“Ozzfest Interview” – 1998 // Chi

Chi – Bassist for the deftones 1998 How has the Ozzfest been so far for you? It’s been great, it’s been amazing. I’m honored to be on the bill with all of these bands, and a lot of these bands are old school bands, ya know, Sabbath, the oldest school band. Let alone Slayer, Primus, […]

“Spin” – May, 1998 // Stef Interviewed

Stef intervied by SPIN (May,1998) Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter is the taco the town. An interview in five parts by Nicole DeCrescenzo. SPIN: Do you all skate? You look like Skate Culture. It’s weird, ’cause I don’t skate like I used to. When I was a kid I wanted to be sponsored, and, you know, […]

“Nick Terry” – September, 1998 // Chino Interviewed

Chino interviewed by Nick Terry 09/1997 – www.deftonesworld.com By any recckoning, the Deftones are this autumn’s Big Hip New Cool Band. With their second album ‘Around The Fur’ following hot on the heels of a completely sold-out UK tour, the Sacramento band could be set for stardom and all its usual pitfalls very soon. Nick […]

“Loudside” – February, 1998 // Stef and Chino Interviewed

Chino and Stef interviewed by Matteo Cipolla (loudside.com) © February 1998 <————-> On the 10th of February 1998, the Deftones were supposed to play in a little club here in Milan, Italy. Everybody knows they are one of the hottest bands around, and Italy was no exception with the tickets sold out in a few […]

“Pollstar” – December, 1997 // Chino Interviewed

December 22, 1997 Pollstar Interview www.deftonesworld.com YOU MAY NOT HEARthe Deftones onmainstream radio or see the band onprime-time MTV, but somewhere deep inthe pits of abrasive heavy metal rock, there is a success story building. The Sacramento-based band has spent most of its time on the road since signing with Maverick Records in 1994 and […]

“Guitar World” – October, 1997 // Stef Interviewed

Guitar World October 1997 By Jen Wiederhorn www.deftonesworld.com ********************* The Deftones’ Stephen Carpenter slams the accelerator of his spiffy rental car and passes a pair of pokey commuters. Drummer Abe Cunningham and I hold on for our lives as the car lurches forward. “People in Seattle don’t know how to fucking drive,” the guitarist growls […]

“Plow Magazine” – 1997 // Chino Interviewed

PLOW snowboarding magazine March 1997 wwww.deftonesworld.com “The Deftones” by Bob Hernandez Their music has been described as being situated somewhere between industrial, hard-core and rap. They’ve played with seemingly every band out there today, everyone from Anthrax to L7. Kiss to No Doubt. And despite being ignored for the most pat by MTV and mainstream […]

“Drummer Magazine” – 1997 // Abe Interviewed

Abe Cunningham of the Deftones: By Matt Peiken. Of Heavy music were like fine wine, 1997 would go down as a sweet vintage. Let’s take an inventory: Metallica “Re-loaded”, Pantera kicked out live brutality, Korn and Tool headlined Lollopalooza, and the Ozzfesttour pushed up & comers like Coal Chamber, Powerman 5000, and Machine Head into […]

“Undecover” – 1997 // Abe Interviewed

The Mighty Mighty Deftones By Paul Cashmere Tranquil Sacramento, California is the home of possibly the world’s heaviest band, The Deftones. The band is made up of two Mexicans, a Chinese guy and a white dude, all with common musical tastes. The mutual friends formed around 10 years ago and were one for the first […]

“Metal Hammer” – 1997 // Chino and Max Interviewed

Metal Hammer, September 1997 Chino and Max comments about “HEADUP”… “Then of course, there¹s the track Deftones did with their close pal Max Cavalera. Moreno explains the genisis of that special tune: ³It¹s a crazy ass song. We all sat around and wrote in the studio and jammed some stuff and came out with a […]

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