“Lambgoat” – March 2006 // Stef Interviewed

DJ Delgado of Deftones puts it all in the mix By: Frank Gatto So you’re about to embark on the two month long Taste of Chaos tour. While I know doing lengthy tours is nothing too new for you, how do you generally feel the few days prior to beginning a tour of that length? […]

“The Heights” – March 2006 // Frank Interviewed

DJ Delgado of Deftones puts it all in the mix By: Frank Gatto Taste of Chaos tour and playing in Z-flat Implementing a DJ in a metal band is a rocky and perilous road. Bands like Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park have decimated the reputation of rock DJs by limiting their creativity to inconsequential scratching and […]

“Fender” – February 2006 // Chi Interviewed

Chi Cheng The Deftones bassist on the upcoming album, Taste of Chaos tour and playing in Z-flat Innovative Sacramento, Calif.-based alt-metal heroes Deftones have certainly come a long way since skateboarding together during their late ’80s high school days. Early on, Deftones first defined and then defied the nu-metal label placed on the band and […]

“Billboard” – February 2006 // Abe Interviewed

Deftones Finally Finish Recording New Album February 24, 2006, 4:00 PM ET John Benson, Cleveland Nearly three years removed from their last studio album, the Deftones have finally finished recording the follow-up. Drummer Abe Cunningham tells Billboard.com this is a good sign of how far the band has come through its struggles and internal acrimony, […]

“MTV” – January 2006 // Abe Interviewed

Why Is The New Deftones Album Taking So Long? Drummer Abe Cunningham expects the long-delayed disc to surface in late spring. Deftones fans have been waiting and waiting for the band’s forthcoming LP to hit the streets. They’ve been hearing about it for more than a year and watched as two “anticipated” release dates have […]

“Ultimate Guitar” – November 2005 // Stef Interviewed

In the exclusive interview conducted by UG, Deftones’ guitarist Stephen Carpenter minutely discussed the band’s latest “B-Sides And Rarities” album, talked about his bandmates, music influences and fans. All that you can find below, so don’t waste your time and read on! Ultimate-Guitar.com: You’ve been compared to a lot of bands — Cure, The Smiths, Soundgarden, Tool, […]

“Sacramento Bee” – October 2005 // Deftones Interviewed

Taken from the Sacramento Bee (www.sacbee,com), By Chris Macias DECADE OF DEFTONES A decade has passed since Sacramento homeboys the Deftones scored a major-label deal with Maverick Records. They’ve continued to live here and make Sac Town proud – nabbing a Grammy Award, selling more than 2.5 million albums and keeping heavy metal fresh with […]

“Chartattack” – August 2005 // Bob Ezrin Interviewed

ChartAttack Exclusive: Producer Bob Ezrin Hits Back At Deftones’ Chino Moreno Friday August 19, 2005 @ 02:00 PM In an interview with Deftones and Team Sleep frontman Chino Moreno this week, the singer talked about problems with legendary Canadian producer , who was behind the knobs for the Deftones’ upcoming LP. “If you don’t have […]

“Chartattack” – August 2005 // Chino Interviewed

Chino interviewd by Shehzaad Jiwani chartattack.com Wednesday August 17, 2005 @ 09:00 AM You have a lot of different influences, like Failure and Pinback, and that space-rock sound comes off with Team Sleep whereas it might not with Deftones. Do you like that “anything goes” aspect of this band? CM: I honestly think I can […]

“Sacbee” – July 2005 // Chi Interviewed

Deftones’ bassist a poetic wordsmith Chi Cheng will speak to the beat of his literary muse at Press Club By Chris Macias — Bee Pop Music Critic Chi Cheng thrives at 3 a.m. It’s the time for the Deftones’ bassist to spin Mahler on the stereo, uncork some wine and start scribbling poems. So much […]

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