The last time I saw Mike Patton, he was standing over me, growling into a microphone while wearing a gorilla mask. It was the mid-90s, and my friend had convinced me to see him perform with his side band, Mr. Bungle. She was in love with him from his Faith No More frontman days. Mike didn't remove the gorilla mask once that night but my friend was still satisfied.
Mike turned 44 yesterday. This man is involved in so many projects and bands, I can't keep them straight. Long story-short, he also speaks Italian, does voiceovers, is friends with Lou Reed, enjoys musical standards, and ladies still love him...at least the ladies on Tumblr. Photo via The Quietus