Faith No More members Roddy Bottum, Mike Bordin and Billy Gould have been working on new music according to a recent interview on “The Ring, The Cage, And The Stage.” This work is currently being made without Mike Patton, and according to Bottum, the trio have no current plans for the music at the moment.
As Bottum explained:
“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 [or] 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.”
In addition, Bottum spoke a bit on the recording of the band’s latest album Sol Invictus, that was released back in 2015. Earlier this year the band’s frontman Patton stated that the band was on an extended hiatus during an interview with Full Metal Jackie.
“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,” Bottum explained in the interview. “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 [playing] these shows of old songs.”
The band took a hiatus for eleven years, before eventually reuniting again in 2009. During this time the band made numerous live appearances across Europe as part of their Second Coming Tour. This was followed up by a compilation album entitled The Very Best Definitive Ultimate Greatest Hits Collection, released in 2009 by Rhino Records.
“So we took it to the next level [by making an album] and that felt really good,” he continued in the interview. “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.”
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