According to a Tweet from bass player Billy Gould, Faith No More will, after making fans wait for what probably seemed like a longer time than it actually was, bring their reunion tour over to the States. Yay! Looks like they’re currently booked through March 1, so… [@MRGOULD / Twitter / Dailymotion] More »
Not only is this weekend the time for the muddy, Phishy, mushroom-peanut-butter-cup-free spectacle that is Bonnaroo, the UK is currently in the throes of the spiky-edged Download Festival, which has a lineup today that in these eyes trumps today’s offerings in Tennessee. This is mainly because the reunited Faith No More’s headlining set at Download (which takes place in Leicestershire’s Donington Park) begins at 9 p.m. local time (4 p.m. ET), and they still haven’t scheduled any dates here yet. (Sadface.) Sure, I would have had to sit through Limp Bizkit’s apparently LOL-tastic set to get to that point of sweet release, but we all have to make sacrifices, no? I mean, just check out this clip of “I Started A Joke” from Wednesday’s show at the Brixton Academy: More »
In today’s lunchtime headlines: Christina Aguilera goes go-go, Jeff Tweedy gets served, and Rihanna cancels a gig in the Middle East. More »
Warner Brothers Records is celebrating its 50th year as a label with an album of current artists covering classic cuts from the label’s archives, and while I suppose there’s some appeal to hearing Taking Back Sunday play a Tom Petty track, let’s be real: Who is going to pay for that privilege in the Internet age?
Now that I am unemployed, I have all day to thumb around MTV’s excellent video archive, which hosts 16,000 videos and should really replace YouTube as the go-to video source for videos but is achingly underutilized. (I was the second view on this vintage video of Faith No More doing the Mosely-era non-hit “The Crab Song.”) I soon found myself just entering videos I vaguely remembered as blowing my mind for how noisy, disgusting, scuzzy, blown-out and awful they were in comparison to the Everclear songs they were sandwiched next to on 120 Minutes. So what was the noisiest song to ever get MTV airplay?
Faith No More bassist Bill
y 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.
Kitchen-sink rock outfit Faith No More is reuniting for a summer tour, according to Mike Patton‘s publicist—although the catch, because there has to be one, is that the band will only tour Europe, and that there are absolutely no plans to tour the States. Rumor has it, also, that former guitarist and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey cameo-er Jim Martin won’t be taking part in it, having left the band in 1993. Since Patton has refused to give interviews about the tour the veracity of those statements won’t be proven until someone makes the bright idea to ask Merge Records’ PR department for an interview with Imperial Teen’s Roddy Bottum, who was FNM’s keyboardist until the band split some 11 years ago. A few clips from the band after the jump!
As the music-obsessive enclaves of the Internet wait for the allegedly forthcoming announcement of the lineup for Coachella—and the festival’s employees post coy messages to Twitter that will only fan the message-board flames—one persistent reunion rumor has been debunked: Faith No More, sadly, will not be getting back together under the desert moonlight. But all is not lost for fans of former lead singer/constant vocal experimenter Mike Patton who have the urge to sweat: Patton is scheduled to play a set with the beatboxer Rahzel, according to Billboard. The two apparently have a long-in-the-works album languishing in a vault somewhere, and Rahzel was one of the many artists who helped out with Patton’s Peeping Tom project a couple of years back. After the jump, a clip of the pair performing Kelis’ “Milkshake” in 2004.
A few news items that you might have missed while sleeping off your cranberry-sauce-and-stuffing coma:
• Ne-Yo is going to bring his grown sexiness to the next Marilyn Manson album. [Hollywood Insider]
• There’s a Grammy Museum opening! It’ll be like a Hard Rock Cafe, except more self-important and with fewer franchises. [Variety]
• The latest ’90s band to have reunion rumors swirl around it: Faith No More. Don’t mess with my heart, you guys. [Blabbermotuh]
• And finally, lots of American breakfast tables were no doubt filled with confusing conversations about “this Internet thing” as Rick Astley came out to lipsync “Never Gonna Give You Up” during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, much to the delight of the Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends cast. Clip after the jump.
I’ll tell you what’s not happening at SXSW right now: a performance of Faith No More’s “Edge Of The World” that climaxes with Ed Lover climbing on top of Dr. Dre and spanking him. More »