Faith No More

Faith No More is an American funk metal band from San Francisco, California formed originally as Faith No Man in 1981. The band is best known for combining elements of heavy metal, funk, progressive rock, hip hop, hardcore punk, thrash metal, and jazz. They underwent several line-up changes before releasing their first album, We Care a Lot, in 1985. Within a year the band signed up with Slash Records, and in 1987 their second album Introduce Yourself was released. In 1989, the band released their highly successful album, The Real Thing, which featured their breakthrough hit single “Epic”. The band’s next album, 1992’s Angel Dust, was also highly successful and spawned the hit “Midlife Crisis”, which became their sole #1 hit on the Modern Rock Tracks chart in their career. After releasing one more album, Album of the Year, in 1997, the band broke up in April 1998, and all members began work on side projects since then.

In 2009, the band announced that they would be reforming for a European tour with the same lineup before their break up and they performed together for the first time in eleven years at the Brixton Academy in London, England, as part of their The Second Coming Tour. The band has continued to perform at multiple live venues since.

Other Information

  • Origin: San Francisco, California, United States
  • Genres: Funk metal, Experimental metal, Alternative metal, Heavy metal
  • Years active: 1981 – present
  • Labels: Slash Records, London Records, Reprise Records, Mordam Records
  • Associated acts: Imperial Teen, Mr. Bungle, Brujeria, Fantômas, Tomahawk, Bad Brains
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  • Members:
  1. Mike Patton – vocals
  2. Jon Hudson – guitar
  3. Billy Gould – bass
  4. Roddy Bottum – keyboards
  5. Mike Bordin – drums, percussion


  • We Care a Lot (1985)
  • Introduce Yourself (1987)
  • The Real Thing (1989)
  • Angel Dust (1992)
  • King for a Day… Fool for a Lifetime (1995)
  • Album of the Year (1997)


  • The Real Thing Demos (1988)


  • 4 Live From 5 Fat Bastards (1990)
  • From Out Of Nowhere (1990)
  • Songs to Make Love to… (1993)

Live album

  • Live at the Brixton Academy (1991)
  • Free Concert in the Park (1992)


  • Live at the Brixton Academy – Who Cares a Lot? (2006)


  • You Fat Bastards: Live at the Brixton Academy (1990)
  • Video Croissant (1993)
  • Who Cares a Lot: Greatest Videos (1999)


  • Who Cares a Lot? (1998)
  • This Is It: The Best of Faith No More (2003)
  • Epic and Other Hits (2005)
  • Faith No More: The Platinum Collection (2006)
  • The Works (2008)
  • The Very Best Definitive Ultimate Greatest Hits Collection (2009)



~ by molco on December 12, 2010.

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