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FNM won’t let fans down says Bottum

Faith No More keyboardist Roddy Bottum promises the band won’t let their fans down with their reunion record.

The follow-up to 1997’s Album Of The Year is expected later this year, following the release of a single entitled Superhero next month.

Bottum reports that bassist Billy Gould is nearing completion on the mixing, and that frontman Mike Patton has “done an amazing job” with his contribution.

He adds: “I can only say it sounds like us and it doesn’t – in the best possible way. You know what to expect, and we are going to honour that expectation the only way we know how.”

The keyboardist underlines that fan support is essential to FNM’s continuation, saying: “The overwhelming response regarding the tour dates and the upcoming LP is really really profound. Basically it’s a super-cheesy sentiment, but if there wasn’t a you there wouldn’t be an us.”

Describing the band’s tour plans as an “upcoming onslaught” he adds: “We’re going to try and reach as many of you as we can. Sorry if you’re skipped on this first go round – we’ll try and fix that. We can’t guarantee anything but it’s our intention not to leave anyone out. Thanks for being understanding in this regard.”

FNM play this year’s Download festival at Donington on June 12-14. (opens in new tab)

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.