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Old 09-04-2007, 04:16 AM
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Default Mike Bordin

Drummer for Faith No More, Ozzy Osbourne and filled in for Korn among others. Mike is one of my most influencial drummers. I find it amazing that he is not featured on DrummerWorld. He is on the wishlist, and that page needs to hurry. Anything I can do to help speed up the process for this wonderful drummer Bern? Just let me know.

Anyone else appreciate or inspired by Mike?
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Old 09-05-2007, 07:13 PM
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I was looking for him when I found your post! I think he plays very well and I don't understand why he isn't on drummerworld!
He can play with so much energy it's amazing ...

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Old 09-06-2007, 01:42 AM
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Im not a big fan of bordin but i can respect his skill as i do all drummers.... i personly think that he is good as he is left handed a plays the kit the same way round as a right handed player would......
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Old 09-14-2007, 07:21 PM
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We used to cover "Epic" by Faith No More. Nice little kick drum part. My leg used to kill me by the end of the tune.
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Old 09-16-2007, 06:52 AM
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I have Ozzy's dvd Live In Budakon. In the dvd, TO ME, Mike 's timing seems to be very noticably not solid. Once I noticed it, it was to forget the more I watched it. Mostly rushed I believe. Randy is one of my favorites of Ozzy's drummers. Powerful,solid with a great drum sound. Not tearing Mike's playing apart just saying it was noticably off.
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Old 11-04-2007, 07:03 AM
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I love Mike Bordin's playing too. The Faith No More stuff is killer. Whatever he's doing on "Surprise, You're Dead!" is mind-boggling to me. I've only heard one of the Ozzy track (I Can't Stop or something like that).

As for his timing, I really wouldn't judge by one performance. There could have been monitor issues that night or something. Not saying you're wrong about him, but who knows? If it was constant and you have a few other performances from that tour to confirm, that would be something else.
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:39 PM
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I dig the Ozzy Budokan DVD too.

Bordin's playing pretty freakin' hard, so I'll give him a break on the tempo flux...

His snare sounds cool on that DVD.

To me, that style of music is more about the balls, attitude and intent, more than having everything all precise and perfect.

It ain't "math rock" after all.

I really dug his old Yamaha Black Recording kit with the big toms flat.
That kit looked so bad....
Yamaha's black paint jobs are about the best black out there.
Just the right amount of shine, and a real black shade of black. No red or blue tint to it.

He went down to a 24 and I think one inch down on the rack toms (from 14-15 to 13-14?), but it's still a big kit....
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Old 03-29-2009, 05:57 PM
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The tempo fluctuations come from him fallowing Ozzy. In his most recent Guitar Ctr catalog interview he said if Ozzy sings the songs slow he slows down, If Ozzy sings the songs fast he speeds up. He said its all up to the meter of the vocals. Mike is awesome. Next time your playing a huge, tribal, tom beat, think of him.

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Old 03-30-2009, 07:17 PM
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The tempo fluctuations come from him fallowing Ozzy. In his most recent Guitar Ctr catalog interview he said if Ozzy sings the songs slow he slows down, If Ozzy sings the songs fast he speeds up. He said its all up to the meter of the vocals. Mike is awesome. Next time your playing a huge, tribal, tom beat, think of him.

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I actually meant a lot of his fills seemed rushed...............from the time he starts the fill till he crashes out of it............very noticeable to me............had nothing to do w/Ozzy.
I prefer Randy over any of Ozzy's drummers....................w/Tommy Aldridge a close second.
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:51 PM
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check him out here

http://www.myspace.com/bordinmike
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:21 PM
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Not a big fan of his playing with Faith No More, but I liked the stuff he did with Ozzy on Black Rain.
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:43 AM
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Before Faith No More got big, he used to come into the small drum shop I worked in to buy sticks. Who could forget that hair?

I saw him with FNM when they opened for Metallica, and I just happened to see him filling in for Korn when they opened for Metallica.

I dig his drumming on the Ozzy CD. It's a bit of a different approach after Tommy and Randy (and when Brian Tichy filled in).
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:44 PM
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I firmly believe Mike's playing and influence is criminally underrated.

He is a great drummer with highly recognizable sound & style
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:59 AM
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FNM was one of my main influences growing up, they simply didn't sound like anything else to me. Mike always seemed to be a good solid powerhouse drummer, I know he isn't with Ozzy at the moment and there has been some talk of a FNM reunion tour, anyone know anything about that?
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:53 AM
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and there has been some talk of a FNM reunion tour, anyone know anything about that?
I'm guessing it's either over or underway. Saw them here in Melbourne last year....bands of that calibre would never do a renunion tour and come to this backwater without doing Europe or the States as well.

Awesome show FWIW. Although incredibly loud. I was up close and my right ear rang fearsomly for two days after. They seemed to have lost nothing from their glory days. Mike Patton's voice was a good as I've ever heard it and Puffy rocked the house down as always.

Their rendition of Crowded House's, Don't Dream It's Over right after a blistering version of The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies, provided one of the more surreal moments in my concert going history. Great gig.....be sure to catch 'em if they're still at it. :-)
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:27 AM
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Last time I saw FNM was in '92 w/GNR & Hangman's Chair

I missed them last year at the big 'Rock en Seine' summer Fest. in Paris, hopefully they will return in a smaller venue.
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:38 AM
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My band was playing a club in Aurora IL around '91 or '92 at the end of the hair metal days, (no Wayne or Garth in attendance). During our whole set, the bass player and I keep looking and laughing at this guy in the audience. He's wearing bell bottom jeans, a sport coat of some sort, brown suede Gauss shoes, a little purple derby, and had a pony tail pulled over his shoulder hanging in front. We laugh thinking how this guy is about 15 years too late..

Set over, I go to the bathroom. In to the bathroom walks the MC/DJ of the club with this guy. The MC proceeds to introduce us. Yep, Mike Bordin. He was very nice and since we were standing at the urinal, he understood that I wanted to wait to shake his hand....
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:24 AM
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Drummer for Faith No More, Ozzy Osbourne and filled in for Korn among others. Mike is one of my most influencial drummers. I find it amazing that he is not featured on DrummerWorld. He is on the wishlist, and that page needs to hurry. Anything I can do to help speed up the process for this wonderful drummer Bern? Just let me know.

Anyone else appreciate or inspired by Mike?
Yes, definately.

His drumming on The Real Thing and Angel Dust were - and still are - huge influences on my non-metal drumming and I "borrow" some of The Real Thing for between songs.


For a so called "alternative" band, Faith No More are hard to resist: Powerful delivery, great songs... Killer combo.


And Michael (as he prefers to be known) was excellent with Ozzy at Ozzfest 1998.
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:40 PM
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FNM was one of my main influences growing up, they simply didn't sound like anything else to me. Mike always seemed to be a good solid powerhouse drummer, I know he isn't with Ozzy at the moment and there has been some talk of a FNM reunion tour, anyone know anything about that?
Check out their site. http://www.fnm.com/

They had a an awesome tour last year (which I missed) and I'm waiting for more dates to come out.

There are a bunch of Youtube posts from 2009's Download Fest. They sound great and are playing to a huge and responsive crowd.

Here's a little LIVE Ashes to Ashes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKNvlceLjK4
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:01 AM
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His open hand playing is brilliant and driven feel onto the song amazing!
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:30 PM
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there has been some talk of a FNM reunion tour, anyone know anything about that?
The reunion was set in 2009 and continues to roll on even tho' they claim they've split.
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:21 PM
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Anyone own his signature Yamaha Copper snare? Intriguing design, being half-hammered and all.

I would love to try one out someday. They're a little pricey to buy blind.
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:15 PM
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He's great, I've only recently discovered him. He plays really hard which I like! Though his style is influenced a lot by Dale Crover in my opinion. They have similar drum sounds and chops I think.
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:26 PM
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Faith No More is one of my all-time favorite bands, and I love Mike's style and energy!
He's been a huge influence on me, understandably.
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:29 PM
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Though I wasn't a fan of Faith No More, I was immediately impressed with Bordin's drumming when they first broke, and kept an eye on him through the years with different projects. He always struck me as a first-rate drummer with power, precision, and taste.

That's why the 2002 'Diary of a Madman' re-issue, where Bordin re-records Lee Kerslake's original (and awesome!) drum parts, was so disappointing. As much as the feud between the original rhythm section and Sharon Osbourne enraged me, I was still interested to hear the new breed's 'take' on the classic tracks.

I'm not sure what happened, but the results were just short of disastrous.

Anybody have any backstory on this? Was the re-recording situation less than adequate (time restrictions/studio failings/producer shortcomings)? Perhaps Bordin was ill? And honestly, I'm not even looking to insult the guy by asking these questions; the fact is I've heard him play world-class drums time and time again, both live and recorded, but the 2002 re-issue contributions were patently sub-par.
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Old 10-07-2014, 03:33 AM
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There is supposedly a Faith No More reunion going on.
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:21 AM
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There is supposedly a Faith No More reunion going on.
Yep, new album in the works apparently (plus they'll be co-headlining with Soundgarden in next year's Soundwave festival in Oz).
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