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Faith No More

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San Francisco, California, USA (1979 – 1998, 2009 – present)

Faith No More is an group that formed in San Francisco, California, USA in 1979. Their music combines elements of various different genres, including heavy metal, funk, hardcore punk, progressive, electronica, soul, gospel, film scores, soft rock, R&B, hip hop and jazz, among many others.

Faith No More formed in 1979 under the name Sharp Young Men, and later Faith No Man. This early incarnation of the band was fronted Mike “The Man” Morris. Roddy Bottum, Mike Bordin, and Billy Gould decided they wanted rid of him, and rather than firing him, all three quit. They changed their name to Faith No More at the suggestion of a friend (as “The Man” was no more). After cycling through a few guitarists, the members recruited Jim Martin. A number of singers passed through, including a brief stint by Courtney Love. Chuck Mosley became the full time singer and appeared on their first two records. Their best known song from this era is probably “We Care a Lot”, which satirized the prevalence of charity-related rock efforts such as Live Aid and “We Are the World”.

The band gained a reputation for infighting and friction that sometimes went way beyond the limits of “creative differences.” In a notorious interview in 1987, Mosley claimed that Martin had hit him with a bottle, and there were frequent rumours of physical confrontations between band members. Indeed, in a short history of the band in one issue, the British music newspaper Melody Maker observed that the band’s internal relationships had descended into “pathological hatred”. Bordin in particular seemed to be very much the “whipping boy” of the band and the butt of numerous cruel pranks and practical jokes.

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  • joecubbie

    Announce the US tour dates already please!!!

    Yesterday 10:53pm Reply
  • renematheus

    GET THE MOTHERFUCKER ON THE PHONE!!!! (10)

    18 Dec 4:56am Reply
  • marksplace2008

    GET THE MOTHERFUCKER ON THE PHONE!!!! (9)

    15 Dec 9:25pm Reply
  • marinakalcic

    GET THE MOTHERFUCKER ON THE PHONE!!!! [8]

    12 Dec 1:44pm Reply
  • EddieGunner

    GET THE MOTHERFUCKER ON THE PHONE!!!! [7]

    9 Dec 3:12pm Reply
  • Treats4TheSOUL

    Chuck Mosely is broke and needs your donations people. Don't you care alot? He's sittin in his room with the lights turned out and he won't answer the door. Friday morning might look sunny and bright like it's going to be a good day...IT WOULD BE IF ONLY HE HAD A JOB!!!!!

    5 Dec 5:56am Reply
  • Dante989

    GET THE MOTHERFUCKER ON THE PHONE!!!! [6]

    2 Dec 10:48am Reply
  • T-1100

    GET THE MOTHERFUCKER ON THE PHONE!!!! [5]

    29 Nov 3:08pm Reply
  • H_Superunknown

    GET THE MOTHERFUCKER ON THE PHONE!!!! [4]

    28 Nov 10:36am Reply
  • MichaelMush

    Can't wait for the new album

    27 Nov 5:23pm Reply
  • Pretsy

    'Motherfucker' is such a letdown as a promotional single tbqh - would've been a decent intro in their future album instead :/

    27 Nov 12:30pm Reply
  • screamingacorn2

    such an underrated band!!

    24 Nov 10:33pm Reply
  • eitzenchemical

    if Mr. Bungle could state about their (possible) new album in 2015/2016, i would be 24/7 whiskey-sipping & cocaine-snorting prostitute, because that (Mr.Bungle reunion & possible new LP) was all i asked for in my 20, and there would be no any reason to live after 2015/2016. Now, i am happy with a new Faith No More track. and patiently waiting for a new album, holy f! it will be gorgeous in a very unique way, as always. I want to believe.

    24 Nov 6:11pm Reply
  • EliasOE

    Motherfucker is perfect intro song the new album.

    23 Nov 5:52pm Reply
  • Pk_Henry

    Bunch of pussies. Motherfucker is a great song.

    22 Nov 10:28pm Reply
  • DDevilized

    This is cool, but I would kill my wife and kids for a new Mr. Bungle record. [3]

    22 Nov 9:00pm Reply
  • andyhickson

    Eu não posso dirigir E agora aparece Meu dedo enterrado No meu nariz [2] Caralho Voador ♥

    22 Nov 11:57am Reply
  • JavierGarciaCeb

    GET THE MOTHERFUCKER ON THE PHONE!! [3]

    21 Nov 5:39am Reply
  • Mystic Ice

    GET THE MOTHERFUCKER ON THE PHONE ON THE PHONE

    21 Nov 2:52am Reply
  • JimmyCos

    good fucking lord the new single is too awesome, totally blew my expectations

    20 Nov 10:11pm Reply
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