Faith No More
Faith No Morewas an alternative rock group which was formed for experimental purposes, in San Francisco. California in 1982, and they split up in 1998. The music was a mixture of punk, heavy metal, hip hop, soul, jazz, funk, and progressive. The group was formed from the former group Faith No Man. The band was formed by Mike Morris (The Man). Later, Roddy Bottum, Mike Bordin, and Bill Gould left the Faith No Man group and formed the Faith No More because there was no longer “The Man”, in the group. The group recruited Jim Martin as their guitarist. Chuck Mosley became the group’s full time singer after others were tried out. Courtney Love was one who they had try out for the group. One of their well known songs was, We care A Lot.
Rumor has it that there was a lot of fighting among the members of the band. At one point Mosley claimed that Martin hit him with a bottle. There was rumors of physical confrontations often between the members. It was also rumored that the members grew to hate each other. Bordin took a lot of teasing and was the butt of pranks and practical jokes from the others. The group probably would have split up if their second album Introduce Yourself, had not been successful. After that Mosley was fired and Mike Patton took his place as the lead singer. Patton dropped out of the university he was attending to work full time singing and writing songs for the group. Mike Patton also wrote all of the lyrics to the songs which were in their Grammy award nominated album called, The Real Thing.
The group performed at the 1990 MTV Music Video Awards, and also on the 666th episode of Saturday Night Live. The band cancelled their tour with Aerosmith on April 19, 1998 and it was rumored that the group had split up to pursue other projects. It appeared that the cancellation was the only true part of the rumors. The group did split up and the members went on to work on other interests. Their Epic, will be featured in the video game, Rock Band, for Xbox 360, Playstation 2, and Playstation 3. The release of the game is set for November, 2007. In the game, the gamers can play along with the original recording, using a microphone, guitar, and drum controllers to simulate the rock band.
The group released a total of 7 albums, 4 compilations, 16 singles, 9 soundtracks, 22 music videos, 4 VHS released, and 1 DVD release. Many fans will remember Faith No More for their music, not for their bickering.
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