"Patton could very well be one of the most versatile and talented singers in rock music." -Greg Prato
What isn't their to say about the man, the myth and the legend. Michael Allan Patton was born in Eureka, California and in 1984 formed his first band called Mr.Bungle. An avant-garde / Metal / Rock / Polka / Jazz type band. They released a bunch of cassette demos until the first major release of the self title "Mr.Bungle" was released in 1991 which was produced by John Zorn.
In 1988 when the original singer of the band Faith No More was fired, Mike Patton filled those shoes and launched Faith No More in mainstream success with their hit "Epic". Faith No More soon to release 3 more major albums but never reached the success in the United States that their first CD The Real Thing had accomplished.
During these years Mike has appeared on numerous projects from artists all over the world. Also lending his talents to movies and video games to creating and producing entire musical scores for some independent movies.
He has been lending his vocal talents to some video games and movies. He has been the voice behind such recent video games as the voice of "The Darkness", the new "Bionic Commando" and game entitled "Left 4 Dead" as creature voices. He can also be heard as the grunts, screams and growls behind the monsters in the movie "I Am Legend".
Mike has also appeared in his first acting role starring in the movie "Firecracker" which Robert Ebert said it was one of his top 10 movies in 2005. It won a Jury Prize nomination for Best Picture. It also won numerous awards including, Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Actress for Karen Black, and director Steve Balderson won the 2005 Domani Vision Award for emerging talent at Tribeca’s Visionfest.
Mike continues his on his journey to be one of the most multi-talented performers. Since his break up from Mr.Bungle and Faith No More, Mike has put together many coloborations including Fantomas(with Dave Lombardo - Slayer drummer), Tomahawk, Lovage, Peeping Tom and has appeared and collaborated with 50+ artists and bands on various cd's. To say Mike is in one band does not really apply.
He has reached an almost cult status amongst his fans that he is one of the greatest performers of all time.
2009 - Crank 2: High Voltage - Soundtrack (Film soundtrack entirely done by Mike Patton)
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1999 - She (by Maldoror - Patton and Merzbow)
2001 - Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By (by Lovage - Patton, Dan the Automator and Jennifer Charles)
2002 - Irony is a Dead Scene (by The Dillinger Escape Plan with Mike Patton (vocals, samples and percussions))
2004 - Romances (by Kaada/Patton)
2005 - General Patton vs. The X-Ecutioners (by Patton and The X-Ecutioners)
2009 - Mondo Cane (upcoming album by Patton, Aldo Sisillo and Roy Paci, featuring live and studio recordings of Italian pop covers from the 50's & 60's)
2009 - Crudo (upcoming album by Patton with Dan the Automator, strange and bizarre R n'B & Hip Hop)
Courtesy of Wikipedia.
1995 - Burn or Bury (by Milk Cult, Patton performs vocals on Psychoanalytwist)
1996 - Roots (by Sepultura, Patton sings on the track Lookaway)
1997 - Blood Rooted (by Sepultura, Patton sings and co-writes Mine. His singing can be also heard on the remix of the track Lookaway.)
1997 - Great Jewish Music: Burt Bacharach (by Various Artists, Patton (vocals and keyboards) collaborates with David Slusser on She's Gone Away)
1997 - Great Jewish Music: Serge Gainsbourg (by Various Artists, Patton sings and plays all instruments on Ford Mustang)
1997 - Fear No Love (by Bob Ostertag, Patton contributes vocals to The Man in the Blue Slip and Not Your Girl)
1997 - AngelicA 97 (by Various Artists, House of Discipline contributes The Art Of Fist-Fucking (1 & 2) and Patton contributes to Romance For A Choking Man/Woman (with Marie Goyette) and cudegokalalumosospasashatetéwaot)
1998 - Charlie (by Melt-Banana, members of Mr. Bungle (and many others) contribute vocals for Area 877 (Phoenix Mix))
1999 - Memory Is An Elephant (by Tin Hat Trio, Patton sings on hidden track Infinito)
1999 - Tribus (by Sepultura, Patton co-writes and sings The Waste)
1999 - No Coração dos Deuses - Soundtrack (Patton performs Procura O Cara with members of Sepultura)
1999 - Song Drapes (by Jerry Hunt, Patton contributes text/vocals on Song Drape 7 "I Come")
2000 - The Crybaby (by Melvins, Patton sings and plays instruments on G.I. Joe)
2000 - Great Phone Calls (by Neil Hamburger, Patton featured on Music of the Night)
2000 - Down With The Scene (by Kid 606, Patton contributes vocals on Secrets 4 Sale)
2002 - Rise Above: 24 Black Flag Songs to Benefit the West Memphis Three (by Various Artists, Patton performs on Six Pack)
2004 - Virginal Co Ordinates (by Eyvind Kang, Patton contributes voice & electronics)
2004 - Medúlla (by Björk, features Patton on Pleasure Is All Mine and Where Is The Line)
2004 - White People (by Handsome Boy Modeling School, features Patton on Are You Down With It?)
2004 - The End of the Fear of God (by Various Artists, Patton duets with Kid 606 on Circle A)
2005 - Crime and Dissonance (by Ennio Morricone, compiled by Alan Bishop of Sun City Girls with Patton's commentary)
2005 - Toto Angelica (by Alvin Curran, contains snippets of past Angelica Festival performances, including Patton's in 1997)
2005 - Oceanic Remixes/Reinterpretations (by Isis, Patton contributed a version of Maritime)
2005 - Burner (by Odd Nosdam, features Patton on 11th Ave Freakout Pt 2)
2005 - Wei-Wu-Wei (by Corleone: Roy Paci, Patton contributes vocals on Tutto diventerà rosso)
2005 - Patton performs vocals on Koolade (formerly titled "Kool-Aid Party"), an unreleased song originally recorded for the album Team Sleep
2006 - Wishingbone (by Subtle, features Patton on Long Vein of the Voice)
2006 - New Heavy (by Dub Trio, features Patton on Not Alone)
2006 - Trouble – The Jamie Saft Trio Plays Bob Dylan (by Jamie Saft Trio, features Patton on Ballad of a Thin Man)
2006 - Quero Saber (by Carla Hassett, duet with Patton on a cover of The Beatles' Julia)
2007 - Athlantis (by Eyvind Kang, Patton contributes vocals)
2007 - Vein (by Foetus, Patton remixes How to Vibrate)
2008 - Another Sound Is Dying (by Dub Trio, features Patton on No Flag)
2008 - Profanation (Preparation for a Coming Darkness) (by Praxis, features Patton on Larynx)
2008 - Transylvania (by The Tango Saloon, features Patton on Dracula Cha Cha)
2008 - Auk/Blood (by Tanya Tagaq features Patton on Fire - Ikuma)
2008 - Bird's Eye - Single (by Patton, Serj Tankian and Marc Streitenfeld, featured in the film Body of Lies )
2009 - Carboniferous (by Zu, features Patton on Soulympics and Orc)
2009 - Join The Q (upcoming album by the Qemists features Patton on Lost Weekend)
2009 - upcoming debut album by former Mr. Bungle member Bär McKinnon's band Umläut will feature Patton on Atlas Face
2009 - Greatest Knockouts The Album, Vol. 2 (upcoming album by Rahzel, features Patton on Come Fly With Me)
2009 - Weather Underground (upcoming album by Massive Attack, Patton is set to contribute vocals)
Collaborations with John Zorn
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1995 - Elegy (arranged by John Zorn, Patton performs vocals)
1998 - Weird Little Boy (by John Zorn/Chris Cochrane/Trey Spruance/Patton/William Winant)
1999 - Taboo & Exile (by John Zorn, Patton featured on Bulls-Eye)
2000 - The Big Gundown: John Zorn Plays The Music of Ennio Morricone (by John Zorn, Patton sings The Ballad of Hank McCain (Vocal) on the 20th Anniversary Edition)
2001 - The Gift (by John Zorn, Patton featured on Bridge to the Beyond)
2002 - Hemophiliac (Tzadik Limited Edition) (by Hemophiliac)
2002 - I.A.O. (by John Zorn, Patton contributes vocals on Leviathan)
2003 - Masada Anniversary Edition Vol. 2: Voices in the Wilderness (by Various Artists, Patton performs keyboards and vocals on Kochot)
2004 - 50th Birthday Celebration Volume 6 (by Hemophiliac)
2005 - 50th Birthday Celebration Volume 12 (by Painkiller, special guest vocals by Patton)
2005 - Naked City: The Complete Studio Recordings (by Naked City, features Patton on the new "version vocale" of the track Grand Guignol)
2006 - The Stone: Issue One (by John Zorn/Dave Douglas/Patton/Bill Laswell/Rob Burger/Ben Perowsky)
2006 - Moonchild: Songs Without Words (conceived by John Zorn featuring Patton/Trevor Dunn/Joey Baron)
2006 - Astronome (conceived by John Zorn featuring Patton/Trevor Dunn/Joey Baron)
2007 - Six Litanies for Heliogabalus (conceived by John Zorn featuring Patton/Trevor Dunn/Joey Baron/Ikue Mori/Jamie Saft)
2008 - The Crucible (conceived by John Zorn featuring Patton/Trevor Dunn/Joey Baron/John Zorn/Marc Ribot)
Record Label - Ipecac Recordings
Founded by Mike Patton and Greg Werckman in 1991 with was the sole purpose to only distribute the first Fantomas album but has since flurished into a 1 record deal at a time buisness practice.
The record label name was named after syrup of ipecac. The companys tagline is "Making People sick since 1999."