FAITH NO MORE | Classic Rock Magazine | July 2015
Three page FAITH NO MORE spread in the July edition of Classic Rock Magazine.
Article by Nick Hasted with photo portraits by Ross Halfin, featuring interviews with Bill Gould, Roddy Bottum and Mike Patton.
Here are some rather cool quotes.
"We all thought, 'How long can we do this before we become Tom Jones playing Reno?' I think it was at the back of everybody's minds that, 'Gee, are we going to do new music?' But we didn't talk about it. And maybe I was responsible for that. To me, it was business. 'Let's go back, let's do this shit, it's awesome to see you guys, but this is what we're doing.' We were cautious, because comebacks suck. I can't name a great comeback record. We didn't want to make a piece of shit under our name, just to do it."
"We all care about the legacy of what we'd done and we didn't want to fuck it up.The worst possible scenario would have been the band re-forms, and writes a bunch of radio songs to make some money. But it was so clearly not about that. It was for ourselves. The tones of what we were creating were super-dark, unapologetic and bold."
"My first reaction was, 'Ooh, I don't know if I would have enjoyed that'. When the band split up, I was the last man standing. And when the band got back together, I was the last guy wanting to get back in, because I knew how it felt to be the last man standing."
"I don't see this music we're doing as a product of our maturity," he says. "I think it's trying to hold onto a spark that we had. The maturity comes in how we manage that."