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Faith No More is an alternative metal group that formed in San Francisco, California, USA in 1979. Their music combines elements of various different genres, including heavy metal, funk, hardcore punk, progressive, electronica, soul, gospel, film scores, soft rock, R&B, hip hop and jazz, among many others.

Faith No More formed in 1979 under the name Sharp Young Men, and later Faith No Man. This early incarnation of the band was fronted Mike "The Man" Morris. Roddy Bottum, Mike Bordin, and Billy Gould decided they wanted rid of him, and rather than firing him, all three quit. They changed their name to Faith No More at the suggestion of a friend (as "The Man" was no more). After cycling through a few guitarists, the members recruited Jim Martin. A number of singers passed through, including a brief stint by Courtney Love. Chuck Mosley became the full time singer and appeared on their first two records. Their best known song from this era is probably "We Care a Lot", which satirized the prevalence of charity-related rock efforts such as Live Aid and "We Are the World".

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Billy Gould
since 1983 till 1998 Bass
since 2009 Bass
Roddy Bottum
since 1983 till 1998 Keyboard
since 2009 Keyboard
Mike Bordin
since 1983 till 1998 Drum set
since 2009 Drum set
Mike Patton
since 1988 till 1998 Lead vocal
since 2009 Lead vocal
Jim Martin
since 1984 till 1993 Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
Jon Hudson
since 1996 till 1998 Guitar
since 2009 Guitar
Chuck Mosley
since 1984 till 1988 Lead vocal
Trey Spruance
since 1994 till 1995 Guitar
Dean Menta
since 1995 till 1996 Guitar
since 1983 till 1984 Guitar
Walter O'Brien
since 1983 till 1984 Lead vocal
Courtney Love
since 1984 till 1984 Lead vocal
Jake Smith
since 1983 till 1983 Guitar
Joe Callahan
since 1983 till 1983 Lead vocal
Paula Frazer
since 1984 till 1984 Guitar, Lead vocal
Craig Shell
since 1983 till 1983 Guitar
Desmond Shea
since 1984 till 1984 Guitar
Mark Bowen
since 1984 till 1984 Guitar

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