Faith No More
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Over the course of a dozen years, Faith No More lived at least three different lives. The first began as a funky hard-rock band with original singer Chuck Mosley, but didn't break through until 1989's The Real Thing (with its inescapable hit "Epic"), which featured a more streamlined hard-rock sound and new vocalist Mike Patton. Anyone familiar with Patton's work won't be surprised that FNM grew weirder under his reign, with 1992's excellent Angel Dust taking frequent detours into stranger territory (like the novelty song "Jizzlobber"). It was the band's peak; numerous lineup changes would hobble FNM for the rest of the decade before it officially split in 1998. It reunited in 2008 with its final lineup for some festival dates; there's no word on new material yet.