Faith No More is an American rock band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1979.Before settling on their current moniker in 1983, the band performed under the names Sharp Young Men and later Faith No Man.Bassist Billy Gould, keyboardist Roddy Bottum and drummer Mike Bordin are the longest remaining members of the band, having been involved with Faith No More since its inception. The band underwent several lineup changes early in their career, along with some major changes later on. The current lineup of Faith No More consists of Gould, Bottum, Bordin, guitarist Jon Hudson, and vocalist Mike Patton.
After releasing six albums, Faith No More officially announced their breakup on April 20, 1998. They have since reunited, embarked on The Second Coming Tour from 2009–2012, and released their seventh studio album, Sol Invictus, in May 2015.
In an interview with Billboard magazine, Mike Patton described Sol Invictus as a “post-punk record with tons of atmosphere. It’s like ELO or The Beach Boys going through a gothic laundry cycle.” Members of Faith No More have acknowledged certain bands as an influence early on, including: Killing Joke, PIL, and Theatre of Hate.