FAITH NO MORE Bassist Shoots Down ‘The Real Thing’ Rumors

FAITH NO MORE bassist Billy Gould has shot down reports that the reactivated influential alt-metal actwill perform all of its classic 1989 album “The Real Thing” at the Maquinaria Festivalin Santiago, Chile on November 12.

The band’s third LP, “The Real Thing” was FAITH NO MORE‘s first release to feature vocalist Mike Patton from the experimental band MR. BUNGLE. On this album, FAITH NO MORE advanced its sound range, combining heavy metal, progressive rock, hip hop, funk, jazz, and soul.

The Maquinaria Festival is an event which gathers different musical styles and brings the grandeur of European festivals of music, mixing different forms of art and consciousness.

Writing on his Twitter profile, Gould said, “News Flash: Contrary to popular belief, we will not be playing ‘The Real Thing’ in its entirety in Chile.”

FAITH NO MORE singer Mike Patton recently told that he and his bandmates “have [no] plans for a new recording or anything like that,” adding that “we’re just taking it slow as it comes.”

“Reunions can be done very distastefully I think, and we were all very worried about that,” he continued. “But I think we were all very surprised with how good it felt. It’s a tired old script: band splits up, gets hard up for cash, goes on tour and records a shitty record. We don’t want to be part of that kind of history.”

FAITH NO MORE played the final show of its reunion tour last December at Estadio Bicentenario de La Florida in Santiago.

In an October 2010 interview with Consequence Of Sound, bassist Billy Gould spoke about the possibility of the reunited act playing more shows after the Santiago concert. “I personally can’t see us not doing any more shows again, I just don’t see it,” he said. “There’s no point in not to do it. Why quit now? I think it’s just this tour… We did this tour and that’s what we decided to do. And we did it. We accomplished this goal, it worked out for all of us, and then we look at each other and say, ‘Hey what do you want to do now?’ And I think that’s how it’s got to be.”

Regarding how the reunion tour had gone up until that point, Gould said, “I was probably the guy who dragged his feet the most in doing this, and I’ve got to say it exceeded my expectations 100 percent. It was much better than my best-case scenario, and my worst case didn’t even come into play.”

FAITH NO MORE made a comeback in June 2009 with a headlining performance at the Brixton Academy in London, England and played sporadic shows for the next 18 months.

FAITH NO MORE‘s last LP, “Album Of The Year”, came out in 1997.