MovieWeb recently conducted a lengthy interview with FAITH NO MORE singer Mike Patton. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
MovieWeb: Now, you guys are in the midst of rehearsing for the upcoming FAITH NO MORE shows. Can you hint at any of the surprises that fans are really going to get a kick out of this time around?
Mike Patton: Um…Yeah, there are a couple of new things. But those are all better left as surprises. We are playing some stuff that we haven’t ever played live before. The most unique thing we are doing is a show in Chile. There, we will be playing “King For A Day” from front to back. We are doing it with the guitarist that played on that record, Trey Spruance. We have never played live with him before. So that will be pretty exciting.
MovieWeb: I didn’t know you guys were doing that. You, of course, have played live with Trey for many years in MR. BUNGLE. What is that like to bring him into this particular mix?
Mike Patton: We’ll find out. We start the rehearsals with him tomorrow. (Laughs) Those guys have played with him. They played with him a couple of weeks ago, before he left on his own tour. And they said it went great. I am anticipating that it will go good. I think it will be smooth.
MovieWeb: I’ve heard for a long time that there were certain songs from both “Angel Dust” and “King For A Day” that were never released. Is that true? And if so, is that stuff we will ever hear?
Mike Patton: No. I can’t think of any. I think most of the stuff we did…There may be a song or two…But there are reasons for leaving something off a record. Maybe we didn’t think they were good enough. Over the years, there have been so many compilations, and greatest hits, I think they have gone through the graveyard of B-sides, and they have exhausted them all.
MovieWeb: Are you going to play some of those “King For A Day” B-sides during this show? Or is it going to be straight through track one to “I’m Just A Man”?
Mike Patton: I think we are just going to do front to back. I think there maybe…We are doing a tune we’ve never done from that era. I guess that would be a B-side. I don’t know if we released that at all…I don’t know (laughs)!
MovieWeb: Last question, which I know people keep asking, and we get the back and forth from Roddy and Billy Gould all the time. Do you think there will be new material, a new song, or possibly a new album from FAITH NO MORE sometime in the future?
Mike Patton: Well…There are no plans. That is all I can say. We have basically talked very little about it. I think that is because we are really just getting to know each other again. And we are getting to enjoy each other’s company again. We are taking it, and appreciating it for what it is. We are not trying to look too far ahead. That is the honest truth.
MovieWeb: Does that make it a funnier experience for you? To know that you don’t have to work towards that particular end goal in terms of the music. If it comes naturally, it comes naturally. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t…
Mike Patton: Basically. Yeah. I think its important not to make plans. And to not put extraneous demands on something like this. It’s a delicate thing. We hadn’t played together in more than ten years. It was nerve wracking enough to get in the same room again, and revisit this, and play some of this stuff. But I think we were all really, very pleasantly surprised.
Read the entire interview from MovieWeb.