Faith No More & Mr. Bungle Cancel All Fall Dates

Faith No More and Mr. Bungle have cancelled all of their fall dates. The shows were scrapped due to frontman Mike Patton’s battle with mental health issues.

Patton commented:

“Sorry to report that due to mental health reasons, I cannot continue with the currently scheduled Faith No More and Mr. Bungle dates.

I have issues that were exacerbated by the pandemic that are challenging me right now. I don’t feel I can give what I should at this point and I am not going to give anything less than 100 percent. I am sorry to our fans and hope to make it up to you soon.

The bands’ support me in this decision and we look forward to working through this in a healthy way.”

– xMP”

Faith No More also issued a statement:

“To say that we feel shattered by these cancellations would be a complete understatement. It has been a real challenge to return to this music after a 5 year absence, but we have been working hard for a few months now, and these last few rehearsals left no doubt that we were back to top form, which makes this statement very difficult to write.

Coming on almost two years of pandemic and lack of work, it has been heartbreaking to give our crew the news. We consider our crew like family. And then, equally importantly, we are aware of what this means to our fans, who have been patiently supporting us– waiting, as we have, for a break in this frustrating situation. Many folks have taken isolation quite hard, and patiently waited as shows have been postponed time and time again. This will be tough for them.

And yet in spite of all this, we have a family member who needs help. We believe that forging ahead with these dates would have had a profoundly destructive effect on Mike, whose value to us as a brother means more to us than his job as singer. He can count on our 100% support to do what he needs to do to get things right. Just as we also ask for your support right now.

Thank you for continuing to believe in us.

–Bill, Jon, Mike B. & Roddy“

Here’s the cancelled dates:

Faith No More:

09/16 Maryland Heights, MO – Saint Louis Music Park
09/18 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
09/21 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
09/22 Newport, KY – Ovation Pavilion
09/24 Kansas City, MO – Grinders
09/25 Indianola, IA – Knotfest
10/10 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/15 Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
10/16 Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
10/18 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
10/22 Los Angeles, CA – Banc of California Stadium
10/23 Los Angeles, CA – Banc of California Stadium

Mr. Bungle:

09/17 Chicago, IL – Radius
09/19 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest

Faith No More’s Mike Patton Guests On Stian Carstensen’s New Song “Hydrocephalus Epilogue”

Faith No More’s Mike Patton is featured on Stian Carstensen’s new song “Hydrocephalus Epilogue.” This track is from Carstensen‘s new album “Musical Sanatorium,“ which will be released on October 22. Notably, the lyrics were written by Abbath lyricist Simon Dancaster and translated into Italian by Abbath bassist Mia Wallace.

Mike Patton (Faith No More, Etc.) Covers The “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Theme For New Video Game

Mike Patton (Faith No More, etc.) has a recorded a cover of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” theme song for a new video game called “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge.” You can hear that track in the below reveal trailer. Here’s a description of the game:

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge reunites Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello to kick shell in a beautifully realized pixel art world invoking the turtles’ classic 1987 design. With Bebop and Rocksteady amassing gizmos to support Krang and Shredder’s latest scheme, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge finds the turtles battling through a breathless tour of iconic TMNT locations to thwart their nemeses’ most diabolical plan yet. Armed with shell-shocking new abilities built on a foundation of classic brawling mechanics, the gang are in for an exhilarating, Foot Clan-stomping romp leading them through the sewers and bustling boroughs of New York City all the way to Dimension X. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge will be available on PC and consoles. “

Mike Patton On The Possibility Of Mr. Bungle Recording New Material: “I Would Never Say No, But I Kinda Doubt It”

During a recent interview with Consequence Of Sound, Mike Patton was asked about the possibility of Mr. Bungle recording new material with their current lineup. The frontman responded by saying he wouldn’t rule out the idea, but he doubts it will happen.

Patton said the following:

“You’re getting ahead of the skis there! I don’t know. Look, it could be fun. So I would never say no, but I kinda doubt it. It’s just really like a moment in time and we’re documenting a sound that we had that really most people don’t understand. It illustrates basically where we came from, and I don’t know if we could do that twice.”

Despite this, the band will still be releasing a re-recorded version of “The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny” on October 30. On another note, Patton also offered an update on the new Dead Cross and Tomahawk albums:

“Tomahawk is done, and Dead Cross is in process.”

You can read more from Patton at Consequence Of Sound.

Mr. Bungle To Release Re-Recorded Version Of “The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny” Demo In October, Share Video For “Raping Your Mind”

Mr. Bungle will be releasing a re-recorded version of their “The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny” demo on October 30. Mike Patton, Trey Spruance, and Trevor Dunn tracked that effort with Scott Ian (Anthrax) and Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.). The first single, a re-recorded version of “Raping Your Mind,” can be found below:

“The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny” Track Listing:

01. “Grizzly Adams”
02. “Anarchy Up Your Anus” (feat. Rhea Perlman)
03. “Raping Your Mind”
04. “Hypocrites” / “Habla Español O Muere” (Stormtroopers Of Death cover)
05. “Bungle Grind ”
06. “Methematics”
07. “Eracist”
08. “Spreading The Thighs of Death”
09. “Loss For Words” (Corrosion Of Conformity cover)
10. “Glutton For Punishment”
11. “Sudden Death”

Patton commented:

“Recording THIS music with THESE guys was an enormous head-rush of virtuosity and surprises every day in the studio. Trey’s video game-esque solos, Scott’s bionic right hand and cyborg-like precision, Dave’s caveman-meets-Bobby Brady-like drum fills, Trevor’s solid foundation and laser-focus to detail. There is nothing sweeter than getting your ass kicked by true comrades…where everyone has a singular drive and mission.”

Dunn added:

“Recording this record felt like we were finally utilizing our Ph.Ds in Thrash Metal. All we had to do was go back to our original professors for some additional guidance and talk them into joining us. Turns out we were A+ students. We even went for extra credit by revisiting some tunes that we’d given up on back in the day. It was less like a trip of nostalgia and more like the refining of an original, worthy document. We were haunted for 35 years by the fact that this music wasn’t given it’s due respect. Now we can die.”

Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Watch Stormtroopers Of Death Members Perform “Speak Spanish Or Die” With Faith No More’s Mike Patton

Former Stormtroopers Of Death bandmates Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Scott Ian (Anthrax), and Dan Lilker (Nuclear Assault, ex-Anthrax) have teamed up with Mike Patton (Faith No More, etc.) for a quarantine performance of “Speak English Or Die,” which has been retitled “Speak Spanish Or Die.” You can check that out below:

Mike Patton (Faith No More, Etc.) Teams Up With Zeus! For Cover Of The Cramps’ “Human Fly”

Mike Patton (Faith No More, etc.) has teamed up with Zeus! for a cover of The Cramps‘ “Human Fly.” This track is from the new The Cramps tribute album, “Really Bad Music For Really Bad People: The Cramps as Heard Through the Meat Grinder of Three One G,“ which will be released on May 1.

[via Brooklyn Vegan]

Daughters, Child Bite, Chelsea Wolfe, Etc. To Be Featured On The Cramps Tribute Album

Three One G Records will be paying tribute to The Cramps with a new tribute album called “Really Bad Music For Really Bad People: The Cramps As Heard Through The Meat Grinder Of Three One G.“ The effort will be released on May 1 and pre-orders can be found HERE. The first single, Metz’s cover of “Call Of The Wighat,” can be found at Revolver.

Track Listing:

01. Child Bite – “TV Set”
02. Metz – “Call Of The Wighat”
03. Secret Fun Club – “I Was A Teenage Werewolf” (feat. Carrie Gillespie Feller)
04. Chelsea Wolfe – “Sheena’s In A Goth Gang”
05. Sonido de la Frontera – “Zombie Dance”
06. Qui – “New Kind Of Kick”
07. Zeus! – “Human Fly” (feat. Mike Patton)
08. Retox – “Garbageman”
09. Magic Witch Cookbox – “People Ain’t No Good”
10. Microwaves – “Don’t Eat Stuff Off The Sidewalk”
11. Daughters – “What’s Inside A Girl”
12. Panicker – “I’m Cramped“

Mike Patton (Faith No More) To Perform With DJ QBert At Eric Andre’s Birthday Show

Mike Patton (Faith No More, etc.) will be performing with DJ QBert at comedian Eric Andre’s birthday show. The event, which is called “Eric Andre’s Bad Trip Birthday Bu’kkake!,” will take place at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA on April 4 and it will also feature: Lightning Bolt, Talib Kweli, Reggie Watts, and Jack Black