Former Faith No More Vocalist Chuck Mosley Details Financial Despair
One of Faith No More's earliest singles was the track 'We Care a Lot' and the man who delivered the vocals on that song is hoping that you take that title to heart.
Before Mike Patton took the band to new heights of fame, Chuck Mosley fronted the Bay Area band and over the years he's spent time between music, working as a chef and being a family man. But the rocker has fallen on some hard times of late and has detailed his plight in a new posting online.
In the post, Mosley reveals that he's struggled to make ends meet and is in danger of losing his family's house. And while he has struggled with whether or not to ask for help, his current situation has led him to share his story. The posting can be read below:
hey friends and other peoples, i am really dreading this, i have fought myself over this for more than a couple months, i seem to have no other choice than to lose my pride due to the lacking ability to provide a sense of security for my family. the shocking truth is that i'm not rich. we struggle everyday, just like most everybody, more, right now, worse than ever, in a long time. our landlord wants to sell the house we've lived in for ten years, and yes, we are behind in our rent, so he's using that as leverage, to get us out so he can fix up and sell, right away, technically, we're supposed to be out today, dec 3rd, but he's deciding whether to give us another week. so here i am, for my family, on my knees, asking for help. I'm ashamed for being in this condition, that i have to burden others, who look to me, only to be my friend, and for me to be theirs, and i am abusing that relationship, and i apologise, but for my family, i'll do anything..................legal. and that's the reality, i could go into a dissertation, about how and why, but the bottom line is we are broker than we've been in a good good long time, and can't bail out, so here i am asking that anybody who could afford to send a few dollars to my/our paypal acct., (email@example.com) and for any substantial donations, we will offer up my better half's portrait of my dog, Fredo, and me, real scarface meets.........................me. she's an awesome artist,her name is pip logan, and there's a few more pieces of her work, she's willing to part with, for a few of the more generous donations . just throwin that out there....our band, VUA, has had to put off trying to tour or play any shows, we're starting to record new stuff, but even that is suffering at the hands of my family's financial situation, so, please, if you can, help, we will be eternally greatful and i will be eternally self loathing for having to be at this level......i'm sorry for asking, if i could do anything for you, please ask, and i swear i will do everything in my power to serve you, any way i can. thank you.
After Mosley's posting went up, he added another post thanking fans for their support and also offered another way in which you can receive something back for your donation by making digital downloads of his 2009 disc, 'Will Rap for Food,' available at his Bandcamp page. That post can be found below.
We are overwhelmed by your support. I hate asking for help...we put the digital downloads of our albums "rap over hard rock for food" and "demosforsale" for 1$/donation at chuckmosley.bandcamp.com and we will be adding a few signed vinyl and cd copies soon. big thanks to Matt Gladyszewski for taking extra photos for the demo release and to Cristian Saldías Sepúlveda for the graphic design help.
Meanwhile, Mosley's former bandmates in Faith No More recently revealed that their reunion would continue with a new album. The disc is due next year, but a new song called 'Motherf---er' just surfaced before the Thanksgiving holiday. Look for more from the reunited Faith No More in 2015.