Faith No More
A classic band formed out of San Francisco, California, in 1981, with the original name of Faith No Man.
The longest standing members are;-
- Billy Gould
- Roddy Bottum
- Mike Bordin
These three have been involved with the band since day one.
They have been through a number of lineup changes early in their career, along with some major changes later on.
Following them releasing six albums, Faith No More announced they were breaking up on April the 20th, 1998, since this announcement, they have reunited, and set off on "The Second Coming Tour" from 2009-2012.
September the 2nd, 2014, their bassist Bill Gould announced that Faith No More had been working on their seventh studio album "Sol Invictus", which is due to be released in May 2015, this is with their latest lineup -
- Mike Bordin
- Roddy Bottum
- Billy Gould
- Jon Hudson
- Mike Patton.
Their Incredible Legacy
- Nirvana's bassist, and co-founder, Krist Novoselic cited Faith No More as a band that "paved the way for Nirvana" in the late 1980s.
- Corey Taylor (frontman for both Slipknot and Stone Sour) told Loudwire in 2015 that if it wasn't for Faith No More, he "wouldn't be here today". While recovering from an attempted suicide at his grandmother's house, he saw the band perform "Epic" live on the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards and the performance inspired him to begin writing and performing music again.
- Bands rising at their prime, such as Metallica, Alice in Chains, Anthrax, and Guns N' Roses have acknowledged Faith No More as one of their favorite bands.
- In a 2015 article by Artistdirect, Duff McKagan, Chino Moreno, Serj Tankian, Corey Taylor, Max Cavalera, & Jonathan Davis praised the band for their significance and influence.
- They were voted No. 52 on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock".
- The band is credited for inventing the alternative metal genre which began in the 1980s and that fuses metal with other genres, including alternative rock.
- Tim Grierson of About.com said the band "helped put alternative metal on the map".
- Faith No More has also been credited for influencing Nu Metal bands, such as Limp Bizkit, Korn, and Sevendust, primarily due to the popularity of "Epic", and other early material that featured Rap and Rock crossovers.
Studio Albums List
1) We Care a Lot (1985)
2) Introduce Yourself (1987)
3) The Real Thing (1989)
4) Angel Dust (1992)
5) King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime (1995)
6) Album of the Year (1997)
7) Sol Invictus (2015)
- 1982 "Quiet in Heaven/Song of Liberty" (as Faith No Man)
- 1987 "Chinese Arithmetic"
- 1987 "We Care a Lot"
- 1988 "Anne's Song"
- 1989 "From Out of Nowhere"
- 1989 "Epic"
- 1990 "Falling to Pieces"
- 1990 "Edge of the World"
- 1992 "Midlife Crisis"
- 1992 "A Small Victory"
- 1992 "Everything's Ruined"
- 1993 "Easy"
- 1993 "Another Body Murdered" (with Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E)
- 1995 "Digging the Grave"
- 1995 "Ricochet"
- 1995 "Evidence"
- 1997 "Ashes to Ashes"
- 1997 "Last Cup of Sorrow"
- 1997 "Stripsearch"
- 1998 "This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us" (with Sparks)
- 1998 "I Started a Joke"
- 2014 "Motherfucker"
- 2015 "Superhero"
Members Name Check
- Mike Bordin - 1979–1998, 2009–present, Drums, percussion, backing vocals (All Faith No More releases)
- Billy Gould - 1979–1998, 2009–present, Bass guitar, guitar, backing vocals (All Faith No More releases)
- Roddy Bottum - 1981–1998, 2009–present Keyboards, piano, keytar, guitar, backing vocals (All Faith No More releases)
- Mike Patton - 1988–1998, 2009–present Lead vocals, samples (All Faith No More releases since The Real Thing (1989))
- Jon Hudson - 1996–1998, 2009–present, Lead guitar, backing vocals (Album of the Year (1997), Sol Invictus (2015))
- Mike Morris - 1979–1982, Lead vocals, lead guitar ("Quiet in Heaven", "Song of Liberty" (1982))
- Wade Worthington - 1979–1981, Keyboard, backing vocals ("Quiet in Heaven", "Song of Liberty" (1982))
- Courtney Love - 1982–1984, Lead vocals (No Recordings)
- Chuck Mosley - 1984–1988, Lead vocals (We Care a Lot (1985), Introduce Yourself (1987))
- Jim Martin - 1983–1993, Lead guitar, backing vocals (All Faith No More releases from We Care a Lot (1985) to Angel Dust (1992))
- Trey Spruance - 1993–1994, Lead guitar (King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime (1995))
- Dean Menta - 1995–1996, Lead guitar (King for a Day single b-sides)