Faith No More

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    Failure's Ken Andrews on the Absurdity of Hair Metal

    Failure is slated to perform at Riot Fest this Friday, September 19th. Though the band enjoyed a great deal of popularity during its first run before splitting in 1997, its influence has loomed large on a good deal of guitar rock that has come along since. If someone writes a book like Our Band Coul ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014
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    November 1, 2013

    10 things to do for $10 (7 free!) in Denver this weekend, November 1-3

    Halloween is over, but fall festivities have just begun. Today marks the start of both Denver Arts Week and the Day of the Dead, so this weekend will be packed with activity. From First Friday art openings to a comedy show full of the best local talent, there's plenty to do this weekend that will b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    What we're all listening to right now

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Ten most common metal subgenres examined

    Keeping track of metal and all its subgenres can often be a confusing and frustrating. Classic and thrash metal are at the center of the metal universe, while various other styles are major and minor constellations radiating manic energy. Sorting through the subgenres can be a tedious task. Thus why ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Westword Music Showcase recap from City Hall Amphitheatre

    Every year at the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages. In addition to their emcee duties, we ask them to pull double duty by submitting a travelogue of their individual stage. Shawn White hosted at City Hall Amphitheatre this past Saturday. Keep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    SPEAKEASY TIGER @ MARQUIS THEATER | SAT, 4/27/13 Half a decade ago, Speakeasy Tiger seemed to be in the right place at the right time, with a kind of electro-rock that was equal parts Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Gossip, only gone in a more pop direction. The group got its start as an expansion of origin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Backbeat's top five spins: This is what we're listening to this week. What's on your playlist?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Senon Williams of Dengue Fever: "We did one gig at a time in the beginning."

    Dengue Fever (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater) was born of Zac and Ethan Holtzman's fascination with the pop music that had come out of Cambodia prior to the Khmer Rouge takeover of that country in 1975. Pre-Khmer Rouge Cambodia had a thriving pop and rock scene that was influenced by Western po ... More >>

  • Music

    January 19, 2012

    Secret Chiefs 3

    Tuesday, January 24, Bluebird Theater, 888-929-7849.

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Soundgarden's Matt Cameron on the reunion and singing on Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

    ​In 1984, Soundgarden (due at Red Rocks tonight with The Mars Volta) started out as a three piece with Chris Cornell on drums and vocals, Kim Thayil on guitar and Hiro Yamamoto on bass. Within a year, the trio recruited Scott Sundquist to play drums, so that Cornell could cultivate his skills ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    In honor of Modest Mouse and Big Boi: A look at the Top 10 rap/rock collaborations of all time

    ​In case you haven't heard yet, Modest Mouse is working with Big Boi on its next album. Seriously. Yeah, we're having a hard time even trying to imagine what that's going to sound like. The news, however, did get us thinking about the ten of the best and rap/rock collaborations. You know Aeros ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Soundgarden coming to Red Rocks on July 18!

    ​Black hole sun, won't you come and wash away the rain? What an absolutely perfect sentiment for a soggy day like today. Well, except for the black hole part -- not even sure what that means exactly, black hole sun. Do you know? Anyhow, just got word that Soundgarden, authors of that curious t ... More >>

  • Music

    January 6, 2011

    Dave Aude

    Thursday, January 6, Beta, 303-383-1909.

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Red Hot Chili Peppers give Glee the Heisman. Five other acts least likely to license their music.

    ​In recent years, there's been a parade of artists refusing to license their tracks, whether it's been for use in video games, commercials or television shows. Seems like some of these old timers have sticks up their butts when it comes to relinquishing artistic control and just don't get it. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Otis Taylor and Trace Bundy top our weekly playlists

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Bonnaroo 2010 lineup revealed: Chromeo with Daryl Hall, Stevie Wonder, the Avett Brothers, Against Me!, Kings of Leon, Dave Matthews Band and more...

    As if we didn't already have enough reason to find our way to Tennesee to catch the Flaming Lips playing Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety, we now have even more incentive -- namely, Chromeo with Daryl Hall and Stevie Wonder!

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of January 25, 2010

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Faith restored: Coachella 2010 lineup announced

    Fucking A. Ask and ye shall receive, eh? (Well, it's not Denver, but close enough.) Just glimpsed the lineup for this year's Coachella. As far as headliners go, you've got your Jay-Z and your LCD Soundsystem and, uh, let's see here, Thom Yorke and ... yada, yada, yada. Whatever, dude. Five words: Fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Top ten reunions we'd rather not see

    Better Than Ezra ​There have been a lot of bands in the history of the universe and most of them, at one point or another, have broken up. Surprisingly, we've found the majority of them have reformed despite themselves. Another surprise is the amount of bands still playing -- Better Than Ezra, Sev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Top ten reunions we'd like to see

    Gail Butensky​In recent history we've been treated to the reunions of Mission of Burma, Gang of Four, Antipop Consortium, among others. This year, Faith No More, Sunny Day Real Estate and Pavement got back together, and, of course, there's the ever pervasive rumors of Soundgarden reconvening at so ... More >>

  • Music

    September 17, 2009

    Oh My God

    Tuesday, September 22, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

  • Music

    August 13, 2009
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    August 12, 2009

    The band retains the name

    ​In the world of heavy metal, lead singers are as indispensible as riffs and distortion--that is, except for when they get used up and thrown away like yesterday's drumsticks. While frontmen are the face and voice of many bands, they seem particularly prone to quitting, dying or getting fired, lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    The blog shortcut, June 16 edition

    Thoughts about food for thoughts.... Today in Cafe Society: • Meet and greet at Civic Center Eats. • A sixth Five Guys coming to Colorado Boulevard? • Black Pearl celebrates four years on South Pearl Street with free wine, cocktails and food. • 3 Sons finally back in business. • New Ein ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Mile High Makeout: New EP from Dualistics

    Thanks to the ever-gracious Charley Hine, I've had the opportunity to listen to the new six-track disc from Dualistics a handful of times this week, and I have to say it's really freaken good. I have publicly expressed my dissatisfaction with the band's live performances in the past, but if Hine and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Rearview: The week in review (1-5-09 - 1-9-09)

    This was very active week for music in the three-oh-three. Hell of a lot of stuff going on. Put it this way, we feel like we earned that cold one we're about crack by blogging our backsides off. No really. I have no ass. Ask around. I'm all front, no back. Of course, that could also just be the curs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    Step into the wayback machine with Faith No More

    Strange how that whole train-of-thought thing works, isn't it? One minute you're talking to your buddy on the horn and he brings up a certain Faith No More song, and the next thing you know, you've pissed away the better part of a half-hour watching old videos on YouTube. Although Faith will always ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    The blog shortcut, January 6 edition

    Now... where were we? Today in Backbeat Online: • Apples in Stereo energize Pepsi's new ad campaign. • Hello Kavita checks in from the studio. • The new, improved Aubrey Collins. • Mile High Makeout: My head is spinning. • Rap-up: DJ Sabotage makes the finals for Scion Hypeman contest. ... More >>

  • Music

    November 27, 2008


    Friday, November 28, 3 Kings Tavern, 303-777-7352.

  • Music

    April 12, 2007

    Peeping Tom

    Wednesday, April 18, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, 1-866-468-7621.

  • Music

    November 16, 2006

    Misery Signals

    Thursday, November 16, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    Johnette Napolitano

    Sunday, July 23, Walnut Room, 303-292-1700.

  • Music

    June 29, 2006

    Making the Band

    A few matchmaking suggestions for the also-rans.

  • Music

    September 1, 2005

    Mushroomhead and Dope

    Sunday, September 4, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.

  • Music

    April 21, 2005


    Friday, April 22, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.

  • Music

    February 3, 2005

    Flat Earth Society

    Isms (Ipecac)

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    Up From the Underworld

    This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music.

  • Music

    October 28, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Elevators, Frappuccinos, and things that go bump in the night.

  • Music

    August 26, 2004

    Projekt Revolution Tour

    Monday, August 30, Coors Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    April 8, 2004

    Surgical Strike

    Mike Patton's Fantmas exits the O.R. with a visceral disc.

  • Calendar

    February 26, 2004

    Electric Company

    Les Ballet Jazz brings the heat

  • Music

    July 3, 2003

    Critic's Choice


  • Music

    February 28, 2002


    XX (Universal/Filthy Hands)

  • Music

    December 27, 2001


    Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.

  • Music

    September 13, 2001


    Jux County gets ready to leave the building, while a Five Points club gets rocking.

  • Music

    July 27, 2000


    What would the face of rock history have looked like if the British Invasion had been a Britney Invasion instead?

  • Music

    October 1, 1998

    Killer Punk

    Convicted murderer Sammy Town sinks his teeth into Fang.

  • Music

    September 25, 1997
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