San Francisco California native Mike Bordin has established himself as one of the great heavy rock drummers of his generation. Mike began playing the drums at the age of fourteen and was completely obsessed with Rock music. His early influences were such legends as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.
In High School, Mike jammed with fellow classmate and friend Cliff Burton (late bassist for Metallica) through his teens; Mike began to expand his influences to bands such as PIL, Killing Joke and Theatre of Hate. With a Heavy Metal and Punk Metal background, Mike connected with bassist Bill Gould and in the Mid-1980s he helped form the groundbreaking band Faith No More.
Faith No More released a half dozen albums between 1985 and 1987 including 1989’s “The Real Thing” which included the top 10 hit song “Epic”. The band became an influence among hard rockers and Mike’s powerful playing earned him many accolades in the drumming community.
Following the break-up of Faith No More, Mike went on to play live and record with many notable artists including former bassist for Gun’s N’ Roses, Duff McKagan and former Alice in Chains guitarist, Jerry Cantrell. Mike also filled in for an injured David Silveria when he spent most of 1999 and 2000 on tour with Korn.
Mike Bordin gained much experience playing with Ozzy Osbourne when he filled in for Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward for the 1997 Ozzfest Summer Tour, which featured a reunited Black Sabbath. Mike was a veritable “shoe-in” for Ozzy’s band also featuring Zakk Wylde on guitar and Robert Trujillo on Bass. Mike spent the later part of 2001 on tour with Ozzy on the “Merry Mayhem Tour” and Summer 2002 on the Ozzfest Tour.