Mike Bordin of Faith No More spoke to APTV at Aftershock 2015 about getting back on the stage and the future of the band.
“Coming back and doing what we’ve done, I say just first of all, I was happy playing with Ozzy. I liked what I did,” Bordin says. “Coming back and doing this, we expected to do a few shows for fun, and it felt good. We enjoyed doing it and coming back after a long layoff with no expectation. We just played music and we had a good time doing it.”
Bordin, who estimates he's played about 1,000 shows in 15 years, describes the reaction fans have had to recent Faith No More shows.
“You never know what you get until you get it with us, so for people to respond to it and give it a shot—man, it’s awesome,” he says. “I’m grateful for that, and I’m super proud of the album.”
The drummer talked about the importance of developing and evolving as a band to continuously provide something new and different to fans.
“The one thing about this band is we expect to evolve. We don't value sort of finding that formula, and then just hammering on that same button. To us that's death, we just don't do it.”
So what’s next for Faith No More? Bordin tells all.
“You’re gonna get a lot of stuff. There’s gonna be humor, there’s gonna be as much energy as we have to give you,” he says. “Hopefully there will be some melody and some groove, and I mean look, it’s Faith No More. Expect everything. We give you everything we have, that’s the only way we know how to do it.”
Watch the video for more details about new music and the band’s new stage aesthetic.