|Faith No More|
Mike Patton performing live with Fantômas in 2005
|Origin||San Francisco, California, U.S.|
|Genre(s)||Alternative metal, Funk metal, Experimental rock|
|Label(s)||Slash, London, Reprise, Mordam|
|Associated acts||Imperial Teen, Mr. Bungle, Faith No Man, Brujeria, Fantômas, Tomahawk|
| See the band members section. The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Alternative metal is an eclectic form of Heavy metal music that gained popularity in the early 1990s alongside grunge. Funk rock (also typed as funk-rock) is a music genre that fuses Funk and rock elements Experimental rock or avant-garde rock is a type of music based on rock which experiments with the basic elements of the genre and/or which pushes the boundaries In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Slash Records is a Record label in Los Angeles, originally specializing in local and Punk rock bands London Records is a Record label headquartered in the United Kingdom, originally marketing records in the United States, Canada and Latin Reprise Records is an American Record label, founded in 1960 by Frank Sinatra, which is owned by Warner Music Group, and operated Mordam Records is a record distribution company for Independent record labels currently headquartered in Sacramento California. Imperial Teen is a San Francisco -based Indie pop group made up of Roddy Bottum (formerly of Faith No More) primarily on guitar/vocals Mr Bungle was an Experimental rock / Avant-garde metal group from Northern California. Brujeria is a Grindcore band Their name comes from a Spanish word meaning "witchcraft" Fantômas is an Avant-garde metal supergroup formed in 1998 in California, United States. Tomahawk is an experimental alternative metal / Alternative rock supergroup from the United States |
Final line-up:Mike Patton
Faith No More was an American rock band that formed in San Francisco, California in 1982. Michael Allan Patton (born January 27 1968) is an American singer Songwriter, Composer, multi-instrumentalist and Video Faith No More was an American Alternative metal band that formed in San Francisco, California from 1982 to 1998 Roddy Bottum (born Roswell Christopher Bottum III 1 July 1963, Los Angeles California) is an American Musician, best known as the Mike Bordin (born November 27, 1962 in San Francisco California) is a drummer and co-founder of Faith No More. Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean.  They disbanded in 1998. Faith No More combined elements of heavy metal, funk, hardcore punk, progressive, hip hop, and jazz, among many others,  , and are often hailed as one of the most influential rock bands of all time. Funk is an American musical style that originated in the mid- to late-1960s when African American musicians blended Soul music, Soul Hardcore punk (now usually referred to as simply hardcore) is a subgenre of Punk rock that originated in North America in the late 1970s Progressive rock (often shortened to " progressive " " prog " or " prog rock " is a form of Rock music that evolved Hip hop music, also referred to as rap music, is a Music genre typically consisting of a rhythmic vocal style called rap which is accompanied with Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States  
Originally billed as Faith No Man, the group formed in 1982 with original members Mike "The Man" Morris, Mark Bowen, Roddy Bottum, Bill Gould, and Mike Bordin (who received the nickname "Puffy" for his outrageous hair). When the band decided to fire Morris due to his dictator-like behavior, they renamed themselves Faith No More, seeing as how "The Man" was no longer present in the group. 
The band ended up playing with Bowen for a very short period before he was replaced with Jim Martin. A number of singers were tried, including a six-month stint by Courtney Love, who was fired after only four gigs. Courtney Michelle Love (born Courtney Michelle Harrison on July 9 1964 is an American Rock musician and Golden Globe-nominated actress  Eventually, Chuck Mosely was hired as the band's vocalist. Their self-financed debut We Care a Lot came in 1985 on Mordam Records in the US, which led to a deal with Slash Records. Introduce Yourself was released in 1987, and the single "We Care a Lot" saw minor success on MTV. MTV ( Music Television) is an American Cable television network based in New York City.
During this period, the band gained a reputation for serious infighting and friction. 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". The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Melody Maker, published in the United Kingdom, was according to its publisher IPC Media, the world's oldest weekly Music Newspaper Bordin in particular seemed to be very much the "whipping boy" of the band and the butt of numerous cruel pranks and practical jokes. scapegoat was a Goat that was driven off into the wilderness as part of the ceremonies of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement in Judaism during the times
Mosely was fired in 1988 due to his erratic behavior during sessions and at shows and the release party for the album Introduce Yourself. He was replaced with singer Mike Patton. Michael Allan Patton (born January 27 1968) is an American singer Songwriter, Composer, multi-instrumentalist and Video Patton, who was singing with his high school band, Mr. Bungle, was recruited at Martin's suggestion after he heard a demo of Mr. Mr Bungle was an Experimental rock / Avant-garde metal group from Northern California. Bungle's long-over death metal days . Patton dropped out of Humboldt State University to join Faith No More, and in two weeks, had written all the lyrics for the songs that would make up the Grammy award-nominated The Real Thing. Humboldt State University (HSU is the northernmost campus of the California State University system located in Arcata within Humboldt County, The Real Thing is the third album by Faith No More, released in 1989 
The music video for "Epic" received extensive airplay on MTV in 1990, despite provoking anger from animal rights activists for a slow motion shot of a fish flopping out of water. A music video is a Short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music most commonly a Song with lyrics " Epic " was a breakthrough hit single by the Alternative metal band Faith No More. Airplay (noun The broadcasting of an audio (eg a piece of music or audiovisual recording on the air over radio or television MTV ( Music Television) is an American Cable television network based in New York City. "Animal liberation" redirects here for other uses see Animal liberation (disambiguation. Slow motion is a technique in film-making whereby Time appears to be slowed down  That same year, Faith No More gave memorable performances at the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards (September 6) and on the 293rd episode of Saturday Night Live (December 1). The MTV Video Music Awards were established in the end of the summer of 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top Music videos of the year Events 3114 BC - According to the Proleptic Julian calendar the current era in the Maya Long Count Calendar started Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City Events 800 - Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican
"From out of Nowhere" and "Falling to Pieces" saw releases as singles, and a cover of Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" was also produced during the recording sessions. "From out of Nowhere" was the first track off Faith No More 's third studio album The Real Thing. " Falling to Pieces " is the third single off of Faith No More 's first studio album with Mike Patton on vocals The Real Thing. Black Sabbath are an In 1990, the band went on a extensive US tour, sending The Real Thing to Platinum status in Canada, the US, and South America. The album also had big sales numbers in Australia, UK, and the rest of Europe, pushing the total sales well above 4. 0 million worldwide.
In 1991, the band contributed what is probably the most popular track from the motion picture soundtrack to Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey with the song "The Perfect Crime". Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey is a 1991 American comedy Science fiction film the sequel to Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Jim Martin also made a brief cameo in the film as "Sir James Martin" and head of the "Faith No More Community".
Faith No More displayed an even more experimental effort on their next album, Angel Dust. Experimental music is a term introduced by composer John Cage in 1955 Angel Dust is the fourth Studio album by American rock band Faith No More, first released through Slash on June 8 One critic writes that the album is "one of the more complex and simply confounding records ever released by a major label" and another writes that the single "A Small Victory", which seems to run Madame Butterfly through Metallica and Nile Rodgers … reveals a developing facility for combining unlikely elements into startlingly original concoctions. Metallica is an American heavy metal band that formed in 1981 in. Nile Gregory Rodgers (born September 19 1952, in New York City) is an American musician Composer, Arranger, and Guitarist "
Aside from "A Small Victory" (which received a nomination for Best Art Direction at the MTV Video Music Awards), the tracks "Midlife Crisis" and "Everything's Ruined" were also released as singles. " A Small Victory " is the tenth track and the second from Faith No More 's fourth studio album Angel Dust. The following is a list of MTV Video Music Awards winners for Best Art Direction in a Video. The MTV Video Music Awards were established in the end of the summer of 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top Music videos of the year The album included a re-recording of the theme to the film Midnight Cowboy, and later pressings included a cover of The Commodores classic "Easy", which in some parts of the world became the band's biggest hit. The phrase theme music usually refers to that of a radio program, Television program, or Movie. Midnight Cowboy is a 1969 Drama film based on the 1965 novel of the same name by James Leo Herlihy. The Commodores were a highly successful Funk / soul band of the 1970s and 1980s " Easy " is a 1977 hit single by Commodores for the Motown label from their fifth studio album Commodores. Angel Dust, though not as successful as The Real Thing in the U. S. , sold 665,000 copies there, and managed to outsell The Real Thing in many other countries. In Germany, the record was certified Gold for sales of more than 250,000 copies. The album also matched the sales of The Real Thing in Canada (Platinum), Australia (Gold), and surpassed it in the Netherlands, France, Russia, and the UK.
After touring to support Angel Dust in the summer of 1993, long-time guitarist Jim Martin exited the band due to internal conflicts. "Big" Jim Martin (born James Blanco Martin on 21 July, 1961, in Oakland California) played lead guitar in EZ-Street, Vicious It has been said he was fired, although Martin himself states it was his decision to leave.  He was replaced by Mr. Bungle guitarist Trey Spruance, who also left soon after; just before the band was to begin their world tour. Preston Lea Spruance III or "Trey Spruance" (born 1969 in Eureka California) is an American composer producer and musician Spruance was replaced by Dean Menta, the band's guitar roadie. Dean Menta served as the guitarist for the rock band Faith No More from 1995 to 1997
1995's King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime was a less experimental album, nevertheless varying in styles and moods from heavy and slow to jazzy. King for a Day Fool for a Lifetime, released in 1995 (see 1995 in music) was the fifth studio album by Faith No More, and first without longtime In the U. S. , the album failed to get any sort of mainstream following, slipping out of the charts quickly. Singles included "Digging The Grave", "Evidence", and "Ricochet". " Digging the Grave " is a song by Faith No More, released as the first single from their fifth studio album King for a Day "Evidence" is a song by Faith No More, released as their third and final single from their fifth studio album King for a Day "Ricochet" is a song by Faith No More, released as the second single from their fifth studio album King for a Day "I Started a Joke" was also released as a single around that time, even though it is only available on certain versions of the album as a bonus track. " I Started a Joke " is a 1968 Song by the Bee Gees from their album ''Idea'', which was released in September of that year The record did manage to go Gold in some countries like the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands and Germany, which gave the album a respectable sales figure of around 1. 5 million. However, this was significantly less than their previous albums, and the band accordingly decided to cut their world tour short by 4 months. A 7 x 7-inch box set of singles was released, which included the B-sides and some interviews between the songs.
Album of the Year was released in 1997 and featured yet another new guitarist, Jon Hudson, who was a former room mate of Billy Gould. Album of the Year is the sixth and final studio album by Faith No More. The album debuted much higher than expected in some countries (for example, in Germany, the album debuted at #2 and stayed in the chart for 5 months). In Australia, Album of the Year went to #1 and was certified Platinum. The album charted In many countries in Europe. To date Album Of The Year has sold around 1. 5 million worldwide. The singles "Ashes To Ashes" and "Last Cup of Sorrow" had minimal success (notably, the music video for "Last Cup of Sorrow" was inspired by the Alfred Hitchcock film Vertigo). "Ashes to Ashes" is the seventh track on Faith No More 's sixth and final studio album Album of the Year. Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 Vertigo ( is a Psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring James Stewart and Kim Novak and featuring Barbara "Stripsearch" was released as a single in various countries (excluding the U. S. and UK).
In early 1998 the new flaring of break-up rumours on the Internet began. Starting with a rumour posted to the Faith No More newsgroup alt. music. faith-no-more claiming Mike Patton had quit the band in favor of side projects, this rumour, although denied at the time, proved to be at least partly true. The band cancelled their planned support tour for Aerosmith and on April 19, 1998 Billy Gould began spreading the following by email and fax:
|“||After 15 long and fruitful years, Faith No More have decided to put an end to speculation regarding their imminent break up. Events 1012 - Martyrdom of Alphege in Greenwich London. 1529 - At the Second Diet of Speyer Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) . . by breaking up. The decision among the members is mutual, and there will be no pointing of fingers, no naming of names, other than stating, for the record, that "Puffy started it". Furthermore, the split will now enable each member to pursue his individual project(s) unhindered. Lastly, and most importantly, the band would like to thank all of those fans and associates that have stuck with and supported the band throughout its history.||”|
Faith No More played their last show in Lisbon, Portugal on April 7, 1998. Events 529 - First draft of Corpus Juris Civilis (a fundamental work in Jurisprudence) is issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar)  When Mike Patton was questioned in 2008 by co-hosts of Fuse TV's Talking Metal if a Faith No More reunion was a possibility, Patton responded "I highly doubt it", but also stated in a January 2008 interview with Artisan News that he "wouldn't rule it out", adding "I don't think we would need to reform the band, but maybe there's other things we could do together. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Fuse is a Music video -oriented Television channel. Fuse has modeled itself as the premier cable channel for rock, alternative, punk "
After the dissolution of Faith No More, the members have gone on to numerous different projects.
Mike Patton went on to form his own record label, Ipecac Recordings, and returned to work with his band Mr. Bungle (which he had been playing with before FNM). Later, he worked with producer Dan The Automator on various albums, including Lovage: Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By. Dan "the Automator" Nakamura (born Daniel Nakamura in San Francisco California in 1967) is an American hip-hop producer. Lovage is a collaborative project headed by Dan the Automator, under his pseudonym " Nathaniel Merriweather " (a persona he created for the project Handsome Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By is the debut album of Lovage, released in 2001 Other projects included collaborations with John Zorn, Björk, Rahzel, and Imani Coppola. John Zorn (born September 2 1953 in Queens, New York City) is an American Avant-garde Composer, arranger, Record Björk Guðmundsdóttir (born 21 November 1965 is an Icelandic Singer-songwriter, Composer, actress and music producer. Rahzel or Rahzel M Brown, also known as the " Godfather of Noyze," is a Musician and Beatboxer, formerly a member of Imani Francesca Coppola born on April 6, 1978 in New York City is a biracial singer/songwriter/violinist probably best known for her 1997 hit "Legend of He has also been active fronting several groups, including Tomahawk, Fantômas, and Peeping Tom. Tomahawk is an experimental alternative metal / Alternative rock supergroup from the United States Fantômas is an Avant-garde metal supergroup formed in 1998 in California, United States. Peeping Tom is a Hip hop / Trip hop / Experimental rock collaboration band led by Mike Patton.
Keyboardist Roddy Bottum formed Imperial Teen in 1996. Roddy Bottum (born Roswell Christopher Bottum III 1 July 1963, Los Angeles California) is an American Musician, best known as the Imperial Teen is a San Francisco -based Indie pop group made up of Roddy Bottum (formerly of Faith No More) primarily on guitar/vocals Jim Martin has made guest appearances including Antipop by Primus, on Metallica's 1998 Garage Inc. Primus is an American rock band currently composed of singer and bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry "Ler" LaLonde, and playing with several other musicians on their cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Tuesday's Gone", as well as having released a solo album entitled Milk and Blood in 1996. Lynyrd Skynyrd (ˌlɛnɚdˈskɪnɝd is an American Southern rock band Milk and Blood is the first studio album by former Faith No More guitarist Jim Martin's, released on October 6 1997 He also appeared on Echobrain's self-titled debut album alongside former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted. Echobrain was an American rock musical group come to prominence as the first offering from former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted. Jason Curtis Newsted (born March 4, 1963 in Battle Creek Michigan) is an American bassist best known as the former bassist of Metallica Mike Bordin regularly performs as a member of Ozzy Osbourne's band, as well as Black Sabbath, and performed with Korn for a tour when their drummer David Silveria had suffered a broken wrist. John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (born December 3 1948) is a British singer Black Sabbath are an Korn, occasionally typeset as KoЯn or KoRn, is an American Nu metal band from Bakersfield California, and is often credited with popularizing David Randall Silveria (born September 21, 1972 in San Leandro, California, United States) is a Drummer, mostly known He played drums on Jerry Cantrell's album Degradation Trip. Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr (born March 18, 1966 in Tacoma, Washington) is an American Guitarist, Singer, and Songwriter Degradation Trip is the second solo Album by Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell, released on June 18, 2002.
Billy Gould was a member of Brujeria, as well as founder of Koolarrow Records, and has also overseen the releases of various Faith No More compilations. Brujeria is a Grindcore band Their name comes from a Spanish word meaning "witchcraft" Koolarrow Records is an Independent record label based in San Francisco, set up by Former Faith No More Bass Guitarist Billy Gould. He also played bass on Fear Factory's 2005 album Transgression. Fear Factory is an American heavy metal band The band formed in 1989 and have released seven full-length  In 1998, Billy Gould produced the album Vainajala (1998) by the Finnish rock band CMX. Vainajala (1998 is an album by the Finnish rock group CMX. Vainaja is Finnish for a dead person Vainajala meaning a name of CMX, originally Cloaca Maxima, is a Finnish rock band They started with English language Hardcore punk, but later moved to a He also toured with the German band Harmful, throughout Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and the Balkans in 2007. He produced their album 7, available on Koolarrow Records.
"Midlife Crisis" has been used in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Tony Hawk's Underground 2, and "From out of Nowhere" was featured in EA Sports' Madden NFL 2005 and NHL 2005. Grand Theft Auto San Andreas is a sandbox-style action-adventure computer and Video game developed by Rockstar North Tony Hawk's Underground 2 (also known as THUG 2 or Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 6) is the sixth installment in Neversoft 's "From out of Nowhere" was the first track off Faith No More 's third studio album The Real Thing. EA Sports is a brand name used by Electronic Arts since 1993 to distribute games based on Sports Formerly a gimmick inside Electronic Arts sports Madden NFL 2005 is a football Video game. It features Ravens star linebacker Ray Lewis on the cover The National Hockey League ( NHL) series is a professional Ice hockey Video game developed by EA Canada and published yearly by Electronic "Epic" is featured in the new "Street Fighter IV" trailer. Street Fighter IV is the latest installment in Capcom 's long-running Street Fighter Fighting game series "Epic" and "We Care a Lot" are playable tracks in Rock Band, the latter being a downloadable track. 
"Easy" was subsequently used in a commercial for Levi's in 2006. " Easy " is a 1977 hit single by Commodores for the Motown label from their fifth studio album Commodores. Levi Strauss & Co (LS&CO is a privately held Clothing company known worldwide for its Levi's brand of Denim Jeans. A portion of the chorus from "We Care a Lot" has been used as the theme song for the Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs. Discovery Channel is an American Satellite and Cable TV channel (also delivered via IPTV, Terrestrial television and The lyrics to "Epic" were also featured in the Manga graphic novel The Dirty Pair: A Plague of Angels, as characters recite lines from the song. ˈmɑŋgə is the Japanese word for Comics (sometimes called komikku コミック and print Cartoons In their modern form manga date from shortly "Falling to Pieces" was featured in Ridley Scott's 2001 war movie Black Hawk Down, as background music while soldiers prepare for their mission. Sir Ridley Scott (born November 30 1937 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear) is a British Academy Award Nominated and Golden Globe Emmy Award and BAFTA Award winning Black Hawk Down is a 2001 Academy Award -winning War film directed by Ridley Scott, based on the book Black Hawk Down a According to the Mark Bowden book upon which the film is based, when the soldiers were preparing for the actual 1993 mission, Guns N' Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle" was playing on the loudspeakers; however, Axl Rose refused to let the song be used in the film, so "Falling to Pieces" was used as a substitute. Mark Robert Bowden (born July 17, 1951) is an American Writer. Black Hawk Down A Story of Modern War is a book by Mark Bowden chronicling the U The Battle of Mogadishu (also referred to as the Battle of the Black Sea) or Guns N' Roses is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985 " Welcome to the Jungle " is the first track from Guns N' Roses ' debut album Appetite for Destruction, and also on their Greatest Hits album W Axl Rose (born William Bruce Rose Jr; February 6 1962 frequently called Axl Rose, is an American Musician, best known as the Frontman
Faith No More collaborated with the Boo-Yaa TRIBE for the song "Another Body Murdered" on the 1993 Judgment Night soundtrack. Boo-Yaa TRIBE are a hip hop group from Carson California, composed of the Devoux brothers Paul Ted Donald Roscoe Danny and David " Another Body Murdered " is a song created as a collaboration between Alternative rock band Faith No More and Boo-Yaa T Judgment Night is a 1993 Film directed by Stephen Hopkins. The film starred Emilio Estévez, Cuba Gooding Jr In 1998, the Sparks album Plagiarism was released featuring two collaborations with Faith No More ("This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Us" and "Something for the Girl with Everything"). Sparks is an American rock and Pop music band formed in Los Angeles in 1970 by brothers Ron (keyboards and Russell Mael (vocals Plagiarism is the seventeenth Album by Sparks. It is a tribute album of sorts featuring new alternate versions of some of their best known songs
Faith No More has been credited for influencing many of the nu metal bands such as Limp Bizkit, Korn, Linkin Park, among others. Nu metal (sometimes named new metal or nü metal) is a musical genre that emerged in the mid 1990s which fuses influences from grunge and Alternative Limp Bizkit is an American Nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida. Korn, occasionally typeset as KoЯn or KoRn, is an American Nu metal band from Bakersfield California, and is often credited with popularizing Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California. Bands at their time such as Metallica, Anthrax and Guns 'N Roses have picked Faith No More as one of their favorite bands. Metallica is an American heavy metal band that formed in 1981 in. Anthrax is an acute Disease in humans and animals caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis which is highly lethal in some forms Guns N' Roses is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985 They were voted #52 on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock". VH1 (known as VH-1 Video Hits One from 1985 to 1994 and VH1 Music First until 2003) is an American Cable television
Faith No More also became underground and alternative superstars and has also been covered on many occasions. The band Atreyu covered their lone hit "Epic" in 2008. " Epic " was a breakthrough hit single by the Alternative metal band Faith No More. Their song Midlife Crisis is also featured on the band's Disturbed new album. Midlife crisis is a term used in Western societies to describe a period of dramatic self-doubt that is felt by some individuals in the "middle years" of life as a Disturbed is an American Heavy metal band from Chicago, Illinois.