Faith No More are the confirmed third headliners of Download 2009.
In an official statement posted to Blabbermouth.net, bassist Bill Gould reflected on how the band decided to get back together and perform live: “…What’s changed is that this year, for the first time, we’ve all decided to sit down together and talk about it. And what we’ve discovered is that time has afforded us enough distance to look back on our years together through a clearer lens and made us realize that through all the hard work, the music still sounds good, and we are beginning to appreciate the fact that we might have actually done something right. Meanwhile, we find ourselves at a moment in time with zero label obligations, still young and strong enough to deliver a kick-ass set, with enthusiasm to not only revisit our past but possibly add something to the present…We can only hope that the experience of playing together again will yield results erratic and unpredictable enough to live up to the legacy.”
For more information and the full line-up, check out the website.