Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane project performed the first of two shows last night in Italy, backed by a 40 piece orchestra. The group covered much of the Mondo Cane repertoire of Italian Pop love songs and a surprise cover of Mr. Bungle’s “Retrovertigo’ as an encore, from Mr. Bungle’s California album. California just turned twenty-years-old recently and that band will perform six shows next year. Check out the setlist and watch fan-filmed videos from the show. Continue reading
Vocal instructor and YouTuber Beth Roars is back with another video where she critiques the talents and performances of singers. Watch her critique Mike Patton of Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk, Peeping Tom, Fantômas, Mondo Cane, Dead Cross and more. Watch her give hot takes on samples of Patton’s “greatest hits” such as ‘Get Out’, ‘Evidence’, ‘Cuckoo for Caca’, ‘Easy’, ‘Just A Man’, ‘My Ass is On Fire’, and a few more tracks to get a sense of his vast range and ability to perform in different styles. Check it out! Continue reading
Mike Patton (Faith No More, Dead Cross, Mr. Bungle, Mondo Cane, Tomahawk, Peeping Tom, Fantômas) was slated to sing the US National Anthem ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ yesterday before the Dallas Cowboys versus the Los Angels Rams NFL Playoffs game. Sadly, at the last-minute, Patton canceled due to illness. Too bad since Patton is a legend and it would have been rad to see him sing in a more traditional setting. Get well soon Mike! We hope you get another shot someday.
Legendary singer and artist Mike Patton (Faith No More, Dead Cross, Mondo Cane, Tomahawk, Peeping Tom) will sing the United States National Anthem, ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ by Francis Scott Key, at tomorrow’s (January 12th, 2019) NFL playoffs game between The Dallas Cowboys vs. The Los Angeles Rams. The game starts at 8:15 EST. Patton is widely regarded as the best singer in heavy music with a four-octave range. Continue reading
As posted by the Faith No More Blog on Facebook, in an interview with Diffuser.fm, avant-garde composer, pianist and multi-instrumentalist Anthony Pateras revealed that he has a new duo project with Mike Patton. The pair are dubbed tētēma (stylized in lowercase) and have produced an album Geocidal (Ipecac), due on December 8th. The two artists have performed together and recorded in the past, with Pateras notably opening for Patton’s Mondo Cane project a few times. This news is on the heels of an already productive year for Patton who has been touring with his numerous bands, and releasing an new single and prepping an new album for 2015 with Faith No More. Pateras, from Australia, is of international renown for his compositions, and prolific output which has seen him put out 18 releases this decade alone.
Pateras said of the collaboration:
“Geocidal started when I locked myself in an ex-convent in rural France for 10 days to think about rhythm and sound,” explained Pateras. “I then went to Paris to record the drums and prepared piano with Will Guthrie…that was the first thing to go down, then all kinds of analogue electronics, followed by orchestrations including strings, winds, brass and orchestral percussion. This process took about a year and a half, and we started to add vocals in January of this year when I visited Mike in San Francisco. We had the craziest 48 hours together, and somewhere in between finishing each other’s thoughts, it became apparent to us that this music was going to be very, very special.”