February 27, 2009 1:15
Faith No More release reunion statement
Band hope they can "live up" to their own legacy
Faith No More have released a statement confirming that they will reunite for a tour this year.
The statement reads:
“During the entire 10 years that have passed since our decision to break up we've experienced constant rumors and requests from fans and promoters alike. Nevertheless, for whatever reason, none of us kept in regular touch, much less to discuss any possibilities of getting together.”
The band then say reflection on their music prompted the reunion.
“What's changed is that this year, for the first time, we've all decided to sit down together and talk about it. And what we've discovered is that time has afforded us enough distance to look back on our years together through a clearer lens and made us realize that through all the hard work, the music still sounds good, and we are beginning to appreciate the fact that we might have actually done something right…and so with this we've decided to hold our collective breaths and jump off this cliff.... BACK, GOD FORBID, INTO THE MONKEY CAGE!!!”
They conclude with a line-up confirmation, which does not include guitarist Jim Martin, who left the band in 1993.
‘We can only hope that the experience of playing together again will yield results erratic and unpredictable enough to live up to the legacy of FNM. Who know where this will end or what it will bring up...only the future knows. But we are about to find out!
FAITH NO MORE are:
Mike Bordin, Roddy Bottum, Bill Gould, Jon Hudson and Mike Patton.”
Stay tuned to NME.COM for tour dates and venue information.
--By our New York staff.
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