NewsDecember 9, 2004 12:05 PM ET5,058 views

Mr. Bungle officially done

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, vocalist Mike Patton confirmed the demise of Mr. Bungle, who haven't released an album in five years. Here's what Patton had to say: "I'm at a point now where I crave healthy musical environments, where there is a genuine exchange of ideas without repressed envy or resentment, and where people in the band want to be there regardless of what public accolades may come their way. Unfortunately, Mr. Bungle was not one of those places... We could have probably squeezed out a couple more records but the collective personality of this group became so dysfunctional. This band was poisoned by one person's petty jealousy and insecurity, and it led us to a slow, unnatural death. And I'm at peace with that, because I know I tried all I could." Patton will continue with his myriad projects, including Peeping Tom, Fantomas, and Tomahawk, in addition to running his record label, Ipecac Recordings.

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