“Weekly Dig” – November 2003 // Chi Cheng Interviewed

Deftones Whisper Sweet Nothings In Your Bleeding Ear by Ted Kehoe Chi Cheng battled a nasty cold in Texas to talk with me about porn, flying, and the Nuge: TK: Do I even want to ask you about your new governor? Chi Cheng: He’s a little alpha male for me. It’s like having a pumped-up […]

“Seattle Weekly” – November 2003 // Frank Delgado Interviewed

www.deftonesworld.com Deft Ones Deftones reach out beyond the nü-metal ghetto. by Andrew Bonazelli (Seattle Weekly) THERE ARE MILES and miles of treacherous acreage between Rock and Roll Lamesville and Four Star Rock City. The Deftones have been subletting a cramped 1/1 in the outlying suburbs of the latter for years, but damn do they get […]

“Metromix” – November 2003 // Chi Cheng Interviewed

Chi Cheng Interviewed Metal head musings Deftones on the Governator, Madonna and ‘ghettolicious’ Grammys By Ari Bendersky (metromix) With a slew of mediocre nu-metal bands popping up, stalwart metal mongers Deftones have managed to stay on top of the heap artistically, if not commercially. Currently on tour supporting the band’s new self-titled album, bassist Chi […]

“LA Review Journal” – October 2003 // Abe Cunningham Interviewed

October 2003 Las Vegas Review-Journal ————————– www.deftonesworld.com A lot of rockers have talked about the Deftones’ 2000 album, “White Pony,” with the kind of reverence that musicians usually reserve for classics. “White Pony” was rare at the time, for mixing lush and dark subtleties into hard-core rock wailings. Its followers included mainstream acts such as […]

“Peta 2” – September 2003 // Chi Cheng Interviewed

e-mail address: password: new user?    Chi Cheng Chi Cheng (second from left) contemplates life with the Deftones. Responsible for sparking the nü metal wave or the alt metal explosion, or the … fine, whatever you’d like to call it, the Deftones nailed it back in 1995 with “Adrenaline,” and continued their infectious layered sound with three more […]

“Hit Parader” – 2003 // Deftones Interviewed

“Total Guitar” – August 2003 // Deftones Interviewed

“Reuters” – July 2003 // Abe and Frank Interviewed

  Deftones Stir Up Suspense for Fourth Album www.deftonesworld.com By Margo Whitmire LOS ANGELES (Billboard) – After gradually building their fan base for several years, the garage-skater-band-turned- Grammy-decorated Deftones have returned to the upper regions of The Billboard 200 with their self-titled fourth album. To build anticipation for the music, the band’s members say they […]

“Q” – July 2003 // Deftones Interviewed

“Chart Attack” – July 2003 // Chino & Frank Interviewed

Deftones: Attack Of The Gearheads By: ChartAttack www.deftonesworld.com Call it love, infatuation or just plain dorkiness, but not unlike your fabulous writer here, the Deftones can be quite the technical geeks when it comes to music. Discussing the finer points of their latest self-titled album, singer Chino Moreno and sampling/keyboard dude Frank Delgado got all […]