Faith No More‘s Roddy Bottum: “There’s No Plans Right Now To Record Any New Music”

Faith No More will be hitting the road this year, but they will be doing so without new music. During a recent interview with Kerrang!, keyboardist Roddy Bottum confirmed that the band currently have no plans to record new material.

Bottum said the following:

“You know, there’s no plans right now to record any new music, there’s no plans at all. I think we’re all at an age, or at a time in our lives, where looking back at what we’ve done is a profound place to be. I’m super-proud of what we’ve done in a way that I haven’t been before. I think maybe some years ago it did feel a little bit dirty, like we were taking advantage of the world by just going out there and playing old songs, but for whatever reason I’m in a different place with that right now.

I think our legacy speaks for itself in the way the world is right now. It’s refreshing and it’s appropriately provocative to throw ourselves into the world again. It’s a good example of eccentric leftism, if you will.”

He also added the following about returning to the touring circuit:

“I think all of us were at the point collectively where we felt like what we had done five years ago in reforming, and the subsequent recording and touring of that recording [‘Sol Invictus‘], was an unfinished task. There were places that we didn’t go, things we didn’t do, and ways that we would have liked to perform but hadn’t. The option to do it again was still there, but it kind of took us a while to get our head around how we wanted to do it, and what the impetus for going forward was.”

Tour Dates:

06/10 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo Manchester
06/11 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy Glasgow
06/13 Punchestown, IRE – Sunstroke Festival
06/15 Birmingham, UK – Birmingham Academy
06/16 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
06/17 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
06/19 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/20 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest Open Air
06/26 Oslo, NOR – Tons Of Rock
06/28 Helsinki, FIN – Tuska
07/07 Werchter, BEL – Rock Werchter
07/10 Lisbon, POR – NOS Alive
07/11 Madrid, SPA – Mad Cool Festival

Faith No More Announce Second London Show

Faith No More have added another London date to their upcoming European/UK tour. Here’s their updated schedule:

06/10 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo Manchester
06/11 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy Glasgow
06/13 Punchestown, IRE – Sunstroke Festival
06/15 Birmingham, UK – Birmingham Academy
06/16 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
06/17 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
06/20 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest Open Air
06/26 Oslo, NOR – Tons Of Rock
06/28 Helsinki, FIN – Tuska
07/10 Lisbon, POR – NOS Alive
07/11 Madrid, SPA – Mad Cool Festival

Faith No More Announce UK Dates

Faith No More have announced some headlining UK shows. These dates will take place around the band’s European festival run. Here’s their updated schedule:

06/10 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo Manchester
06/11 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy Glasgow
06/13 Punchestown, IRE – Sunstroke Festival
06/15 Birmingham, UK – Birmingham Academy
06/16 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
06/20 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest Open Air
06/26 Oslo, NOR – Tons Of Rock
06/28 Helsinki, FIN – Tuska
07/11 Madrid, SPA – Mad Cool Festival

Faith No More Announce Two More European Festival Shows

Faith No More have announced two more 2020 European festival dates, including an appearance at Tuska in Helsinki, Finland and an appearance at Mad Cool in Madrid, Spain. Here’s the band’s updated schedule:

06/13 Punchestown, IRE – Sunstroke Festival
06/20 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest Open Air
06/26 Oslo, NOR – Tons Of Rock
06/28 Helsinki, FIN – Tuska
07/11 Madrid, SPA – Mad Cool Festival

Faith No More Announce European Festival Appearances

Faith No More have announced some European festival shows. Here’s the dates:

06/13 Punchestown, IRE – Sunstroke Festival
06/20 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest Open Air
06/26 Oslo, NOR – Tons Of Rock

The band commented:

“Five years, four colonoscopies, two root canals and a handful of prostate exams tell us that it’s time to carpe diem our asses back to Europe asap.”

Faith No More Post Cryptic Teaser Image (UPDATED)

UPDATE: The group have now launched a countdown timer that will end on Tuesday (November 26).

Original Story:

It looks like we may be seeing some new activity from Faith No More in the near future. The band posted a cryptic image on their social media accounts, along with a caption that simply says “pssst…”

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Faith No More Members Working On New Material

During a recent appearance on “The Ring, The Cage, And The Stage”, Faith No More’s Roddy Bottum confirmed that the band have been working on new material. This news comes after Mike Patton previously said the group were taking an “extended break.”

Bottum said the following:

“The last record was a real struggle to make. It felt really good and it was a really great exercise in taking us and our inner family creative process to the next level. It was a place that we kind of needed to go to make ‘Sol Invictus‘. We had spent a lot of time sort of coming back together and getting to know each other again and making music again and playing old songs, and then it kind of reached a point where it felt kind of dirty to just do what we were doing, just [playing] these shows of old songs.

So we took it to the next level [by making an album] and that felt really good. I think we all walked away from that—even though it was like a really hard process to get through that record—I think we walked away from it with really positive and optimistic sort of perspectives.”

“I will periodically go to San Francisco and make music with those guys. What we do is a really special, unique thing that we kind of share—especially like me and Mike Bordin and Billy… We were super young—we were, like, 18 [or] 19 years old—when we started making music, so we kind of get in the room and we have a language that speaks really loud and really clear, at least to the three of us.

I mean, where it goes is questionable, but we have sort of a language that’s kind of undeniable in a really sort of family sense. And I think we all acknowledge that it’s not something that any of us wanna turn our backs on, and it’s kind of fun to do. So in the hopes of pushing things forward and making new music, we continue to do that, to get together and make new sounds and just have a dialogue about prospects and songs and where we go in the future.”

He also added the following when asked if that means the group don’t have any plans for the new material yet: “Yeah, that’s fair to say. Yes. Absolutely.”

[via Blabbermouth]