Not too long ago, Mike Patton made it seem like the Faith No More reunion, which saw an excellent new album released, was basically over. Mike used the phrase "extended break," which many assumed meant that the band wouldn't really be playing any shows for a while, unless somebody offered a wild amount of cash.
But turns out, once those creative juices get flowing, it's hard to stop.
Keyboardist Roddy Bottum spoke to Chandler Sorrells (you can watch the interview below) and revealed that he, bassist Billy Gould and drummer Mike Bordin and working on new music periodically. That last word really says it all. Here's the full statement:
“The last record was a real struggle to make. It felt really good and it was a really great exercise in taking us and our inner family creative process to the next level. It was a place that we kind of needed to go to make ‘Sol Invictus’. We had spent a lot of time sort of coming back together and getting to know each other again and making music again and playing old songs, and then it kind of reached a point where it felt kind of dirty to just do what we were doing, just these shows of old songs. So we took it to the next level and that felt really good. I think we all walked away from that, even though it was like a really hard process to get through that record, I think we walked away from it with really positive and optimistic sort of perspectives.
“I will periodically go to San Francisco and make music with those guys. What we do is a really special, unique thing that we kind of share, especially like me and Mike Bordin and Billy… we were super young, we were like 18, 19 years old, when we started making music, so we kind of get in the room and we have a language that speaks really loud and really clear, at least to the three of us. I mean, where it goes is questionable, but we have sort of a language that’s kind of undeniable in a really sort of family sense. And I think we all acknowledge that it’s not something that any of us wanna turn our backs on, and it’s kind of fun to do. So in the hopes of pushing things forward and making new music, we continue to do that, to get together and make new sounds and just have a dialogue about prospects and songs and where we go in the future.”
I feel like at this point, they can't do no wrong. I look forward to what FNM have up their sleeve.