MIKE PATTON On FAITH NO MORE Reunion: 'We Realized This Music Still Works And Is Still Good'

April 7, 2010

Amy Sciarretto of AOL's Noisecreep recently conducted an interview with FAITH NO MORE singer Mike Patton. An excerpt from the chat follows below.

Noisecreep: After FAITH NO MORE broke up, the band became bigger than it ever was and the mythos of the band took on a life of its own. My question is simple. Why now? And how do you feel doing it?

Patton: Well, "Why now?" is a strange question that I can't answer with any sort of intelligence. I have no idea. There is some sort of thing in our culture that fetishizes things from the past, and we have gotten more attention now that we've reunited than we ever had before. That is automatically weird and tells you about people and our society ... what do they want to hear? They want to hear things that make them comfortable and remind them of certain times and places in their life, which is totally OK. Being as old as we are, we're a part of that. I can tell you this: Musically, we sort of got back together, played together and realized this music still works and is still good and still feels good. Whether or not it is going to translate into today is another question. But we feel confident enough to keep playing it. There you have it. I am not going to lie. There were also offers that were ridiculous.

Noisecreep: Probably something you couldn't turn down?

Patton: You can always turn it down if it doesn't feel good. That is easy, but the point being there was interest and we still felt proud of the music, and we kinda cooked up a new batch or took old ingredients and threw them in a new pot, so it felt right and it was easy ...

Read the entire interview at Noisecreep.

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