A new Faith No More studio album on the horizon?

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By now, you’ve surely heard that Faith No More has reunited. If you haven’t, then let us inform you. Back in February, legendary experimental rockers, FNM, announced that they would reform for a European tour (minus guitarist Jim Martin), including stops at Download Festival and Hurricane Festival, to name a couple. This is the first time the band has played together since April of 1998. So after an eleven year hiatus from each other, Faith No More is returning to the stage – old news by now. But let’s think for a moment of what could make this even better: a planned studio album.

Although it has not yet been officially confirmed by the band, a rumor has sprouted from Kill Your Stereo that Faith No More intend to release a new studio album. Mike Patton has kept mum about the possibility but let’s consider that in April of last year, when asked about the likelihood of a reunion by Fuse TV’s Talking Metal, he replied, “I highly doubt it.” Like a skilled politician, he’s told us these white lies before. Back in 1998, Patton denied rumors of a breakup before Faith No More the band capitulated and pulled out of a Aerosmith tour.

Well, all we can do is wait. But do not despair. Rhino Records will release a greatest hits and b-sides double CD entitled, The Very Best Definitive Ultimate Greatest Hits Collection. Due for release on June 8th in the the UK and June 9, 2009 in the states, the album’s first disc will include the best of the best of their catalogue while the second is a collection of b-sides.

Unfortunately, as far as we can tell, still no plans for a North American tour. Maybe they’re waiting for that new album?

The Very Best Definitive Ultimate Greatest Hits Collection Disc 1 Tracklist:
01. The Real Thing
02. From Out of Nowhere
03. Epic
04. We Care a Lot
05. R’n’R
06. Kindergarten
07. Caffeine
08. Land of Sunshine
09. Be Aggressive
10. Midlife Crisis
11. A Small Victory
12. Everything’s Ruined
13. Evidence
14. Digging the Grave
15. Ricochet
16. Ashes to Ashes
17. Stripsearch
18. Easy

The Very Best Definitive Ultimate Greatest Hits Collection Disc 2 Tracklist:
01. Absolute Zero
02. The Big Kahuna
03. Light Up And Let Go
04. I Won’t Forget You
05. The World Is Yours
06. Hippie Jam Song
07. Sweet Emotion
08. New Improved Song
09. Das Schutzenfest
10. This Guy’s In Love With You

Faith No More 2009 Tour Dates:
06/10 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy
06/12 – Donington Park, UK @ Download Festival
06/13 – Interlaken, CH @ Greenfield Festival
06/14 – Milan, IT @ Rock in Idro
06/16 – Berlin, DE @ Kindl-Buhne Wuhlheide
06/19 – Nickelsdorf, AT @ Nova Rock Festival
06/20 – Eichenring Scheeflel, DE @ Hurricane Festival
06/21 – Tuttlingen, DE @ Southside Festival
06/22 – Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle
06/24 – Helsinki, FI @ Kaisaniemi Park
06/25 – Arendal, NO @ Hove Festival
06/27 – Borlange, SE @ Peace and Love Festival
07/03 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
07/05 – Turku, FI @ Ruisrock Festival
08/20 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop Festival
08/21 – NL @ Lowlands Festival
08/22 – Erfurt, DE @ Highfield Festival
08/23 – Oberhausen, DE @ Area 4 Festival
08/29 – Paris, FR @ Rock en Seine