' although that doesn't really count as a comeback.

# May 3, 2009 @ 8:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. TheSincere writes:

"However, it's hard 2 see Faith No More causing major shockwaves as there r so many bands now that have basically taken their place." Uh huh. NO BAND WILL EVER TAKE FAITH NO MORE'S PLACE. They are responsible for the "alternative" scene even happening in the early '90's. Don't believe me? Remember "Epic"? This song was a HIT during the PEAK of hair metal's glory. In '91, when Nirvana purportedly "changed" the music scene, hair metal was already dead because of the likes of Faith No More. Don't believe me? In the recent words of Krist Novoselic, bassist for Nirvana: "Bands like Faith No More paved the way for Nirvana." Faith No More are legends. This much is NOT opinion. Buy their albums and educate yourself.

# May 4, 2009 @ 1:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. That_One_Guy writes:

Megalomaniacal -- Don't base your opinion on what you've heard on the radio. FNM had a lot of great stuff that never got radio play. I suggest you check out any of the first 3 albums -- with Chuck Mosely on vocals.

# May 4, 2009 @ 2:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. That_One_Guy writes:

Just keep in mind when you listen to the older FNM that that was the mid-1980's and how groundbreaking that was at the time. Even if you don't like it you've got to respect them. Also, did anyone know that in 83 Courtney Love was FNM's singer?!

# May 4, 2009 @ 2:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Sanchezae86 writes:

To MEGAL0MANiACALxXx, how can you argue about something that you clearly have no idea about? first of all, every single member of Faith No More (current lineup) have kept in the music business since the bands demise in 1998. Just do a wikipedia search and you can see that even though they aren't radio friendly bands like Papa Roach, they are still just as high quality as what they have always produced.

If you're talking about album sales, then that is a pretty moot point to argue when comparing a band like FNM to Papa Roach. FNM are an art band. They do it for the music, not record sales. Papa Roach bend over and accept what ever the record labels wants them do to make the most money. Yes I have heard their 'music'.

Slipknot not making a bad song? are you kidding me? I realise its just down to personal taste, but 'Till We Die', 'Child of Burning Time', ' My Plague' and 'Wait and Bleed' are f***ing terrible songs. I love Slipknot, ive seen them twice, I bought their first album the day it came out, but they are NOT perfect. Comparing them to Faith No More just makes no sense at all. Totally different style of music. Might as well compare Eminem to Slipknot. And Slipknot being progressive? all they have done since their first album is slow it down and add more melody. Thats not really progressing too far. Like I said, I love them, but I dont have a biased opinion on them.

I h8 2 burst ur bubble, but if you look for things in a band like achievements in record sales and breaking in to the mainstream with incredibly friendly, genereic music then you are better of listening to Linkin Park.

# May 4, 2009 @ 4:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. megalomaniacalslayer writes:

ok i'm going to list all the flaws in MEGAL0MANiACALxXx. if you're not a troll, then you need help.
a lot of people have missed them, that much is obvious, whether you like it or not.
how is FNM's time "over", when their old music has lasted and is still relevant today?
"i dont think they cud compete with todays most popular bands. I know its not a popularity contest" - i think that one explains itself.
i can name plently of bands that take "long breaks" and have released great stuff. Black Sabbath. Cynic. King Crimson (check out The Power To Believe).
stone sour are still a side project, no matter how well known they are.
Slipknot cannot be a good example of a band going on a break, as theirs have been short and the bands music takes very little skill to write.
and how on earth do you think that Linkin Park and Papa Roach are examples of great, long lasting bands? honestly, the very thought of that is laughable. you say that FNM wouldn't be able to compete with the top bands in the music scene today, except LP and PR are not top bands! they would be incredibly easy to compete with, as their music is worse than slipknot's.
now, you mention that FNM wouldn't have a large enough fanbase for a proper comeback, yet in another comment you say "their exsisting fanbase is probably quite big". massive contradiction.
you didn't explain why FNM could be put in the same league as Slipknot. because they obviously cant.
you say that "At the end of the day music is all about peoples opinions." but you also state that all slipknot songs, by default, "deliver". i think that's just your opinion mister, an opinion many of us laugh at, but still an opinion.
you entire reasoning in your second comment is destroyed by saying "WAIT AND BLEED!!!!!!!!". no one will take you seriously.
and "take their place"?!?! are you crazy? you can't take a band's place, unless they sound exactly like the old band, and FNM are unique so you fail there.
phew, it's hard work destroying noobs, i'm off to have breakfast.

# May 4, 2009 @ 5:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Niz writes:

Lets just get every band that has ever used guitars an drums an lump em into one category!

Then compare em! pfffttt....

Id love to see papa roach try an comeback after a decade of being split... Good luck with that one!

# May 4, 2009 @ 5:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. megalogfasdsafavndb writes:

also, Slipknot being progressive? please explain, because their music has almost stayed the same over the years, not pushing it further at all (see Sanchezae86's comment).

# May 4, 2009 @ 5:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Sanchezae86 writes:

The reason why I mentioned Eminiem was to point out how irrelevant it is comparing any of the bands you listed to FNM... Hell, comparing ANY one band to another is f***ing pointless and somewhat retarded.

You can listen to any music you like, its just the fact that you came in to a article about a band that you clearly know absolutely nothing about, and then start saying sh** like "has any1 really missed them...I MEAN REALLY MISSED THEM!!!"

And yes, I really do believe Wait and Bleed and My Plague are f***ing terrible songs. And Prosthetics is my favorite track...

# May 4, 2009 @ 6:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

I cannot believe the comments on this news article.... I can't believe that I heard Slipknot referred to as progressive and experimental when the topic is supposed to be about Faith No More. Mike Patton is the definition of experimental (just listen to anything he has done). As far as a come back is concerned I would be interested in hearing a new album. Do I think it will be as good as "Angel Dust" or "The Real Thing"? No, but it should still be worth checking out for any fan of Mike Patton.

Everyone needs to stop talking about slipknot and papa roach. Those bands have plenty of articles to post on. Grow up and show some respect to a legend of music and a band that has influenced countless bands today.


Now Playing: "Always With Me, Always With You" by Joe Satriani <-- Guitar God for those of you who don't know....

# May 4, 2009 @ 1:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

...and just not to seem like a total @ss.. MEGAL0MANiACALxXx, the first two Slipknot albums were both fun.

# May 4, 2009 @ 1:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. btbamfav20 writes:

THEY BETTER MAKE ANOTHER ALBUM!!! Album of the Year was kind of a sad last album for such an awesome band... they should come back with another album to make up for it.

Now listening to: Poison Fog - God Dethroned

# May 4, 2009 @ 3:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. ledfut53 writes:

they wont be good without Jim Martin in the lineup.

# May 4, 2009 @ 7:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. RTB writes:

PASS

# May 4, 2009 @ 10:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Chazz writes:

If the new album is going to be as good as The Real Thing and Angel Dust, I'd check it out.

# May 5, 2009 @ 12:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. trey writes:

A New Album! now lets think about this, they want to avoid lables, management ect, so the chances of them putting out a new Cd are slim IMO. I hear you say what about IPECAC, They do not realy have the resouces to release it, they wont fund Videos, wont kiss radio sation's asses.
and one big point is it would then mean ALL members signing up for a long term tour, as that is the place bands make thier money these days.

# May 5, 2009 @ 2:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. G writes:

To post #36:
So what?

# May 5, 2009 @ 6:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. phil void writes:

this is not true... sure it's been brought up.... give it a while!

# May 5, 2009 @ 7:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. baruz writes:

i love FNM.....aaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhhh....yeah!!!
i'm from indonesia.....i can't wait 2 hear FNM songs on their new album
FAITH NO MORE............YEAH!!!

# May 6, 2009 @ 4:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Jamez writes:

I dont know... somehow FNM just became so average. I cannot even remember what songs there are on "album of the year". But whatever, If they decide to get the ball rolling, Im sure it'll be great. If its like "album of the year", I'll Pass

# May 6, 2009 @ 7:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. That_One_Guy writes:

Jamez -- I don't know, I thought "Album of the Year" was extremely underrated. Yeah, it had some boring stuff and wasn't as good as "The Real Thing" or "Angel Dust" (Jim Martin is fantastic), but it had its moments.

Now playing: Kreator - "Terrible Certainty (live)"

# May 6, 2009 @ 1:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. nocturno666 writes:

I DONT KNOW MY METAL BROTHERS!....TO ME FNM JUST KICKS a$$ AND I KNOW THAT IF THEY PUT A RECORD OUT IM 100motherf***in%...ITS GONNA BE SICK!...AND IF THEY BRING JIM MARTIN IN FOR A COUPLES OF SOLOS AS A GUEST....IT WOULD BE f***ING SICK!!.

# May 6, 2009 @ 6:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. grim writes:

still confused as to why all these people have such a man crush on patton, ive heard the majority of his stuff bungle, fantomas, tomahawk etc and still unable to fathom how he tricked so many people into all this musical genius crap. and him being a so called chamelon most of the time to me he has way too much of a whiney sound to his voice and ive heard the his performance on "Angel Dust" described as "one of the most impressive vocal performances on record" which is humorus at best, and the odd sh** he does on the bungle albums and the like is nothing specaial that other people are doing just as good or better, even the ep he did with Dillenger Escape Paln is my least favorite DEP effort rather hear their own vocalist do thier thing. ohh and that live cover of War Pigs on the Nativity in Black (best tribute album ever) album is just plain blasphemy sounds like he mumbling and forgot the words for half the song and the studio version aint good either. really to me hes just a poor version of Devin Townsend someone who actually is a musical genius not just when it comes to vocals but to guitar and production as well. and not just to rag on patton alone the music of FMN aint that special either couple good riffs here and there the only thing they had going for them is Billy Goulds bass playing. enough ranting now ... waits to get b****ed at for exoressing my veiw at what i feel is a seriously over rated band that people elevated to a status not befitting them, sure they were an ok band at the time for the late 80 and early 90s but they are not relevent any more and even alotof the bands they have influnenced in that rap-funk metal crossover style are no longer relevent nor good for that matter... ok seriously done now its past my bedtime

# May 7, 2009 @ 12:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. That_One_Guy writes:

nocturno -- Jim Martin isn't coming back to the band.

# May 7, 2009 @ 2:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Jamez writes:

Definitely not. I remember Billy Gould saying how reliefed he was when Jim left, and he was suggesting that there were plans of getting rid of Jim anyway. I remember these comments cos I was pretty disappointed by him leaving at that time.

# May 7, 2009 @ 4:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. tallica_fan writes:

'Grim', you just don't get it

# May 7, 2009 @ 9:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. ty writes:

Great news about a new album cant wait! and to those who dont rate 'Album of the Year' or havent bought it ,, i feel sorry for. Ashes to Ashes, Last cup of Sorrow, Path of Glory and Stripsearch are brilliant songs with the rest of the album being ok..
Another thing... Of all the above bands mentioned (with the exception of Linkin Fart) Faith no More albums sold more then any of them in the 90's OUTSIDE USA!! Gold and Platinum albums all across Europe and Sth America and where im from (Australia) they're 4 Patton era albums have been highly successful. So yes, they are relevant in todays S**t music market.. Please come to Australia !!!!!!

# May 9, 2009 @ 5:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. sanchezae86 writes:

^respect

# May 9, 2009 @ 5:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. psythe writes:

I read Grim's post... and disagreed with basically everything. Patton may not be the absolute best at any particular style of vocalists, but the overwhelming range of his vocal abilities is stunning, and he does all of the at the very least decently. Also, as far as creativity goes, he is clearly far above par. I mean, sure, maybe NOW Faith No More sounds like every band out there, but when FNM were actually together, that stuff wasn't so everyday. Oh, and did I mention the sheer volume of projects the man has had? Many of them simultaneously? His work ethic is hectic. And you tell me he's not a genius? Dude, I have trouble toasting two pieces of bread at the same time, come on, man!

# May 9, 2009 @ 7:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. That_One_Guy writes:

psythe -- lol @ that last part.

# May 9, 2009 @ 12:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. G writes:

To post #5:
The band planned to get rid of Jim?

# May 11, 2009 @ 10:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. Cozen writes:

post 26 - "Altough im tempted 2 buy sum of faith no mores early music i wont becus the mid 80s is going back 2 b4 i was born & i dont think i cud truely appreciate what they have 2 offer."

Wow, in that case, don't even think about listening to Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin...

MUSIC IS TIMELESS. While I do respect opinions, please take that one back. You know as well as I do that it is unfounded.

To stay on topic, I'd love another FNM album though quite skeptical. Could they really pull a tour togther and everything? What a mind trip that would be.

# May 11, 2009 @ 2:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. Blindgreed1 writes:

Cozen: Don't feed the troll man.

# May 11, 2009 @ 3:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. Cozen writes:

^ I know, it's just that (1) comment out of 51 stuck with me.

NP: Papa Roach...j/k -->; NP Isis - Ghost Key

# May 11, 2009 @ 3:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. G writes:

To post #53:
*laughing*

# May 11, 2009 @ 8:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

To Grim: How can you compare Mike Patton to Devin Townsend? Both are great in their own right. Devin has one of the best voices in metal and is a legend. Mike Patton is an experimental legend with regard to music. The only vocalists that sound like Patton are the ones who wish they were Patton. If you think the rap-funk style that FNM embraced has lost relevancy than that is fine, but don't compare Patton and Townsend... For Patton it is not about straight up vocal talent like Townsend and other have. It is about making and manipulating sounds combined with music which he does well.

# May 12, 2009 @ 12:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. Metal Joe writes:

I cannot wait! A new FNM would be awesome. Whether Jim Martin will be in it or not, it'll rule.

# May 12, 2009 @ 3:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. G writes:

To post #57:
Yeah, no matter whether Jim is in it or not, the new FNM can still be awesome.

# May 12, 2009 @ 5:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. Chazz writes:

To post #58:
Awesome, but it's hard to imagine whether the new FNM will be the same as the old era.

# May 14, 2009 @ 11:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. Metal Joe writes:

"No release date for the new album has been given, nor is it known which label would handle it."

So, are they without a label?

# May 15, 2009 @ 3:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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55. G writes:

To post #60:
It's possible.

# May 15, 2009 @ 7:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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56. cruor writes:

I just recently got into Faith No More but I have to say that this is great news. The possibility of this happening makes me happier.

# May 16, 2009 @ 2:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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57. cruor writes:

Agreed with post 3, this is the first band I got into BECAUSE of the vocalist.

# May 16, 2009 @ 2:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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58. Chazz writes:

To cruor:
It's great news, but somebody's fooling around with rumors. This article itself says the band recording a new album is a rumor.

# May 19, 2009 @ 7:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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59. G writes:

To post #58:
Whoever posted those rumors is actually fooling around and is a fool.

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