Mike Patton Says Faith No More Are On An “Extended Break”, Wants To Release More Music With Dead Cross

Mike Patton was recently interviewed by Full Metal Jackie, and revealed the Faith No More are on an “extended break,” He also discussed Dead Cross and his hopes of releasing more music with the group. You can read his statements regarding those topics below.

Patton said the following when asked if he had anything to share about Faith No More’s current status:

“No, I would share but I don’t know anything. So, we’re kind of on a extended break and if something happens, it’ll happen organically and naturally but I kind of don’t think it will. I kind of feel like we’ve tipped the scales a little bit, but we’ll see, who knows? I’ve learned my lesson not to say ‘No.’”

He then added:

“It’s one of those things, kind of like going to a family reunion and get along with your uncle and you’re like, ‘Oh, we’re going to go to the next BBQ. Fine.’ It’s really the way it is for us.”

He also said the following when asked if Dead Cross would continue:

“I think we should. It’s going so well and it feels really good — we get along real well. I don’t see why we shouldn’t put out a few more records and keep touring. So, we’ll see. I’ve learned to not make too many promises in advance, so, who knows? [laughs]”

[via Loudwire]


Faith No More Premiere “Cone Of Shame” Music Video

Faith No More have premiered a new video for their song “Cone Of Shame.” This song is from the band’s latest album, “Sol Invictus,” which is available now. A limited 7″ of the track will be available as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday (November 25) as well.

Billy Gould said the following:

“This is one of those tracks that had to be a video, really, because it lends itself so much to visual imagery. Given the song’s sense of Americana, it would have been easy to shoot this in Arizona or New Mexico, but having been to Macedonia several times, there’s a vibe there that I felt wouldn’t be out of place as a backdrop to this song. Goce Cvetanovski, as a director, understood this immediately; he knew exactly what to do with it, and along with an amazing cast, has managed to create something very dark, and beautifully cinematic.”

Faith No More & Chuck Mosley Reunite In San Francisco, CA

Faith No More and ex-vocalist Chuck Mosley reunited for a special show in San Francisco, CA last night (August 18), to celebrate the deluxe reissue of “We Care A Lot,” which was released today (August 19). Check out footage of the performance below. Mosley and the band will reunite once again tomorrow (August 20) in Los Angeles, CA.

Faith No More To Release Deluxe Editions Of “King For A Day…” & “Album Of The Year”

Faith No More’s 1995 album “King For A Day… Fool For A Lifetime” and their 1997 album “Album Of The Year” are set to be reissued on September 9. Both efforts have been remastered and will be available on two-disc CD, and on 2xLP 180 gram vinyl with bonus material.

Here’s the track listing for the bonus discs:

“King For A Day… Fool For A Lifetime” bonus disc:

01. “Evidence” (Version en Español)
02. “Absolute Zero”
03. “Greenfields”
04. “I Started A Joke” (Bee Gees cover)
05. “Spanish Eyes”
06. “I Won’t Forget You”
07. “Hippie Jam”
08. “Instrumental”
09. “I Wanna Fuck Myself”
10. “Evidence” (Versão em Português)
11. “Digging The Grave” (live)
12. “The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies” (Live)
13. “Interview” (B-Side)

“Album Of The Year” bonus disc:

01. “Pristina” (Billy Gould mix)
02. “Last Cup Of Sorrow” (Roli Mosimann mix)
03. “She Loves Me Not” (Spinna Main mix)
04. “Ashes To Ashes” (Hard Knox Alt. mix)
05. “Light Up And Let Go”
06. “The Big Kahuna”
07. “This Guy’s In Love With You” (Burt Bacharach/Hal David cover)
08. “Collision” (live)

Faith No More To Release Deluxe Edition Of “We Care A Lot” In August

Faith No More will be releasing a deluxe edition of their 1985 debut album, “We Care A Lot,“ on August 19, via Billy Gould‘s Koolarrow Records. The effort has been remastered, and it will feature nine bonus tracks. It will also includer new liner notes from Roddy Bottum, along with behind the scenes photos. Preorders can be found HERE.

Gould said the following:

“This was an album that started as a demo, before any label had any interest in us. There were a couple of reasons we decided to release this now: first of all, it’s been 20 years since it has been commercially available. Secondly, when cleaning out my basement, I discovered the original master reels, and we all thought that resurrecting this from the original tapes would be a great way to reintroduce ‘We Care A Lot‘ into the world. Lastly, this has been a band effort; we are releasing this in the same way as we recorded it, deciding everything amongst ourselves and getting our hands deep into the nuts and bolts… just like we used to.”

Bottum added:

“When strangers ask what Faith No More is I’ve always said, ‘well, it’s kind of an art band…’ I say that mostly to distance us from the hard rock world that we’re often times lumped into. I mean, hard rock, sure, that was part of it, but our roots most definitely and pointedly stem from a specific freakout art time and place in San Francisco, a time that no longer exists. In 1982, the hippies mingled with the punks, the artists hung out with the musicians, the dance people and the punks were one and the Satanists and the sexual pioneers… all part of the same scene. That weird SF window provided a platform from which we were free to express and cultivate a really uniquely odd sound experience. In Los Angeles, no one really cared much, but SF was always super supportive, encouraging us, directly and not, to get our collective freak on.”

Mike Bordin also added:

“We felt like it was time to take the next step. We raised as much money as we were able and booked time at Prairie Sun Studios just north of San Francisco. I can’t remember how long it took us to record the album, but not a lot, maybe a few days. The songs were sharp from having played most of them at various shows. Very stripped down, basic as could be. The place was on a farm in chicken country (Petaluma). Hard work, but a ton of fun too.”

Ex-frontman Chuck Mosley commented as well:

“With ‘We Care A Lot‘, I always felt like I was part of something new and different than anything else out there at the time. It made me feel privileged to be a part of it. The other guys were so cool, and there was so much camaraderie. And that came across in the music; Bordin’s drums battling it out with Billy’s bass in antagonistic harmony, Roddy’s melodic atmosphere, swallowed up by Jim’s crunchy metal riffs. I found my place somewhere between them all, and when the album was finished, it didn’t sound like anything else.”

Track Listing:

01. “We Care A Lot”
02. “The Jungle”
03. “Mark Bowen”
04. “Jim”
05. “Why Do You Bother”
06. “Greed”
07. “Pills For Breakfast”
08. “As The Worm Turns”
09. “Arabian Disco”
10. “New Beginnings”
11. “We Care A Lot” (2016 mix)
12. “Pills for Breakfast” (2016 mix)
13. “As The Worm Turns” (2016 mix)
14. “Greed” (demo)
15. “Mark Bowen” (demo)
16. “Arabian Disco” (demo)
17. “Intro” (demo)
18. “The Jungle” (Live at I-Beam, SF, 1986)
19. “New Beginnings” (Live at I-Beam, SF, 1986)