Faith No More is an American rock band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1981.
They officially announced their breakup on April 20, 1998.
They have since reunited, embarking on The Second Coming Tour from 2009-2012
and releasing a new album in 2015.
Also known as
Faith No Man, Sharp Young Men
San Francisco, California
Alternative metal, experimental rock, funk metal
Imperial Teen, Mr. Bungle, Brujeria, Fantômas, Tomahawk, Pop-o-pies, Bad Brains, Courtney Love, Ozzy Osbourne, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Fear and the Nervous System,
Jerry Cantrell, Peeping Tom, Cement, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine
The band was originally called Sharp Young Men, but changed to Faith No Man when their front man
was Mike 'The Man' Morris. After he left, 'The Man' was no more, so they changed it to
"Faith No More".
Mike Bordin – drums, percussion, backing vocals
Billy Gould – bass, backing vocals
Roddy Bottum – keyboard, backing vocals
Mike Patton – lead vocals
Jon Hudson – guitars, backing vocals
Mike Morris - Lead vocals, lead guitar
Wade Worthington - Keyboard
Chuck Mosley - Lead vocals
Jim Martin - Lead guitar, backing vocals
Trey Spruance - Lead guitar
Dean Menta - Lead guitar
Faith No More Quotes
I think we pretty much needed an overhaul in our sound. There was a lot going on in the
last couple albums. There were a lot of changes. I think what we tried to do is
strip down the sound and make things sound a little bit more basic. We've always
been a band that's prided ourselves in doing new things not ever repeating ourselves,
so with that in mind, it's kind of ridiculous to keep using the same producer.
Faith No More Awards
1993 - Nominated for category Best Hard Rock Performance for "Angel Dust"
1991 - Nominated for category Best Hard Rock Performance for "Epic"
1990 - Nominated for category Best Metal Performance for "The Real Thing"
MTV Video Music Awards
1993 - Nominated for category Best Art Direction in a Video for "A Small Victory"
1991 - Winner of category Best Visual Effects in a Video for "Falling to Pieces"
1991 - Nominated for category Best Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Video for "Falling to Pieces"
1991 - Nominated for category Best Art Direction in a Video for "Falling to Pieces"
1990 - Nominated for category Best Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Video for "Epic"