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Mike Patton (Faith No More)

About this Artist

Born in 1968 in Eureka, California, MIKE PATTON formed Mr. Bungle when he was 17. From there, Patton joined Faith No More. Patton could stop here and still have a musical legacy that would live on for decades; however, in reality those two acts, while highly influential, are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. In 1998, Patton formed the experimental noise act Fantômas with former Mr. Bungle bassist Trevor Dunn, Buzz Osborne of The Melvins, and Dave Lombardo from Slayer; a few years later he joined Tomahawk and collaborated with house music and trip hop trailblazers Dan The Automator and Kid Koala in Lovage. In 2009 he scored his first major motion picture, Crank: High Voltage in 2009. 2010 saw the release of his self-titled Mondo Cane project. In 1999 he founded the record label Ipecac Recordings alongside manager Greg Werckman.

However, like all true Renaissance men, Patton hasn’t limited himself to just music. From his first appearance on Saturday Night Live in 1990 to his feature role in the motion picture thriller Firecracker, to his voiceover work in videogames to giving voice to the creatures in the Will Smith film I Am Legend, Patton has proved that the one constant in his career is that he’s willing to try almost anything.

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