Chuck Mosley died on November 9th 2017 at the age of 57. According to his family’s statement “After a long period of sobriety, Charles Henry Mosley III lost his life, on November 9th, 2017, due to the disease of addiction. We’re sharing the manner in which he passed, in the hopes that it might serve as a warning or wake up call or beacon to anyone else struggling to fight for sobriety. He is survived by long-term partner Pip Logan, two daughters, Erica and Sophie and his grandson Wolfgang Logan Mosley. The family will be accepting donations for funeral expenses. Details to follow when arranged.”.

Chuck Henry Mosley III, was mostly known for being the frontman of Faith No More from 1984 to 1988, when he was fired by the band due to his erratic behaviour. His distinctive vocal style gave to Faith No More their funky and rapping style.

In 1990 he became the lead singer of the hardcore punk band Bad Brains and left in 1992. Mosley then formed the funk metal band Cement, releasing two albums ‘Cement‘ and ‘Man With The Action Hair‘. Mosley was also a member of into Chuck Mosley And VUA (aka Vanduls Ugainst Alliteracy) releasing the album ‘Will Rap Over Hard Rock For Food‘ (2009). The album includes guest appearances from Jonathan Davis, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Faith No More and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

In 2010 Mosley appeared on stage with Faith No More at a concert in San Francisco and then again in 2015. In the meantime he had revealed that he was broke, thus putting off VUA. In 2017 he joined Primitive Race.

Mary Kalaitzidou