On September 12th Jawbone Press will be releasing Small Victories: The True Story of Faith No More, a biography of the legendary alternative-metal band. The book is filled to the brim with in-depth details of the band’s humble beginnings to their big breakthrough on MTV in the late ’80s. Adrian Harte, who runs the fan website Faith No More 2.0 did a diligent job, putting together a biography that spans over 376 pages and features interviews from multiple band members, managers, and other key figures.
The book is endorsed by Faith No More so you know that it is up to snuff when it comes to authenticity. Faith No More bassist Bill Gould had nothing but positive things to say about the book, stating that “When I first heard about this Faith No More biography, I didn’t know what to think… But I have to give credit where it is due. It’s a quality piece. The man has done his research, and it shows. It provided me with more than a few revelations… and I’m in the band.”
There are few bands in the rock/metal world that have such an iconic and diverse sound as Faith No More. Despite starting in San Francisco around the same time as the thrash metal wave that included the likes of Metallica, Faith No More embraced the weirder side of metal and rock, bringing in plenty of punk and funk influences into their eclectic sound. While the band is currently on hiatus, they recently reissued a couple of albums, including their seminal debut We Care A Lot. The last live appearance for the band was when they reunited with original singer Chuck Mosley for a couple of intimate dates in California. Sadly, Mosley passed away shortly thereafter, ending any other potential reunions. Despite their recent inactivity, fans still post lots of rare footage on YouTube, such as an awesome clip from the brief period of time that Courtney Love was fronting the group.
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