Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, etc.)

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Michael Allan "Mike" Patton (born January 27, 1968) is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, film composer, producer, and actor, best known as the lead singer of the alternative metal band Faith No More. Patton was also the founder and lead singer of experimental band Mr. Bungle, and has played with Tomahawk, Fantômas, Lovage, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Peeping Tom.

Known for his eclectic influences and experimental projects, Patton has earned critical praise for his diverse array of vocal techniques. VVN Music found Patton to possess the highest vocal range of any known singer in popular music, with a range of six octaves. He has many producer or co-producer credits with artists such as John Zorn, Sepultura, Melvins, Melt-Banana, and Kool Keith. He co-founded Ipecac Recordings with Greg Werckman in 1999, and has run the label since.

He is regarded as very hard-working. Faith No More keyboardist Roddy Bottum remarked about Patton "caffeine is the only drug he does", in reference to the Faith No More song "Caffeine" from the album Angel Dust, which Patton wrote while in the middle of a sleep-deprivation experiment.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Adult Themes for Voice Mike Patton 1
1997 Pranzo oltranzista Mike Patton 1
2005 General Patton vs. The X-Ecutioners General Patton vs. The X-Ecutioners 1
2005 The Stone: Issue One John Zorn, Ben Perowsky, Mike Patton, Bill Laswell, Scott Hull, Dave Douglas, Rob Burger 1
2010 Mondo cane Mike Patton 5 2
2012 Laborintus II Luciano Berio, Mike Patton & Ictus Ensemble 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 A Perfect Place Mike Patton 2
2009 Crank: High Voltage Mike Patton 5 1
2011 The Solitude of Prime Numbers (Music from the Film and Inspired By the Book) Mike Patton 2
2013 The Place Beyond the Pines Mike Patton 3


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Bird’s Eye Marc Streitenfeld, Mike Patton & Serj Tankian 2
2008 Lost Weekend The Qemists feat. Mike Patton 4


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Irony Is a Dead Scene The Dillinger Escape Plan with Mike Patton 4.5 4

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Hemophiliac Mike Patton, Ikue Mori, John Zorn 1

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