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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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  • avantish

    Just saw them live for the first time. Amaaaaazing! So happy i finally got to see them.

    yesterday evening Reply
  • Meloku666

    Yeah !! They are coming to my country !!

    Yesterday 3:47pm Reply
  • MosherSam13

    Yellow looks really good on him though. [2] I'm jealous of the guy that crowd surfed at just the right time and got to sing Easy with Mike Patton for all of 5 seconds before being dragged away before security

    27 Jun 8:10pm Reply
  • Rock-A-Rolla

    Faith No More are on the cover of the latest issue of Rock-A-Rolla! Check it out here: www.rock-a-rolla.com

    26 Jun 3:44pm Reply
  • The_cyrhus

    "Heavy merde!"

    25 Jun 9:00pm Reply
  • olegkrasnov

    I love last album, Motherfucker! )

    24 Jun 7:39pm Reply
  • ketamineface

    Sol Invictus is my album of the year so far.

    24 Jun 2:22pm Reply
  • hotarunohikari

    Yellow looks really good on him though.

    23 Jun 3:11pm Reply
  • Miaaaw_

    Patton the security guy

    23 Jun 2:39pm Reply
  • hotarunohikari

    Man the Hellfest show was incredible, Patton charisma is incredible.

    23 Jun 12:51pm Reply
  • MosherSam13

    Watched on Hellfest live stream, absolutely blew my mind

    22 Jun 10:01pm Reply
  • MsMoonlightt

    Black Friday and Matador are the best songs on the new album

    20 Jun 5:44pm Reply
  • MsMoonlightt

    Ahhh, the new album is SO GOOD. SO SO GOOD...

    19 Jun 6:55pm Reply
  • Ichthyander

    superhero grows and grows

    19 Jun 1:15am Reply
  • N-Tony-ru

    Новый альбом крут! Вторую неделю не отрываюсь

    17 Jun 8:59am Reply
  • Split_thunder

    неплохо, но могли бы лучше

    16 Jun 5:34pm Reply
  • verdingo

    vv just wipe it off with a cotton bud and continue listening dude xD

    12 Jun 11:39pm Reply
  • ketamineface

    Hang on a bloody minute. There was an amazing album released in 2015? WOW! It's a shame I cant listen to it twice as my ears are already filled with cum. Maybe I should wait for 20 minutes or so.

    10 Jun 11:51pm Reply
  • Stretchryan

    Gig in Berlin was fantastic - if anyone wants to swap a standing ticket for the 17th In London for the 18th in London - let me know

    9 Jun 1:20pm Reply
  • born-in-hell

    Gag seller shut up! Mind your own frigging business!

    9 Jun 10:56am Reply
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