Monday, May 11 2015 11:10

Stream This: FAITH NO MORE - SOL INVICTUS (plus more FNM News)!

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This past Thursday night, I felt as if I were 15 again. My wife and I attended the sold-out FAITH NO MORE concert at Chicago's Concord Music Hall, where Riot Fest presented the return of FAITH NO MORE to the Windy City. For those of you that read this site regularly, you may already know that if not for my first-ever interview with FNM back in 1992 during the ANGEL DUST Tour, it's entirely possible that my life could've taken an entirely different path. Now, 18 years after their previous release, ALBUM OF THE YEAR, the band is back with SOL INVICTUS, their first effort since re-forming in 2009. Today, NPR is streaming the album in-full, one week ahead of it's May 19 release here in the United States. Check it out via the embedded player below...

It's an exciting time to be a FAITH NO MORE fan, as the new album is coming with a promotional push that the band rightfully deserves. They'll be appearing on THE TONIGHT SHOW with JIMMY FALLON this Wednesday, May 13th, and May 18-19 with bring an appearance on LAST CALL with CARSON DALY.

Bonus: "Last Cup of Sorrow" Live in Chicago via my phone (I only shot a snippet)

As for fans in Chicago (and elsewhere) that may have been disappointed by missing out on a chance to see the band live - more tour dates should be announced in the near future, including their September return to Chicago, which the band revealed at the close of their Concord Music Hall performance. Keep your eyes on the Riot Fest website, folks - and be sure to support the festival in their efforts to continue at Chicago's Humboldt Park!

 Additionally, while they are not band-sanctioned releases, the folks at Rhino are re-issuing two classic FNM albums on June 9th, with 2CD Deluxe Editions of 1989's THE REAL THING and 1992's ANGEL DUST.

Stock-up on FAITH NO MORE via my associate, Amazon:
James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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