The new and ultimate Faith No More biography, Small Victories: The True Story of Faith No More by Adrian Harte (Jawbone Press), is proving to the one of the most in-demand music books of the 2018 holiday and gift-giving season.

It has been heading up Amazon wishlists for months:
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It’s the perfect gift for the rock-loving husband, wife, dad, mother, son, daughter etc in your life.

If your little Johnny or Julie liked the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica or another loud band when s/he was a kid in the 90s, chances are s/he loved Faith No More. Chances are s/he’ll love Small Victories.
As Faith No More memorably declared in their 2015 release Black Friday, “Buy it”.
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iBooks:
Kindle:
Indiebound
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Foyles (signed copies in store in London)
Barnes and Noble
Powells
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Indigo
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Waterstones
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Book Depository
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Swedish metal podcast Into The Void this morning published their latest episode – completely devoted to Small Victories and Faith No More.
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Last week, Couleur3, the main rock and alternative music station in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, devoted a whole episode of their weekly metal show Rhinoferoce to Small Victories and Faith No More.
LISTEN HERE

And leading US podcast, Rock N’ Roll Archaeology featured the book in an episode of its Deeper Digs in Rock series.
LISTEN HERE

I was interviewed for Popdose for an extensive text piece last week
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Are Faith No More prog? The Prog Report pondered the question in their review of Small Victories. The review stated: “For any fan of Faith No More, this is a great read with a lot of detail. The chapters are short but packed with a lot of well researched history. This is the story of a band that stuck together through a lot of false starts and missteps, but never lost their integrity to do what they wanted. This a must have book for anyone that has loved this band.”
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Canadian francophone site Boulevard Brutal published an extensive review of Small Victories. They say: “A biography, as we know, is addressed first and foremost to the fans of the band or the artist. But as FNM became a cult band over time, as tons of artists cite the group as inspiration, this one proves much more interesting.”
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Another Canadian site Bravewords also gave the book a glowing review, saying the book was a “joy to read”. They added: “Some of the band members’ musings on the challenges a group of five young men growing up in a successful rock band face were chilling, and the details of the group meeting where they decided to call it a day were incredible”
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Australian rock music site Loud published an in-depth interview, and described the book as “a must read for fans of the band, dissecting the fascinating career of the genre-defying act; one of rock’s greatest, if most confounding outfits.”
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On Wednesday night, the Rock N Roll Book Club hosted a Small Victories and Faith No More night at the cosy and charming and historic Dublin Castle venue in Camden, London.

Around 50 Faith No More fans turned up for an evening of music and books. First up, Rock N Roll Book Club’s Julie Hamill interviewed Adrian Harte, author of Small Victories: The True Story of Faith No More about the book and the band. Julie, herself an esteemed author and an experienced host and presenter, expertly orchestrated the deep dive into the book. The interview was a mixture of short readings, probing questions and humorous insights, culminating in a series of questions from the audience.

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The discussion and subsequent book signing by the author was followed by what can only be described as a rip-roaring set by the ultimate Faith No More tribute act, Faith No Man. Opening their set with a Faith No More-ified version of “Paperback Writer”, the band got the crowd onto their feet and rocking with a hits-laden set that was eerily reminiscent of Faith No More themselves. Indeed, if you closed your eyes, one could almost imagine that they were The Real Thing.

Thanks to a wonderful concept, the best possible venue, an enthusiastic audience, a brilliant band, an accomplished host, tuned-in staff, and a grateful author, the night was a huge success.

I would like to thank to Julie (and Tony) from the Rock N Roll Book Club, Bugbear, Dublin Castle, Troy, the two Matts, Steve and all of Faith No Man (go see this band!), Tom from Jawbone Press, Darrell, Nessie, Allen, Matt, Jimmy and everyone who attended.

I had the great pleasure to speak at length with Christian Swain for his Rock N’ Roll Archaeology Deeper Digs in Rock series, which is now available for listening on your preferred podcast platform.

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In association with the brilliant Rock N’ Roll Book Club, I’ll be holding an official UK launch and signing for Small Victories: The True Story of Faith No More on Wednesday, 14 November in the iconic Dublin CastleAdrian_FnMlaunch_A1_HR_1109 venue in Camden, London.

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The evening will include an hour of on-stage chat with me and Rock N’ Roll Book Club host (and writer in her own right) Julie Hamill on the book and all things Faith No More.

Doors open at 715pm, and then Dublin Castle DJ and programmer Tony Gleed will kick off the proceedings with a DJ set from around 8pm.

The on-stage interview will take place from around 830pm, and the night will finish with a blistering set of Faith No More covers from the ultimate FNM tribute act, Faith No Man until around 11pm.

Copies of the book will be on sale on the night, and I’ll be signing copies until ink or drink runs out.

There is a cover charge – this is to cover the costs of the venue and promoters.

Get your tickets here.