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Happy birthday Puffy

November 28, 2009

The man who belied that drummer hanging out with musicians gag and the man who makes FNM tick, the one and only Mike “Puffy” Bordin celebrates (or at least we do on his behalf) his 47th birthday today. Puff was an original member of the band and his distinctive drumming set the tone for the group right from the off. His soul may have been metal but the Ganeshian drummer had and has the skill and mind set to drive FNM in any direction.

As Mike P would chastise, Mike is also, of course, Ozzy’s drummer, recognition that we is feted by his peers as one of the greatest metal percussionists of all time.

Mike in video:

Mike burps (feckin’ amazing vid; possibly the best FNM YouTube I’ve ever seen)

Where’s the Puff?

Mike Puffy B masterclasss

Puffy being a leg-end

Mike for Ozzy fans

Puffy in Brazil

The two Mikes

Mike joins Korn

Puffy facts (not all are true)

  • A left-handed drummer who plays right-handed kit
  • Along with Billy, was an original member of FNM precursors Faith No Man
  • Made dreads cool again for white guys
  • First dreadhead to live long enough to show that dreads look cooler in silver
  • Competed in Who Wants to be a Millionaire
  • Taught the Little Drummer Boy how to play


18 Comments leave one →
  1. Wanderlusting permalink
    November 28, 2009 5:52 am

    Seriously? Who wants to be a Millionaire? That’s awesome. Happy Bday to The Puff! Love him to bits.

    And fantastic post, as always. Crammed full of Puffy goodness.


    • shakey permalink
      November 30, 2009 12:30 am

      Sadly I missed that episode on WWTBM with Puffy on it, my wife saw it and told me about it though. I believe his wife was also a contestant at on point. Happy b-day Puff!

  2. Mike'79 permalink
    November 28, 2009 8:47 am

    Happy birthday Mike! 🙂

  3. Pino permalink
    November 28, 2009 9:54 am

    Happy b’day, Mike!!!

  4. November 28, 2009 3:43 pm

    Grande Puffy

    Happy birthday

    kisses and hugs from Chile

  5. Yulia permalink
    November 28, 2009 3:46 pm

    Happy B-Day, Mike!!!!!!

  6. November 28, 2009 5:04 pm

    Hey alrite then! Happy Birthday Puff.

  7. Adrian permalink
    November 28, 2009 5:11 pm

    Happy birthday drum hero! And thanks for playing A small victory in Buenos Aires!! 😉

  8. last_to_know permalink
    November 28, 2009 5:56 pm

    feliz cumpleaños MAESTRO , hoy tomaremos unas cervezas en su nombre, salud!

  9. Michael Bolger permalink
    November 28, 2009 10:03 pm

    I love that Puffy is becoming like the Gandalf The Grey of FNM…but still with the same sense of humor that he’s always had.

    • November 29, 2009 11:15 pm

      Puffy-Gandalf, damn it’s true. I love this man, every time when I see how he plays I get thrilled. Kisses and hugs 🙂

  10. Firsa permalink
    November 29, 2009 3:28 am

    Happy Birthday Puffy! But that last Puffy fact … ouch!

  11. Ricardo Vieira permalink
    November 29, 2009 7:08 am

    Puffy isn’t just a left-handed drummer who plays right-handed kit.
    He’s THE left-handed drummer who BEST plays DRUMS.
    Happy Birthday, my friend. And, please, don’t let Faith No More live us again… =~ We’re missing you so much, here in Brazil.
    Mike, Billy, Roddy, John, and Puffy; never forget Pele’s words: “Remember… Keep the ball rolling…”

  12. Chris permalink
    November 29, 2009 7:55 am

    Happy birthday to Mr. Bordin!

    And since we’re all going through Faith No More withdrawal, it’s horribly shameless plug time: I have a one-man cover of “As The Worm Turns” up at (you have to scroll down to the sixth song).

    I swear this is the only time I’ll ever pimp something here, just thought other FNM fans may be interested!

  13. November 30, 2009 2:06 pm

    Happy belated birthday Puff !!! Best wishes and hope you guys will come back soon in France !!! Cheers up !!

    ps : I wrote an article about Mr Bordin’s birthday in my blog. Hope you will enjoy it but, it’s in french !!! 😉

  14. ben permalink
    November 30, 2009 2:30 pm

    no Korn please

  15. December 1, 2009 5:02 pm

    I shot the Leg-end video, thanx for link to this blog, Puffy is a great great guy =)


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