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Links for a day…(vol.46)

January 12, 2010
  • Here’s some Conan O’Brien in happier days and a Faith No More and Max Weinberg skit from 1995.
  • And unusual Faith No More mash-up:
  • Can wait for Faith No More to hit the US? Well, until the real thing come along later in the year, you can always catch new New York FNM tribute band A Small Victory. They play Brooklyn’s Club Europa on 22 June. Check their MySpace.

Links for a day…(vol. 45)

January 9, 2010

And we’re back for a quick round-up of FNM info.

Faith No More to play PinkPop rumours

January 6, 2010

The Dutch blogosphere has been buzzing with speculation that Faith No More will play the Pinkpop festival in the Netherlands in May 2010. Not a lot of detail in the two stories at Rockblog and FOK but regular Netherlands-based commenter tbeest reckons Rockblog may have inside information from a family member of the festival organiser.

We’ll keep you posted if and when we hear more news but the rumour certainly comes right from out of the blue with much of the recent FNM speculation centering on when they would be announcing the promised US dates. Could Roddy’s Mystery Leg actually be another European festival jaunt in May and June?

Otherwise, the Coachella festival forums continue to reverberate with chat of an FNM appearance at the famed Californian festival in April while there have also been inevitable murmurs of a joint FNM/Soundgarden tour.

In site news, I will be upgrading and relocating the site in the next week or ten days but I’ll make sure to give plenty of notice. Anything new you’d like to see on the site?

Faith No More mailing list update

December 29, 2009

For those of you you have yet to sign up to the Faith No More mailing list, here is the latest update:

“Hi Kids.

First of all, yeah, we know we’ve had this mailing list for awhile now; to be exact, we’ve been collecting your names since May! Nevertheless, we’ve been hard at work: two tours of Europe and one of South America. Plus, we’ve tried to keep this whole endeavor as honest as possible; we haven’t employed any so-called “street teams” for viral marketing on forums, etc, and we’ve done our utmost to try to stick to the no-interviews policy, in order to keep the focus centered around the shows and the music.

However, although we’ve been relatively quiet on a media level, that is not to say that we haven’t appreciated the 1000% percent support we’ve received from our fans. Truly, these shows have exceeded our expectations, and a big part of it has come from the amazing energy of the audience. It’s been a real shot in the arm, and made this worthwhile for all of us. We honestly had no idea what was going to happen when we got into this, and are humbly overwhelmed by your attention and praise and good will.

So, here’s a big THANK YOU for 2009, and a wish that 2010 is a productive, prosperous and happy one for all of you!!



PS. NEW PHOTOS of LEG 3: SOUTH AMERICA are now posted on the site!!


Remember to sign up for the mailing list here.

Faith No More South America gallery

December 28, 2009

Photos from Faith No More’s South American tour are now online at Check them all here.

Faith No More Soundwave times

December 27, 2009

The timetable for the Soundwave festival featuring Faith No More in February and March has been revealed. On each of the five dates at Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth Faith No More will top the bill with a slot from 20.40 until 22.00.
More details here.

Have a Faith No More Christmas

December 12, 2009

With Christmas now less than two weeks away, here’s a few FNM-themed gift suggestions.
New official T-shirts
Tour posters
Last few Norway rat posters (cheers Martin for the heads up in the comments)
Faith No More: The Real Story
Aussie tour poster
Angel Dust gold disc
eBay clothing
eBay memorabilia
Ipecac merchandise
Aussie Rare Records
Even more rarities

Faith No More video vault

December 12, 2009

In the words of supposed Epic video fish-owning Icelandic singer and sometime Mike Patton collaborator Björk “its oh so quiet” so we’ve decided to plunder recent YouTube FNM videos for your entertainment. Enjoy.

RnR with Chuck Mosley

Faith No More in Lego

RV in Santiago

Evidence (alternative video)

Epic at VMAs 1990

Superb Edge of the World clip from Yo MTV

Ricochet in Santiago

Patton does Dylan

December 3, 2009

From the forthcoming Jamie Saft album Trouble, Mike Patton sings Bob Dylan’s Ballad of a Thin Man.

Pick up the album here.

(Again hat tip to Gezarie for the Twitter link)

Faith No More’s 1983 first show audio and background

December 2, 2009

Footage of Faith No More’s first ever live show at the Mabs in San Francisco on 11 October in 1983.
The four-song set included The Jungle, Why Do You Bother?, Spirit and another unknown song.
According to the gig database the band line-up was:
Joe Pop-O-Pie (vocals)
Jake Smith (guitar)
Bill Gould (bass)
Mike Bordin (drums)
Roddy Bottum (keyboards)

The Jungle

Why Do You Bother?



Joe Pop-O-Pie was the vocalist of the legendary Pop-o-pie in San Francisco in the early 1980s and there was a revolving crossover of members between the band and FNM. Find some details and photos on Pop-o-pie here. The band were famed for regularly playing their one hit – a cover of the Grateful Dead’s Truckin’ – over and over again in live shows. A contemporary report in the San Francisco Bay Guardian quotes Billy Gould as saying: “That was actually one of the highlights of my life,” Gould said about performing the song live and watching unsuspecting audiences go from nervous laughter to mild annoyance and then to full-fledged anger and, finally, passive acceptance. “There was this one [show] we did in Texas, like in Dallas at this warehouse, where we just played ‘Fascists Eat Donuts’ for so long that I was actually starting to hallucinate. I was starting to hear new melodies and new songs, because it was just this drone that was going on relentlessly.”

Roddy tweeted on the show this week: “First gig was phenoms. We had really grand aspirations and our aim was to hypnotize. Pretty certain we pulled it off.”

Thanks to Gezarie for bringing the video to my attention.