The Quietus - A new rock music and pop culture website

News

Chuck Mosley Of Faith No More RIP
John Doran , November 11th, 2017 09:47

Rap metal frontman dies at the age of 57

Chuck Mosley, former frontman of Faith No More, has died due to complications arising from "the disease of addiction", at the age of 57.

His family have released the following statement: "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.”

Mosley, born in California on Boxing Day 1959, was the frontman of Faith No More between 1984 and 1988, the period during which the band released Introduce Yourself and We Care A Lot but left the band after his drinking led to erratic behaviour and his roadie got into a fight with another band member.

Later he went on to front Bad Brains and start his own funk metal band Cement. In more recent years he rejoined FNM on stage and had an ongoing solo career after the release of his debut album Will Rap Over Hard Rock For Food in 2009.

Faith No More released this statement via their Facebook page: "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."

Read our recent interview with Chuck Mosley here and read Jamie Thomson's appreciation of Chuck's iteration of Faith No More here.

If you love our features, news and reviews, please support what we do with a one-off or regular donation. Year-on-year, our corporate advertising is down by around 90% - a figure that threatens to sink The Quietus. Hit this link to find out more and keep on Black Sky Thinking.