Faith No More We Care a Lot official video
Late Monday, to protest the arrest of band members, supporters of imprisoned members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot rushed on the stage of a Moscow night club during a concert of the American band “Faith No More”. Several girls in woven eye-slit masks ascended the stage of the Stadium Live club in Moscow as the musicians of Faith No More band completed the first set of their performance. For several minutes, the girls shouted anti-government slogans and called for the release of the imprisoned Pussy Riot members, unfurling a banner that called for people to gather at the Tagansky Court of Moscow on 4 July, for the trial of the jailed feminists. The audience at the concert expressed a mixed reaction to the action with some of the people applauding the girls on the stage, whilst others booed, urging them to leave the stage. There were no incidents and the club’s security didn’t intervene.
“Faith No More” resumed its concert afterwards, performing their song We Care a Lot. Mike Patton, frontman, and Roddy Bottum, keyboards, wore woven eye-slit masks as they performed the song. In February, five members of Pussy Riot chanted a song entitled Holy Shit targeted against then-premier Vladimir Putin. The song, which they sang in Moscow’s downtown Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, also contained words insulting the MP First Hierarch, Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev. Pending trial, some of the Pussy Riot members have been in gaol since March. They performed their song on the bema, which is off-limits to all but clergy. The group said the performance was a response to Patriarch Kirill’s support for Putin in the run-up to his 4 March election victory. Believers and Church sources widely condemned their actions, but some opposition activists and public figures support them.
3 July 2012