Chuck Mosley – RIP

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1985 e 1987. ‘We Care a Lot’ e ‘Introduce Yourself’. I primi due album dei Faith No More. Viene ricordato per questi dischi Charles Henry Mosley II morto all’età di 57 anni come tristemente comunicato dalla famiglia:

After a long period of sobriety, Charles Henry Mosley III lost his life, on November 9th, 2017, due to the disease of addiction. We’re sharing the manner in which he passed, in the hopes that it might serve as a warning or wake up call or beacon to anyone else struggling to fight for sobriety. He is survived by long-term partner Pip Logan, two daughters, Erica and Sophie and his grandson Wolfgang Logan Mosley. The family will be accepting donations for funeral expenses. Details to follow when arranged.

Nato in California, aveva conosciuto Billy Gould alla fine degli anni ’70 e insieme a lui fatto parte degli Animated, poi negli Haircut That Kill e nel 1985 eccolo entrare nei Faith No More (al posto di una certa Courtney Love). Quindi l’allontanamento da parte della band dopo i già citati primi due lavori, una breve parentesi live con i Bad Brains e nel 1993 lo ritroviamo a capo dei Cement (due i dischi pubblicati). Una battaglia legale con i suoi ex-compagni per i soliti diritti non pagati e solo nel 2010 il riavvicinamento con una reunion live. Prima c’era stato il progetto V.U.A. (Vanduls Ugainst Alliteracy) e più recentemente si era unito ai Primitive Race, supergruppo formato nel 2015 con membri anche di Skinny Puppy, Nitzer Ebb e PIG.

I Faith No More ricordano Mosley così:

It’s with a heavy, heavy heart we acknowledge the passing of our friend and bandmate, Chuck Mosley. He was a reckless and caterwauling force of energy who delivered with conviction and helped set us on a track of uniqueness and originality that would not have developed the way it had had he not been a part. How fortunate we are to have been able to perform with him last year in a reunion style when we re-released our very first record. His enthusiasm, his sense of humor, his style and his bravado will be missed by so many. We were a family, an odd and dysfunctional family, and we’ll be forever grateful for the time we shared with Chuck.

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