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

Slipknot To Replace Nine Inch Nails At 2021 Riot Fest

Slipknot have been added to this year’s Riot Fest as a replacement for Nine Inch Nails, who recently cancelled all of their 2021 dates. That event will take place on September 16-19 at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL.

Here’s the updated daily lineups:

September 16 (preview party): Morrissey with special guests.

September 17: The Smashing Pumpkins, Coheed And Cambria, Lupe Fiasco (performing “The Cool“), NOFX, Dirty Heads, Sublime With Rome, Circle Jerks, Dinosaur Jr., Motion City Soundtrack, Thrice, Circa Survive, Meg Myers, The Lawrence Arms, Beach Bunny, Anti-Flag, Living Colour, Fishbone, Envy On The Coast, The Sounds, Amigo The Devil, Eyedress, Beach Goons, Meet Me At The Altar, Seratones, Radkey, Kississippi, Jackie Hayes, Oxymorons, Girlpuppy, and Senio Kino.

September 18: Run The Jewels, Faith No More, Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, Taking Back Sunday, Vic Mensa, Gogol Bordello, Mayday Parade, Bayside, State Champs, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Andrew W.K., Best Coast, Big Freedia, GWAR, Hepcat, Les Savy Fav, The Bronx, Four Year Strong, Citizen, Fucked Up, Joywave, Night Moves, Man On Man, Holy Fawn, The Bollweevils, Ganser, Just Friends, The Orphan The Poet, Bearings, Spider, and Devon Kay & The Solutions.

September 19: Slipknot, Pixies, Machine Gun Kelly, Devo, Mr. Bungle, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, The Ghost Inside, Body Count, Thursday, K.Flay, Knuckle Puck, HEALTH, The Bled, Mother Mother, 3OH!3, Fever 333, Alex G, Kennyhoopla, Bleached, The Gories, FACS, Ratboys, Blackstarkids, The Clockworks, Skating Polly, Pet Symmetry, Melkbelly, Gymshorts, The Weak Days, and Airstream Futures.

Organizers issued the following statement:

“Riot Fest 2021 is almost here. Finally. It’s really happening. Unfortunately, Nine Inch Nails has cancelled all 2021 shows, including this year’s fest—with that, Morrissey will play Thursday curated with very special guests, and Slipknot will close out on Sunday.

All 3-day and Sunday ticket holders now get access to our Thursday Preview Party! And to benefit our Chicago community, tickets are on sale now for Thursday with all proceeds going to Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and other TBA organizations.

Stay tuned for more info and announcements, including a second wave of Riot Fest Late Night shows which will be announced this Friday, August 20th.

Our fans deserve something amazing and we can’t wait to be together again. We’ve been working around the clock to make 2021 even more special—so that hopefully for one weekend, we can escape the world and find comfort in the music and people we hold dear.”

Slipknot Reveal Lineups For 2022 Knotfest Chile & Knotfest Brasil Festivals

Slipknot have revealed the lineups for the 2022 Knotfest Chilie and Knotfest Brasil festivals. Knotfest Chile will take place at Estadio Monumental in Santiago, Chile on December 11 and it will feature: Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, Mr. Bungle, Trivium, Sepultura, and Vended. Knotfest Brasil will take place at the Sambódromo do Anhembi in São Paulo, Brazil on December 18 and it will feature: Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, Mr. Bungle, Trivium, Sepultura, Motionless In White, Vended, Project46, and Armored Dawn.

Mr. Bungle Announce “Disco Volante Era Improv At The Bomb Factory” NFT Collection

Mr. Bungle have announced a new NFT collection, which they are calling “Disco Volante Era Improv At The Bomb Factory.” The NFTs will feature previously unreleased music that was recorded during the sessions for the band’s 1995 album “Disco Volante.” Bidding will open on August 2 at 9:00am PDT / 12:00pm EDT via SuperRare.

The following will be included with the NFTs:

“Each NFT features 2 minutes and 30 seconds of previously unreleased music with animation created by Eric Livingston. The purchasers will also receive a hyper limited-edition (1 of 4) lathe cut vinyl featuring the full 10-minute song and high resolution animated mp4.”

Trevor Dunn commented:

“During the ‘Disco Volante‘ writing sessions in a place we called The Shotwell Bomb Factory, San Francisco, we were blessed with an isolated & independent place to record and rehearse. Endless days and nights were spent in there experimenting, improvising and piecing together what would be our ‘sophomore attempt’ among other gems. Often there was an ADAT machine ready to go for any spontaneous outbursts (think ‘Nothing’ from the end of ‘Disco Volante‘), but we tested out various setups at our disposal.”

“[Mike] Patton and [Danny] Heifetz were in the ‘sound room’ with a multitude of instruments within reach. Trey [Spruance] and I were in the ‘control room’ with keyboards and outboard gear, as well as total ‘knob control.’ What we offer here is one of several ‘movements’ from a spontaneous sound narrative that spans over an hour. Up until now, no one but the four of us have heard this recently unarchived weirdness.”

Trey Spruance added:

“I remember wanting to enhance audio separation and isolation to an extreme, using a kind of ‘musique concrète live mix’ approach, hoping that would capture the unruly individual spirits of our improvisation more faithfully. It totally did in this case; facilitated better communication than usual.”

Mr. Bungle, Taking Back Sunday, Thursday, Etc. Announce Late Night Riot Fest Aftershows

Several late night afterparty shows have booked around the Riot Fest in Chicago, IL. Those concerts include:

09/17 Chicago, IL – Radius (feat. Mr. Bungle)
09/18 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge (feat. Thursday)
09/18 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club (feat. The Sounds)
09/18 Chicago, IL – Radius (feat. New Found Glory, Simple Plan, & LØLØ)
09/18 Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre (feat. Too Many Zooz & Big Freedia)
09/18 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge (feat. Dinosaur Jr. & Ryley Walker)
09/19 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall (feat. Bayside, Senses Fail, Hawthorne Heights, & The Bombpops)
09/19 Chicago, IL – Metro (feat. Taking Back Sunday)

Mr. Bungle Premiere “Eracist” Live Video

Mr. Bungle have premiered a new live video for their song “Eracist.” The footage is taken from the band’s new live album/film “The Night They Came Home,” which will be released on June 11. That effort will feature the band’s October 31, 2020 livestream show in Eureka, CA.

Trevor Dunn told Kerrang! the following:

“‘Eracist‘ is a unique song in the ‘Raging Wrath‘ book. There was no initial demo, only a ‘moshy’ riff that [Mike] Patton had come up with in the ’80s, that somehow Trey [Spruance] remembered. Once that was unearthed Patton completed the tune with a double-time bridge and some lyrics about erasure and denial.

It seems to me that it somehow feels contemporary while fitting in with our teenage songwriting style. I guess that’s because it was written over a span of 35 years! You may notice that it’s one of the only songs on the ‘demo’ that actually has a vocal melody. Back in the ’80s we were mostly thinking about drums and guitar, which of course, is really all that metal is about.”

Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Machine Gun Kelly, Etc. Added To 2021 Riot Fest

More bands have been added to the 2021 Riot Fest. That event will take place on September 17-19 at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL. Here’s the updated daily lineups:

September 17: The Smashing Pumpkins, Coheed And Cambria, Lupe Fiasco (performing “The Cool“), NOFX, Dirty Heads, Sublime With Rome, Circle Jerks, Dinosaur Jr., Motion City Soundtrack, Thrice, Circa Survive, Meg Myers, The Lawrence Arms, Pup, Anti-Flag, Living Colour, Fishbone, Beach Bunny, The Sounds, Amigo The Devil, Eyedress, Beach Goons, Meet Me At The Altar, Night Moves, Seratones, Radkey, Kississippi, Jackie Hayes, Oxymorons, Girlpuppy, and Senio Kino.

September 18: Run The Jewels, Faith No More, Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, Taking Back Sunday, Vic Mensa, Gogol Bordello, Mayday Parade, Bayside, State Champs, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Andrew W.K., Best Coast, Big Freedia, Hepcat, Les Savy Fav, The Bronx, Four Year Strong, Citizen, Fucked Up, Joywave, Man On Man, Holy Fawn, The Bollweevils, Ganser, Just Friends, The Orphan The Poet, Bearings, Spider, and Devon Kay & The Solutions.

September 19: Nine Inch Nails, Pixies, Machine Gun Kelly, Devo, Mr. Bungle, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, The Ghost Inside, Thursday, K.Flay, Knuckle Puck, HEALTH, The Bled, Mother Mother, GWAR, 3OH!3, Fever 333, Alex G, White Lung, Kennyhoopla, Bleached, The Gories, FACS, Ratboys, Blackstarkids, Skating Polly, Pet Symmetry, Melkbelly, Gymshorts, The Weak Days, and Airstream Futures.

Mr. Bungle Share Live Video For Their Cover Of Van Halen’s “Loss Of Control”

Mr. Bungle have shared a new live video for their cover of Van Halen’s “Loss Of Control.” The footage is taken from the band’s new live album/film “The Night They Came Home,” which will be released on June 11. That effort will feature the band’s October 31, 2020 livestream show in Eureka, CA.

Trey Spruance told Guitar World the following:

“Mr. Bungle tried to play this song in the ’90s and we scrapped it because we sucked at it. I think it worked this time for a lot of reasons. My own is that, thanks to the new Raging Wrath era, I’ve had to re-approach the guitar like I did when I was 13 and 14. It was all about Eddie Van Halen for me back then, so circling back at this moment felt really natural. Those riffs and lead parts at least are super-fun! I’m just glad Scott took the palm-mute breaks. Jesus!”

Scott Ian (also of Anthrax) added:

“I generally don’t get nervous about learning someone else’s riffs… When it’s an EVH riff it’s a whole different story. I was terrified! With ‘Loss Of Control‘ I did my best to just hold on and go for the ride. What a riff! As a fan, I’d have to say it’s a perfect song for Mr. Bungle to cover. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I did getting to play it.”

Nine Inch Nails, The Smashing Pumpkins, Faith No More, Etc. Set For 2021 Riot Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2021 Riot Fest. That event will take place on September 17-19, 2021 at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL and it will feature the following: Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, Run The Jewels, Pixies, Faith No More, Devo, Mr. Bungle, Coheed And Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Dirty Heads, Sublime With Rome, Lupe Fiasco (performing “The Cool“), Vic Mensa, NOFX, New Found Glory, Circle Jerks, Simple Plan, Dinosaur Jr., The Ghost Inside, Gogol Bordello, Motion City Soundtrack, Thrice, Circa Survive, State Champs, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, K.flay, Best Coast, Bayside, The Lawrence Arms, Les Savy Fav, Meg Myers, Beach Bunny, Big Freedia, Mayday Parade, Pup, Andrew W.K., The Bled, GWAR, Fever 333, Living Colour, Saves The Day, Thursday, The Sounds, Mother Mother, Hepcat, Alex G, Anti-Flag, Joywave, Fishbone, Fucked Up, Kennyhoopla, HEALTH, The Gories, Amigo The Devil, White Lung, Ratboys, Beach Goons, Eyedress, Meet Me At The Altar, Night Moves, Seratones, Just Friends, Radkey, Holy Fawn, Melkbelly, Ganser, and Hospital Bracelet. In other news, My Chemical Romance have also been booked for next year’s Riot Fest, which is scheduled to take place on September 16-18, 2022.

Mr. Bungle To Release “The Night They Came Home” In June

Mr. Bungle’s current lineup, Mike Patton, Trey Spruance, Trevor Dunn, Scott Ian (Anthrax), and Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.), will be releasing a new live album/film titled “The Night They Came Home” on June 11. The effort will feature the band’s October 31, 2020 livestream show in Eureka, CA and it will be available on CD/Blu-ray, CD/DVD, VHS, and digitally.

“The Night They Came Home” Track Listing:

01. “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” (Fred Rogers cover)
02. “Anarchy Up Your Anus”
03. “Raping Your Mind”
04. “Bungle Grind”
05. “Methematics”
06. “Hell Awaits“/”Summer Breeze” (Slayer / Seals & Croft medley/cover)
07. “Eracist”
08. “World Up My Ass” (Circle Jerks cover)
09. “Glutton For Punishment”
10. “Hypocrites/Habla Español O Muere” (S.O.D. cover)
11. “Spreading The Thighs Of Death”
12. “Loss For Words”
13. “Sudden Death”
14. “Loss Of Control” (Van Halen cover)

The following was said about the physical copies:

“The CD portion features remastered audio, while the film features Bungle’s performance, Neil Hamburger’s opening set, three official music videos (‘Raping Your Mind,’ ‘Eracist,’ and ‘Sudden Death‘), as well as extended behind-the-scenes footage. The VHS release, limited to 1000 collectible copies, is an edited, performance-only portion of the film.”

Pre-orders can be found HERE and a live video for “Bungle Grind” can be found below: