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Faith No More

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San Francisco, California, USA (1981 – 1998, 2009 – present)

Faith No More is an group that formed in San Francisco, California, USA in 1981. 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 1981 out of the ashes of Faith No Man, a band formed in 1979 and headed by Mike “The Man” Morris. Roddy Bottum, Mike Bordin, and Billy Gould, all ex-Faith No Man members, 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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  • Munkyhead01

    New album, sweet. This and Aphex Twin, what's next. [2] May I say....Tool!!! :D

    yesterday evening Reply
  • WhatTheFrack

    Greatest news ever!!

    yesterday evening Reply
  • NWG369

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

    yesterday evening Reply
  • TheJeesus

    New album, sweet. This and Aphex Twin, what's next.

    yesterday afternoon Reply
  • macekowe

    New album in april 2015!!!!!!111111 OMG Ja pierdole!!! http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/faith-no-more-to-release-first-album-in-18-years-plot-u-s-tour-20140902

    yesterday afternoon Reply
  • ketamineface

    They have not released a bad album. I can't even say which one is my favorite, or which one I like the least...That's how bloody decent they are.

    Yesterday 3:47am Reply
  • MsMoonlightt

    Never get tired of FNM. [5]

    28 Aug 12:46pm Reply
  • erikngn

    Одна из лучших и гениальнейших групп эва. По большей части благодаря Майку Паттону.

    27 Aug 4:15pm Reply
  • acclamationsun

    Faith No More should make 3 new albums. They are, new songs, insolent covers, and covers. I'll explain insolent covers. There were a lot of horrible, yet well-sung tracks from 86-88 like "How Can I Fall" by Breathe that made everybody cry (for subject matter & rotten nature). Another one is "Can't Fight This Feeling" by REO Speedwagon. Next .... covers. Any! Next ..... new songs .... any!

    25 Aug 7:39pm Reply
  • FromSydney

    "Faith No More reforming for Download? Don't make me laugh. There's more chance of the world ending tomorrow than FNM reforming, sad as that is." -timahall, January 2009. Nearing 6 years, the world still hasn't ended.

    24 Aug 4:37am Reply
  • FromSydney

    Straya!

    24 Aug 4:35am Reply
  • MetalRock1989

    Amazing band.

    15 Aug 4:13pm Reply
  • D_W_D_M

    Never get tired of FNM. [4]

    14 Aug 1:59pm Reply
  • Glauco_Silva

    I'd like to see Big Jim Martin back in the band, the guitar became most irrelevant after he was fired. Just sayin'...

    14 Aug 8:19am Reply
  • FWearsPrada

    Favorite band since i was a toddler <3

    13 Aug 11:15pm Reply
  • sailorbadass

    лолд

    11 Aug 4:08pm Reply
  • nicolasbj

    Never get tired of FNM. [3]

    4 Aug 8:19pm Reply
  • sentenza338

    ебать ты лепс

    4 Aug 5:54pm Reply
  • grisha_leps

    Терпеть не могу этого вашего майка паттона и всю эту его хуеву тучу проектов. Хотел бы пожелать ему поскорее окочуриться, вместе с зорном и тем самым кучерявым парнем из марс вольты. На небо, прямиком к егорки летову - ибо альбомы штамповать научились, а музыку делать нет.

    3 Aug 2:26am Reply
  • aaron1591

    i forgot about these guys. glad i reminded myself

    26 Jul 12:17pm Reply
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