Former frontman of Faith No More and Bad Brains, Chuck Mosley, died on November 9th. According to a statement from his family, he passed from addiction-related causes after a long sobriety. He was 57 years old. Mosley was the frontman of Faith No More starting in 1984 and recorded two albums with the band, including We Care a Lot and Introduce Yourself. He was fired in 1988 due to his erratic behavior while they were on tour and was replaced by current frontman, Mike Patton.
In a new statement, Faith No More remember their late frontman:
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.