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Overview (3)

Born in Eureka, California, USA
Birth NameMichael Allen Patton
Height 5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Michael Allan Patton was born on January 27th 1968 in California. He formed the band Mr Bungle at the age of 15, and after Jim Martin (of Faith No More) heard Mr Bungle, Mike was asked to join Faith No More as a permanent full time vocalist. After a turbulent career which lasted until April 1998, Faith No More broke up and since then Mike has participated and created some of the most bizarre and creative musical works ever to exist, including his brainchild Fantomas.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: funeral666

Spouse (1)

Titi Zuccatosta (1994 - 2001)

Trade Mark (1)

Wide vocal range, ranging from low growls to wailing falsetto.

Trivia (12)

Highly talented singer of Faith No More (1989 to 1998 when the band broke up), Mr Bungle, Fantomas, Maldoror, and a solo career (2 albums, Pranzo Oltranzista (1997) and Adult Themes For Voice (1996)). Has also worked with John Zorn, Sepultura and was a part of the "Weird Little Boy" project with Zorn and Bungle guitarist Trey Sprunace (who also joined Faith No More for the album "King For A Day, Fool For A Lifetime" 1995).
Replaced Chuck Mosely as Faith No More's singer in 1989.
Co-founded and co-owns Ipecac Records.
Acted as Jimmy Stewart's "Scottie" role from the film "Vertigo" in the Faith No More video for "Last Cup Of Sorrow."
Has recorded songs in many languages, including Italian, Spanish, Portugese, and German among others.
Studied English at Humboldt State University - left school before his junior year to sing for the band Faith No More
Now sings in the bands Tomahawk with Duane Denison (guitar, The Jesus Lizard), Kevin Rutmanis (bass, the Melvins) and John Stainer (drums, Helmet)and in the band Lovage with Dan the Automator (Gorilaz, Deltron 3030, Handsome Boy Modeling School and countless others), Jennifer Charles (Elysian Fields)and Kid Koala, and in the upcoming band Peeping Tom also with Dan the Automator.
Patton is a twentieth generation Native American.
Did vocals for The Dillinger Escape Plan's 2002 EP "Irony Is A Dead Scene".
Currently doing the voice acting for the Capcom Video game Bionic Commando to be released on XBOX360. [January 2008]
New album 'Mondo Cane' to be released on May 4th: containing Italian pop songs covers from the 50s and 60s. Sung with full orchestra arrangement by the 'Filarmonica Toscanini'. [April 2010]
Faith No More broke up in 1998, but has reunited and is currently touring. [June 2009]

Personal Quotes (5)

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!
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.
We just wanna be the happy bums that we are. That's all.
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.
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.

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