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.”
Adrian Harte, who runs an unofficial Faith No More fan site (newfaithnomore.com), has written a new biography on the band titled “Small Victories: The True Story Of Faith No More.” The 376-page book, which has been endorsed by the group, will be released on September 12 and it can be pre-ordered HERE. Bassist Billy Gould commented:
“When I first heard about this Faith No More biography, I didn’t know what to think. But I have to give credit where it is due. It’s a quality piece. The man has done his research, and it shows. It provided me with more than a few revelations… and I’m in the band.”
Here’s a synopsis:
“‘Small Victories…‘ tells how such a heterogeneous group formed, flourished, and fractured, and how Faith No More helped redefine rock, metal and alternative music. The book chronicles the creative and personal tensions that defined and fueled the band, forensically examines the band’s beginnings in San Francisco’s post-punk wasteland, and charts the group’s ascent to MTV-era stardom. Based on meticulous research and hundreds of interviews, the book combines a fan’s passion with a reporter’s perspicacity.”
Earlier today, it was confirmed that former Faith No More singer Chuck Mosley had passed away as a result of his struggles with addiction. Now, Faith No More have shared the below tribute.
Faith No More:
“It’s with a heavy, heavy heart we acknowledge the passing of our friend and bandmate, Chuck Mosley. He was a reckless and caterwauling force of energy who delivered with conviction and helped set us on a track of uniqueness and originality that would not have developed the way it had had he not been a part. How fortunate we are to have been able to perform with him last year in a reunion style when we re-released our very first record. His enthusiasm, his sense of humor, his style and his bravado will be missed by so many. We were a family, an odd and dysfunctional family, and we’ll be forever grateful for the time we shared with Chuck.”
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]”
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 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 and ex-vocalist Chuck Mosley will be reuniting for two shows. These dates will take place to celebrate the deluxe reissue of “We Care A Lot,” which is set to be released on August 19.
08/18 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
08/20 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour