Chuck Mosley was an American singer-songwriter who was best known as the frontman for Faith No More from 1984 to 1988. During his tenure with the band, they released two albums, We Care a Lot and Introduce Yourself.
The EMP Label Group posted the following tribute to Chuck:
Today the EMP/THC family has suffered a devastating loss, with the passing of our friend, and artist, Chuck Mosley. Here is the official statement from his family.
“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.”
When I met Chuck, he had been away from music for a long time, and it was an honor to be able, with his greatest supporter Doug Esper, to help make him active again, out touring for the fans, and release his last few releases. We had been working on re-releasing some of his classic catalog with Cement, and helping him stay in the studio to continue being productive moving forward on new music.
Being involved with him, the Faith No More reunion shows, everything we have done the last 2 years, has been one of the most incredible, and rewarding experiences of my career. In Chuck I found a true friend, and a beautiful, timeless, musical soul. I was just with him a few weeks ago, we had some great conversations about the future, the new music he was working on with Matt Wallace. He was in amazing spirits and truly excited about music again. Thankfully, that is the last memory I will have of him. He fought a long hard battle with sobriety, which he seemed to be winning, which makes it all the more devastating.
Chuck was truly one of the greats, as the original vocalist of Faith No More, he had a voice that launched not only one of the greatest bands of all time, but helped define an entire generation of music. Thom, David, and all at EMP today mourn the loss of a one of a kind voice that will never be duplicated, Mr. Chuck Mosley. We were so beyond honored to have him as part of our family. Our deepest condolences to his amazing family, friends, and anyone else whose lives were touched by Chuck and his music. Thankfully, we were able to have a small hand in making sure there was more of it for the World to enjoy.
Rest In Peace.
Thom Hazaert – EMP LABEL GROUP