Touring isn’t always easy. Sometimes bands that tour together have rivalries. And sometimes, if you’re Mike Patton and Faith No More is touring with Guns N’ Roses, you do something about that. According to the 2008 book Rock Star Babylon: Outrageous Rumors, Legends and Raucous True Tales of Rock and Roll Icons, the 1991 Faith No More and Guns N’ Roses tour was the stuff of legend. Annoyed with the arrogance of the headlining band, Patton was apparently as cuckoo for caca as the Faith No More song of the same name:
“[Mike] Patton once pissed all over Axl Rose’s cue cards while Guns N’ Roses were onstage and Axl was using them to shout his way through ‘Sweet Child ‘O Mine’. He also had a shit in an orange juice carton, resealed it, and put it back in Axl Rose’s personal drinks vending machine.” Also during the tour, Patton “took a shit, rolled it into a ball and put it in the hair dryer so that the next guest to dry their hair would get hot shit in their face,” Patton recounted in a 1991 interview with Kerrang! Magazine.
While this is apparently not new, Exclaim unearthed the tidbit. Billy Gould told the OJ story. And while the Patton of 24 years ago is likely vastly different, Refused might not want to drink any orange juice presented to them by Patton.
[via Consequence of Sound]