Faith No More Reunion Won’t Include Guitarist Jim Martin
Faith No More have confirmed their reunion plans but one important member from their heyday is missing: legendary guitarist ‘Big Sick Ugly’ Jim Martin.
The 2009 line-up has been reported as follows: Mike Bordin (drums), Roddy Bottum (keyboards), Bill Gould (bass), Jon Hudson (guitar) and Mike Patton (vocals).
Jon Hudson was FNM’s guitarist between 1997-1998.
Bill Gould issued the following statement: “Faith No More has always stood out as some sort of unique beast; part dog, part cat — its music almost as schizophrenic as the personalities of its members.
“When it all worked, it worked really well, even if the chemistry was always volatile.”
Blabbermouth has more here.
‘What’s changed is that this year, for the first time, we’ve all decided to sit down together and talk about it [the reunion].
‘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 realise 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.
‘Meanwhile we find ourselves at a moment in time with zero label obligations, still young and strong enough to deliver a kick-ass set, with enthusiasm to not only revisit our past but possibly add something to the present.
‘And so with this we’ve decided to hold our collective breaths and jump off this cliff…. BACK, GOD FORBID, INTO THE MONKEY CAGE!’
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