Mike Bordin

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Mike Bordin (born (1962-11-27) November 27, 1962 (age 59) in San Francisco, California) is an American musician, best known as the drummer for rock band Faith No More. He is also known for playing with Ozzy Osbourne. As a left-handed drummer, he notably plays with a right-handed kit with his ride cymbal on the left. He is noted for his distinctive long dreadlocks, and for playing in shorts while shirtless at concerts


Early years

In the late 1970s, while still in high school, Mike Bordin played in the band EZ-Street with future Metallica bassist Cliff Burton and future Faith No More guitarist Jim Martin.

In 1981, Bordin formed Faith No Man with bassist Billy Gould, keyboardist Wade Worthington, and frontman Mike Morris. A year later the group replaced Wade Worthington with keyboardist Roddy Bottum, removed Mike Morris, and changed their name to Faith No More. Bordin's former bandmate Jim Martin joined the fold the following year as guitarist.

Faith No More

Faith No More released their first album, We Care a Lot, in 1985. After releasing several more albums, including the Grammy-nominated The Real Thing, Faith No More disbanded in 1998.

In 2009, Faith No More reformed and performed a series of festival shows in Europe, leading to several shows in select American cities.

With Ozzy Osbourne

In 1997, Bordin began performing with Ozzy Osbourne's band.

After Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward was unfortunately plagued with health issues during tour, Bordin had a brief stretch playing with the other original members of Black Sabbath. Notably he played the closing segments of Ozzy Osbourne's 1997 headlining concerts during the Ozzfest tour.

Bordin re-recorded the drum tracks on Osbourne's solo albums, Blizzard of Ozz, and Diary of a Madman, for the controversial remasters released in 2002. The re-recordings were the result of a lawsuit brought by original drummer Lee Kerslake and original bassist Bob Daisley (whose part was re-recorded by Robert Trujillo) for unpaid royalties. The remakes have received very poor reviews from fans on online retail stores such as Amazon.com.

Other appearances

In 2000, Bordin toured with KoЯn when their drummer David Silveria was injured.

Bordin also performs on Jerry Cantrell's 2002 album, Degradation Trip.

In 2001, Bordin competed on television game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. He missed the $32,000 question, walking away with $1,000. Former bandmate Robert Trujillo, now of Metallica, attended live.

Mike Bordin Drumstick Collection

Current Drumstick Count in Collection: 3.

(0623) Mike Bordin - concert used, signature model drumstick.
(0978-0979) Mike Bordin - unused, signature model drumsticks, Faith No More 2009.