Yea, the internetz are above with rumors that badass, hyper-influential prog band Faith No More will be reuniting, and yes, MTV has confirmed their reformation with singer Mike Patton’s publicist. I know we’re all super stoked, but before you start singing the chorus to Epic, understand that they’re coming together ONLY for a European tour.
This has also been quoted from multiple insiders to mean that although Patton is set to stop by and play a set at Coachella, there won’t be the full FNM crew along for the ride. Or maybe they will… who knows. Coachella is weird about adding last minute acts, so get your hopes up for all I care. I’mma go find some Mexican food, you should read the story from MTV below.
For some reason, news of two ginormous rock reunions has been buried at the end of press releases in recent weeks.
First, there was an e-mail from the Recording Academy, which casually announced that Blink-182 would be reuniting at the Grammy Awards to present an award â€” which the band of course used to announce their reunion. And now, thanks to a press release touting singer Mike Patton’s involvement in the “major motion film ‘Crank 2: High Voltage,’ ” we know that Faith No More â€” the much-celebrated, much-missed art-rock act that he fronted from 1989 until its dissolution in 1998 â€” are finally reuniting.
That news was, er, broken, in the final line of the press release sent late Monday night, which listed Patton’s upcoming performance schedule, including a stop at the Coachella festival and “the highly anticipated reunion tour with Faith No More in Europe this summer.” Needless to say, long-suffering FNM fans were pumped.
But is the news true? MTV News contacted Patton’s publicist, who told us that yes, the Faith No More reunion is happening … and no, they’re not going to be playing any dates in the U.S. (sorry, Coachella fans). This is will be a strictly European affair.
Patton won’t be doing any interviews to promote the tour, and it’s not exactly clear who will be in FNM this time around: Presumably mid-’80s singer Chuck Mosely (who Patton replaced after Mosely was booted for erratic behavior) won’t be on board, although it’s unclear whether epically-maned guitarist Jim Martin, who left the band in the early ’90s under less-than-friendly circumstances, will be coming.
Ok, NOW start singing the chorus to Epic.