Chuck Mosley, the original frontman with Faith No More, has passed away. He was 57. The sad news was shared today:…
“After a long period of sobriety, Charles Henry Mosley III lost his life on November 9th, 2017 due to the disease of addiction,” reads a statement from the singer’s family, “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.” They add: “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 joined Faith No More in 1983 (he told us a great tale once about how he replaced Courtney Love in the band, must dig that interview out, or did she replace him for a while and then they begged him to come back), those two early Faith No More albums still hold up -1985’s We Care A Lot and 1987’s Introduce Yourself (he was fired from the group in 1988 and replaced by Mike Patton). After Faith No More, Mosley also fronted Bad Brains and his own funk flavoured punk metal band Cement, he went on to release a number of solo albums. He joined Faith No More on stage during the band’s recent reunion. Some might say those early Faith No More gigs were the very best the band ever did, you always did get the feeling that line up wasn’t going to last though,, here at Organ we had the great pleasure of interviewing Chuck at the Marquee when Faith No More first came over and later on at the Forum when they started to break big (that was one hell of a sound check, the cracks were appearing!), as well as a very memorable time a bit later during the Cement days where he was, how shall we put it, a lot easier to handle – he was full of tales that time! Chuck had his obvious problems but he was always decent to us, kept in touch and such. Sad news today, our thoughts are with his family and friend. R.I.P Chuck .