FAITH NO MORE has added a second Manchester performance, on June 9 at O2 Apollo, with both the band and Live Nation donating all proceeds from the outing to the Australian fire relief funds established by Wires and the CFS Foundation.
Roddy Bottum said: “Australia is a country that we connected with early on in our career. We spent time not only with the people in their cities but also at its beaches and driving through its vast terrains.”
“Reading the news about what’s been happening in Australia has been heartbreaking,” Bill Gould added. “It’s hard to even comprehend the scale of damage; hopefully this small contribution on our part can make a difference somewhere.”
In a November 2018 interview with Chandler Sorrells of “The Ring, The Cage, and The Stage”, keyboardist Roddy Bottum revealed that he has been writing new material for the next FAITH NO MORE album with bandmates Mike Bordin and Billy Gould.
“I will periodically go to San Francisco and make music with those guys. What we do is a really special, unique thing that we kind of share — especially like me and Mike Bordin and Billy… We were super young — we were, like, 18 [or] 19 years old — when we started making music, so we kind of get in the room and we have a language that speaks really loud and really clear, at least to the three of us.
“I mean, where it goes is questionable, but we have sort of a language that’s kind of undeniable in a really sort of family sense,” he added. “And I think we all acknowledge that it’s not something that any of us wanna turn our backs on, and it’s kind of fun to do. So in the hopes of pushing things forward and making new music, we continue to do that, to get together and make new sounds and just have a dialogue about prospects and songs and where we go in the future.”