Here is the first look at the cover of Small Victories: The True Story of Faith No More by Adrian Harte, which will be published by Jawbone Press in September.

Small Victories

The cover features a distinctive band shot from the world’s foremost rock portrait photographer Dustin Rabin (a never-before-published shot from the Sol Invictus promo shoots in 2015)—and prominently displays Faith No More’s chaos star logo on the design and in the image itself.

Small Victories is already available for pre-order at some online retailers, but full pre-order information and all relevant links will be revealed here tomorrow.

The good news is that I have finished writing Small Victories, my Faith No More biography.


  • The final word count is 120,000—edited down from a first draft of 170,000 words.
  • In total, 45 people were interviewed for the book.
  • That amounted to over 100 individual interviews, and over 110 hours of audio files to transcribe!
  • I have around 500 photos, and am currently trying to come up with a short list, and then 50-60 images will be selected to illustrate the book.
  • The word Faith appears 801 times in the draft, San Francisco 108 times, Epic 80 times, We Care A Lot 52 times, Angel Dust 50 times. Love gets 68 mentions, hate only ten.

Jawbone Press have just started the editing process. They will send over queries and suggested amendments in the next few weeks.
Around the end of April, I will share the cover design, and also give pre-order details. The book will be available in all major online retailers and in bricks-and-mortar shops and stores too.

Publication date is early September.





As the year ends and a new one starts, just a quick note on the progress of Small Victories,theFaith No More biography.

The book will be published by Jawbone Press in September 2018.

One of the highlights of 2017 was visiting in San Francisco (and Los Angeles) and spending time with past and present band members and associates.

Thanks to the many, many people who have given their time, insights and recollections and all you have helped with research and editing.

Writing is nearing completion, and then around March the expert eyes of Jawbone will take over.

I’ll keep you posted with a cover reveal and pre-order info early in 2018.


Jawbone Press, the leading UK music book publishers, will release Small Victories, the new definitive biography of Faith No More written by former BBC and Guardian journalist Adrian Harte, in autumn 2018.

Based on meticulous research and hundreds of extensive new interviews with current and former band members and other key figures, the book will tell the story of one of the most significant bands of the late 20th century, and show how Faith No More helped redefine rock, metal and alternative music.

Author Adrian Harte, editor of the popular Faith No More 2.0 website and media intelligence manager at European football organisation UEFA, said. “I’m extremely grateful to Jawbone Press for giving me this opportunity to tell the true story of Faith No More. I hope that the book – written with the diligence of a journalist but the passion of a fan – will do justice to this captivating band and give Faith No More the book it deserves.”

The book will be published by Jawbone Press in autumn 2018. Jawbone Press has a rich history of publishing books with interesting angles and untold stories.

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