Defgame ends with ‘Elite’

For the ones that didn’t reach the end of the pac-man style game that came with the “White Pony” enhanced cd, I tell you if you end the game you can hear an extra track, that is “Elite”, played on a Deftones’ rehearsal. It’s not like the movie that came with the cd, but it contains the entire song. You only have to reach the end of the 6th level. There’s also a trick on this game, if you double click on the walls you can pass through them, but watch out cause the Deftones also pass this same walls…

Frozen ‘Tones

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 assaulted.

Deftones ‘lost’ tapes

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 performance and behind-the-scenes footage, that the band had hoped to compile on a home video release. This pillage also left the band with no clothes, except for what they were wearing on stage that night.
Another robbery scene was surprisingly on February 14th, 1999 (Valentine’s Day) in a hotel parking lot at Dearborn, Michigan. This time thieves made it on the morning, while everyone were asleep. They stole the touring truck containing all the band’s gear and instruments. It all happened when Deftones were supposed to opening Black Sabbath’s Reunion tour. The first show was cancelled due to this crime. Then with the help of Pantera and Black Sabbath, the band was able to play with borrowed instruments. In both cases rewards were offered.

Chino caught in the act

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 and whispered “Yeah, but be careful! Don’t wake my parents up!”. One minute after young Chino stepped into the frightened girl bedroom, he heard her parents hallway door slam open…suddenly Chino started to run like a psycho in the middle of the street with big daddy right behind him. But the old man couldn’t sustained Chino’s speed and gave up…”I know who you are, Chino! I’m going to call your mother in the morning! You’re in deep, mister!” said Chino’s worst enemy. When Chino arrived home he couldn’t sleep ’cause he was sweatin’ like a damaged faucet. In the morning he waked his big sister up and convinced her to call his girlfriends’ folks. He figured: “I’m gonna preemptive strike this shit before it gets out of hand”. So she called and pretended that she was Chino’s mom and yes, Chino told her about the whole shameful thing and he will be punished, blah, blah, blah. And it worked because the pissed off dad believed that he was talking to Chino’s mom! And that was it, Chino’s mom never knew about this wicked story until someone slipped recently during a conversation.

Abe wasn’t the first drummer

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

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 Soulfly’s debut album. And Max also sang “Headup” on Deftones’ “Around the Fur” album. But this isn’t the end because Chino will make another guest appearance on Soulfly’s new album “Primitive”, the song is called “Pain”.

“Deftones” Enhanced CD secrets

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 right eye again and you’ll see a bunch of old pictures.

“Deftones” Connections

– 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 hexagram is a potent symbol of the macrocosm (God, the Universe or Higher Energies), and of the relationship between the macrocosm and the microcosm (Humankind, the Earth or Manifest Energies). In its regular form it is drawn as two intersecting equilateral triangles, and is most commonly seen as the Judaic Star of David.

Resemblances between Chino and Morrissey’s lyrics (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 now, You said you would, right? And you were right” – (FEITICEIRA- DEFTONES)

PASSENGER – Deftones feat Maynard and THE CHARMING MAN – The Smiths
“Why pamper life’s complexities, when leather runs smooth on the passenger seat?” (The Charming Man – The Smiths)
“Leather seats also mentioned again “It was dark as I drove the point home And on cold leather seats” (That Joke Isn’t funny anymore- The Smiths)
“The chrome buttons, buckles on leather surfaces, These and other lucky witnesses, Now to calm me… Nice…cool seats there To cushion your knees Now to calm me” (Passenger – Deftones feat Maynard)

GIRL AFRAID- The Smiths and DIGITAL BATH – Deftones
” He never really looks at me, I give him the opportunity in the room downstairs, In the room downstairs he sat and stared I’ll never make that mistake again” (Girl Afraid – The Smiths)
“You move – like I want to To see – like your eyes do We are…downstairs, Where no one can see, New life – breakaway” (Digital Bath – Deftones)

BE QUIET AND DRIVE (far away) – Deftones and THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT – The Smiths
“Take me out tonight Oh, take me anywhere, I don’t care I don’t care, I don’t care Driving in your car I never never want to go home” (There is a light that never goes out – The Smiths)
“Now drive me, Far… And I don’t care where just, Far – away And I don’t care” (Be Quiet and Drive (far away) – Deftones)

thanks to: Bev. Cheshire, England.

DeftonesWorld “Hexagram” Poster

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 away when I saw that it was a screenshot from Deftones new video. That’s right, a fan called Rachel (our board member InSpiteIstillLIE) held it up this poster, and has been lucky enough to be picked by Hexagram’s director, Darren Doane. You can check Rachel holding her poster around the first 10 seconds of Hexagram. Much respect to Rachel!

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