Faith No More's Gould Sold Off Record Collection To Annoy Friends

(Classic Rock) Faith No More's Billy Gould says he once sold off his entire record collection for albums he didn't want - in order to annoy people. And it's just one example of how desperate his band were to avoid fitting in when they broke through in the 1980s.

The reunited outfit are currently on tour supporting comeback album Sol Invictus, released in May. Gould tells the Guardian: "I traded my classic vinyl collection for Huey Lewis And The News records just to piss off my friends. It was the stupidest thing I've ever done - but for about 10 minutes I got a lot of satisfaction out of it."

FNM have always made a point of changing direction, and the concept is well-represented by 1992's Angel Dust, which their label didn't want to release because they were certain it would flop. Gould says: "The classic line was, 'I hope you didn't just buy houses.'"

But frontman Mike Patton adds: "Of course we did." Read more here.

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