Director Drew Fortier has announced his latest project, a documentary about the former FAITH NO MORE singer Chuck Mosley. The film was initially conceived as a narrative on the musician’s then-burgeoning comeback, and Chuck originally agreed to the project through a typically irreverent voicemail.
While Drew played a handful of shows on guitar for Mosley in 2017, he and Chuck discussed the framework of a documentary about the singer/songwriter’s life and his reemergence on the scene.
“I am incredibly excited to tell Chuck‘s story,” said Drew, who also directed 2015’s “Attack of Life: The Bang Tango Movie”. “I believe everyone will be able to get something positive out of the finished project of what will be Chuck‘s film.”
Chuck passed away unexpectedly on November 9, 2017, a couple days after leaving a voicemail for Drew… in his best Bane impression.
“I’ve decided to go ahead with the video…I mean, not the video, but the documentary on this one, Chuck Mosley,” the singer reportedly said. “He seems like a pretty expansive and explosive character. I think he would be perfect for the part of himself.”
Mosley had recently completed 60-plus dates on his “Reintroduce Yourself” tour and recorded a solo record with producer Matt Wallace (MAROON 5, DEFTONES, THE REPLACEMENTS). On November 3, 2017 his band PRIMITIVE RACE released its sophomore effort, “Soul Pretender”, currently rising up the NACC Radio 200 chart.
“Thanks. And Sorry: The Chuck Mosley Movie” will be produced by Chuck‘s longtime friend/bandmate/babysitter Douglas Esper, who is also working on a book about their time on the road and in the studio together.
“In supporting Drew, I hope to give people a glimpse into the beautiful and frustrating mind of one of the most unique, self-proclaimed ‘rock satellites’ of all time,” said Esper.
Drew and Douglas recently launched a Facebook page for the project. They are eager to hear from fans, family, friends, and anyone else willing to share stories, photos, audio, and video of Chuck Mosley.
Mosley sang on FAITH NO MORE‘s first two albums, 1985’s “We Care A Lot” and 1987’s “Introduce Yourself”. He was fired from the band and replaced by Mike Patton, who remains the group’s singer to this day.
After he was fired from FAITH NO MORE, Mosley sued his former bandmates over ownership rights and they eventually settled out of court. Years later, he reconciled with FAITH NO MORE, reuniting with them onstage in 2010 and making further live appearances with the group in 2015 and 2016.
Following his initial departure from FAITH NO MORE, Mosley briefly fronted BAD BRAINS and launched a series of solo projects, including the funk metal band CEMENT.
FAITH NO MORE issued a statement in which the bandmembers described Mosley as “a reckless and caterwauling force of energy who delivered with conviction and helped set us on a track of uniqueness and originality that would not have developed the way it had had he not been a part.”