Roddy Bottum: Faith No More work better together now

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Roddy Bottum: Faith No More work better together now

Faith No More rocker Roddy Bottum thinks the band are "better at working together" nowadays.

The 'Easy' hitmakers marked a comeback with their first album in 18 years, 'Sol Invictus' last month, and believe their relationships are a lot smoother than when they were originally in the band.

Speaking at Download Festival - sponsored by official partners Zippo - Roddy told downloadfestival.co.uk: "We make decisions on our shows in a different way these days and we are better at working together. We come to terms with the way we want to present ourselves in a much more succinct fashion, like the look of our stage and our live shows, what we wear and what we do."

The 51-year-old keyboardist continued to say their presentation is a lot "stronger" and much more "specific" than the last time they played the heavy metal festival in 2009.

He added: "The way we present ourselves is really specific. For me coming from a theatrical place, I like the way that it looks and the way it sounds and presentation of it. It seems a lot stronger than it was the last time we were around. Plus, we have new songs and are fortunate enough not to just be playing our old catalogue."

The band - featuring Mike Patton, Billy Gould and Mike Bordin - performed on the main stage at the festival on Saturday (13.06.15) where they played several songs from the LP, including 'Black Friday', 'Motherf****r' and 'Superhero', wearing all white on a stage decked out with brightly coloured flowers.