In the long lost interview we published today, Mike Patton of Faith No More talked about releasing new music by the Melvins. That was a good decade and a half ago, but King Buzzo et. al. are still at it, having just posted the new single, “Captain Comedown,” off of a split EP they’re releasing with tourmates Le Butcherettes. If you want to get your hands on the Chaos As Usual 10″ — not to mention, see one of the most rip-roarin’ live bands out there — the Melvins will be selling it when they hit Santos Party House on June 29 and 30.
So, Faith No More’s comeback album Sol Invictus just debuted at #14 on the Billboard 200 – a hell of an accomplishment for a rock band these days, even if it isn’t quite enough for “album of the year” status (then again, FNM already has an Album of the Year). With the band set to play Madison Square Garden in August, I remembered that sometime around 1998-99, I interviewed frontman Mike Patton for a zine I was trying to put together for the old Knitting Factory, back when it was in Tribeca. The zine didn’t end up happening, so the conversation was never published, but I recently dug up the tape and gave it a listen.