MIKE PATTON On FAITH NO MORE’s Future: ‘Right Now, We Have No Plans Whatsoever’

During a brand new interview with IHeartGuitarBlog.com, FAITH NO MORE singer Mike Patton was asked is there are any plans to release any live material from the band’s reunion tours. “Right now, we have no plans whatsoever — live, recording or anything,” he said. “We’ve done what we set out to do with the reunion, and it’s all great, but it’s just, ‘Let’s see what happens next.’ And I think you need to take a pause to actually reflect on something like that, because otherwise we could just keep playing, and we’re very conscious of overdoing it, y’know, milking material that’s so old. You can only do that for so long, and I feel that we’ve done pretty well. The whole band’s naturally came to this conclusion, so now we’re just sitting tight.”

According to Patton, one of the reasons the FAITH NO MORE reunion didn’t happen sooner is the fact that they wanted to avoid making it feel like a nostalgia thing — like “Here’s FAITH NO MORE again.” “We wanted it to feel fresh and still somehow vital,” he said. “It wasn’t an money grab. It’s funny to say, but we all kind of reconnected, and after quite a long time we all kinda looked at each other and were like, ‘Man, we actually spent half of our lives together.’ It’s interesting to see it through that set of glasses as opposed to the ones you wore back then. I suppose, at least personally speaking, I’ve grown up a lot since then, and I think I approach the music differently, and I felt better about the music than I did then.”

FAITH NO MORE made a comeback in June 2009 with a headlining performance at the Brixton Academy in London, England and has played sporadic shows for the past three years.

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

 

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