Frozen ‘Tones

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It was a frozen day. In the middle of the “Around the fur” European Tour the band faced a setback when their bus broke down on the way to Stockholm (Sweden) leaving the group stranded in sub-zero temperatures until the bus was repaired. This happened just a few days after the Deftones tour van been […]

Deftones ‘lost’ tapes

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As so many bands out there, the Deftones are no exception. They’ve been robbed several times. Once was on the “Around the fur” European Tour while the band was playing a gig in Berlin (Germany), thieves pillaged the group’s tour van making off with camera equipment and CDs. The most valuable were video tapes containing […]

Chino caught in the act

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This story was told by Chino’s mom and it happened when he was a young teenager…it starts like this; One evening Chino grabbed his skate and went straight to his girlfriend house. When he reached her house he climbed to her bedroom window and asked her: “Well, can I come up?” and she leaned out […]

Abe wasn’t the first drummer

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Abe Cunningham wasn’t the first Deftones drummer. John Taylor (photo) was the drummer before Abe. John stayed with the band a couple of months before Abe definitively agreed to be the drummer. Then John left Deftones and went to a band called Prayer Wheel.

Cavalera and Durst wearing Deftones’ shirt

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Max Cavalera formerly Sepultura’s vocalist, was wearing a Deftones t-shirt on Sepultura’s video “Roots Bloody Roots”. It was a red t-shirt and it appeared a lot during the video, that t-shirt contained this Deftones logo: Max seems to be a defanatic too. He also invited Chino to trade lines with him on “First Commandment”, from […]

“Deftones” Enhanced CD secrets

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After you watch all the videos and all the flowers are colored (either red or blue), click on the right eye of the skull before you exit and you’ll see a video titled “Stef cuts Chino’s guitar strings”. Then before you exit when the little box pops up, showing all the credits, click on the […]

“Deftones” Connections

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– Moana: Moana is the Maori (New Zealand native) word for the sea. Pronounced Mo-a-na, maw-a-na. – Minerva: Minerva was the multi-talented Roman goddess of wisdom, poetry, music, medicine, arts and crafts (especially wool) , dyeing, science, commerce, and war. More generally she was the patroness of intellect and learning, especially academics. – Hexagram: An […]

Resemblances between Chino and Morrissey’s lyrics (The Smiths)

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FEITICEIRA – Deftones and THAT JOKE ISN’T FUNNY ANYMORE -The Smiths “I don’t want a lover, I just want to be tied to the back of your car” – (I’ve got everything now- The Smiths) “And just before I come to, Move to the back of the car .. First untie me Untie me for […]

DeftonesWorld “Hexagram” Poster

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Once in a while I get some nice surprises that give me the strenght to go and keep this site alive… this is one of those surprises. I got an email some days ago with a pic, with someone holding a poster saying “Deftones World rulez”. I was happy with that, but I was blown […]

Deftones’ Hellraisers

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You probably remember Chino riding a mini-Harley during Hexagram’s video shoot. The truth is that Abe and Steff also have one of those mini-bikes, known as “Hellraisers”. Here’s the link to the website of the Hellraisers constructor. Check it out at: http://www.mini-choppers.com/

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