A quote that’s been attributed to Mick Jagger, Dee Snider and a film that came out a few years ago is “anything worth doing is worth overdoing.” Thankfully, Faith No More never got that memo. After breaking up in the ‘1998, they never played again until 2009, and it took them six years after that to make a follow-up album. Sol Invictus was a solid return, and even if it was more along the lines of Album of the Year than an actual album of the year, it was still great to have them back, and they toured without beating a dead horse, wrapping up all their touring duties the same year the album came out. Sure, everyone wants more from the band, but by not flogging the album for a few more years and touring to diminishing returns, they’re back on hiatus.
Now on the road with Dead Cross, singer Mike Patton recently had a chance to stop by and chat with Full Metal Jackie about that album and his career. An inevitable question posed by the radio DJ was what the future of Faith No More is, and while Patton didn’t say that there was no future for the band, if he was a magic eight ball, the answer would be “signs point to no.”
“No, I would share but I don’t know anything. So, we’re kind of on a extended break and if something happens, it’ll happen organically and naturally but I kind of don’t think it will. I kind of feel like we’ve tipped the scales a little bit, but we’ll see, who knows? I’ve learned my lesson not to say ‘No.’”
“It’s one of those things, kind of like going to a family reunion and get along with your uncle and you’re like, ‘Oh, we’re going to go to the next BBQ. Fine.’ It’s really the way it is for us.”
At least they got along at the BBQ. It seems more like insurance than anything super creative or inspirational to the band. If they need some money or have some great songs, then you probably haven’t heard the last of them, but we’re talking about a band whose members are mostly in their ’50s, and probably are at the point in their career where they don’t need to tour and record, but are all amicable. We’ll see what happens… or maybe we won’t. The whole article is on Loudwire,, and is a pretty solid read.