Faith No More
American rockband from San Francisco, California, formed originally as Faith No Man in 1981 by bassist Billy Gould, keyboardist Wade Worthington, frontman Mike Morris and drummer Mike Bordin. A year later when Wade Worthingtonwas replaced by keyboardist Roddy Bottum, and Mike Morris was ousted, the group began calling themselves Faith No More. After going through a series of singers which included Courtney Love, the band was joined by Chuck Mosleyin 1983. The same year, Jim Martinwas recruited to replace guitarist Mark Bowen. The band is best known for combining elements of heavy metal, funk, progressive rock, hip hop, hardcore punk, thrash metal, and jazzand easy listening, among many others, and have been hailed as an influential rock band. Faith No More's present status is disputed. In a January 2013 interview, Mike Patton suggested that the band will not remain active beyond the reunion tour.