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When I saw San Francisco’s revenant Faith No More play Seattle for the first time in nearly 20 years, they closed their set with “Mark Bowen,” a song from their first album, named after their very first guitarist. Mark Bowen was there in the audience. It struck me as a classy move to reach back… More »

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Faith No More’s Angel Dust was my first exposure to the very idea of the Difficult Follow-Up Album, and I’m guessing that thousands of other kids shared my experience. The album came three years after The Real Thing, the San Francisco band’s breakthrough. I’d bought The Real Thing on cassette with birthday gift-certificate money, and… More »

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Watch Faith No More Briefly Cover Foo Fighters While Filling In For Them At Rock Werchter

After Dave Grohl’s nasty fall, the Foo Fighters were forced to cancel a couple of festival tour dates, and their replacement acts this weekend have taken to covering the band in honor of their absence. Florence + The Machine did a cover of “Times Like These” at Glastonbury on Friday and the day before that,… More »

By: James Rettig / June 29, 2015 - 9:35 am

Watch Faith No More Perform “Superhero” Dressed In All-White On Fallon

Faith No More locked down some coordinated outfits for their appearance on Jimmy Fallon last night, wearing all-white while surrounded by flowers that seemed to cover almost every inch of the stage. They did “Superhero,” their new single off of Sol Invictus, the band’s first album in 18 years that comes out next week. For… More »

By: James Rettig / May 14, 2015 - 9:30 am

Stream Faith No More Sol Invictus

It’s been 18 years since Faith No More released Album Of The Year, their last LP. It’s been 17 years since they broke up. And it’s been six years since they got back together to play occasional shows. But next week, the great Bay Area metal experimenters return with Sol Invictus, their grand comeback album. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 11, 2015 - 10:13 am

Photos: Faith No More @ Keller Auditorium, Portland 4/17/15

Faith No More’s comeback tour is in full swing, and last night they made a stop at Portland’s Keller Auditorium. They opened up their set with “Motherfucker,” the Record Store Day single that announced their return last year, and continued on with a set that spanned their long career, including their cover of the Commodores’… More »

By: James Rettig / April 18, 2015 - 10:20 am

Watch Faith No More Debut “Sol Invictus” & “From The Dead” In Vancouver

Faith No More’s comeback tour rolled into Vancouver last night, and the Canucks were rewarded with the debut of two new songs. “Sol Invictus,” the title track from their new album, is a slow-burner that builds and builds without ever quite boiling over, while “From The Dead” is, surprisingly, a jangly acoustic number. Watch fan-made… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 17, 2015 - 12:17 pm

Faith No More – “Superhero (Remix)”

Last month, Faith No More released “Superhero,” the first single from their upcoming Sol Invictus — their first studio album since 1997’s Album Of The Year. Today, the band release a remix of that song, courtesy of Einstürzende Neubauten’s Alexander Hacke. Hacke’s signature style (i.e., dank torture-chamber industrial) is evident here. The song has bee… More »

By: Michael Nelson / April 13, 2015 - 12:02 pm

Faith No More – “Superhero”

Faith No More have shared the second single from Sol Invictus, their first album in 18 years. They’ve been slowly building up to their new record, and this is the first new track we’ve heard from them since their Record Store Day single “Motherfucker.” “‘Superhero’ was one of those where it was definitely a superhero… More »

By: James Rettig / March 1, 2015 - 4:55 pm

Watch Faith No More Debut “Cone Of Shame” In Tokyo

Faith No More have been rolling out their upcoming Sol Invictus VERY slowly — first announcing they were at work on the album (their first in 18 years) last September, and only revealing its title and release date earlier this month. They’ve given us a few new songs, including the non-album track “Motherfucker” and “Superhero“… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 18, 2015 - 11:30 am

Faith No More Announce Sol Invictus, Their First Album In 18 Years

We learned way the hell back in September that Faith No More, the restless and reunited metal greats, were at work on a new album, their first since 1997’s Album Of The Year. On Black Friday last year, they even came out with a new song, a total monster named “Motherfucker.” And now it’s all… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2015 - 11:38 am

Watch Faith No More’s Surprise Record Store Day Show At Amoeba

The reunited alt-metal greats Faith No More are working on a new album, their first in 18 years, and they released a new single called “Motherfucker” as part of the Record Store Day Black Friday festivities. They also marked that particular occasion by playing a secret five-song set at Amoeba Records, in their San Francisco… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 1, 2014 - 1:32 pm

Faith No More – “Motherfucker”

The great alt-metal band Faith No More announced in September that they were hard at work on a new album to be released in 2015 — their first since 1997’s Album Of The Year — which would be preceded by a Record Store Day 7″ with an A-side called “Motherfucker.” (The B-side is a J.G. More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 19, 2014 - 1:20 pm

Faith No More At Work On Reunion Album

The great, adventurous Bay Area metal band Faith No More broke up in 1998, and though they got back together for live-show purposes in 2009, there was no real indication that they had any new music in the works. But they do, and we’ll hear some of it soon. The band is at work o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 2, 2014 - 12:17 pm

Watch Faith No More Debut Two Songs At BST Festival

After Faith No More reunited back in 2009, they went on a very extensive reunion tour before retreating back into the shadows for a few years. Last night, the metal band — probably best known for The Real Thing and Angel Dust — played their first show in two years at London’s Hyde Park for… More »

By: James Rettig / July 5, 2014 - 1:37 pm

Coachella 2010: Die Antwoord, Major Lazer, Flying Lotus

On Friday, James Murphy dedicated “Losing My Edge” to Gil Scott-Heron. For the rest of the weekend, everyone should be covering “Communication Breakdown” and dedicating it to AT&T. Not being able to meet up with your friends because of long delayed texts does cultivate a certain independent spirit, though, and partying with strangers wasn’t a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 18, 2010 - 6:01 pm

Reading & Leeds Festivals 2009 In Photos

This past weekend, bill-sharing fellows Reading and Leeds were tasked with distracting a nation still reeling from the death of its Oasis. Their secret weapons were unannounced sets by Them Crooked Vultures, the tweet-happy supergroup of Dave Grohl, John Paul Jones, and Josh Homme who introduced his band as “Michael Jackson” because he’s so talentedMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 31, 2009 - 12:40 am

It Looks Like Faith No More Is Reuniting

According to a horribly lead-burying press release, Faith No More will regroup for a European summer tour. Legacy and latter-day projects aside, The Real Thing and Angel Dust are favorites, so if this is true, we are happy up here. Specific dates yet to be confirmed. More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 24, 2009 - 1:47 pm

More Reunion Talk

We left a bunch (more like a ton) of important names off our list of re-formed bands we think should record new material. Sebadoh, The Smashing Pumpkins, J&M Chain, Crowded House — yes, yes, yes, yes. And the list goes on. With so many reunions in progress, it?s hard to believe any band could resist… More »

By: Stereogum / March 16, 2007 - 12:24 pm