Mike Patton

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Mike Patton (born January 27, 1968) is an American musician, best known as the lead singer of the band Faith No More.

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  • I got one entire song from fortune cookies (Land of Sunshine). On another one, I took words from different Frank Sinatra songs and pasted them together. Another one, I was just driving around and there was a piece of paper on the ground, so I stole it.
    • Guitar Magazine, September 1992.
  • Puffy's the only guy who's jealous. "All drummers want to be singers. I think it's a myth that the singer needs to be the focus. Bands perpetuate that myth. With somebody like Sebastian Bach it makes sense. Look at him. He could be in an Avon ad.
    • Guitar Magazine, September 1992.
  • It's (RV) about a slob sitting around who doesn't do anything. I kind of identify with it.
    • Guitar Magazine, September 1992.
  • Big Jim is over and out, as far as I am concerned.
    • "Dangerous Jokers" - (Nieuwe Revu, 17-24 May 1995)
  • Trey Spruance didn't want to tour for ages. And Dean Menta has always been our guitar-roadie during Angel Dust, and I remember him playing fantastically during soundchecks. During each gig, he was watching from the side of the stage, seeing Big Jim play stuff that he could play better.
    • "Dangerous Jokers" - (Nieuwe Revu, 17-24 May 1995)
  • There's a lot of positive stuff to say about him... Why can't I think of any now? (laughs) Oh, here's something positive: Big Jim's best trait of character was that he has always been himself... which was his worst trait of character at the same time.
    • "Dangerous Jokers" - (Nieuwe Revu, 17-24 May 1995)
  • Oh, have you seen Beavis and Butt-Head when they watch one of our videos and Beavis goes: 'These guys sound just like the Chili Peppers?' As if I haven't heard that one before!"
    • "Dangerous Jokers" - (Nieuwe Revu, 17-24 May 1995)
  • Recently, a girl chained herself to me with hand-cuffs after a gig, just because I refused to talk to her. I politely declined, though. I am a well-bred boy. I don't want to be too specific, but... it got pretty ugly.
    • "Dangerous Jokers" - (Nieuwe Revu, 17-24 May 1995)
  • Despite the aural onslaught, King (For A Day) is not an assault I think it's us being us, more than anything. I think we finally had the resources to be us on this record.
    • "Faith No More" - (CMJ New Music Monthly, April 1995)
  • Revenge is good. I think revenge is healthy too, and if you can use music in that way, a sort of therapeutic way for yourself, it can't do any harm. So if King (For A Day...Fool For A Lifetime) is angry in any way, it's angry in a random, chaotic, healthy way. Like the guy who goes into a building, shoots a bunch of holes in the wall and then leaves. He didn't kill anybody.
    • "Faith No More" - (CMJ New Music Monthly, April 1995)
  • We just wanna be the happy bums that we are. That's all.
    • "Faith No More" - (CMJ New Music Monthly, April 1995)

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