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Faith No More se reforme !

samedi, février 28th, 2009

La news musicale de l’année : Faith No More est de retour !

En avril 1998, après 17 ans d’existence, Bill Gould annonçait la séparation de Faith No More. Groupe majeur de l’histoire du rock à mon humble avis, FNM nous a laissé avec quelques merveilleux albums dont les trois derniers : Angel Dust, King for A Day…Fool for a Lifetime et Album of the Year.

Depuis 1998, il avait fallu se contenter de quelques Best Of ou Greatest hits ou s’intéresser aux nouvelles carrières des différents musiciens, celle du chanteur Mike Patton étant la plus importante avec Fantomas, Mister Bungle et un milliard d’autres projets.

Quasiment 11 ans après leur séparation, les membres de Faith No More viennent d’annoncer leur retour sur leur site officiel : Mike Bordin, Roddy Bottum, Bill Gould, Jon Hudson et Mike Patton (le line-up de Album of the Year) se sont retrouvés et ont constaté qu’ils avaient de nouveau la gniak !

Libres de toute obligation contractuelle, encore assez jeunes et costauds pour assurer sur scène, les Faith No More reviennent ! Avec un peu de chance, ils nous proposeront de nouveaux morceaux, voire un nouvel album.

Côté musique, il s’agit incontestablement The News of The Year !

Ci-joint le communiqué en anglais :

Faith No More has always stood out as some sort of unique beast; part dog, part cat–its music almost as schizophrenic as the personalities of its members. When it all worked, it worked really well, even if the chemistry was always volatile. Throughout our 17years of existence, the mental and physical energy required to sustain this creature was considerable and relentless. Though amicable enough, when we finally split, we all followed paths seemingly destined to opposite ends of the universe.

Yet during the entire 10 years that have passed since our decision to break up we’ve experienced constant rumors and requests from fans and promoters alike. Nevertheless, for whatever reason, none of us kept in regular touch, much less to discuss any possibilities of getting together.

What’s changed is that this year, for the first time, we’ve all decided to sit down together and talk about it. And what we’ve discovered is that time has afforded us enough distance to look back on our years together through a clearer lens and made us realize that through all the hard work, the music still sounds good, and we are beginning to appreciate the fact that we might have actually done something right.

Meanwhile we find ourselves at a moment in time with zero label obligations, still young and strong enough to deliver a kickass set, with enthusiasm to not only revisit our past but possibly add something to the present. And so with this we’ve decided to hold our collective breaths and jump off this cliff….

We can only hope that the experience of playing together again will yield results erratic and unpredictable enough to live up to the legacy of FNM.
Who know where this will end or what it will bring up…only the future knows. But we are about to find out!

Mike Bordin, Roddy Bottum, Bill Gould, Jon Hudson and Mike Patton