Lost in the today’s Coachella madness (webcasts and volcanoes) was this little nugget from last night (via slicing up eyeballs): Original Faith No More singer Chuck Mosley rejoined his former, recently reunited bandmates during their Coachella warm-up show at at San Franciscos Warfield Theatre.
Mosely, who hadn’t played with the band in over 20 years, joined Faith No More to front a rendition of “We Care A Lot” as well as duet with current frontman Mike Patton on “As the Worm Turns”, “Death March”, “We Care a Lot”, and “Mark Bowen”.
Per Spinning Platters:
The real surprise for the night, however, arrived with the first encore. Just as the band kicked into the first chords of As The Worm Turns, Patton abruptly departed the stage, and was replaced by a taller, slightly-heavyset man with a dreaded mohawk and a furry red coat. Shock and awe turned into screams of insane admiration: this was Chuck Mosley, original singer for Faith No More, rejoining the rest of the band for the first time in nearly 22 years. Without a moments hesitation, he picked up where Patton left off, tearing into the encore with performances from the bands first two albums, including the rarities Mark Bowen and Death March. The crowd seemed to be utterly transfixed by Mosleys appearance; one he had finished the first encore, Patton rejoined the band to finish the night. After a performance of Stripsearch (punctuated by a Chariots Of Fire-theme introduction) Mosley and Patton went head to head, closing out the show with a thunderous performance of Introduce Yourself.
Below, we included a video of “We Care a Lot”, complete with dreaded mohawk. (We also included a list of other opportunities to see FNM in the weeks ahead). Head to slicing up eyeballs to see more clips from the concert.
Faith No More 2010 Tour Dates:
04/13 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
04/14 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
04/17 Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
07/02 Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Waterfront
07/03 Philadelphia, PA @ The Mann Center
07/05 Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Waterfront
07/08 – Lisbon, PT @ Optimus Alive!
07/09 – Madrid, ES @ Sonisphere Spain
07/10 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live
07/15 – Dour, BE @ Dour Festival
07/16 – Berne, CH @ Gurtenfestival