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Mike Patton eats a shoelace and regurgitates it

August 18, 2009

This video does what it says on the tin – from the Sziget festival on Sunday.

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  1. ChrisL permalink
    August 18, 2009 8:50 pm

    And what’s the fucking point?… Whatever…

    • Klara permalink
      October 21, 2009 9:31 pm

      Trying to impress a certain someone…a lady? why not?

  2. Michael Bolger permalink
    August 18, 2009 11:13 pm

    On a related note, is there any video footage out there of when Patton used to eat his own shit on stage?

    Everyone has heard the stories, but I don’t know if it’s ever been caught on tape.

    • Michelle permalink
      August 19, 2009 4:51 am

      He never ate his own shit but he did piss in a boot and drank it.

      That is just totally overblown, come on.

    • Michelle permalink
      August 19, 2009 4:53 am

      Ah, I’m sorry. I didn’t see you later comment. The page hadn’t fully loaded. I think there was some other story when they were on tour with Guns n’ Roses. Something involving a vending machine and possibly poop. I can’t remember anymore.

      • oxn permalink
        October 21, 2009 11:40 pm

        as i recall, slash had a vending machine full of orange juice carted around where ever he went (because, you know, he’s a rich cunt). Patton took a OJ carton/bottle, shat in it and returned it to the machine. lulz were had. the end.

  3. Amanda permalink
    August 18, 2009 11:49 pm

    ha… wow. nice gag reflex… impressive !

  4. Lakerdude permalink
    August 19, 2009 12:39 am

    Well, I’m glad that its never been caught on tape. U really want to see anybody eat shit?

  5. August 19, 2009 1:29 am


  6. Andrew permalink
    August 19, 2009 2:08 am

    I think that was just a cruel rumor.

    Why did I just watch him eat a shoelace? I will drink coffee all night but I will not eat shoelaces.

    • Michael Bolger permalink
      August 19, 2009 3:24 am

      Ah, see now that’s the thing. It’s been regulated to urban myth because there’s no easily accessible youtube video of it, even though it’s been mentioned in interviews over and over.

      There was a really famous San Francisco New Year’s Eve show, I want to say sometime before 1994. Primus and FNM and Mr. Bungle all had a tradition around that time of playing New Year’s Eve shows, and Patton came out, pissed in his shoe, lifted the shoe up to toast the audience, and then drank it. People were floored.

      That’s not really a fetish of mine or anything that I’m into at all, I just think it’s odd that someone who is one of the most talented singers of my generation, happens to also be one of the more interesting stage performers of my generation, and then every now and then can pull a stunt where he even upstages GG Allin in terms of disgusting shock value … and no one caught it on tape. Or if they did, I don’t know about it.

  7. Miss Leo permalink
    August 19, 2009 2:11 am


  8. Koltai permalink
    August 19, 2009 8:21 am

    Patton did his best in Hungary. Thank you!

  9. evilwolf permalink
    August 19, 2009 8:33 am

    ahahah,excellent Koltai!
    I remember Mike showing his dick several times on Mr Bungle show for new year’s eve 1999/2000,during none of them.

  10. August 19, 2009 10:19 am

    Patton drank his own piss from his shoe during the AD tour in Lyon a few years back and if you watch the easy video you can see him draining the boot while on tip toe.This was the same gig where the band made coffee for the front row of the audience.As for eating shit,he did an interview with NME in 95 from Venice for KFAD and wound up the interviewer by saying he had eaten shit before.Hs mouth had finally caught up with him however as the interviewer printed the whole story and Patton as aghast!On a different note,off to Pukkelpop today,cant wait but hope he doesnt ruin just a man with these antics,the back flip will do me fine..

    • August 19, 2009 11:56 am

      “cant wait but hope he doesnt ruin just a man with these antics,the back flip will do me fine..”
      Same here. Will see them soon too, while I appreciate the show, and the way he gives the gigs a “special flavor”, I hope he doesn’t forget it’s not only “his” one-man show, but also a gig of FNM !
      Wonder how the other members consider this kind of stuff ?

  11. Jenna permalink
    August 19, 2009 2:00 pm

    I wrote a long post about this, but decided to delete it because I feel that it goes against Mike’s privacy. But I’ll say this; his behaviour is not normal, and if you look at his lyrics and his childhood and try to connect the dots…Things perhaps become clear, because there’s always a reason behind this type of behaviour.

    • August 19, 2009 3:20 pm

      Well, what he has done or not, his recent behaviour, the lyrics, his past, etc… are not a problem to me. My only concern is that I fear he “steals” the show from the rest of the band with uninteresting stuff.
      Talking between songs, getting down the stage to meet the crowd, playing with Security gys, etc… can be really fun and add a great crazyness to the show, but I hope he won’t go to far and piss off the rest of the band…
      I’d like this reunion to last as long as possible, and hopefully get some new materiel one day 🙂

      But maybe my fear is pointless, and Roddy and the lads are watching his antics with great pleasure !

      • monaghanunited permalink*
        August 19, 2009 9:28 pm

        I wouldn’t worry from what I’ve seen. The guys’ interaction on stage has been superb in my opinion with Mike and Roddy and Mike and Puffy bantering etc in particular.

      • August 20, 2009 9:04 am

        I used to Mike scenic behaviour and the only thing I’m afraid is like K. wrote he “steals” the show form the rest of the band. But if Monaghanunited and Kotai wrote guys’ interaction on stage has been superb is O.K. for me.

      • Miss Chievous permalink
        August 20, 2009 12:03 pm

        Oh yes, the guys seems to be really happy to gig together and yes, they know how to do the show. Mike and Roddy seems really friendly and I’m really hope to see that magic in Paris !!

  12. Miss Chievous permalink
    August 19, 2009 4:22 pm

    ahahahahah can’t stop laughing !!! Mikey did some pranks like that during Angel Dust tour such as that day he drank his pee on stage. This guy is amazingly and totally nuts and that’s probably why we love him, well I do.

    I’m really hasty to be on 29th Aug. and just make some muthafoockin noise in Paris !!! YEAH PARIS IS GONNA BURNING THERE !!!! Yeaaaaaahhhh !!!

    • ChrisL permalink
      August 19, 2009 5:51 pm


  13. Koltai permalink
    August 19, 2009 4:27 pm

    Believe me, the whole band enjoy this. It’s sarcasm and I love it. Patton could make a better life and a lot more money with his voice but he chose this and that’s why I respect him much more than any other artist.

    • Finca permalink
      August 20, 2009 11:20 am

      fully agree! So he is much more normal than enybody else

  14. Miss Chievous permalink
    August 20, 2009 12:04 pm

    Sarcasm is a man’s bestfriend !! Yayayayayay !!!

  15. August 22, 2009 11:10 am – Here You can find 155 pictures about their show. – Here will be/are some videos taken on the show. HQ videos will be available soon on

    Bye, Peter

  16. August 24, 2009 9:52 pm

    Well K,as it happens patton did ruin the end of just a man with more self indulgence and while i love the guys off the wall antics as much as the next FNMer he really didnt have to go that far at was kinda weird because the mood was strange onstage and i feel that patton is weilding much more influence than he has done in previous outings which begs the question,how much are the rest of the band humouring him?his mood when he came onstage wasnt great,and when he realised the crowd were very quiet and the front row didnt give a toss for the music,he went crazy and we had the now predictable antics for the end of just a man(i was thinking this would happen when i saw the shoelace incident,that he would have to “up the ante” each time with some kind of outrageous behaviour,when the song really doesnt need anything but for him to sing it well!)roddy wasnt too happy with pattons smart arsed baiting of the crowd and he obviously felt that he was bordering being a cheeky chappy and actually pissing off the crowd big time,so each time patton made a smart comment,roddy would jump in with some cheer about how great it was to be in belgium(there had been a mutha of a thunderstorm right before the gig and everyone was soaked to the skin so moods were muted)i wasnt buying it.patton called the vip section a bunch of retards before the crowd knew what he was referring to-they thought it was the wheelchair section-and it did not go down well at all,so even though theres a lead in to the pukkelpop section here about his excellent baiting of the vip’s,it wasnt well received en masse and even i was aghast,thinking he’d gone too far!as you rightly said,its an fnm concert not the mike patton show,and here at least,puffy and co sadly had to take a back seat.

  17. Ken-D permalink
    August 25, 2009 12:31 am

    Well, it’s only entertainment…and as a frontman/artist you need to do something special to stick out & to be heard/seen enogh! – Most of us would agree that His Voice/Tool is surely enough to be very Special though!

    About that “shit-eating”…I think that’s just fake rumours…never seen any evidences of true facts!

    And Yes…It’s absolutely Not just about Mr.P…It’s -F N N- !!…but somehow the rest of the guys seem to pretty comfortable to be left in the shadow…or maybe they are just used to it…I wish I could ask them personally how they feel about it!

  18. Sara permalink
    October 21, 2009 10:16 pm

    I saw this live 🙂 This was the concert I laughed the most in my life. He also sang with a panty on his head and was angry when someone from the audience didn’t know the lyrics by heart and shouted at them 🙂
    He is so unconventional and unpredictable, a genius, who makes you feel free by doing things you never would.

  19. Hunter permalink
    October 22, 2009 4:29 am

    I believe the incident happened at a festival in the early 90’s.

    GNR and FNM both on the bill… GNR play before FNM..

    This is the part I am hazy on.. either:

    Axl pissed into a water bottle OR someone from the crowd threw a bottle onstage full of piss.

    FNM come out to play.. to cool off, Patton pours said bottle over his head.

    Unsure if he knew about contents of bottle when unscrewing cap.

    Funny how this has morphed into him eating shit unless there is another situation I haven’t heard about.

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