Billy Gould ( born April 24, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, William David Gould actually ) is a musician, music producer and entrepreneur in the rock business. He is best known as the bassist of the rock band Faith No More.
He learned as a student bass playing and moved to study in order to San Francisco, where he soon formed a band, which was named after various name changes " Faith No More". As a songwriter and bassist of the band, he coined the style that was originally called Funk Metal and later as a crossover. With his band Faith No More Gould reached several hits and awards.
Since the dissolution of Faith No More in 1998, he runs his own record label called Koolarrow Records, which specializes in underground bands from different countries and different styles.
In addition, he frequently works as a producer, guest musician or as a member of supergroups. Since the mid- 1990s he was involved in a grindcore project of several well-known musician, known as Brujeria, pretending to be Mexican group of revolutionaries in the tradition of Zapata. In 2002 he left the band to pursue other projects. In 1994 he was involved with members of Rage Against The Machine and Tool to Shandi 's Addiction, who participated in a tribute album for Kiss. In 2002 he produced the second half of the Beatsteaks album Living Targets. In 2004 he published with the Scandinavian all-star lineup Black Diamond Brigade also a Kiss cover and participated in the action Punkvoter who campaigned along with other musicians against the re-election of George Bush. In 2005 he was a guest musician on the Fear Factory album Transgression.
In November 2006, Gould produced the 2007 released album of the German band Harmful. Subsequently, Gould joined them as second touring guitarist. In 2008 he participated in the band Korn guitarist James Shaffer, Fear and the Nervous System, as well as to Jello Biafra's birthday band Axis of Merry Evildoers. In 2009, he took with the same band under the name Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine Audacity of hype on the album. In the summer of the same year he went with his old band Faith No More on a world tour, their last concert took place in Chile in December of 2010 and was continued by festival appearances in South America 2011.
In May of 2011, he entered on the EP Enhanced Methods Of Questioning again as bassist of Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine and with the project The Talkin book, which deals with sound collages in appearance.