The Edinburgh Festival Guide have a great piece on Faith No More as they look forward to FNM’s appearance there on Monday 25 August. Sample quote: “It could easily be argued that if it wasn’t for the likes of Faith No More and their contemporaries, there might not have ever been Nirvana, Soundgarden, Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Rage Against the Machine, Slipknot, and on and on the list goes.”
In a similar vein, former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan chooses The Real Thing as one of the most influential albums of the 90s in the latest edition of his excellent column in the Seattle Weekly.
The new Soulsavers album Broken is out now and features Mike Patton on the track Unbalanced Pieces. Check out a preview at Amazon. UPDATE: Via the excellent Patton Archivio site, hear the whole track here.
And Chuck Mosley’s debut solo offering Will Rap Over Hard Rock for Food is now out. The Cleveland Plain Dealer has an interview. Sample quote: “”I never saw myself as just the singer who got kicked out of Faith No More,” he says. “I’ve always been a songwriter.””
The Limewire blog features a review of the album. Sample quote: “Even the questionable remake of “We Care A Lot,” which features FNM keyboardist Roddy Bottum, has an industrial edge and Mosley’s signature swagger – complete with him joking “about the fact that I can still get paid for doing this song.””
Last but by no means least, Faith No More play the Spirit of Burgas Festival, Bucharest and the famed Sziget festival this weekend. They also play Prague on Monday night and, as we wil be at that gig, updates for the others might be sparse over the weekend. So feel free to add any video and set list information in the comments.
Faith No More are on stage from 23.10 until 00.40 tonight on the main stage at Spirit of Burgas. Tickets are still available at the festival entrance.
FNM play the Sala Polivalenta on Saturday night at 20.00 for their first Bucharest date. More details here. Support will be provided by Superhiks, Elvis Jackson and Luna Amară. While there are also reports that the band will pay a visit to the Romanian parliament during their stay.
For Sziget, FNM will be on stage at 21.30 on the main stage on Sunday night.