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Interview: Bill Gould (of Faith No More)

on October 08, 2010, 12:01am
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As our lunch wraps up (and I know Gould has a million projects to get to), I still have to ask about one last thing. I have to ask about the potential for Faith No More to release another album. It’s the question on everyone’s lips, and I can tell Gould is a bit hesitant about saying anything about it. The last thing that this band needs is unwarranted pressure screwing up the flow and harmony of their reunion.

“Hasn’t been discussed,” he says, so honestly that I’m inclined to believe him. “It’s the elephant in the room. It’s in everybody’s mind but everyone is afraid to talk about it. That’s the reality. All I can do is offer my own opinion, and I’m just 20% of the band. But my thing is, it’s like having a really great plate of food and throwing it on the ground.”

He grins at that thought, and it’s apparent that even though he is just 20% of the band, it’s still an idea that excites him. “Everything is great for doing it and if we did it, it’s going to be great. It’s going to be because this is the best energy ever. And people have done a lot of other things since then that could bring a lot more to it than before. But that’s my take on it. I’ve got to let it go with that because if it’s meant to be, it’s meant to happen.”

And with that, I let my interview go. Whatever the future holds for Mr. Gould and his bands, all we do know is that he has a legion of fans supporting him and a music industry that’s about to get a swift kick in the ass.

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