Faith No More Bassist: “We Are Beginning To Appreciate The Fact That We Might Have Actually Done Something Right”

Feb 26th, 2009 // 9 Comments

bassist Billy Gould released a statement to Blabbermouth about the band’s reunion this summer, and it noted that the lineup for the “unique beast, part dog, part cat”‘s summer’s run of shows will consist of Gould, Roddy Bottum, Mike Patton, Mike Bordin, and Jon Hudson on guitar. And yes, as the band goes “back, God forbid, into the monkey cage,” there are still no plans for them to bring this tour to the States. Sigh. Full statement after the jump.

“FAITH NO MORE has always stood out as some sort of unique beast; part dog, part cat – its music almost as schizophrenic as the personalities of its members. When it all worked, it worked really well, even if the chemistry was always volatile.

“Throughout our 17 years of existence, the mental and physical energy required to sustain this creature was considerable and relentless. Though amicable enough, when we finally split, we all followed paths seemingly destined to opposite ends of the universe. Yet during the entire 10 years that have passed since our decision to break up we’ve experienced constant rumors and requests from fans and promoters alike. Nevertheless, for whatever reason, none of us kept in regular touch, much less to discuss any possibilities of getting together.

“What’s changed is that this year, for the first time, we’ve all decided to sit down together and talk about it. And what we’ve discovered is that time has afforded us enough distance to look back on our years together through a clearer lens and made us realize that through all the hard work, the music still sounds good, and we are beginning to appreciate the fact that we might have actually done something right. Meanwhile, we find ourselves at a moment in time with zero label obligations, still young and strong enough to deliver a kick-ass set, with enthusiasm to not only revisit our past but possibly add something to the present. And so with this we’ve decided to hold our collective breaths and jump off this cliff…. BACK, GOD FORBID, INTO THE MONKEY CAGE!!!

“We can only hope that the experience of playing together again will yield results erratic and unpredictable enough to live up to the legacy of FNM.

“Who knows where this will end or what it will bring up… only the future knows. But we are about to find out!”

FAITH NO MORE Officially Confirms Reunion Plans; Lineup Revealed [Blabbermouth]

  1. Chris N.

    You told me the FNM reunion was confirmed and I JIZZED IN MY PANTS.

  2. Lucas Jensen

    No Trey Spruance, eh?

  3. Anonymous

    Trey Spruance is busy touring with Secret Chiefs 3 etc. SC3 is on that Les Claypool tour with Devotchka, O’Death, Saul Williams and others.

    The Faith No More lineup that is reuniting is the same one that appeared on “Album Of The Year”, which is fine with me.

    “Album Of The Year” may not be “Angel Dust”, but I still listen to it a lot more often than “The Real Thing”.

    I’m excited!

  4. pjohn

    can we get a full performance of king for a day at ATP NY please?

  5. revmatty

    There’s some great stuff on the Mosely albums and Real Thing, but Angel Dust is where they really started getting interesting and I think KFAD and AOTY were both awesome albums. I would be beyond thrilled if they were to do another album. I’m not going to get to see them live, so I gotta hope for something. That and MP3′s of the shows :)

    Of course, they could do what a lot of bands these days do and sell audio of the shows on their website (do they still have one? fnm.com is a fansite). I would buy most if not all of them.

  6. dreamsneverend

    One band I really kick myself for not seeing live in the past.

  7. Anonymous

    @dreamsneverend: I actually saw them on the Angel Dust tour. Helmet opened. It was ridiculously good.

  8. Maura Johnston

    @beefheartfan: I saw that tour too! It was one of my first shows in NYC proper.

  9. TheMojoPin

    If this somehow cuts into quality Imperial Teen time, I’ll be rather annoyed.

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