Faith No More reunion

Something that I’m sure will appeal to most Tool fans – a recent press release from Mike Patton‘s publicist has revealed that Faith No More will be reforming for a series of European gigs this year:

MIKE PATTON SCORES FIRST FEATURE FILM, CRANK 2: HIGH VOLTAGE

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24-Mike Patton (Fantômas, Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Peeping Tom and the forthcoming Mondo Cane amongst others) has just completed his first major motion film score for the film “Crank 2: High Voltage” (Apr. 17 release).

While Patton has often dabbled in film whether it was lending his voice to the creatures in “I Am Legend”, his score for the indie film noir short “A Perfect Place” or Fantômas’ film scoring interpretation via The Director’s Cut, this marks his first proper film score.

Created during the latter half of 2008, Patton holed up in a Los Angeles studio and eliminated all other projects during the recording, a point worth noting as he is well known for being one of modern music’s most prolific artists.

Patton has also provided vocals to several videogames including “Bionic Commando,” “Portal,” “Left 4 Dead,” and “The Darkness.” He also lent his voice to Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse (character name: Rikki Kix). Patton just wrapped up a trek across Australia with Fantômas as part of the Big Day Out festival. His upcoming schedule includes a performance with labelmates Zu (Mar. 19 @ Great American Music Hall in San Francisco), the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Apr. 17 with Rahzel (ex-Roots beatboxer) and the highly anticipated reunion tour with Faith No More in Europe this summer.

The bad news is that according to MTV:

But is the news true? MTV News contacted Patton’s publicist, who told us that yes, the Faith No More reunion is happening … and no, they’re not going to be playing any dates in the U.S. (sorry, Coachella fans). This is will be a strictly European affair.

Still the fact that they are re-uniting is suggests that further gigs elsewhere is not beyond the realms of possibility

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Mehpuppet
12 years ago

A week ago I was saying to a mate that the only band that could save the BDO for me this year would be a re-formed Faith No More…

Fingers, toes and nuts crossed!

Shinji
12 years ago

Being a European guy, I can only enjoy the news ! I never thought it could be possible… wait and see.

toolsuckswithalexgrey
toolsuckswithalexgrey
12 years ago

Faith No More are better than Tool. Anyone that is complaining about not having Jim Martin has no clue what they’re talking about. Jim Martin was ‘The Real Thing’ but their best album ‘Angel Dust’ was released without little input from him. He even sneered at the change in sound. The made two great albums after that too, and without him. Billy Gould and Roddy Bottum are the spine of the band. Its always been the bass and synths that made them so unique anyway…

toolsuckswithalexgrey
toolsuckswithalexgrey
12 years ago

[quote comment=””]Faith No More are better than Tool. Anyone that is complaining about not having Jim Martin has no clue what they’re talking about. Jim Martin was ‘The Real Thing’ but their best album ‘Angel Dust’ was released with little input from him. He even sneered at the change in sound. The made two great albums after that too, and without him. Billy Gould and Roddy Bottum are the spine of the band. Its always been the bass and synths that made them so unique anyway…[/quote]

Zielke
Zielke
12 years ago

“The Real thing” is their best and my favorite album of all time. “Faith no More are better than Tool.” More popular yes but no where near as good as Tool. I loved Jim Martins guitar tones on the first 3 albums.