FAITH NO MORE REUNITE WITH CHUCK MOSLEY (DON’T WORRY, IT WAS ONLY FOR A FEW SONGS)
This past August, former Faith No More vocalist Chuck Mosley claimed that the band had invited him to participate in at least one of their European reunion shows, but that he couldn’t partake because “my passport expired and I couldn’t get it in time.” This was part of the same interview in which that he asserted that that firing Jim Martin “was as big if not bigger a mistake than getting rid of me” because without Martin (who Mosley said was “the personality” of the band), “That Jagger/Richards, Plant/Page thing was gone.” My point being that once you’ve argued that the Great Pumpkin is really real, you lose all credibility, and I was never really sure that Mosley had been invited to participate in any FNM reunion.
Well, a bag of crow I doth eateth, ’cause Mosley hopped on-stage with the band last night in San Francisco for a rendition of the group’s classic song “We Care a Lot.” [And some others, as it turns out. -Ed.] Unfortunately, his voice sounded like shit, he managed to muster all the excitement of Gene Hoglan being told he has to eat a salad, the song was not done as a duet with Mike Patton [Although “Introduce Yourself” was. – Ed.], and poor Chucky had to stoop to sharing the stage with Jon Hudson, Martin’s replacement that less than a year ago Mosley claimed he couldn’t even name.
The FNM dudes are mensches for having Mosley on-stage, but when they come to NYC this summer, I seriously hope they leave Mosley in SF. ‘Cause as much as I like this song, I always thought it sounded better with Mike Patton. The way pretty much everything sounds better with Mike Patton.