Faith No More to Reunite with Original Vocalist Chuck Mosley for Two Shows
On Friday, August 19th, Faith No More will reissue their long out-of-print debut album We Care a Lot. Though the band rose to fame two albums later with Mike Patton, there are those who argue that the band’s lineup with original vocalist Chuck Mosley — who performed on the aforementioned debut and 1987’s Introduce Yourself — was the only true Faith No More. Which is approximately as silly as claiming that Paul Di’Anno’s Iron Maiden is superior to Bruce Dickinson’s… but Mosley’s contributions to the band were certainly important, laying the foundation for all that was to come.
So: Mosley, who’s been musically active in recent years after a long hiatus, has two upcoming shows scheduled on Thursday, August 18th in San Francisco and Saturday, August 20th in Los Angeles, both listed as appearing “with friends.” It doesn’t take a rocket surgeon to muster a guess as to who those friends might be given the timing, and rumors have been swirling, but Faith No More just released a video confirming the reunion with their old pal. It’s clever, and you should watch it below.
Mosley previously performed a few songs with the band on their 2010 U.S. reunion run at a show in San Francisco, but this will be the first time they’ve performed a full set together since Mosley was ousted from the band in 1988. The implication is that they’ll be playing We Care a Lot in full to celebrate its re-release, but only those lucky enough to attend one of these two shows will know for sure… at least until the next morning, when cell-phone videos will inevitably flood the internet. We’ll keep you posted!
[via Metal Insider]