Roddy Bottum Discusses Writing New Music with Billy and Puffy

In a recent interview with Chandler Sorrells from “The Ring, The Cage, and The Stage”, Roddy Bottum has confirmed that he’s been recording with Billy and Puffy of Faith No More, alongside discussing Bottum’s other bands Imperial Teen and Nasty Band, reuniting with Chuck Mosley before his death, and the opioid crisis.

Here’s the key parts of the interview:

Chandler Sorrells: At the beginning of the year there was a post and picture on social media of you, Billy, and Puffy going into the recording studio in Emeryville.  Do you mind elaborating on what happened that day?  The new book quotes that you guys continued to work together for the next few months.

What do you hope happens regarding the future of the Faith No More verses what do you think will actually be the future of Faith No More?

Roddy Bottum: Yeah it’s hard to say, the last record was a real struggle to make, it felt really good and it was a really great exercise in taking us and our inner family, sort of like, creative process to the next level. It was a place that we kind of needed to go to make Sol Invictus.

We had spent a lot of time sort of coming back together and getting to know each other again, and making music again, and playing old songs, and then it kind of reached a point where like, it felt kind of dirty to just do what we were doing, just these shows of like old songs. So we took it to the next level and that felt really good.

I think we all walked away from that, even though it was like a really hard process to get through that record, I think we walked away from it with really positive, optimistic sort of perspectives.

So, like getting back together, I will periodically go to San Francisco and make music with those guys. And we do what we do, it’s a really special, unique thing that we kind of share, especially like me and Mike Bordin and Billy.

When we were super young, we were, like you know, 18-19 years old and 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. And it sort of, I think we all acknowledge that it’s not something that any of us want to turn our backs on, and it’s kind of fun to do.

So in the hopes of like pushing things forward and making new music, we continue to do that, to like get together and make new sounds and like just have a dialogue about, you know, prospects and songs and where we go in the future.

Chandler Sorrells: Right on, so what you’re saying is since the last tour ended ya’ll have pretty much been jamming and toying around with stuff, that ya’ll don’t know for sure yet what might come from it. Am I correct?

Roddy Bottum: Yeah, that’s fair to say. Yes. Absolutely

Listen to Chandel Sorrells’ Interview Roddy Bottum

Here’s the interview, dropping you straight into the question about Faith No More’s new music.  Be sure to check out the interview from the beginning.


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