Faith No More 'The Real Thing' 30th anniversary Q&A with the band
Faith No More’s pioneering breakthrough album The Real Thing was released on Tuesday June 20th 1989. It was the first studio album to feature a 20 year old Mike Patton on vocals and saw the band explore more musical styles than ever before. It took some time to gain traction but by the end of 1990 The Real Thing was a platinum selling record.
The third album from the band was nominated for a Grammy, received praising reviews and featured as album of the year in Kerrang!, Sounds and RIP Magazine.
In the last 30 years many have cited The Real Thing as an influence and in 2019 it is now heralded by fans and contemporaries alike as one of the greatest albums of all time.
We at Faith No More Followers were keen to mark the 30th anniversary with something extraordinarily special, we therefore approached the band to take part in discussions about the record. However we were aware that fans have never had the chance to quiz Faith No More about this amazing collection of songs.
Now YOU do! We have arranged for the three core members of Faith No More to answer YOUR questions.
Bill Gould, Roddy Bottum and Mike Bordin have kindly agreed to take part in The Real Thing 30th Anniversary Question and Answer Session hosted by ourselves.
You can pose as many questions as you like to one or more of the band members in the comments below or across our social media platforms:
Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Please make sure you state your name, what part of the world you are located in and who your questions are directed towards.
As we expect to receive a tremendous amount of comments we will select the best to propose to the band and they will answer those they choose from this selection.
All questions must be placed before May 22nd 2019 for consideration.
the band have promised us they will be as detailed and forthcoming as possible.
To be in with a better chance of having your query answered here are a few tips.
Make sure your question is in reference to the writing, recording or touring of The Real Thing album, and that it is aimed at the correct band member. Remember this is all about the album's 30 year legacy so make your questions appropriate to the occasion.
Since 1989 Faith No More have spoken about this album on many occasions. Make sure you are not asking a question that has been answered numerous times before. You could read through some articles in our archive and we recommend that you read the The Real Thing chapter in Adrian Harte’s biography Small Victories : The True Story of Faith No More.
Remember this is a celebration of the album. Feel free to ask questions on serious and significant subjects or even add a little humour but don’t try to bait the band or be negative.
Our deadline is May 22nd so there’s plenty of time for you to think about what you really want to discover and how to put this into words. You don’t have to be a journalist to ask an important question but make your entry something to which the band members will enjoy replying.
As soon as we have collected the replies from Bill, Roddy and Mike we will publish them at faithnomorefollowers.com. Please be patient, the band members have kindly promised to take part and to get the best responses will take some consideration.
So get thinking, get writing and good luck!