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• Latest: Deftones will be the musical guest tomorrow night (December 5th) on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. This marks the band’s first live Television performance in more than 3 years. Check your local listings for air times!
• Deftones will be holding an in-store signing this Friday, December 1st before the show at the Avalon. The signing will be held at Best Buy located at 401 Park Dr (on the corner of Brookline Avenue), and will start promptly at 4pm EST. If this is anything like the past in-stores, make sure to get there very early. For more information, contact the store at 617-424-7900.
• The final track listing has been announced for THE FAMILY VALUES TOUR 2006 CD and DVD which will be released December 26 on Firm Music. The CD and DVD (sold separately) features live tracks from Korn, Deftones, Stone Sour, Flyleaf, Dir en grey, 10 Years and Deadsy. The DVD--which was filmed and recorded in Boston--takes viewers on-stage, backstage, behind-the-scenes and in the dressing room with exclusive concert footage, interviews and out-takes all in digital 5.1 Surround Sound. Those who pre-order the DVD/CD will be eligible for the following 6-pack of options:
Get a pass-code to enter a password protected site to view exclusive content (streaming only)
The final track listing for the CD (recorded in San Bernardino, CA, Holmdel, NJ and Boston, MA) and DVD is as follows:
1. Deadsy – Carrying Over
"SATURDAY NIGHT WRIST" has reached the Nr. 10 position on Billboards Top 200 Albums. Check out the listing at:
A new tour date has been added to the tour section. Here's the band's message:
So you missed the band at the Virgin Megastore performance last Tuesday, and you couldn't get tickets to the two sold-out shows at the Avalon this Thursday, so now is really your last chance to see Deftones in SoCal before '07. The band will be playing the 2007 KROQ Calendar in-Store and concert this Saturday, November 11th at the Best Buy in Tustin, located at 2982 El Camino Real Road. It's a free show and kicks off at noon, so don't be late! Go to KROQ.com for more info.
The Deftones and Thrice have announced they're to tour Australia together next year.
SATURDAY NIGHT WRIST LISTENING PARTY
. Check out BBC Radio1 for a recorded podcast with the Deftones (Chino and Stef) on Zane Lowe's show.
. The final version of "Beware" was posted online yeaterday at the Deftones myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/deftones
. The Deftones and Thrice are reportedly planning to tour Australia together next year.
. DEFTONES.COM has a new face based on Saturday Night Wrist art. Check it out at www.deftones.com
. VIRGIN MEGASTORE PRE-ORDER AND IN-STORE
Beginning Monday October 23 rd , all LA area fans will be able to pre-order their copy of Saturday Night Wrist in person at the Virgin Megastore located at Hollywood and Highland, in Hollywood, CA. Fans who do so will receive a wristband for entrance to Deftones in-store signing Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at 12:00am. This promises to be a HUGE EVENT, so don't miss out. Keep an eye on Deftones.com for more details.
. THE FANS HAVE SPOKEN
Due to overwhelming demand, "Rapture" will be going back up on Deftones MySpace page tonight. Thank you to all the fans that have posted their pleas on message boards, through email, and on the band's myspace page to get the song back up.
. EXCLUSIVE SATURDAY NIGHT WRIST CONTENT
If you haven't already, text "Deftones" to 56658 to unlock exclusive Saturday Night Wrist content. Last week we unveiled an exclusive Deftones wallpaper. What's in store for this week? Send your SMS on Friday to find out.
.DEFTONES TO HEADLINE KXTE HOLIDAY HAVOC SHOW
Just announced today, Deftones will be headlining KXTE's Holiday Havoc show on November 11 th at the Thomas & Mack Center. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, October 7 th at 9am. Click here to purchase yours.
A few more dates have been confirmed for Deftones Fall headline tour, check the TOUR section for more dates.
. ILL NINO's cover of FAITH NO MORE's "Zombie Eaters" - which reportedly features a guest appearance by DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno - has been made available for download. (Source: Illninoworld.com)
. Deftones will be premiering a brand new song from Saturday Night Wrist this Thursday, September 28th for one day only on their MySpace PAGE. This is your chance to hear another song from the record before it comes out, so make sure you're there on Thursday to check it out.
. Deftones will be headlining a very special show at the Electric Ballroom in London on October 12th. Tickets will be available to Deftones fans in an exclusive pre-sale this Thursday, September 28th, and available to the general public Friday, September 29th. You can find the pre-sale HERE, and the general on-sale HERE.
We have the full version of RX QUEEN to be downloaded. Download it HERE!
The rage and haunting beauty that is at the core of Deftones sound has been translated into percussive and sweeping arrangements for viola, violin and cello. Melodic numbers like "Change (In the House of Flies)" and "Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)" are taken to an unmatched, ethereal peak, while bruisers like "Teething" and "Engine No. 9" are stripped down to their staccato essence. There has never been a tribute like this to Deftones. This album doesn't rearrange what makes these songs great, so much as it emphasizes their very nexus. © Vitamin Records
. Check out Deftones new e-card at:
. “HOLE IN THE EARTH” VIDEO
. According to hmv.co.uk the tracklist will be the following:
1. Hole In The Earth
Weird han? Or true.....
. Someone at www.drownedinsound.com had the chance to listen to SNW before its release this OCtober 31. Here's what this person thought about each track on the album:
‘Hole In The Earth’
. Deftones' official website - www.deftones.com - has been update with a new flash design, in one of those flash animations we have the chance to download Deftones new album cover art in high resolution.
. On October 24, 2006, Restless Records will release "Butchering The Beatles" - featuring the biggest, the baddest, the heaviest all-star line-up ever assembled to honor what is arguably the greatest band ever - THE BEATLES . All-in-all, over 50 internationally known recording artists bring their unique bone-crushing slant to these remarkable songs.
Deftones guitar player, Stephen Carpenter will play his ESP on track #8 - "I Feel Fine" - along with John Bush (ANTHRAX) - Vocals, Mike Inez (OZZY OSBOURNE / ALICE IN CHAINS) - Bass and John Tempesta (THE CULT / TESTAMENT) - Drums.
All-in-all, over 50 internationally known recording artists bring their unique bone-crushing slant to these remarkable songs. Produced by Grammy award-winning producer/guitarist Bob Kulick and ace engineer Brett Chassen , "Butchering The Beatles" features 12 new, ass-kicking versions of THE BEATLES ' chart-topping hits, including "Hey Jude" , "I Feel Fine" and "Day Tripper" , plus the more esoteric "Hey Bulldog" , barked out by the legendary Alice Cooper and "Tomorrow Never Knows" , uniquely interpreted by the iconic Billy Idol , alongside classic concept songs like "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" and "Magical Mystery Tour" .
. A brand new DEFTONES song, entitled "Hole in the Earth", has been posted online at the band's MySpace page. The track is the first single off the band's upcoming album, "Saturday Night Wrist", due on October 31 through Maverick. You can also download the track (mp3) here.
. Theprp.com reports:
The Deftones have set the tenative track listing for their upcoming new album " Saturday Night Wrist ", which is currently due out in stores on October 31st through Maverick . The outing will feature guest appearances from System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian on the track " Mein " and Annie Hardy of Giant Drag fame on " Pink Cellphone ". Here's how the effort will roughly shape up:
. This message was recenlty posted on deftones myspace:
Beginning this Tuesday, Aug 15th, everyone attending the Family Values tour will be able to pre-order a copy of Saturday Night Wrist exclusively at the FYE booth at all of the venues. Along with the purchase of the new record, you guys will receive a hand numbered, limited edition Deftones lithograph and a chance to hang with the band after the set. This is your first chance to be a part of the Saturday Night Wrist experience, don't miss it!
. Streetwise has sent these cards to some fans, it might be the album cover art;
. Shaun Lopes (from Far) recently posted some photos related to Deftones new album production...check'em out:
Some tentative track titles are confirmed after these: "Fm", "Combat", "Kim Dracula", "Pink Cell Phone", "Cherry Waves" and "Denehee", you can also check on those Annie Hardy (recording vocals), Shaun Lopes playing/producing.
Shaun Lopez comments:
"I just wrapped up the Deftones record for Maverick/Warner. Arguments were had, feelings were hurt, tears were shed, hugs were present, legs were pee'd on, but we are finished. Mixing began earlier this week. It's coming out so well, that I have decided to forgive Chino and the gang for stealing Far's version of Savory and calling it their own. Punk asses."
thanks to; buddyboy101 from our board
. Deftones will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, July 31. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out www.rocklineradio.com .
| Ryan Williams Finishes the Album
. The final touches to Deftones' new album are being made in West Hollywood by engineer Ryan Williams who have already worked with Train, Staind, 10 Years and Linkin Park, the album will be released this fall.
| Violins, Kerrang and Death
. A new tribute to the Deftones will be released on August 29th. It is called "THe String Quartet Tribute to the Deftones" and will be performed the Sring Quartet (instrumental). Here's a brief description of the album:
« The rage and haunting beauty that is at the core of Deftones sound has been translated into percussive and sweeping arrangements for viola, violin and cello. Melodic numbers like "Change (In the House of Flies)" and "Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)" are taken to an unmatched, ethereal peak, while bruisers like "Teething" and "Engine No. 9" are stripped down to their staccato essence. There has never been a tribute like this to Deftones. This album doesn't rearrange what makes these songs great, so much as it emphasizes their very nexus. »
You can pre-order it FROM AMAZON.COM HERE!
. Kerrang! magazine will be celebrating its 25th birthday by giving away a CD with its 06.06.06 issue (in stores in the U.K. Wednesday, May 31). Entitled "High Voltage", the 15-track disc is made up of classic rock and metal songs covered by contemporary bands, with 10 of the tracks recorded exclusively for the CD.
. Some photos of Chino with Dead Poetic were posted on Dead Poetic's myspace. Chino is producing their new album, so keep an eye at: http://www.myspace.com/deadpoetic
. In commemoration of the on-sale for the upcoming Family Values Tour, Deftones will be playing a very special free show this Thursday, May 18th at Cesar Chavez Park in Sacramento starting at 5pm. The show is one of four shows on Thursday that will feature Korn playing a free show in Chicago, and other main stage bands Stone Sour and Flyleaf performing in Kansas City and Portland, OR respectively. Make sure to get there early so you don't miss this epic event!
. The first group of dates for the Family Values Tour featuring Korn and Deftones will go on-sale this weekend. A full list of dates and on-sale information is listed below:
Thur July 27 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Virginia Beach, VA – ON SALE 5/19
Tickets will go on-sale exclusively to Deftones fans in the aforementioned cities this Wednesday, May 17th starting at 10am local time . Log-on to Family Values Presale and enter in the password Deftones to get first crack at the best tickets before they're available to the public.
. Launch Radio Networks reports: This summer's Family Values tour will mark the first time that KORN and the DEFTONES have hit the road together in nearly a decade, and during that time there's always been rumors of a rivalry between the two groups. But DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter told Launch that the so-called feud between the two California groups has never existed. "The rivalry is media-made up," he said. "It's been that way ever since the start. Those guys are friends of ours, you know. We all met each other before either of us put our first record out and played shows together, and we just had great times hanging out and all that, you know. It was always just made up. We were always constantly going, 'Man, how does this stuff happen?'"
. Deftnz.net recently interviewed Annie Hardy from Giant Drag regarding her collaboration with the Deftones on one of the tracks tentatively called "Pink Cell Phone". You can read that interview HERE.
. Strauight from Deftones Managment:
"Velvet Hammer launches website! www.velvethammer.net Velvet Hammer is the LA based management company representing System of A Down, Deftones, Mudvayne, Taproot, Rise Against, and The Spill Canvas to name a few. We have a Columbia Records JV record label, as well as a publishing company through Sony/ATV and our sister company Streetwise is a youth culture marketing machine . Basically, we're an entire music industry Eco-system right here in one place.
We wanted to let you know that we've launched our website and a myspace page. Our website will keep you up to date on tours, you can sign up for our mailing list, and most importantly we have opened up our doors and are accepting demos!
We know that you guys are on the pulse of what's going on in your local scene, and we want to hear about it. Come check out all our bands, shows, add us on myspace, and make sure to keep us in the loop on kickass bands that are worthy of an incredible team.
. The following message was posted at Dredg's official website:
we are very proud to announce that chi cheng (bass player from the deftones) will be opening for us at our may 11th fillmore date.......he will be doing spoken word from his own personal material and should not be missed........please hurry and get your entrance key, tickets are going faster than........................? fast - er - ed - ing................ cheers.
. A new unofficial DVD will be released this Summer through United States of Distribution called: "Deftones - School of Brilliant Things". You can pre-order this item by clicking on its cover below:
. Deftones will be Co-Headlining the Family Values 2006 tour this summer with Korn. MTV.com has posted an article about the tour you can read here , and a news piece about the tour will be airing today on MTV, MTV2, and MTVU. Air times are :
. It seems that the rumour of Deftones touring with Korn is turning into reality. Deftones' latest official mailing list message says: "Family Values 2006 Is Coming... ". So it might happen after Deftones European Tour.
. A new DVD filmed back in the White Pony days seems to be ready to be released, but it's still waiting for Maverick's approval. There's a small trailer at the director's website (download the latest quicktime player first, or watch it with WMP)
Or youtube it at http://youtube.com/watch?v=j4CpAmuzStY
A petition for this DVD release was created at: http://www.petitiononline.com/tonesdvd/petition.html
. Launch Radio Networks reports: DEFTONES has set September 12 as the release date for its fifth album, the band's management has told Launch . No title has been revealed yet for the disc, which the band has been working on for the better part of two years.
. Although it wasnt posted on April's fool day, this seems more like it, so here's what was posted at Blabbermouth:
According to a posting on the KORN fan site Korn Unleashed , the band's guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer told fans after the group's show at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Tuesday, March 28 that KORN will be touring with DEFTONES on the second leg of their U.S. tour this summer. Opening the trek will be FLYLEAF .
And by the way I've just uploaded a video of Chino with Korn, check the videos section.
. Deftones will be appearing on FUSE!'s "Steven's Untitled Rock Show" today at 4pm PST/7pm EST. Tune in for the latest news on Deftones and get an update from the guys on the Taste of Chaos tour. If you miss it this afternoon, it will also be airing on:
. "The Best of Taste of Chaos" compilation was released this week on Warcon Records and features a wide array of notable bands as well as smaller bands gaining popularity. Deftones' "Bloody Cape" in in it, so make sure you buy it. You can buy it through amazon HERE.
Stephen Carpenter, influential guitarist from the Deftones, has added to his ESP Signature Series guitars with the introduction of the Stef B-7. The guitar , a 7-string baritone model, is the sixth model the guitarist has helped create for ESP and LTD. SEE IT HERE!
"Stef is a unique and innovative guitarist, and we're glad to continue our relationship with him via another Signature Series model," says Allen Steelgrave, ESP Director of Marketing and Artist Relations. "While we've had the LTD SC-607B 7-string baritone model in the LTD line for some time, the new Stef B-7 is the first guitar with this configuration to hold the ESP brand."
The ESP Stef-B7 is a new black-finished baritone 7-string Signature Series model by Stephen "Stef" Carpenter of the Deftones. The guitar has a neck-thru design with a 27" scale to accommodate the baritone scale. The Stef B-7's alder body adjoins a 3-piece maple neck with a 24-fret ebony fingerboard and no inlays (side dot position markers only). White binding is included on the head and neck. The Gotoh string-thru bridge offers excellent sustain, while the EMG 81-7 pickups are designed to offer the tremendous tone of the EMG-81 for 7-string guitars. The Stef B-7 will be available only from authorized ESP dealers early in 2006. For more information, visit their web site at www.espguitars.com .
. The blackout concerning the new album has finally ended. MTV interviewed Abe Cunningham...new release by the end of Spring (??), 17 new songs, some of those new songs will be played on the Taste of Chaos tour, a song called America, and a great article you can read HERE.
. According to Dead Poetic's official website (www.deadpoetic.com), Chino Moreno will be producing a few songs on their upcoming album. "We are huge fans of Chino and his work, and are ecstatic to have this opportunity to work with him. We will be spending 4-5 days in Sacramento in late January to record songs with Chino, and will then head straight to Seattle to record the bulk of the album with producer Aaron Sprinkle" - they stated on their official website.
. Saturday's KROQ Almost Acoust Christmas show kicked off with a showcase of metal and punk newcomers whose futures are looking mighty bright, with Rise Against, Avenged Sevenfold and Thrice. The latter marked their return to the event (after playing in 2003) by bringing along a string section as well as a guest singer for "Red Sky," Deftones frontman Chino Moreno. "I was just thinking he'd do some harmonies and stuff and he was like, 'Yeah, I got some stuff I wanna sing,' " Thrice's singer Dustin Kensrue said backstage. "He kinda went off and sang some melodies that he had made up and they were really cool." >> source: mtv.com
Thanks to the people in our forum who managed to record the live broadcasting. Download the MP3 below.
. Deftones recently recorded "Jealous Guy", John Lennon's cover, the song already leaked, but since I don't know if it will be sold for charity at http://www.amnesty.org/noise/ I'll give you a 30 seconds preview...If you want the full version it's not hard to find...
. Here's what KNAC.com writes about yesterday's Fear Factory show at Hollywood, CA:
Then came the close of the set. "Cyberwaste" and "Archetype" were real crowd favorites. The boys were joined by Deftones guitarist Chino Moreno for "Archetype". Of course there was the closer "Replica" to keep things moving.
. The Deftones will be back to Europe next year. Their name along with Korn, Placebo, Depeche Mode and others bands names are mentioned in Rock Am Ring's official website. The Deftones concert should happen during one of the three days of the German festival (2-4 June 2006)...So expect a new European Tour next year!
. Warcon has announced the January 24th, 2006 release of The Best of Taste of Chaos . The compilation is a double CD with 36 songs primarily made up of unreleased tracks, rare outtakes and special songs from acts on both editions of the tour including The Deftones, The Used, Dillinger Escape Plan, Rise Against, Billy Talent, Thursday and many others. The 2006 edition of the tour kicks off on February 16th, 2006.
. No it's not the so non-famous-deftones song. According to Rolling Stone, the Deftones, Avril Lavigne, Black Eyed Peas, Sum 41 and Duran Duran are among the artists recording John Lennon songs to raise funds for human rights organization Amnesty International. The recordings, which will be released as downloads through amnesty.org, will be part of Amnesty's new youth-oriented music campaign that begins in January. There is no word yet on if a physical album will be distributed. So expect a new Deftones song soon...
. Check these two websites for fresh interviews with the band:
If you are one of the lucky guys who will be attenting to Deftones' shows at one of Taste of Chaos venues, go to: : http://tasteofchaos.ducatking.com/ so you can buy the tickets!
Some dates were already announced:
16 Feb 2006 ipayOne Center - San Diego, CA - USA
. Taste of Chaos Line-up has just been announced:
(Line-up is subject to change, and will vary city-to-city, so check your local listings for confirmed artists!)
. Deftones bassist Ch Cheng i is going to read some of his poetry at this year's Crossing Border Festival in The Hague (Holland). A festival with lots of poetry and culture. In the past people like Lee Ronaldo (Sonic Youth) and Max Cavalera (Soulfly) performed there. Chi's performance will take place this Friday (20:00 - local time) . We might have some photos or some kind of review next week... For more info check Crossing Border's official website at: http://www.crossingborder.nl/uk/start.php
. More bands have been confirmed for 2006's Taste of Chaos Tour. Joining previously announced headliners the Deftones - whose forthcoming, as-yet-untitled album is now slated for a May 2006 release - will be As I Lay Dying , Atreyu , Thrice , Story of the Year and, on the first half of the tour, Funeral for a Friend , with Circa Survive taking over the slot for the second half of the run. The tour will start in mid-February, with dates running through the first week of April. ...
. According to deftones.com the band will be headlining Taste of Chaos Tour (2006). If you haven't heard of the Taste of Chaos tour, it is the winter version of the Warped Tour. Thrice is one of the rumoured bands to play with the Deftones on this tour.
. DEFTONES' "B-Sides & Rarities" sold nearly 27,000 copies in its first week of release (according to Nielsen SoundScan) to debut at position No. 42 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. .
. theprp.com unveilled a little bit more about Deftones' upcoming DVD:
"Never-before-seen footage of the band will be interspersed throughout the aforementioned music videos and the liner notes for the CD portion will feature a track-by-track commentary written by all five band members."
The final tracklist of this dvd is should be:
01 - "7 Words"
Here's also an interview with Chino, he talks about the new album and this b-sides release: read it here
. Here's the confirmed tracklist of Deftones upcoming rarities DVD/CD release (pretty close to the one mentioned before);
1. Savory [feat. Jawbox]
. Here's a non confirmed tracklist of Deftones upcoming rarities DVD/CD release;
. Deftones will be releasing B Sides and Raritites, a CD/DVD compilation of unreleased songs, all of the band's videos and some never before seen video footage, on Ocotober 4th 2005 (US Release Date).
. MTV Interview with Chino Moreno:
Hardcore poet Moreno and his heavyweight Deftones spent the winter in Stamford, Connecticut, with producer Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Jane's Addiction). It was there - at Ezrin's studio and abode, the Carriage House - that the band recorded some of the material that will eventually make the final cut on its fifth album.
But something was off with the Deftones while they languished in the bleak, wintry abyss in the richest per-capita state in the union.
"It sucked, dude," Moreno said. "It was the most depressing thing ever. The recording was good, and we got it done really fast. It was mostly to get all of Abe [Cunningham]'s drum tracks down, and we did some overdubs there, too. But it suuuuucked."
The Deftones started writing material in their Sacramento, California, hometown a little more than a year and a half ago, then took the fall off to allow Moreno time to work with his side project, Team Sleep. They regrouped in the relative tundra of the East Coast, but longed for warmer climes the whole time, according to Moreno. So the band packed its bags, bid Connecticut adieu and headed home just before Christmas.
"We ended up recording a bunch more songs, and we kind of compiled those with the Connecticut stuff," he said. The band revisited some of the Ezrin material and tweaked it a bit, delaying the final product ... well, a bit. "It's just like this roller coaster of sounds. There's really aggressive stuff - super-aggressive stuff - that, like, I don't think we've delved into evil sh-- like this before. And then there's really sad stuff. I don't know - it's a Deftones record. We're trying different things. Frank [Delgado, who handles keyboards and samples] is involved a lot more this time, as far as electronic stuff, and there's a lot more beat stuff going on.
"It's a pretty chaotic record," he continued. "Every time we make a Deftones record, it's taxing on your brain and body. They're hard records to make because you seriously have to outdo yourself. We want to outdo ourselves when we make a record; we don't want to make the same record twice. And we don't really have any formulas we use, so we just try different sh--. And sometimes good sh-- happens, sometimes weird sh-- happens."
The album - which will drop sometime in the fall and be followed by a tour - has not yet been named, Moreno says, although he's been flirting with Saturday Night Wrist. There still aren't any song titles pinned down, either. "That's like my favorite part to do, naming the songs after they're already kind of done," he said. "I have just a couple more weeks of work on it."
Moreno has recorded some vocal tracks, but not all of them; touring with Team Sleep - which he'll be doing until late August - has put that process on hold. When he resumes work with the Deftones this fall, the rest of Team Sleep will hit the studio again to start working on their sophomore offering. They've already written 15 songs for the release, which will be out in late 2006. Moreno also said former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha has signed to work with Team Sleep on some of their new tunes.
Deftones fans who cannot wait for their new album will take solace in the fact that the band is planning an album of rarities, B-sides and covers later this summer. The compilation will feature the band's take on the Smiths' "Please Please Please, Let Me Get What I Want," which has been available online for years, and a song by Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Southern rockers behind "Free Bird."
"It's stuff that we recorded over the years that a lot of people haven't heard," Moreno said. "Like, when I was 16, we did this version of 'Simple Man' by Lynyrd Skynyrd. I heard it the other day, and it was good. ... We remixed everything, and it's actually a pretty good record. I think it matches up to our last record, or even our new record, as far as the quality of it."
The comp also includes a Jawbox cover and a DVD of footage "since we started, when we were little kids jumping around," he said.
The album will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the first Deftones album, Adrenaline. "I grew up listening to all these songs [we covered], so I can hear myself in those songs," Moreno said. "I used to stand in my backyard with a broomstick, pretending like I was Morrissey."
The Deftones will seek a little help from their fans for the rarities disc and companion DVD. On the band's Web site, it's asking anyone who has taken live photos of the group to submit them for consideration as part of the artwork and packaging.
- Chris Harris
. FUSE, the all-music, viewer driven television network is giving viewers a once in a lifetime opportunity to bid on original works from the most cutting edge artists in the music and design communities. The "Paint it Fuse" auction will run from May 23 - June 2 on eBay and can be accessed by following this link (www.ebay.com/fusetv). It will benefit the MusiCares foundation, which assists members of the music community in times of need.
Just as FUSE's programming is committed to showcasing innovative and impassioned artists from all genres of music, the works featured in this auction display the talents of designers from all corners of the music industry celebrating the freedom of artistic expression. The works will display stylized renderings of the FUSE Hairy Man mascot, highlighting each artist's signature style. With the trend of downloading music increasing, the exposure to some of today's best graphic artists specializing in gig posters, album and CD art has waned. This auction seeks to expose the public to this under appreciated art, while helping to provide vital assistance to those in the music community that need it.
. This week's Kerrang! features a great interview with Chino Moreno. Deftones frontman unveiled some info concerning their 5th album and the B-Sides CD and DVD.
THANK TO: dtones04
. According to Chino, the new Deftones' album will only see the day of light later this year, maybe Fall. Chino was interviewed yesterday by Zane Lowe's on Radio1 BBC. Here's a transcript of that interview (thanks to AJ).
Chino: How late am I? 45 mins?
An mp3 of that conversation is available at: http://www.504hrs.com/chino-on-radio-1.mp3 (props to matt504 in #deftones)
. Here's some non-official news regarding Chino's side project:
- Jeff Irwin from Ghostride recently posted the following at their official message board: (link)
- Team Sleep look to have chosen "Ever" to serve as the first single from their forthcoming self-titled debut. No word as of yet on a radio add date, however. "Team Sleep" will see a release through Maverick on May 10th. (source: www.iateyourmicrophone.com)
thanks to: ragdoll and Patrik
. StreetWise (Deftones Managment) Press Release:
Deftones are getting close to wrapping up recording of their currently untitled 5th album. The group has been recording with legendary producer Bob Ezrin and has 15 tracks recorded for the effort. Also, the band is working on a very special 10th Anniversary rarities and b-sides CD/DVD that will be out this Summer. This incredible collection is going to feature never-before seen or heard music, performances, and videos spanning the bands amazing career.
. The long-in-the-works self-titled debut album from Team Sleep will be released May 10 via Maverick. The group, led by Deftones frontman Chino Moreno and also featuring childhood friend Todd Wilkenson on guitar, DJ Crook, bassist Rick Verrett and drummer Zach Hill, has been working on the material since 2001.
. In addition to working on their upcoming new album which is expected out this summer via Maverick, the Deftones have also begun compiling a b-sides and rarities CD/DVD set for a future release. More details will be made available as the project firms up.
. Deftones drummer, Abe Cunningham congratulated ANTHRAX on their 20th anniversary. Here's his comments included in the press release:
"ANTHRAX plays a huge role in Stef and me meeting and starting to jam together; we met through a mutual friend who gave me my first copy of 'Among the Living'. DEFTONES started in 1988, but before that it was just the two of us in his mom's hot ass garage with the dryer on and the washing machine overflowing trying to make it through 'Indians' and 'Caught In A Mosh'. I would like to thank you guys for the inspiration, your precision, your tones, your dedication and for having the nut sacks to try shit that no one would. Happy 20th Anniversary!!! All the best."
. Ok, straight from mtv.com:
The Deftones' Chino Moreno has talked about his Team Sleep project for more than five years now - and even got a song by the group on the soundtrack for "The Matrix: Reloaded" in 2003 - but the project is finally going to awake fully on May 10, when Team Sleep's self-titled debut album will be released. "The best part about it is having completion of something you've been working on, and having it done right," Moreno said in a statement. "It's fun, working with different people, everybody works differently. When I have time off from music, I want to make other music. That's what I do, that's what's fun, that's what makes me happy." ...
Amazon also confirms May 10 as the release date. And you can already pre-order Team Sleep's debut album HERE for $18.98.
. The new Soulfly DVD - "The Song Remains Insane" - includes a live pro-shot version of "First Commandment" with Chino singing with Max Cavalera live at Dynamo's Festival (1998). The DVD will be released on March, 1st 2005. You can order it HERE .
- Over an hour of SOULFLY captured live around the world:
. I've just read an article about Maverick's new emo band - The Finalist - and it goes like this:
«The Finalist is a local band that got its big break when signed by Maverick Records. The band received some
So we'll probably have a Deftones US Tour later this year with Story of The Year and The Finalist.
. According to CDstarts.de (german website), Deftones new album will be released on March 28th, the strange thing is that Teamsleep's debut album is set to be released the day after, that is, March 29th (confirm it at http://www.krbr.com/). But in another hand, I've checked a reliable danish website and as you can see on this PDF file the release date is set to May 7th (probably an european release date). So lots of dates right now but nothing has been officialized yet.
. Other news: Check some photos of Stephen at ESP's NAMM 2004 here
. Click HERE to check some press scans related to Deftones/Teamsleep upcoming albuns. (thanks to teamsleep.net board)
. According to www.iateyourmicrophone.com Maverick have set a tentative March 29th release date for Team Sleep's long delayed debut effort.
. Chino Moreno joined Korn on stage last night and sang Korn's "Wicked" with Jon Davis.
"For the first time in 7 years, we played 'Wicked' with Chino from the Deftones in Mexico City. It fuckin' ruled to play a show with them after all these years. Hopefully we'll do a tour someday." - Jon Davis
A pic of that moment is available here: http://www.korntv.co.uk/images/bscwicked.jpg
(taken from BSC)
. In the wake of the bizarre and tragic shooting that claimed the life of Pantera/Damageplan guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott on Wednesday, friends and fans were coming to terms with the loss and remembering Dimebag as a man whose musical prowess was exceeded only by his love of life. Fans were expected to gather for a vigil Thursday night (December 9) at the Columbus, Ohio, club where Dimebag was gunned down the night before. But as fans mourned, so did the friends and colleagues who had shared the stage and the road with the guitarist; Deftones drummer Abe Cunningham was one of those...
"We had the pleasure of touring three times with Pantera," Abe Cunningham said. "They treated us so well on the road. We had some great times hanging out with them. They treated us with open arms, especially the brothers [Dimebag and his brother, Vinnie Paul]. Darrell lived the music. We feel terrible, and our hearts go out to his family, brother and father. He was a legend in this business, and an unbelievable musician. He will be missed by all."
"Dimebag" Darrell Abbott
. According to ABC ePrep, DEFTONES singer Chino Moreno says the folks at Maverick Records are so impressed with his side project TEAM SLEEP's new record that he expects the label to push the release of the CD back until next year. The disc was supposed to come out November 2, and was then pushed back to November 9. But Moreno says that after hearing the finished product, the label decided, "they really want to promote it," and will most likely wait until next year to release it so they'll be able to give it more attention. "I guess they didn't expect it to be as good as it is," says Moreno, adding that he's not sure whether he should be happy the record executives are impressed, or upset that they originally didn't expect much from him. TEAM SLEEP will tour Europe and the U.S. early next year, after the DEFTONES finish in the studio.
. According to Blabbermouth.net, Deftones frontman Chino Moreno has been working on some beats for rap pioneer Flavor Flav. He hung out with the Public Enemy member recently and agreed to put some sounds together for him, although there's no word yet on whether anything will come of the collaboration.
. Here's who played on the bill and what songs:
- Blink-182: A Letter to Elise, All of this (with Robert)
They played it twice because the first time Frank's keyboard wasn't woking so they were asked to do it again.
Here are some photos from yesterday's performance:
. Marilyn Manson will host a live tribute to The Cure on September 17. The show - part of MTV's "Icon" series - will feature (almost confirmed) performances from the Deftones, AFI, Blink 182 and Good Charlotte. It will be held at Old Billingsgate Market in London (around 9pm), and screened in October. Here's the MTVE screening dates:
08.10.2002, 20.00 - 20.45h
Check MTV's online competition for free tickets: http://icon.mtve.com/icon/192/competition/
. According to Deftones' Managment, their forthcoming album is set to hit the street in Spring 2005. The band have decided to road test new material before they go into the studio to record it. "We wanted to play some of the songs we wrote in Malibu on this tour before we start recording the record in November. It's gonna be cool... try some new songs, smile, feel good. After all we are a touring band," said drummer, Abe Cunningham.
. In other news, a Chi Cheng message, regarding animal abuse, is featured here: http://www.peta2.com/ot/o-chicheng1.html
. Deftones' Chino Moreno, Cat Power, RZA, Mike Shinoda, Mike Patton,Tim Meadows of "Saturday Night Live" and John Oates from Hall & Oates fame, among others, are confirmed as guests in Handsome Boy Modeling School's (a.k.a. Dan the Automator and Prince Paul) new album - White People (release date: November 9).
. DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno recently told Launch Radio Networks that the band will have a full album's worth of new material ready by the time their upcoming club tour starts on September 28 at the House Of Blues in Los Angeles. "We're just gonna go out and play a bunch of new stuff," he said. "We're just trying to just be a little bit ahead of ourselves now, and just getting in shape, and just trying to be at top of our game."
. DEFTONES will begin recording in early November in Connecticut, with a release planned for the first half of 2005. Production duties will reportedly be handled by Bob Ezrin, who has previously worked with KISS, JANE'S ADDICTION and PINK FLOYD, among many others. In addition to the new DEFTONES CD, Moreno is finishing work on the first album by his side project, TEAM SLEEP. A November release is expected, with a tour to follow in December.
. According to www.sacbee.com, Team Sleep's debut album is set for a Nov. 2 release. Though the album was leaked on the Internet, a final version will feature remixed tracks and a few new songs.
. Deftones' cover of Duran Duran's - "The Chauffeur" will be featured on the upcoming O.S.T. for the new movie: 'Resident Evil: Apocalypse'. This song was already released in 1997 (Duran Duran Tribute Album). A live version of this song is available HERE. The first single from the album will be Killswitch Engage's "The End Of Heartache", which will impact radio on August 9.
Here's the complete tracklisting:
01. SLIPKNOT - Vermilion
. The Deftones are up for a California music award for best hard rock album. Anyone can vote for them as long as they sign up for it. Here's the website: http://www.californiamusicawards.com
Other nominees for this same category are: Anthrax, Linkin Park, Metallica, Orgy and Blink 182.
Thanks to: Nick
. ESP Guitars has donated a signature model guitar of Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter for auction to benefit the St. Jude's Children's Cancer Research Hospital. The donated ESP LTD SC-200 series is also autographed by Stephen and was given to the Guitars4Kids organization that uses the instruments to raise money and donate all proceeds to St. Jude.
Click here to see the auction being hosted by eBay, which ends on April 10th. Here are the specs on the SC-200 series:
. Ghostride boys have started their own label - Distruktor Records - their first release will be the Ghostride full length... Ghostride's Jeff mentioned them being in talks with various bands to put out material including TEAM SLEEP! Check the full article here.
(thanks to: Dan)
. The San Francisco music community gathered last night to honor Metallica with the "Governors Award for Creative Excellence and Outstanding Achievement". Chino Moreno performed a Metallica song (still dont know which one) with a band (dont know either). You can check some pics, including Chino playing with that band, HERE.
(thanks to: Christian Rekdahl)
. Dan the Automator and Prince Paul have resurrected their Handsome Boy Modeling School and will follow up 1999's So ... How's Your Girl? with a summer album featuring appearances by Pharrell Williams, RZA, Musiq, Jack Johnson, Mike Patton and the Deftones.
. Chi Cheng, bassist for the Deftones and accomplished spoken word artist, will appear in a series of poetry readings in Northern California in mid-February. The performances will feature new material written by Cheng since the release of his 2002 spoken word album, "Bamboo Parachutes." With all proceeds from the events going to the SPCA (Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals), Cheng will appear with a variety of other poets and musicians still to be announced. The artist's new poetry will be included in a third, as-yet untitled, spoken word album to be released later this year. In other news, Deftones will begin work on their next studio album immediately. Details to be revealed shortly. In the meantime, please support these rare spoken word events. Chi Cheng's poetry performance itinerary is as follows:
Sat. 2/14- 7 PM
Sun. 2/22- 7 PM
. Check out: http://www.sacvibe.com/012104%20deftones/index.html for a bunch of photos from Sacto's latest show.
Here's what is posted on Taproot's official website: "...TapRoot hooked up with a friend from Deftones for a song on their upcoming record."
thanks to: zach swickey
Music-Critic.ca did a Top 5 of 2003 and the Deftones appeared on two of their choices. You can check it HERE (Heath O'Fee & Connor Turner)
Here's the lateste article about the Deftones written by Chris Macias (The Sacramento Bee).
Here's how the Deftones' itinerary unfolds after the group releases an album: To support its new music, the band hits the road for the better part of a year and rocks crowds from Seattle to Spain. Finally, despite burnout from touring nearly nonstop and living the rock 'n' roll lifestyle, the Deftones roll into Sacramento and finish their tour with a triumphant hometown show. In other words, the Deftones try to save their best gig for last. However, the group's most recent attempt to book a Sacramento show hit some snags.
To cap the band's 2003 tour, the Deftones -- singer Chino Moreno, bassist Chi Cheng, guitarist Stephen Carpenter, drummer Abe Cunningham and DJ Frank Delgado -- were planning on a Dec. 12 concert. But the group couldn't find an available local venue besides UC Davis' Freeborn Hall. And that tentative date fell right after KWOD's Twisted X-Mas concert, which would have made ticket sales compete with the alternative-rock extravaganza presented by KWOD (106.5 FM). So the Deftones decided to scrap those plans, and instead will perform a belated homecoming show Wednesday at the Memorial Auditorium. "I didn't think Davis was a good homecoming," said Cheng in a recent phone interview.
"No offense to Davis -- I was born in Davis -- but it just didn't seem like a good way to end the touring cycle. Sacramento is the place we're proudest."
Local fans can be equally proud. The Deftones' self-titled album (their fourth), released in May, furthered the group's cerebral spin on heavy metal. A crafty mix of blissful outbursts and 2-ton guitar riffs, "Deftones" debuted at No. 2 on the album charts and was certified "gold" (sales of 500,000 units) in July. Sales of "Deftones" were a step down from 2000's "White Pony," which sold over 1 million. Still, the group's track record remains solid. Each of the band's four albums has at least sold "gold." Meanwhile, the Deftones spent the summer of 2003 on the "Summer Sanitarium" tour, a meeting of hard-rock titans that also featured Metallica, Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit and Mudvayne. The Deftones also squeezed in its own shows on "Summer Sanitarium's" off nights and headlined its own tour in the fall.
"We got the whole spectrum of big and small (on tour)," Cheng said. "Personally, most of us prefer the small theaters, the intimate places where we're playing a whole set with our production in front of our fans. It's also good to be nervous and feel like you need to work someone else's audience and win them over. It was amazing to play with Metallica in a giant stadium. (But) we were playing four albums of material for 45 minutes in the middle of the afternoon. It wasn't really indicative of a Deftones show. "I think with the way the (music) industry is, any opportunities you get are good ones, and should be appreciated and should be taken," he said. "It's been a tough year for music."
For the Deftones' upcoming gig, the band is honoring its old-school influences and local friends. Opening the show is Ghostride, a new Sacramento band featuring former members of Will Haven, the metal-core group that joined Deftones on a European tour. Also performing is Death Angel, a Filipino American band from San Francisco that made mosh pits go bonkers in the late 1980s. Though the Deftones didn't really tap into Death Angel's type of double-time riffing, Death Angel's look and overall aggressiveness were a big influence on the early Deftones. Back in the day, a key requirement for joining the Deftones was that you had to look like a member of Death Angel.
"That was the only reason I got in the band," Cheng said. "I looked like a member of Death Angel. That was a really big deal to (Stephen), and I wasn't complaining. I was like, 'This is a good band, so it's cool.'"
Meanwhile, the Deftones are gearing up for their next record and working out songs in their West Sacramento studio. So much for any downtime.
"The last two album cycles, we had the mindset of taking time and making everything right and being meticulous about it," Cheng said. "I think now we're going to do the exact opposite, to write as best and furiously and passionately as we can. We'll be writing and working hard." Ah, home sweet home.
. Chino Moreno and Abe Cunningham co-hosted KWOD's "Sounds of Sac" this Sunday. Chino said that they are going into the studio this week to record Deftones #5 album. They also confirmed that: Maverick is denying a 3rd single off of "Deftones" AND Deftones' latest single - "Lovers" - may be played live for the first time on the 21st in Sacramento.
. Another year goes by, and what a year! Deftones new album and Deftones shows have been chosen as the best around. Here's a list of some websites that have chosen the Deftones new album/shows as the best of the year:
. DeftonesWorld.com was voted as the 9th "Best Music Website" out of this year's IMA's (Interactive Music Awards). If you take a deep look at this year's listing you
. The Deftones took 6th place in this year's SHOUTWEB's TOP 10 Records. Check HERE the TOP 10 artist picks.
. The Sacramento show at the Memorial Auditorium is definitely on Wed. Jan. 21st at 7:30pm. Here's the details for this show:
Abstract/Goldenvoice Presents Deftones with Death Angel and Ghostride
You can buy tickets on www.tickets.com right now.
thanks to: Billy and Cesar Ramirez
Two new items for Deftones die-hard fans will be released this month:
The first one is an unofficial DVD. Here's the official press release:
'Deftones : Death by Decibels' includes revealing information and previously unknown facts on the band from those close to them including the original band manager, roadies and one time housemate and collaborators with the band. - Filmed in location at the band's home town of Sacramento, California. On 'Deftones: Death by Decibels' we go behind the music to discover what it took for this unlikely group of friends from America's west coast to simultaneously create a new musical movement and conquer an entire generation of youths. Packed with in-depth interviews and featuring exclusive and previously unseen film footage, this documentary film takes you where the cameras never previously preyed to achieve an uncensored look at one of the past decades best bands.
The second one is an audio CD titled "Tribute to Deftones" from a band named MaxDesecration.
1.ATF 2.Back to School 3.One Weak 4.Lucky You 5.BQAD 6.Minerva 7.Engine #9 8.RX Queen 9.WGTB 10.Lotion 11.Bloody Cape 12.Root
thanks to: Jorge Costa
Activision have announced the track listing to their highly anticipated new game - True Crime: Streets of L.A. - Deftones' "Minerva" will be included!
"Here's looking at you.." a remix by Frank 'Nit' Delgado is available for download along with printable artwork/setlist at Frank's side project's website: www.decibeldevils.com (Check the Mixes Section)
Next Tuesday (10/14/03), Deftones.com will be premiering the never before seen video for "Bloody Cape." This video has NOT been released yet, and no release date has been discussed at this point. This is your chance to take part in Deftones history, however, there's a catch. The video will ONLY remain on the site for a 24 hour period. After that, it may never be posted again.
Hoobastank have reportedly dropped off the list of support acts for the upcoming Deftones headlining tour, which begins October 24 in Seattle, Washington. Their replacement is a band called Denali, who were personally selected for the bill by Chino Moreno. Clutch, Poison The Well, Thrice, and Thursday are all still confirmed for the tour.
Moreno plans to finally release the long-delayed debut album from his side project, Team Sleep, in early 2004. He told MTV.com, "We just finished a batch of all-new songs and now it's more of a band than before, [because before] it was mostly just stuff I did in my bedroom or tracks we sent back and forth to each other." Moreno says the band has completed thirteen songs for the disc.
There are plenty of options for fans to legitimately buy music online these days, but record labels are still not hip to artists just giving it away. The Deftones learned that lesson the hard way recently when their label, Maverick Records, took down more than 40 live bootlegs the band had posted on its Web site in July. "I think Maverick got mad because they own all that music," said singer Chino Moreno. "It was our idea to put it up there, but I think we were maybe supposed to ask permission of something." The 49 bootlegs of shows in 2000, 1995 and 1992 were available for free download on the band's site for several weeks but were removed approximately three weeks ago and replaced with a note reading: "Taken down for now ... sorry." Maverick did not authorize the posting of the songs, according to a label spokesperson. Other bands, including the Beastie Boys and Public Enemy, have run afoul of their labels for giving music away for free in recent years. "Record companies are afraid of everything," Moreno said, laughing. With Summer Sanitarium, a nasty feud with Korn and an even nastier groin injury behind him, Moreno said he and his bandmates are looking forward to their upcoming headlining dates. "I didn't want to do that tour," Moreno said of the Sanitarium dates with Metallica, Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit. "With the launch of a new record, I wanted to support the record with our own tour. I didn't want to come out of the box on a package tour." Though he had no harsh words for hosts Metallica or his tour mates ("For as much as we bicker, Fred [Durst] and I are really close"), Moreno is psyched to be hitting the road for some quality time with the Deftones' notoriously rabid fans. The band will be joined on various dates by Poison the Well, Clutch, Hoobastank, Thursday and Thrice. As a warm-up for their first solo North American dates in support of their self-titled album, the Deftones will kick off a European tour with A Perfect Circle and the Revolution Smile on Friday. In between, Moreno will finish work on his long-awaited trip-hop side project, Team Sleep. The band's still-untitled debut is now due early next year, and Moreno warns that if you think you know what to expect, think again. "We did a whole new record because I had stuff I'd been working on for years and stuff we recorded in Seattle with [producer] Terry Date that got leaked on the Internet a year ago," he said. "Then the Deftones did our record, so it got pushed aside again. We just finished a batch of all-new songs and now it's more of a band than before, [because before] it was mostly just stuff I did in my bedroom or tracks we sent back and forth to each other." Team Sleep, which features Moreno's friends DJ Crook and guitarist Tom Wilkinson, as well as Hella drummer Zach Hill and former Tinfed bassist Rick Verrett, have completed 13 songs for the album. source: MTV
A petition has been put online HERE. Please sign it!!! The purpose of the petition is to influence Maverick's decision-making process as to whether they are going to give authorization to the band to put the audio clips back up.
In other news, the collaboration between Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno and Far on the Band Aid holiday staple "Do They Know It's Christmas?", might be included on a Christmas-themed compilation due Nov. 11 from Immortal Records - "A Santa Cause '03". Confirmed bands are The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Blink 182, New Found Glory and MxPx. "Hexagram" is also confirmed to be included on MTV2's HeadBangers Ball 2 CD.
According to HMV.com, the "Hexagram" single will be out on September 22nd and the tracklisting is as follows:
You can pre-order both at www.hmv.com
(thanks to Matt)
Exclusive interview and footage from the making of "Hexagram" video will air on Fox Sports Networks "54321" this Monday, September 8th, at 5 p.m. PDT/EDT and
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,
August issue of DJ Times, the international magazine for the professional mobile & club DJ, features a great interview with DJ Frank. Check it out HERE
Check also www.deftones.com for a clean & full version of "Hexagram" video.
Days after been announced HFStival has been cancelled. According to HFStival website the Fall Edition of HFStival has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict...
Here are some cool things coming straight from Deftones latest video - HEXAGRAM (download a better version at www.urbanchaosvideos.com)
WHFS announced the details of the 15th annual HFStival - the largest and longest running rock concert in the country. This year's HFStival will take place on October 4th (Saturday) at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. WHFS revealed the 2003 line up, which includes the Deftones and as well one of Chino's favorite bands, Duran Duran. Other bands playing on the same day are: Staind, Rancid, The Black Eyed Peas, Jet, Electric 6, Eve 6, O.A.R., Thrice, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Yellowcard, Citizen Cope, Three Days Grace, and more.
Check this out, a fan emailed me and said that "Hexagram" video should have its premiere this Saturday, 10pm EDT on MTV2's "Headbangers Ball".
Chino is on the cover of September's issue of "Circus Magazine". The tagline goes like this:
"Chino Moreno gets wicked and wild in a candid interview all about his life with the Deftones!
The Darkness took home 'Best Album' and Best Live Act at yesterday's Kerrang! Awards. The winners in full:
Best international newcomer
Best British newcomer
Best British act
Best international act
Hall of fame
Event of the year
Spirit of independence
Best live act
Spirit of rock
The Kerrang! Awards themselves takes place today, August 21 at a top secret London location. The Deftones are nominated for the 'Best Album' award. Here's the rest of the nominees for this award:
A bit more info has surfaced on the Deftones' upcoming touring plans. The group are currently planning to hit the road with Poison The Well in tow beginning in late October through to late November, after which the band will do a two week stint with Thursday and Thrice as support. Dates and venues are forthcoming.
Here's an article explaining Chino's groin injury and Hexagram's video shoot:
The Deftones go through video directors the way some bands go through guitar strings. Eight videos for the band's Stateside singles have used as many directors. And with the clip for "Hexagram," the Deftones have welcomed Darren Doane (AFI, Blink-182) into a club that counts Dean Karr (Dave Matthews Band, Godsmack) and Liz Friedlander (Avril Lavigne) as members. The Deftones' cavalier approach to directors stems from an interest in seeing an array of visual interpretations of their music, but also from the fact that no one has been able to successfully re-create the live Deftones experience on video - not even the Deftones. "Everyone tries to capture our band live, and it has never been a successful attempt to fully capture the way our band is," bassist Chi Cheng said. "So Darren is going to try to get as close as he can to capturing it. But the truth is when you're playing to playback, it's never really a full, loose, crazy rock and roll experience as if you're seeing a show. But we're gonna bring in 200 fans. We're just gonna blow out as many powerful takes as we can." "Hexagram," the second single off the band's eponymous fourth album, is expected to surface at radio next week. The music ebbs and flows in patented Deftones form. The chorus is pure battering percussion. Melody sways through the verse as Chino Moreno punctuates every line with a hell-spawned scream. He struggles with the dichotomy of worship and play, but a fuller explanation of what he's railing against is anyone's guess. Don't bother asking Cheng, though. "I really don't know what Chino's talking about," he said. "I think our band, oddly enough, doesn't have that type of relationship. We're like, either it's dope or it's not dope. Other than that I don't really dig into his lyrics any deeper than he digs into my poetry." Cheng released the poetry CD The Bamboo Parachute in 2000 and occasionally performs spoken-word gigs. An injury suffered by Moreno forced the Deftones to cancel a handful of Summer Sanitarium dates before the tour ended August 9. Although it was reported as a "groin injury," Cheng has a much more cringe-worthy description of his singer's diagnosis. "It actually was a very serious thing," Cheng said. "He had somehow hit himself, probably onstage, and blood was collecting behind one of his [testicles]. So it was swollen up. ... His specialists told him that he could either pee it out or have it drained. He couldn't really stand for a few days." The rested and relieved Deftones are gearing up for a European tour with A Perfect Circle beginning next month. After that they'll embark on a headlining tour of North America in mid-October.
Now that Summer Sanitarium's over the Deftones will head to Europe to tour with A Perfect Circle and The Revolution Smile, then in October they'll return home for a Fall Tour. According to MTV.com the Deftones will headline this North American tour, and it might include the emo band Thursday, Thrice and Coheed & Cambria. Here's an excerpt from an article posted on MTV.com regarding the band Thrice:
This fall, they'll [Thrice] return to North America to tour with Thursday and Coheed & Cambria. To Thrice's delight, Deftones will headline more than two weeks of those dates.
Chino Moreno has refused to apologize for the barbed comments he's made in the press about KORN and his Summer Sanitarium tourmates METALLICA, LIMP BIZKIT and LINKIN PARK, saying that he was simply speaking the truth and insisting that he doesn't "give a shit" if anybody else was offended by his remarks.
It seems that Maverick Records has just pulled the release of "Bloody Cape" single. Don't worry if you have ordered it, since all the orders have been cancelled. "Hexagram" will now be the next single (US and rest of the world) and its release will coincide with Deftones European shows in the UK
According to www.theprp.com "Bloody Cape" video, directed by James Minchin in June, will be released on August 18th.
Chino Moreno has suffered what doctors are calling a "severe groin injury," necessitating the cancellation of two of the band's headlining off-dates on the current Summer Sanitarium tour. Yesterday's show at the Salt Air Pavilion in Salt Lake City, Utah was cancelled and today's show at the Big Easy in Boise, Idaho will be cancelled too. The group is then expected to rejoin the Summer Sanitarium tour for its remaining dates in early August, although Moreno will be required to restrict his on-stage movements.
There will be two versions of "Bloody Cape" EP; the CD single and the maxi CD. The CD single will have this artwork, and it will include the song "Bloody Cape" and nothing else. The maxi CD will have "Bloody Cape" plus another two unreleased songs: "XO" and "Lovers". You can buy "Bloody Cape" EP here: (still don't know which version these stores are selling out)
Deftones will be filming the video for "Hexagram" (director, Darren Doane) on Friday August 8th in Los Angeles, CA. The band is looking for all local Deftones Fans to come down and be in the video! Here is the location:
4226 Valley Fair Street (Right Next to SkateLab)
Please show up between 2-4pm. The video will be filmed around 5pm-7pm. Deftones need as many fans as possible to represent the Deftones(500-1000). There will be no stage. Just the band and their fans. Bring ear plugs if you think you might be sensitive to the loudest sound system ever. Important: Do not wear name brand shirts. NO HURLEY, BILLABONG, VOLCOM, VANS, PUMA, ADIDAS, ETC.
People holding tickets to Tuesday's canceled performance of the Deftones are asked to wait until Friday to find out when the concert will be rescheduled. "Chino Moreno fell ill and couldn't perform. They are here in town, but he just couldn't go on," Trent Taylor, director of marketing and sales for Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, said Tuesday afternoon.
Those with tickets are asked to call 394-4111 or 1-800-GOT-MINE on Friday when more information will be available on the rescheduling, he said. And if, for whatever reason, ticket holders are unable to make it on the rescheduled concert date, refunds will be issued, Taylor said. The Deftones were scheduled to continue with their tour, which includes a performance in Billings, Mont., tonight and the Summer Sanitarium Tour stop with Metallica, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park and Mudvayne at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver on Friday.
Deftones had to cancel their second-in-line set in Minneapolis (July 27) because Chino collapsed on the bus and was taken to a local hospital. It is reported that he had a stomach virus. We wish him well and hope he recovers soon!
Check MTV2's "Backstage Summer Sanitarium Tour" this Friday (July 19th, 12am EDT), featuring Metallica, Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Mudvayne and of course the Deftones!
Stef's 3 vehicles are featured in this months "Dub" (car magazine). Send us some scans if you got that.
Deftones singer Chino Moreno has gotten negative attention recently, for barbed comments he's made in the press about Korn and his Summer Sanitarium tourmates Metallica. Sampler/keyboardist Frank Delgado said that a lot of the attention is a function of the press taking Moreno's quotes out of context. "I think they to sensationalize a lot of stuff," Delgado says. "They're trying to sell magazines just like we're trying to sell records, but catch anyone on a bad day you're bound to hear something that no one's going to like, but you can't be afraid to speak your mind, either. I think if you go back and you read those quotes, he really didn't say anything mean. You know what I mean. As a fan of music he's speaking his mind on what he thinks. And besides, whether you're a chef or a plumber, you have to think you're the best chef or the best plumber. I think he brought it up to James Hetfield, actually and I would have said the same thing. You have to think you are the best and you have to have that attitude." Moreno was quoted saying about Metallica, who had just booked Deftones on their Summer Sanitarium tour, "Metallica have a vast catalog. But live? Motherfuckers just stand there and play. We're gonna rock out their shit. We're gonna blow that motherfucker up." Moreno's most recent barb was launched against Korn. He ripped Jonathan Davis in the August issue of Revolver magazine, saying his songwriting overused angst and themes of bad childhoods and bad parents. Davis replied by saying that Moreno may be bitter at Korn's success, and added that he holds no animosity towards Deftones--in fact, he said he wants to tour with them.
Make sure you check MTV2's "Headbangers Ball" this saturday (July 12th) because the Deftones will be the special guests.
'Bloody Cape', the second track to be lifted from the Deftones' self-titled fourth album, will be available on August 4. Just 10,000 copies will be released in special packages, and will include a new track, a piece performed on piano by Chino Moreno and the video for 'Bloody Cape' . The titles of the new tracks are yet to be confirmed. The package will also include two badges, a sew-on patch and a sticker.
MuchHeadquarters will brace for impact when Metallica, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Deftones and Mudvayne head over to the "MuchLOUD Summer Sanitarium After Party" immediately following each of their performances at the Summer Sanitarium Tour 2003 at SkyDome (Toronto, Canada). The action begins at 11pm ET on Saturday, July 5th. Tune into MuchMusic on Friday July 4th at 6:30pm ET for information on how to forward a question and win wristbands to attend this exclusive event. Go HERE for more info.
Chino Moreno is on the new cover of Metal Hammer along with Marilyn Manson and members of HIM, Murderdolls and Amen. Check a little preview HERE .
Korn frontman Jonathan Davis has reacted to recent coments made by Deftones singer Chino Moreno in US magazine Revolver. Moreno said: "As Korn go on, it's the same things - bad childhoods and mean moms. It gets too old after a while. How old is Jonathan? Thirty? How long has it been since he lived with his parents?" In an exclusive interview with Kerrang!, Davis said: "Obviously, Chino hasn't listened to the words on the rest of my albums because they're nothing about my parents or my childhood. He's bitter and pissed off. I haven't talked to him because that's some straight f**ked up shit that he said. When we first came out it was cool and we were homies. Then as we came up they became bitter because we were getting more attention or some shit. It's retarded how it got like that." You can read the full interview in this week's Kerrang!, on sale Wednesday June 24.
"Bloody Cape", track #9 on "Deftones", will be the second single to be lifted from the band's current new self-titled album. The band will shoot the video for this song in the end of this month.
Deftones are deciding on their next single, and if bassist Chi Cheng has his way, it will be a song that evokes thoughts of a legendary crooner's recent face-smashing accident. "It's heavy, it's not rap rock," Cheng said backstage at Saturday's KROQ Weenie Roast of the Deftones' track "Hexagram" (see "Pink Teams With Transplants, Good Charlotte Unplug For Weenie Roast"). "It reminds me of Barry Manilow running into a wall in his house. How'd you do that one, Barry? 'I woke up and was disoriented in my own home, so I ran into the wall and knocked myself out for four hours.' (Click for photos from the show.) "I should be picking fights with hip-hoppers, but I'm scared of hip-hoppers, so I'm going after the crooners. I think it's safer." Cheng, who already has a spoken-word album behind him, has also been spending his time lately writing about his experiences in his rock band. "It's another passion of mine, just like the other guys are very passionate musicians and they have all these other great side projects," Cheng explained. "It's just something I like to do." The bassist is about 200 pages into the book, but says he's writing it for himself and has no plans to publish it. "Maybe posthumously," he said. "It's too autobiographical. That's why. I'll get in a lot of trouble. A lot!" Cheng's spoken-word collection, Bamboo Parachute, was released in 2000 and is still sold at shows.
In other news check this month's BassGuitar (GuitarWorld) magazine, they have an article with Chi Cheng of Deftones. They describe this article as a low-rent encounter with the Deftones' burly Buddha of everything beatnik, rapping 'bout books, beer and, uh, bass.
The Deftones will return to Europe later in September. Warner Portugal confirmed that the band will play again here later this year. The band will do their own tour through Portugal, France, Germany and more European countries.
The first annual Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards took place at the Forum in Kentish Town, London, and "The Overpriced And Over Here Award"...For Best International Act was won by the Deftones, who recorded a special video message because they were unable to attend the show due to touring commitments.
Chino Moreno has sensationally slammed Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit and Korn in a recent magazine interview. Speaking to American rock magazine Revolver Chino said he feels awkward about playing under Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit on Metallica's Summer Sanitarium tour. "A big problem for me is opening up for Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park, two bands that wouldn't exist if it weren't for me, straight up!" Chino also went on to slate Korn frontman Jonathan Davis saying: "As Korn go on, it's the same things - bad childhoods and mean moms. It gets old after awhile. How old is Jonathan? Thirty years old? How long has it been since he lived with his parents? Try to go somewhere else. If you're genuine and write about whatever is drawing the emotion now, you can't be fucked with." We will have the scans of "Revolver" up soon.
Deftones came in at #2 in the US albums chart with sales of 167,000 beaten only by Staind whos latest effort sold 221,000. This compares to White Pony whild sold 177,830 copies in its first week, inflated due to the release of 2 ltd edition versions which fans bought multiple copies of. The album came in at #16 for online sales as opposed to #1 with the last record. Meanwhile 'Minerva' holds strong at #9 in the billboard modern rock singles chart.
The main support bands for Deftones forthcoming UK tour have been confirmed.
much thanks to: Angela from www.music247online.com
The Deftones are offering local bands the opportunity to open on each of their upcoming UK tour dates in June. All you need to do is send a package (ideally three tracks with a picture and some info about your band) to the respective promoters who will make a decision following the closing date of May 27th. If you'd like to open at London Brixton Academy (June 2nd) or Manchester Apollo (June 4th) please send your material to:
Or if you'd like to open at Glasgow Braehead Arena (June 3rd), the vital address is:
With all the shows sold-out, the opening slot represents a massive chance for a new band to impress an audience of thousands and to create a name for themselves. Good luck! Deftones long-awaited fourth album - entitled simply 'Deftones' - is out on Monday. They will also play the main-stage of the Download Festival on May 31st.
much thanks to: Angela from www.music247online.com
In other news, lots of well known magazines have already reviewed Deftones self-titled album. Here's what some of those mags have to say:
Deftones have always been one of a kind. It's their trailblazing individuality that makes people fall so deeply in love with them. At a time when nu-metal is on its knees, as the radio startions turn their attention to newly fatted cash cows, there is little sense that they will be dragged down with the sinking ship. Because they have always been so much cooler than that. Which is why as they reach their 4th opus they're such a huge influence on younger bands in their roaring wake. Despite releases by big guns like Linkin Park and Marilyn Manson "deftones" is possibly the most eagerly awaited new album of tyhis year. While its shrouded in secrecy and unnecessary internet paranoia from the record company-advance copies are on cassette only,and branded with a burly, excruciatingly irritating voice informing you that "you are listening to new deftones' every 30 seconds-"deftones" is obviously even with this huge distraction a wonderful album,maybe even a classic. What it certainly is is a record from aband who now exist without refernce to others let alone reference to genre. This is a band who may well have sounded like morons in the press, looked like Kevin The Teenager in photo's and spent enough time moaning about European food-which must be terrible when you're in the habit of smoking 27 joints before elevenses- to look just like nu-metal men caught on the wrong foot during a change in public taste.But musically and lyrically ,somehow, this is an eloquent and distinguished, courageous and inventive band.Although they probably wouldnt dream of saying this themselves,deftones transend.And in this sense have as much to do with that genre as Tool. The bands eponymous 4th album takes what deftones do but does it deeper.And better. There are some great songs here-the marvelous and gliding Hexagram for one and the fantastically titled and ambient" when Boys Telephone Girls" for another,the lead single Minerva yet still more-and nothing in the way of a clunker.But the real effect of 'deftones' is one of mood and of control. Lyrically the group are unspecific but in the best sense of that word-whereas linkin park deal in generality(its supposed to be universality but doesnt quite manage it) Chino Moreno leans towrd the abstract but does so with the grace and instinct of a poet.On 'good morning beautiful' -another nice title, another fantastic song- he sings how 'one of these days you'll break me of many things' and how'i know what you're like,ive read it on the walls' this is not only a smart and lovely use of words but something that lends itself perfectly to the mood of the music, a sweepiong, grand and lush design thick with paience and expertise. There are times on 'deftones' when you expect a song to do a certain thing-because thats what other lessar bands might do- only to have your assumptions confounded. So 'difficult' songs arent rescued by sweeping choruses, gentle song arent bolstered by crashing riffs and the overall sense of control and mastery scarcely loses its grip throughout. Over the years this is something the deftones have learned to do,and in this sense 'deftones; sounds just like deftones. But it sounds better than deftones ever have, even better than 2000's wonderful 'white pony'.And deftones dont sound like anyone else. Which is why this is a record from a band who sounds above and beyond it all.
score: 4 k's out of 5
The mood swings like a wrecking ball on the Deftones' fourth album -- this is metal that crushes, then soothes; collapses, then soars. Headbangers will find moments of extreme violence to savor on Deftones, but this Sacramento, California, quintet also bears traces of blissed-out bands such as My Bloody Valentine and AR Kane -- art rockers who took overdriven guitars to rapturous heights. Singer Chino Moreno sounds like he's conversing with a choir of voices inside his troubled skull. He's the most Dada of the new-metal screamers: sobbing, stoned and strangely sensual, when he isn't shredding his tonsils. The band brings the requisite brutality, but this album delivers chills when it creeps past the margins of modern post-Korn heavy music: the spooky spaghetti-western drones that hover like vultures over "Death Blow," the space-is-the-place liftoff of "Minerva" and the ambient doomscape "Lucky You," which might be worth an approving smirk from the Aphex Twin. Just when new metal seemed utterly played out, Deftones blows open the possibilities. (thanks to: Frank Becerra)
score: 4 stars out of 5
Deftones frontman Chino Moreno rarely feels good. The singer's got lots on his mind, and most of it comes out in jarring explosions of beautiful noise laced with about as much emotional trauma as you can stand. The Sacramento quintet has a flair for anguished melody, which makes a fine setting for Moreno's improvisational bursts of raw, wordless emotion. This new album of abrasive, melodic metal sets his cries and moans against a grinding wall of sound, providing a perfect backdrop for your moments of headbanging despair. (thanks to: Carlo Russo)
score: 4 stars out of 5
ok. This guy should win the Defanatic contest that will end up tomorrow, because, according to MTV, an 10'x11' billboard promoting the Deftones' new, self-titled album that was hanging outside Los Angeles' famed Whisky a Go-Go, on the Sunset Strip, was stolen over the weekend. An overzealous fan is suspected of pilfering the poster, which was one of three murals commissioned by Maverick Records. West Hollywood police are investigating.
Check kroq website HERE for an exclusive interview with Chino.
"MINERVA" has reached the 12th spot at this week's Billboard Single Charts (Modern Rock Tracks).
Make sure you check MTV2 on the 13th (12:00 pm ET) because they will air a "Matrix Reloaded Soundtrack Special" featuring Linkin Park, POD, Marilyn Manson and of course the DEFTONES!
In other news today and according to nme.com, DEFTONES frontman CHINO MORENO has rushed to the defense of troubled teenager JACK OSBOURNE, calling him a "nice kid" and labelling HOLLYWOOD "weird".
A french reporter had the chance to listen to the new Deftones album. I've merged some of his info with my own vision on the new album and other press reviews,
Hexagram - A feminine voice receive us (at least is what the french reporter says). The intro and the riff make us think immediately about "Around the Fur", a little bit uptight and heavier. Chino sings in a frantic way. Stef's guitar and Abe's drums have a frenetic rhythm, and they get even heavier during its chorus. The same formula used in "Around the Fur" is here! This song blows us away immediately. Chino sings hysterical and he takes his throat till the limit in the end of each sentence. "The car bomb tick ticks with the same sound!"
Needles & Pins - An electro-acoustic guitar is used during its intro. Chino wanders between melodic and intense moments. "Needles & Pins" chorus is astonishing with Chi Cheng doing the background screaming. Before it ends, the same guitar used in the beginning, is heard again with Chino ending in great style. "Who wants to fuck with us now?"
Minerva - This will be the first single and it's probably the most melodic song on the record. The same procedure used in "Change (in the house of flies)" is used here. It's simple, beautiful and it appeals to peace on earth. Based around the celebratory hook of 'God Bless you all/ For the song you sang' 'Minerva' is implausibly huge and emotes in a way that can't be faked. Fittingly, for a song that takes its name from the Greek goddess adopted by marauding soldiers, 'Minerva' is gargantuan like a mythical destructor. "God bless you all on the earth."
Good Morning Beautiful - Another perfect and sublime intro, followed by some excellent guitar riffs. Chino uses, once again, his voice as an instrument, and sings superbly with his band colleagues. This song talks about a love story that is reaching an end. "You're crazy if you think I would leave you this way..."
Deathblow - This is Deftones' favorite song. The main instrument here is the guitar, the other instruments follow it slowly. It's breathless and sensual. It has a big chorus, articulated with Frank's synthesizer which sounds like a harmonic. This song will take you to indescribable places. "It only takes one break of your pose to get off."
When Girls Telephone Boys - It's pure Adrenaline! Double pedal drumming, monumental guitar riffs and voice distortion! A huge break leads us to a fake end, in which a melodic sound go before Chino's last charge of pure fury. "I would call but I forget where the phone is at."
Battle-Axe - A soft song until a mad and wild break. This song talks about how things can be so real and true, but unfortunately pure counterfeit. "If you still believe it will always be this way...well you're all wrong."
Lucky You - An atmospheric electronics-dominated song and a change of pace for the normally raging band. Hollow, computerized percussion, ominous samples and moaning, layered vocals color the song, which features a distinct lack of guitars. This song is built on cut-up drum loops, subtle scratching, and ethereal, falsetto vocals. "So if you're feeling lucky come and take me home."
Bloody Cape - Another song that will take you back to "Around the Fur". It's a song that has everything. From slow to heavy moments, from screams to melodic singing. "We must be the first ones in the world to fall off of the earth..."
Anniversary of an Uninteresting Moment - The strangest Deftones' song ever! Chino plays the piano, the rest of the band play other acoustic instruments like chiming bells and a xylophone. It's a soft and experimental song. AOAUM is a piano-led slow-burner whose booming drums and counterpoint could have come from a Sigur Ros record. Simply great! "High on the waves you make for us."
Moana - This song will move you, you'll want to dance while you're listening to it. The song starts off with a guitar and drums test, and then.and then you'll say: "the best fuckin record ever!" The Deftones are better than ever! ".hopelessly devoted."
According to Streetwise May's newsletter, Deftones' new album's insert will be close to 20 pages of photos, lyrics, art and more.
Maverick's website just confirmed that Deftones new album will be an enhanced CD featuring over 20 minutes of footage, with over 150 photos and "A Day in the Life of Each Band Member" special!
According to THIS WEBSITE Minerva's 5" CD Single will have the following tracklisting:
"Sinatra" is rumored to be a Helmet cover and "Sleep Walk" a Santo & Johnny cover.
DJ Crook commented Teamsleep's collaboration with Ross Robinson:
"The Ross Robinson shit came out nice. As for Passportal, don't know for sure what version would make the album at this point, if it makes it at all. As new songs are being written, it'll just come down to all of us sitting down and making a decision once all the other songs are finished."
thanks to: Matt
Australian fans: The Deftones will be hosting "Rage" Tv Show tomorrow (April 26th). It's essentially a long running video clip program that runs from about midnight to 11am on the weekends (friday and saturday nights) on ABC tv. Deftones will play some of their favorite music videos from such bands as Glassjaw, Bad Brains, Faith No More, RATM, Depeche Mode etc. On ABC's website there's also a little video teaser with Abe, Frank and Stef:
Or just go HERE for all the info and full playlist. (much thanks to: Stavros Muchachos)
Deftones are back on track and UK's metal magazine, "Metal Hammer" have just announced their nominations to "The Golden God Awards" which will take place in London on June 3 at the London Forum. The Deftones were nominated for "Best International Act" (The Over Paid And Over Here award) along with Audioslave, Marilyn Manson, Murderdolls and Soil. Since this is a people's choice award, the Deftones need your help, click HERE to know how to vote. The Murderdolls have already been confirmed as the first of many acts, and the Deftones are also rumored to play there since they are playin Scotland the day before.
For more info and concert hook ups check our board HERE
Fek Em All has recently released a mixed CD - "Not your Average" - from DJ C-Minus (Korn) featuring tracks from The Roots, Queens of the Stone Age, Biz Markie, Korn, The Clipse, Dj Shadow & Teamsleep! Here's the complete track listing:
1. Its Party Time...
You can order this CD from HERE
Warner Brothers Records UK has released the following press release concerning Deftones new album:
Deftones - 'Minerva'
The new single, out May 12th via Maverick
The Deftones return with the awe-inspiring power of 'Minerva' as their first release in over two years. 'Minerva' is due out on May 12th via Maverick.
The incendiary onslaught of 'Minerva' chops between the dense atmospherics of the verses and the chaotic fury of the chorus to produce one of Deftones' most memorable tracks to date. The single, produced by Terry Date (Limp Bizkit, Soundgarden), is the first to be taken from their new album entitled simply 'Deftones' (out May 19th).
'Deftones' is the long-awaited follow-up to the Grammy winner and Kerrang album of the year 'White Pony.' Featuring such blazing standouts as 'Needles & Pins', the dark, smouldering 'Deathblow' and the jagged, scrawl of 'Battle-Axe', 'Deftones' is an album that punches through to the next dimension of the band's utterly original sound.
"We couldn't sit still," asserts guitarist Stephen Carpenter, on the genesis of 'Deftones.' "We had built up a lot of creative steam on the road and were hitting on all cylinders. You can't just turn that off. We tried relaxing and living like regular civilians but it wasn't happening. We'd forgotten how."
Deftones first introduced themselves to the world with their 1995 debut album 'Adrenalin', but it was the release of 1997's 'Around The Fur' that confirmed their status as one of rock's most exciting acts. With 2000's massive selling album 'White Pony', Deftones achieved mainstream recognition, assisted by the hit single 'Change (In The House Of Flies).'
Deftones are set to play the main-stage at the Download Festival on May 31st.
"My Own Summer" is featured on "SX SUPERSTAR", a supercross arcade-racing game from Acclaim. In SX Superstar, you are the star. Step into the world of SX Superstar, an ultra-realistic trip into the essence of supercross, chock full of smokin' arcade-racing action that will release the rock star within.
Acclaim's official SX Superstar in-game music soundtrack includes:
Deftones - "My Own Summer";
You can order it HERE
According to www.theprp.com the Deftones will be embarking on a guerrilla-style U.S. trek in May, playing a number of shows around the country that won't be announced until the day before they're played.
Here's what Abe had to say about "Minerva' video, new album's first single:
"We were out in the middle of nowhere," says drummer Abe Cunningham. "There were those huge balloon balls behind us and the desert looked like it was the moon. It was our own personal Star Wars. It was blistering hot, and then the sun went down and the wind picked up. With the temperature change, it turned into an insane sandstorm. Everyone had goggles and got sand everywhere, but it's a small price to pay for rock & roll." (rollingstone)
In other news today, I think it's time to let you all know the official tracklisting for Deftones self-titled album:
Track nr. 8 "Lucky You" will feature guest vocals from Rey Osburn (Tinfed) and beats from DJ Crook (Teamsleep).
PREVIOUS TENTATIVE SONG NAMES...
"Aria" was a working title for "Needles & Pins"
The Deftones are featured in April's "ROCK SOUND" magazine (Issue 47). April's issue has Glassjaw's frontman, Daryl Palumbo, on the cover.
For more info check: http://www.rock-sound.net/newissue.html - Feel free to email us some scans.
Deftones will shoot the video for their new single, "Minerva" in the Californian Desert, this week with director Paul Fedor (P.O.D.). The song will hit radio stations beginning April 22nd. Get ready for out radio and video contests to come!
The track listing has been unveiled for the two disc "The Matrix Reloaded: The Album" Soundtrack set, it is as follows:
The Deftones promo DVD was sent to some fans last week, and someone has already ripped the new song in it. That song could be "Minerva", but it's still untitled. I wont post the full song here, and you probably know why,so if you want to check it out find the link somewhere or download a clip of it below.
I have received these 5 songs. They are Deftones for sure. They sound heavy, they sound great. I don't want to ruin the "surprise" factor. So if you don't want to download, read my personal view below. I want to remind you that these ARE ONLY CLIPS, not the full songs. The songs names are not confirmed yet. I bet the final work will have different song names and its quality will be much better than these mp3. Keep on checking www.deftones.com for more updates on the new album/tour. My final warning is:
Deftones first single will be..."The Late Great Planet Earth", production on the video for their first single starts next week.
"It's been a long process, longer than any other record," Abe Cunningham said, then pontificated on the virtues of patience. As the drummer touched upon the almost three-year span leading up to the band's fourth album, singer Chino Moreno was in a Seattle studio tracking the remaining vocals for the follow-up to 2000's White Pony. Once that's completed, the project, still tentatively titled "Deftones", will enter the mixing stage, the final phase before it's released to a public restless for new material. Material fans thought they were going to get last fall. Last summer, a Maverick Records release schedule was issued to the press with a slot in mid-November reserved for the Deftones. "Fans got hold of that date on the Net, and we weren't even done with the record!" an incensed Cunningham said. "How dare they put out a release date? We want it out, too, but we also want to put out quality product." The album is now slated for a May 20 release, a due date that should be at least close to accurate, since Deftones will be setting out on the Summer Sanitarium Tour. They recorded about 15 songs with longtime Terry Date and are now deciding on which five to winnow out. Although the LP is being finished in Seattle, most of it was recorded in the band's own studio in its hometown of Sacramento. The members were able to work on their opus in a comfortable, relaxed environment; and therein lays much of the delay, and consequently, much of what promises to be compulsive perfection. "We had the luxury to be able to record it and screw with things as we went; we were never able to do that before. That's the beauty of having your own studio.". Although they refrained from performing any new material (at the Big Day Out Festival) out of a fear that songs would appear online before their time, taking the stage together for the first time in over a year cemented the fact that Deftones are ready to resume where they left off. "The friendship and camaraderie of the band is all back," Cunningham said, "and that's the best thing in the world."
Greetings All...We want to thank everyone who came out and showed support while down under. The shows rocked and were definitely a great way to kick things off after being in the studio for so long. We look forward to being back in Austraulia later in the year. We finish mixing the new album in a couple weeks and plan to finish up the artwork soon after. Get ready... If you haven't heard shows are starting to line up. Possibility of a couple ne offs in Europe sometime mid march. In May we'll be doing a club run in the states. Back to Europe at the end of May till mid june for the Festivals. We head out on the Summer Sanitarium in July. Also, we'll also be doing our own headline shows in between the Summer Sanitarium dates. Keep checking for updates as more things are confirmed. Once again we want to thank everyone for their patience. Much Thanks - DEFTONES
Deftones and Mudvayne, will serve as openers on this years Summer Sanitarium Tour 2003, beginning July 4. Metallica, Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park will head the whole tour, whose itinerary is still being worked out, the trek is expected to visit 18 North American cities. Confirmed cities for the Summer Sanitarium Tour 2003, according to Elektra Records are:
Tickets for most shows of the tour will go on sale February 22. More Dates: TOUR SECTION
"Deftones Back on the Horse"
The Deftones spent the past few months in Seattle putting the finishing touches on their fourth album. The band has completed almost fourteen songs, one of which will be heard on the Matrix Reloaded soundtrack this spring. "Somebody say that it's fucked up, so I can hit 'em!" demands Deftones singer Chino Moreno, playing two new songs for friends at Larrabee Studios in West Hollywood. Fortunately, the group's first new material since 2000's White Pony went over well, and no one got hurt. On the two still-untitled songs, the group mixes explosive guitars with Moreno's bursts of raw, almost wordless emotion. Straight-up Deftones, in other words. "It's not the easiest music to like," Moreno admits. "But like all my favorite artists and records, you have to take time and get into it." © 2003 RollingStone
Channel V in Australia, featured a live version of "My Own Summer" and "Around the Fur", and was followed by an interview with Chino, Chi and Abe at the Gold Coast Big Day Out. In this interview Chino said that the new album is currently being mixed and will be out in May. He said that there is no guests on the album and that at this stage the album will probably be self titled, but they are not 100% sure yet. He described the album as "dynamic" and "Deftones". And that the album is "just about love". Other than that they spoke about how they have been playing ping pong on the tour, and tattoo's and not a whole lot more. Chi and Abe were pretty quite.
MUCH THANKS TO: Neil O'Loughlin
It seems that the promotion to the Deftones new album has finally started.
Thanks to: Cre8 & Carlitos "El Sucio"
According to www.hmv.com Deftones' new album will be called "Lovers". If you go HERE you can see the details for this album, including a pre-release date, February 13th 2003, which probably means that the band is thinking on releasing the new album on Valentine's Day (February 14th). Anyway, this is just me thinking.More news to come soon...
Also Thanks to: Matt!
Check the news section of www.sactoca.com for some pics of Chino back in the 80's :)
On February 4, "Punk Rock Summer Camp" will be issued on DVD by indie label Side One Dummy, according to a spokesperson for the label. Originally shot in 1998 and released later that year on VHS, the video documents what life is like aboard the longest-running festival show in the U.S. with backstage interviews, fan comments, performance footage from bands such as Bad Religion, NOFX, Rancid and Deftones, and extreme sports demos from pro skaters Andy McDonald and Steve Caballero and BMX trickster Rick Thorne.
Tinfed's new album "Designated Rivals" features one remix from Deftones' member - Chino Moreno - and another one from his side project - Teamsleep.
1. DROP (UFO! REMIX)
The Deftones have posted the following in their official site:
Here's a strange message posted on Glassjaw's official site:
"New Deftones Info You've all been waiting for.
Thanks to: Efren
Once again I warn you DON'T BELIEVE IN EVERYTHING YOU READ!
According to the PRP, the Deftones are close to wrapping up the recording sessions for their forthcoming as of yet untitled new album. Chino Moreno is currently laying down his vocal parts with producer Terry Date, and mixing is expected to commence shortly. At present a tentative spring 2003 release through Maverick is in the works. Chi Cheng's forecast is at the best no sooner than March.
In other news, the line-up for this years Smokeout Festival has been announced, the show will take place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA on November 23rd and feature performances from:
"Dont trip. we're getting it (the album) done a.s.a.p. so long as its what y'all deserve. i aint trying to rush it and have it be half ass. y'all are entitled to that at least (...) just went to mix another (song). the new album sounds like air supply on crank and may be called - "lost in love". also i think we are playing some headlining dates down there and am quite excited. and fer the record i aint rich but would love to buy you a car if i could...chi"
The new album is apparently riddled with riddles...
In other news today, The Deftones have now selected Velvet Hammer Management (System Of A Down, Taproot) to represent them. Currently the band are hard at work on their next album which will see a release through Maverick next year.
Here's a message from Chi Cheng, posted on the official board:
"whats up folks
thanks to: Matt
Exclusive Message from Chino and Todd:
"Originally, we planned to make a record in three weeks; We never intended to play any shows. However, the scope of this band has changed. We continue to write new songs, and will be playing some shows in December. The Team Sleep record will be out in 2003. Thank you for being patient, or if not, thanks for being interested. We will have more audio samples and links to studio tracks soon . . ."
In other news today, Metal Hammer had a top 100 albums of all time poll and the results are in. "Around the fur" came in at number 63 and the "White Pony" came in at number 48. The number 1 spot was taken by Guns and Roses' "Appetite for Destruction".
thanks to: Jen
The Deftones, Linkin Park, Prodigy and Zack de La Rocha will head a roster of alternative bands featured on the soundtrack to the upcoming "Matrix: Reloaded". The movie will be on theatres on May 15th, 2003. Neo, Morpheus, Trinity and the rest of their crew continue to battle the machines that have enslaved the human race in the Matrix. For more info on "Matrix : Reloaded" check the official site HERE
The Deftones have parted ways with longtime manager Warren Entner, according to industry insiders. Now Jeffrey Light just nab representation of the Deftones. He also has as clients Reprise/Giant metallers Disturbed, whose album will debut next week at #1 with sales in the 300k range. Light works alongside fellow esteemed legal eagle Eric Greenspan as partners in Myman, Abell, Fineman, Greenspan & Light. To celebrate, the two reportedly tattooed the band's logo on the back of their necks.
source: Hits Daily Double
1. "Lovers" should be complete. The band is at Seattle mixing and finishing up. (source: old mighty matt)
The Deftones first official DVD is released tomorrow - Music in High Places. It's being rumored that the Boy's Republic is not included in this DVD. But I've found a pretty cool synopsis about the DVD:
Synopsis: Music in High Places, the ultimate international music and travel adventure series, takes top recording artists to the most ancient sites on earth. Each expedition takes music's biggest artists to the four corners of the globe and features exciting acoustic performances set against the backdrop of earth's most intriguing natural locations. Take an intimate journey with the Deftones as they discover the culture, history and spirituality of Hawaii while performing some of their greatest hits! Songs: Headup, Knife Party, Digital Bath, One Weak, Boy's Republic, Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away), Around the Fur, Feiticeira, Change (In the House of Flies). Special Features: Behind the Scenes Featured; TV Spot; Biography; Interview; Location Footage; Play "Just the Music" . 51 mins.
As you can see the Boy's Republic is listed here... You can buy the DVD HERE
Despite rumors of the album being pushed back to an early 2003 release, Maverick Records' current release schedule lists the Deftones new album on track for a November 19th release. A tentative title of "Lovers" is being carried for the effort and it is expected to feature enhanced content when it lands in stores. The group have been working on new material for the effort at their own home studio in the Sacramento, CA area with producer Terry Date as of late while a temporary new website for the band has been launched at www.deftones.com.
The Deftones were NOT nominated for this years Kerrang! Awards. It was supposed to be one of the nominees for the BEST BAND IN THE WORLD award but Sum 41, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Linkin Park, Slipknot and Nickelback took the lead. The nominees full list is HERE . The Kerrang! Awards 2002 take place on Tuesday, August 2002 at a mystery location
www.deftones.com has a new intro page. You gotta have flash plugin 6, otherwise you won't be able to watch Chino's short movie.
The Kush Project, a group comprised of members of the Deftones, Cypress Hill and former Fear Factory members, will be embarking on a Californian trek that will take them to 13 different universities from October 18th through till October 31st. The outing has been dubbed the "Legalize-It" Tour and dates and venues are expected to be announced shortly. At present the bands long awaited debut album is not expected to see a release until next year.
Teamsleep guitarist Todd Wilkinson has spoken out on the recent leaking of material from the bands forthcoming debut album to the internet in mp3 format, here's what he had to say:
Korn's new DVD "Deuce" has a clip of Chino in the studio recording the track " Wicked" of Korn's "Life is Peachy". It shows the guys from Korn and Chino hanging out. This video was released simultaneously with the "Untouchables" album, and includes never-before-seen footage from the band including behind the scenes in the studio, backstage and at home with the band.
Much Thanks to: Alex
In other news today, CDNOW has the Deftones DVD "Live in Hawaii" for sale. The expected release date for this DVD is August 27, but you can already order it. If you order it now you'll get a 30% discount. There's also a VHS version (NTSC).
May's issue of Circus Magazine has some more information about the Deftones documentary:
"Watch for a DEFTONES documentary to bow in stores in September.
I have some questions right now: Is this the Deftones DVD? Will we have a DVD and a documentary? Will we have "LOVERS", plus an interactive CD?...
A rough mix of the TEAMSLEEP track "Iceache" is available in mp3 format on the bands official website teamsleep.com. The song is taken from the forthcoming album and band member Todd Wilkinson recently commented on its status and also of their upcoming live show at Harlows in Sacramento this Thursday June 6th: "Please Please Please be patient, the album is 99.9% done. This show is actually helping us with the album. Playing music together is what we do. Practicing, recording and performing are all complementary....Recording is not something, like stuffing envelopes, that you can do everyday for X hours and expect similar results each day. If a song is going to make you feel a certain way, the people playing it must feel that way too. If they don't you can expect mediocrity. Fuck that.At the show, some songs will be different, some new ones as well. We have at least three new songs; I'm not sure how many we will play live. Dan is going to play guitar with us on most songs. He's adding alot to our sound."
* GO PORTUGAL! *
Linkin Park are enlisting the help of a crack team of experts to create some new sounds for the follow-up to their mega-selling record Hybrid Theory. The new record - "Reanimation" - will feature new mixes of songs from their debut effort which was released in 2000. The remixes bring together an all-star lineup, including Deftones' guitarist Stephen Carpenter, Jonathan Davis of Korn, Pharoahe Monch, Chali of Jurassic 5 and Aaron Lewis of Staind. "Reanimation" is due for release later this summer.
Team Sleep have announced a one off live show, it is as follows:
Episodes of the music/travel television series Music In High Places featuring the Deftones will be released in DVD and VHS formats on August 27 from Image Entertainment. The Deftones are documented on Hawaii's Big Island performing acoustic versions of tracks including "Knife Party," "Digital Bath," "Change," "Headup," "Be Quiet And Drive," and "Around The Fur." The Deftones' DVD also features bonus behind-the-scenes footage and interviews.
"White Women" is the second tentative title for one of the tracks of the upcoming Deftones' album "Lovers". Just like the first tentative track - "Up On Blocks" - this new song is defined has hard. Once again I remind you that right now we are just talking about tentative titles (songs and album). Deftones forth effort - "Lovers" - will be released, probably, in the end of September.
Dan, guitarist from the Terrific & Recently Defunct band Pocket for Corduroy, has been practicing with Teamsleep and will be helping them out on the road. They'll probably be playing the guitar parts that Sonny (Phallucy/Daycare) played on their last tour.
About the pending Chino / Mogwai collaboration: apparently during last December's Team Sleep tour, Chino said to a fan that the he didn't like the song Mogwai sent him, like they sent it for him to fix it.
The Kush Project, a group comprised of members of Cypress Hill and the Deftones along with former members of Fear Factory, have now completed recording their upcoming debut album. The group hope to release it late this year / early next year through an as of yet undecided label. Band frontman B-Real recently commented to MTV on what to expect from the effort stating:
Roadrunner/Island Def Jam are tentatively set to release a soundtrack for "MTV's Road Rules" in July. The album is expected to feature songs from the following artists:
Hit up www.teamsleep.net for an exclusive download of Teamsleep's first single "Mercedes" (studio version).
Deftones frontman, Chino Moreno was voted the 18th coolest star ever by Kerrang! magazine. Marilyn Manson was number 1, and Kurt Cobain was 2nd. Maynard James Keenan from Tool was number 21. Kerrang! readers voted for the 100 Coolest Stars and the full list is included on Kerrang's current issue. (Issue Nr. 889)
thanks to: JOSH
"Up on Blocks" is the tentative title for one of the new Deftones songs. I got this info from a reliable source. The song is defined as "hard" and it's supposed to be featured on the Deftones new album "Lovers". Both, song and album, are tentative titles.
Chi Cheng recently spoke with RollingStone.com about the Deftones upcoming record - "Lovers":
"We definitely want to put out a very energetic, very upbeat, fast album (...) We spent three or four months, each of us, working on our little solo projects and now we're all kind of like, These fucking side projects! We need to wrap them up and get back to our main focus (...) Everyone's trying to get their personal life in order before we jump into the whole mess of an album cycle and touring and everything else."
Chi talks also about Chino's throat situation...read the entire interview HERE .
Deftones frontman Chino Moreno called into Mary-Anne Hobbs' BBC Radio 1 Rock Show program last night, Tuesday, March 19th, and revealed the tentative title of the next album to be "Lovers". He also went on describe the effort as a "really hardcore album...it's pretty loud and heavy. I wouldn't go so far as to say it's angry, but it's not pretty by any means". So far, around half of the album is done being written and a fall/winter release through Maverick is being eyed. In other news, Moreno also mentioned that his side project Team Sleep may embark on a U.K. tour in July. Team Sleep's forthcoming Tone Def/Maverick debut is expected out in June. source: theprp / bbc
Tomahawk frontman Mike Patton has issued a tongue-in-cheek statement regarding his actions at the London Astoria on March 10. It reads as follows:
"Ok. So THE story has gotten a little out of control. It's time we clear the rumors up. First of all, it was not real urine or a real penis. Secondly, Mike Patton was not arrested. Thirdly, it can all be blamed on Nu Metal. Really! So Mike Patton and the band Tomahawk roll into London on March 10th for their triumphant packed show at the Astoria. Before the show, though, there was business to attend to. It turns out that several members of Nu Metals inner circle(who happened to be in London) had requested a pow wow with the Godfather of Nu Metal, Mike Patton. The topic for discussion was to get Mike's approval for a Faith No More tribute record as well as to mull over the multi-million dollar offer for a Faith No More reunion, Nu Metal festival tour. Attending the meeting were potential tour participants, Chino (Deftones), Brandon (Incubus), Fred (Limp Bizkit), Coby (Papa Roach), Joey (Slipknot) and Gavin (Bush) along with Mike Patton and Bill Gould (Faith No More). The meeting was going smoothly until for an unknown reason, Patton stormed out of the meeting. He later told Tomahawk bandmate, John Stanier, that Chino was very drunk and making unrealistic demands having to do with financial issues. As Patton left the venue a member of the Astoria security crew grabbed him and told him to get his "skinny little ass back in the meeting and make it happen!". Mike refused and a shoving match ensued. After cooler heads prevailed the meeting was adjourned and Tomahawk prepared to take the stage. Before taking the stage Tomahawk bandmates Kevin Rutmanis and Duane Denison lightened Mike's dark mood by showing him the toys they purchased earlier in one of London's finest fetish stores. One of the items was a rubber dildo that squirts water. Mike decided that this would be the perfect prank to get even with the Nu Metal lovin' hooligan security guard. I think everyone knows the rest of the story and has seen the pictures. When Mike was apprehended back stage and pulled the dildo from his pants, the tension was relieved and all parties had a laugh about it except the photographers at the front of the stage that thought it was real. On a side note Mike did give his blessing to the tribute record but vetoed the Nu Metal festival... for now! Stay tuned!"
-- Slipknot is enjoying its second Grammy nomination in as many years as "Left Behind" is up for best metal performance. Bassist Paul Grey shares his thoughts on his band's chance for a win at tonight's (February 27) Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
This years Pledge Of Allegiance Tour is now planned to kick off in mid-October through till late November and will feature System Of A Down headlining. Other artists tentatively being eyed for the bill include The Deftones, Disturbed, Queens Of The Stone Age and Taproot.
It seems that Linkin Park covered a couple of times the Deftones song "My Own Summer (shove it)", it happened during some shows of Linkin Park's Projekt:
In other news, Weezer's Official Website - www.weezer.com - has a video called "The Muni Challenge" for download, and in this video Pat Wilson (drums) is
much thanks to: devilwithoutcaus and Pete Lansinger
Here's what Frank had to say recently on the official Deftones Bulletin Board in reference to what the hell happened to the Deftones DVD:
Will Haven will be releasing a CD Single for the title track to their latest effort, "Carpe Diem", in the U.K. on March 18th through Music For Nations.
props to: www.houseuvflies.com
Deftones frontman Chino Moreno, Rodleen and Incubus's Brandon Boyd and Mike Einziger will make guest appearances on Tommy Lee's forthcoming album 'Never A Dull Moment' which will be released on May 21 via MCA. The project will be released under Tommy Lee's name and not Methods Of Mayhem. The track listing is as follows: 'Afterglow' / 'Sunday' / 'Body Architects' / 'Ashamed' (featuring Chino Moreno) / 'Face to Face' / 'Fame-02' / 'Blue' (featuring Brandon Boyd, Mike Einziger and Rodleen) / 'Higher' / 'Hold Me Down' / 'Why Is It' / 'People So Strange' / 'Mr. Shitty'
Here's some more info about Teamsleep's debut album: (Todd Wilkinson talkin about the song "Natalie Portman")
"We're going to use the 4 track demo of "Natalie Portman" on the album, it's very raw; Just guitar and vocals.
Thanks again to: Matt
This might be premature, because "Natalie Portman" is just a working title, but I think that somehow this track is connected to the actress Natalie Portman, just like Chino did with the brazilian model Feiticeira. Natalie Portman played the role of Queen Amidala (The mother of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia) on George Luca's Star Wars: Episode I "The Phantom Menace". Natalie Portman will also be in the following two prequels of the Star Wars series as she signed contracts to do the films. I've also watched interviews of Chino, where he said that he loves the "Star Wars" series...so take your own conclusions.
Beck, Deftones and Offspring singer Dexter Holland joined Recording Artists Coalition founders Don Henley and Sheryl Crow at California's State Capitol on Wednesday to support new legislation that could change the relationship between recording artists and their labels.
Here's what Todd Wilkinson had to say regarding the final CD and the San Jose bootleg:
"The acoustics have yet to be named. All tracks played, except for "aeroplane" will be on the album...probably.
Head on to www.7words.net and download the full audio bootleg of Teamsleep live at the Cactus Club, San Jose CA.
Stef Carpenter will guest in Non Phixion's debut effort "The Future is Now". The song is titled " CIA Is Still Trying To Kill Me" and was produced by T Ray. Christian and Raymond from Fear Factory are also featured on that song. March 26th is the release date for "The Future is Now".
Much Thanks to: Non Phixion's Manager, Henley Halem
I got the chance to talk with Marty O'Brien (MOM bassist), about Chino's appearance on Methods of Mayhem new effort. Here's what he told me:
Marty: I was told that Chino did come in and lay a track down in the studio, I was not there, but that's what I was told. I was given a rough-mix of the songs a few weeks ago, but I didn't hear Chino on there... He could possibly be on a song that isn't making it on the album, or maybe his song just wasn't on the CD that I was given... I'm not sure what the deal is with that....
Check out teamsleep.com for a very informative Team Sleep interview including new information on the Deftones new album. In it Chino says he might put down the guitar and just focus on singing for the next Deftones album.
Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter and Fear Factory bassist Christian Olde Wolbers and drummer Raymond Herrera are tentatively set to show up on the upcoming new release from Non Phixion, entitled, "The Future Is Now". The effort features production by DJ Premier, Pete Rock and more and will also include a guest appearance from the Dilated Peoples among others. At present, its set to hit stores on March 26th through Uncle Howie/Landspeed.
Here's what I've found out recently on a Chimaira website.
FAN: What's up guys...My names rezin, I saw you guys in Detroit with Sepultura/Hatebreed...You guys made a hell of a first impression on me...I was just wondering how it was working with Stef from the Deftones (on "Rizzo")? Did he teach you guys anything that you don't already know?
I don't know if this service is working properly, but you can give a try. If you live in the U.K. you can get Deftones news & updates direct to your mobile phone. All you have to do is click [ HERE ] and register to this service.
Chino Moreno seems to be everywhere. Now, he makes an appearance in the new Linkin Park DVD "Frat Party at the Pancake Festival". Also in this DVD Linkin Park's lead man Chester plots an evil plan against the Deftones. Chester takes the Deftones water bottles and replaced them with vodka. This was on the last night of the European tour with Taproot. Check www.linkinpark.com for a trailer and instructions to buy the DVD or VHS.
props to: Jonathan Hudson
Will Haven are close to wrapping up the video for the title track to their newest offering, "Carpe Diem". The band are working on it with Brad Oates of Trainwreck Productions and it is expected to feature guest appearances from both Deftones frontman Chino Moreno and Jeff Jaworski of Red Tape. The group hope to ship it to video outlets late this month, while they will also be selling special copies of the video, complete with various bonus behind the scenes footage, on their official website, www.willhaven.com, shortly.
The new Sevendust DVD "Retrospect" features Chino recording "Bender" with their singer Lajon, riding horses, signing autographs for fans, etc.
Here are the dates for the Team Sleep / Phallucy West Coast tour:
Saturday, October 27th club flavor @ the viper room hosts a Halloween themed after-party for the Deftones, with dj c-minus, and a special midnight performance by THE KUSH PROJECT (feat. B-Real of Cypress Hill, Stephen Carpenter of the Deftones, and Christian Olde-Wolbers & Raymond Herrera of Fear Factory). For more info check www.kingdavidproductions.com
Girls free until 11pm! evil costumes are encouraged!
According to SACTOCA.COM the Team Sleep / Phallucy West Coast tour is planned on happening December 13th through 23rd, with a show in Sacramento on the last date. Also according to Sacto's website the Deftones will soon begin writing for their next album, and have plans to turn their practice space into a studio of sorts.
Chimaira's new effort "Pass Out Of Existence", featuring Stef Carpenter on the track "Rizzo" is out now. You can buy it [ HERE ].
www.deftonesworld.com was ranked has the 90th best music site in the world, and as the #2 best Deftones fansite worldwide. Thedeftones.com reached the 69th place and it was considered the #1 Deftones fansite. These results are from dotmusic's latest Online Music Awards, which is something like the "Oscars" for music sites online. Check OMA's top 1000 [ HERE ]. I wanna thank every single soul who voted for this site, cause without your help the deftonesworld.com wouldn't be in the top 100. REZPECT!
Chino's side-project, Team Sleep, and Abe's side project, Phallucy , will be embarking on a tour of the West Coast from December 1st through 14th. Chino played guitar with Phallucy at a recent practice session, and will be playing guitar live with them on at least a couple of songs. Check out www.phallucy.com for some recently added sound clips.
Head to http://www.roadrun.com/passoutofexistence/ to listen to Chimaira's new album. Stef lent his guitar skills to the track 'Rizzo', which, according to the site, deals lyrically with people thinking they can do whatever they want while under the influence. The album drops on October 2nd.
Phallucy is Abe's side project and [ THIS ] is an advertising sticker for their debut album - "Valium" - which was released yesterday exclusively in the U.S.
props to: amy @ penguinpolicy.com
The Deftones are heavily rumored to have recently hit the studio with producer Mudrock (Godsmack, Powerman 5000) to track 2 new songs. It is expected that they will show up on upcoming soundtracks. Meanwhile, the bands show with Godsmack and more, which was set to take place on September 06th in Charlotte, NC has been canceled. In other news, it now looks as though the Deftones will be performing together with Liz Phair at an upcoming breast cancer benefit, set to take place at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA on October 27th. Other notable collaborations being planned include a pairing of Crazy Town with Sugar Ray.
- The last bachelor in the Deftones, Stephen Carpenter, is a bachelor no more - he recently got married to his girlfriend.
- Deftones have been writing new material while on tour, they got a little drumset for backstage and have been workin' away.
"There is a video, 1 hour long, of a Deftones live performance in 1990. It is shot while they played at the Guild Theater in Sacramento. Even more exciting is that the Drummer is neither John Taylor or Abe Cunningham, but Dominic Garcia. Plus, it is during the "short haired" Chino era, which was even before his dreadlocks! The footage is not pro shot, but is good quality (...) this video contains never before heard songs from the Deftones. Also, there is only 1 of these videos in existence, no copies at all. It has been put on eBAY at the link:
but it is doubtful that anyone will be able to purchase it. The purpose of this email and the eBAY auction is to notify the Deftones fan population that such a video exists and to spread word of such a rare item." by Matt
PS: Do not bid on it! This Ebay auction is only to show that the video exists.
Chino's new tattoo is the logo of a skateboard company called Anti-Hero. That's an eagle and not a phoenix as I mentioned yesterday. As you know Chino love to skate, so that should be a reason for that tattoo. Check the picture above and confirm it for yourself.
Special thanks to: Matt & Chad / Roach
The 2001 Kerrang awards are fast approaching. The Kerrang Awards are the "Oscars" of the rock and metal world, winners of awards here are seen as the bands and artists of the moment. All votes count, and the margins between the winners and the losers are sometimes very small - you can make a difference for Deftones. (Voting for the awards stops on the 15th August). Click the banner above and vote for the Deftones.
On August 11, 2001 Rolling Rock will be hosting the ROLLING ROCK TOWN FAIR 2001 PAY PER VIEW, check your local cable station for time. The Rolling Rock Town Fair 2001 Pay Per View Event will feature Stone Temple Pilots, Live, Staind, the DEFTONES, Incubus and Oleander and others. The concert has been sold out for months, but you can still catch all the fun from your home, only on PPV.
thanks to: email@example.com
On MTV's Cribs show there was a special OzzFest edition. They where at the house of Chester the lead singer of Linkin Park. When they showed his porch there was Stef Carpenter standing there hanging out with a few people including a member of Orgy. They said he was their gardener but MTV did show his name and Deftones under his name.
The Deftones and CKY (who already dropped off the Tour) were also at the Jackass party in LA to commemorate the final Jackass taping.
thanks to: Matt and Michael / www.sactoca.com
I just read on MTV.com that Billy Corgan will join the Deftones on a benefit concert organized by Third Eye Blind frontman - Stephan Jenkins. This concert (BREATHE "All-Star Breast Cancer Benefit") will take place in Los Angeles on October 27th and it will also feature Sugar Ray with Crazy Town and perhaps David Bowie with Third Eye Blind.
"I tried to think of something that would be fun for the bands and the audience, and I decided to have band pairings," said Jenkins, who plans to call the event Breathe. "I think audiences who are so surfeited on seeing radio shows where all your favorite bands come out and play a 30-minute set will get to see something really different."
Seal will also play an acoustic set and No Doubt's Gwen Stefani may take the stage.
"The point of the show is to emphasize that breast cancer isn't a woman's issue, it's everybody's issue because it touches families," said Jenkins. "So I wanted to have an eclectic mix of everybody's music. You have somebody like Seal playing right next to the Deftones. I dig that."
Chino Moreno recently laid down vocals for a song set to show up on the forthcoming new Methods Of Mayhem album. His contributions were recorded last week (July, 19th), at the home studio of Methods Of Mayhem frontman, Tommy Lee. MOM's new album is expected to be out in September/October through MCA.
Chino also attended the Godsmack's DVD Party on the same day.
MTV2 will be airing the Deftones episode of the "Music in High Places" series next Thursday July 26 at 11 pm ET/10 pm CT.
thanks to: MyOwnSummer12@aol.com
The Deftones were forced to cancel their yesterday's show at Sacto's Valley Amphitheater. The band was supposed to perform in front of their hometown fans on Sunday, but they all got bad news from Abe and Chi as they went on the mic to say before their performance, that Chino Moreno had strained his vocal cordsat last nights show and he's all messed up according to Abe and Chi as they made the announcement to all the disappointed fans, and they said the band was pretty bummed out and of all shows they didn't want to cancel the Sacto show, but they also said that that they would come back in October to make up the show at Arco Arena in Sacto.
I also got some news from Rodleen, she's supposed to be at the Verizon Amphitheatre show at Irvine, CA and she'll probably play with the guys. Phoenix and San Diego's shows are also in her sights.
thanks to: Rodleen and Hime from Manteca
bqad.net has declared that it will no longer be a Deftones website. This site was one of the most reliable sites around the web. The band even mentioned bqad.net as one of their favorite fansites. I decided to notice this because bqad.net, minusblindfold.com and "a tribute to the deftones" (most of you don't know it, but 3 years ago it was something like the Deftones encyclopedia) helped me alot as a fan and as a webmaster and if it wasn't these old websites (and thedeftones.com & sactoca.com of course) you probably wouldn't be here, reading and watching all this stuff. Most of you don't understand how hard that is to be a webmaster, specially if you own a website like this which has more than 1,000 visitors/day... So a BIG thank you to those webmasters and RESPECT for their work, cause I know how hard it was it.
BQAD.NET > R.I.P. 2001
CONTEST >> From June 11th to August 29th, mtv2.com is giving you the chance to win 2 tickets and backstage passes to any of the Deftones/Godsmack shows on the tour. They will also apparently give you "money to buy enough swag to make everyone else jealous." The only catch is that you must be between the ages of 18 and 49. For more information, head on over to MTV2.com.
The Deftones European Tour ended last Friday, with another bad luck. Their last show (in France) was canceled due to a hurricane, so they went back to the US earlier and prepares to start their US Summer Tour. Here are some of the first dates:
July 12th, 2001 > Spokane Arena - Spokane, WA - U.S.A.
thanks to: Rodleen G
While the Deftones were in Belgium, Chi Cheng talked to the Brussels Studio site. You can listen to his answers [ here ]
thanks to: Midley
Here are some comments posted by thedeftones.com related to the Waldrock accident:
Chino has said "It was the most heavy metal, punk rock moment we've ever had onstage," referring to the recent Waldrock show where Chino was intoxicated, rude and exposed himself to the crowd. He claims that prior to show time, he was drinking vodka with Mike Patton of Fantômas, who were also on the bill. After cutting his finger, he went to the first aid tent for a bandage. Realizing he was late for his set, Moreno then ran backstage, where he was tackled by security, who punched and kicked him in the head. Then, minutes before he hit the stage, he vomited. Moreno concluded that his behavior was partly the result of the alcohol and partly the result of his damaged equilibrium from the fight. Moreno also managed to break four microphones while onstage, one of which hit a concertgoer in the head, according to the festival spokesperson. Organizers say the band are unlikely to be invited back to.
Heres what Frank had to say about the whole situation concerning Chino's recent antics:
To all the deftones fans out here:
It's so simple to look at every little thing I do wrong
I'm a deftones fan...alwayz and 4ever!
thanks to: thedeftones.com
The Deftones played in Holland yesterday and according to who saw it, seemed that it was one of the worst Deftones' concerts. The Dutch fan, Sly, wrote a review of that concert, you can read it [ here ]. It seems that Chino was the troublemaker :\
thanks to: Sly / dutchdeftones
thanks to: Luis Zuniga
Here's Rodleen's point of view about Chino's side project - Teamsleep:
"Tonight I heard Teamsleep... It told a story when I listened to it tonight over the phone. Methodic. Creepy. Creeping up at me then without words one song sounded like birds flocking and rain and fire, then into the earth. Happy stuff, too. Hits my gut, championing and grabbing the soul. I want to sing it. I heard children's laughter, too, echoing in the forefront sounding like over time and through water. It was Crook's kid. But everything else was real."
As you know Rodleen sang "Knife Prty" with Chino on the Deftones last album - "White Pony". I also got the chance to interview her by e-mail, but I'm really busy with school so I'll post that interview later on.
thanks to: Rodleen G
www.fskomusic.com has for you a new song done by DJ Crook of Chino's side project - Teamsleep. Keep on checking this site cause they will post "B-Boyism" an EP that the Socialistik did with Frank Delgado on the cuts and DJ Crook on the beats with Socialistik rappin, it came out around 1996 but it stills tight, so don't lose that chance!
source: Matt D
Chino Moreno's Team Sleep project is nearing completion of a debut album, and it appears that he's not the only Deftones member who's been playing around
Moreno's Deftones bandmates Abe Cunningham (drums), Stephen Carpenter (guitar) and Frank Delgado (turntables) make appearances on a handful of the
Deftones will head a roster of alternative bands featured on the soundtrack to the upcoming Dragon Ball Z movie, "Lord Slug." No single track has been confirmed as of yet though. Also featured on the soundtrack are Disturbed.
"It makes perfect sense for such cutting-edge bands to be included on the new Dragon Ball Z soundtrack," explained Gen Fukunaga, President of FUNimation. "This is one of the most cutting-edge cartoons on television today, and it is a perfect fit with today's hottest new bands."
Just to clear up the confusion over the official deftones site, deftones.com and why it has been down for over a month now. This situation is clearly poor and the reason is down to the bands management, they had a 3rd party company taking care of it and they went out of business and stopped doing anything. They keep saying that they will be redirecting it to deftonesworldwide.com but they have yet to do this so the situation remains. still no deftones.com
On Replicant Clothing's website, there's a picture of Stephen in the Men's clothing line, so maybe he's getting his own line of clothing? Replicant is guys from Korn and Orgy's clothing company.
From Zero have been announced as the opening band on the upcoming Deftones / Godsmack tour. You can find out more about the band here
Kush will be playing their first ever live show together tonight, June 11th at Club Vinyl in Hollywood, CA. The group features members of Cypress Hill, the Deftones and Fear Factory and they plan to release their debut effort late this year / early next year. Also on the bill for the show will be a performance by the collaborative super group, Los Marijaunos, a band comprised of members of Jane's Addiction, the Deftones, Cypress Hill, Methods Of Mayhem, Downset. and more. A flyer advertising the show is available at www.marty-obrien.com
Yesterday, during the MTV Movie Awards, while Erika Christensen (Winner for Breakthrough Performance female for "Traffic") was walking to the stage, MTV played "Change (ithof)".
At the Secret Sacto Show last Wednesday, Capitol Garage was packed to the brim. Abe didn't end up playing drums for Daycare , but Chino did play guitar on a few songs with them, including a cover of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean". Chino also added 2nd guitar to every Phallucy song. Deftones played last, nearly a 2 hour set, with mostly songs from Adrenaline and Around the Fur. The band played a total of 13 songs; to have and to hold, around the fur, bored, one weak, my own summer, digital bath, damone, head up, feiticeira, change, bqad, lotion, lifter. They also tried to play Weezer's "Hash Pipe", but Stef messed it up. Check 2 reviews off thedeftones.com [ here ]
Abe Cunningham guests on the opening track 'Crankslut' on the new album by a band named Daycare. The story is Abe was just hanging out late one night while they were finishing up the album, and Daycare's drummer wasn't there, so they just wrote the song on the spot. The debut album is avaialble to purchase for just $5.49 at cdnow.com. The album was previously only available at Daycare shows and a few Sacramento area music stores. Daycare features Sonny and Dave from Phallucy, Abe's old band.
By the way check this wallpaper with Abe.
The Deftones/Godsmack summer tour is featured in the new June 21, 2001 issue of Rolling Stone magazine. Chino is quoted in saying that the performence will consist of songs rarely played live. He also stated that there will be a slideshow in the background with nature type sceneries. He said that there will be a less rock and roll type of atmosphere. He also stated that they will be in set postitions because of the new songs, chino, chi and stef must be closer to their guitars. He compared their "set positions" to a Depeche Mode concert.
source: breaking decensy
Phallucy (Abe's side band) has continued practicing and Chino joined their recent practice session playing guitars with them. He will end up doing extra guitars on some Phallucy songs, and some keyboards and vocals with the band.
For pics of "Los Mariwanos" (Stef's temporary side band) check out the guy who throws Club Flavor. It's www.KINGDAVIDPRODUCTIONS.com.
props to: Patrick
www.boltblue.com has a phone logo with the Deftones logo (adrenaline/atf style). If you want to, you can send this logo to your NOKIA mobile phone. You just have to sign up for free and then select FUN and then logos. Thanks to ATIA.
The reason why I've been not updating the deftonesworld.com for a few days is that I've been really sick...I'm getting better now, but I've been told to not work with computers for more than 1 hour/ day, and that's what I'm doing...I'm getting terrible headaches since last Sunday. Anywayz I told you that I was about to guest in a Tv Show, right? Well that happened. I was sick, though...but I was interviewed for something like 15 minutes and I've showed some parts of this site (tattoos, defanatics, bio, secrets, affiliates...)...it wasn't that difficult --- thanks to all who supported me.
This past Thursday on the May 24th show of World Wrestling Federation Smackdown (taped on this past Tuesday), Stef was seated next to B-Real of Cypress Hill at the latest. The announcer apparently just mentioned B-Real's name and did not mention Stef.
Stephen will also perform a one time only show with a band going by the name of Los Mariwanos at the Club Flavor in Hollywood, CA, this coming Tuesday, May 29th. The band consists of the following members:
B-Real & Bobo of Cypress Hill
A flyer advertising the show is currently available on Marty O'Brien's official website, located here.
This lineup takes on a very similar feel to that of Stef's side band Kush who have wrapped up the recording of their new album and are currently getting clearance from their respective labels on releasing it. Also, it is heavily rumored that the band will not be called Kush due to legal problems.
(For foreign visitors: that banner (CC) on my main page, means that I'll be on a TV show, showing this site. I'll tell you more after that.)
You can watch The Liks video for Best U Can featuring Chino and Abe [ here ]
Also sactoca.com reports that Chino is putting the finishing touches on the Team Sleep album, and it's expected to be released this fall on Maverick Records. Chino says the album has electronic elements, comparing it to Radiohead's Kid A, kind of ambient, with lots of textures, and soothing vocals. He also says, Maverick was pushing them to make another Deftones record fast but they said hell no, because it's their first time at home in a while. Chino says even though he is relaxing at home he is always working recording music at his house.
There is a hip hop video out right now by "The Liks" the song is called "The Best You Can," and on that video guess who comes out? None other than Chino Moreno. The video takes place in a house party and towards the end they show a band playing and the band consists of the guitarists from Linkin Park, Abe Cunningham playing the drums of course and the one and only Chino Moreno playing the guitar.
Hit me back if you have the chance to watch it.
The band has also announced some dates for their US Summer Tour with Godsmack and Puddle of Mud, check them [ here ]
props to: def drone
MSN has posted the Deftones performance on Music In High Places, that includes some interviews, behind the scenes and also the acoustic performances of Digital Bath, The Boys Republic, Change, ATF, Feiticeira, BQAD, Headup and One Weak. You can stream these files [ here ]
Sorry for updating the deftoneworld.com only a few times per week, but as you know I'm working alone and my time isn't that much, cause I work and study at the same time...and right now I've been really really busy...so don't think that this site will become something like deftones.com (a dead site)...remember that the Deftones are my favorite band and when I named THE BIGGEST BAND IN THE WORLD, I really meant it...it wasn't a phase of my life...it is my life!
Team Sleep, a side project featuring Deftones frontman Chino Moreno, DJ Crook and Todd Wilkinson, are slated to head to Seattle, WA to begin work on their forthcoming debut on May 07th. Currently the group have the rough versions of around ten songs written, though vocals for the bulk of them are still currently being penned.
At Soulfly's concert in San Francisco, CA, yesterday (April 19th), Chino Moreno decided to join Graddy Avenell and Soulfly - to perform "Pain" live. I'm sure it was a blast for those who had the luck to be there.
props to: Kris Pengelly
Deftones frontman Chino Moreno recently joined fellow Sacramento band Tinfed on stage for a performance of the track "Dangergirl". The collaboration happened at their April 12th performance at the Fillmore in San Francisco, CA.
Stephen Carpenter spent some time in the studio with Chimaira today, Tuesday April 17th, and collaborated on a new track together with the band. It is tentatively titled "Rizzo" and will most likely show up on Chimaira's forthcoming Roadrunner debut "Pass Out Of Existence", due out this August. The band are currently close to wrapping up the tracking of the effort and are slated to begin mixing it on May 01st at NRG Studios.
At this site >> www.VidNetUSA.com there's a cool Deftones video. It is from the last Endfest (2000). To watch it, go to www.VidNetUSA.com, click on the MUSIC category, then look for an "A-Z Search" for artists, and you will be able to find "Deftones - Live".
But if you prefer to download mp3z, thedeftones.com has posted an exclusive one of BORED, so check it out!!!
The Deftones will receive an honor for the BMX Music Act Of The Year at the ESPN Sports Awards show, taped April 7 at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles. The show will air as a two-hour special on ESPN April 10. The Deftones will be in the house to accept their award, as will other recipients such as Metallica, Jack Johnson, NoFX, Linkin Park, and Eminem. In a statement, the band said they were "honored and thrilled" to receive the award.
Stef's side project - Kush - as already advanced some titles for their debut album (w/ 17 tracks), here they are:
"Poisonous Ritual", "Punchdrunk + Dazed", "Unstable", "Insignificant", "Light It Up", "Middle Slideriff", "Psycho Killer", "U Can't Change Me"
The Deftones have confirmed their plans to release a home video by the end of the year through Maverick/Warner. The group also recently shot performances of 4 songs acoustically in Hawaii for an upcoming episode of the new MTV program "Music In High Places" which is expected to begin airing later this spring. It also seems as though the band have apparently decided against appearing on the upcoming Faith No More tribute album which will features covers by the likes of Papa Roach, Disturbed and more. Band drummer Abe Cunningham recently commented on it saying:
At the Deftones concert in Brielpoort (Deinze - Belgium), last Tuesday, the Deftones presented Christian from Fear Factory right before "Mx" and then Christian joined the band to play that song. He also played (bass) "7 Words".
props to: Robert
Fred Durst commented on the Deftones in a recent online chat:
source: SACTO, CA
The latest unlikely collaboration is between post-rockers Mogwai and Deftones frontman Chino Moreno.
The subtle Scottish quartet asked the burly aggro-rocker to contribute vocals to an unfinished track they recorded while working on their album Rock Action, scheduled for an April 24 release. Problem is, Moreno isn't sure what they're looking for.
"They sent me the track and I haven't yet finished it, because I'm waiting for them to give me a call and let me know exactly what they want," Moreno said on Friday. "It's really slow, three-piece type of stuff," he said of the song. "It's really good."
Despite his rugged veneer, Moreno is a confessed softie who first expressed his fondness for the Glaswegians when the two groups shared a stage in England a few years ago. Recently, Mogwai returned the compliment, resulting in the offer to collaborate.
"We were playing some show," Moreno began. "I think it was a festival or something, and one of the guys from the band came up to me [because] I had said something in a magazine [about how] I had liked the band.He just started talking to me about music, and then he sent me a track and asked me for the vocals on it," he continued. "To me, that's the best part about being in a band: when bands you admire actually [want] you to contribute [to] their work. I'm excited about that.Hopefully I get to actually do it. I hope I didn't miss the deadline."
Another obstacle is in Moreno's way: what to do with the tape itself.
"I don't know if they want me to send it to them or what," he said. "They only sent me a DAT of the music. I don't know if they want me to record over that."
Titof, a french Deftones fan, has posted the full Rock In Rio concert (mp3) [ here ] Just choose Deftones multimedia. Remember to rename all files (BMP) to MP3 files.
Chi Cheng is supporting a new chilean rock band called REKIEM. On REKIEM's debut album, there's a sticker. In it you can read
"Muy Bueno, Muy Politico, Tiene Buenas Melodias y un Gran Peso" - Chi Cheng (Deftones).
Click [ here ] to see a scan of this CD.
Thanks a bunch to Mauricio Ahumada
Chino Moreno is to submit a vocal contribution to the Scottish band Mogwai with a song that currently has the working title of Cortez.
The song if completed in time is likely to show up on a future Mogwai release. Check out Mogwai's website here
Here's a bit of a recent interview with Weezer's drummer Pat Wilson having to do with the Deftones:
Limp Bizkit are to play a massive summer headline show at the MILTON KEYNES BOWL, England on June 24 for which Deftones are the first band to be announced as support. OutKast are in the frame to play, while also rumoured to be completing the line-up is a rare appearance by the Wu-Tang Clan.
The Deftones are nominated for two categories in the 24th Annual California Music Awards. To help the band, vote for the Deftones (Outstanding Album and Outstanding Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album) [ HERE ]
Thanks to Francisco Gonçalves
The Deftones are collecting pictures for an upcomming promotion. If you would like to be a part of it please send a headshot along with your phone number and address to the following address. By sending in a picture you are granting permission for the Deftones to use your likeness in all Deftones related activities. All pictures must be signed on the back. Please send poloroid pictures only.
The Deftones are confirmed to play with Tool and Weezer at the "Hurricane Festival" in Germany through June.
thanks to: Lalle
The Digital Bath video is finally online. Click the banner above to watch it. It features a bunch of live shots and footage, along with a couple tub scenes. There's also some shots of the band jamming in Abe's house. Chino is wearing goggles in the video. There are also some footage of them in the back of a car driving and chino singing and just getting all emotional. The video looks kinda low budget but is one of the most badass videos ever.
Here's some of what Chino said in the band's appearance in the latest issue of SPIN Magazine:
source: sacto, ca
During their tour in Portugal, the Deftones were interviewed by some Portuguese mags, in one of these mags Chino is talking about the Deftones fourth record. He says that he's thinking alot on their upcoming album and he states that he has already four or five complete songs and Stef's has also some compositions for these same songs. The most important thing that Chino says is his idea of releasing a double album for a better different atmospheres combination.
Musical artists Jude, the Deftones and Prodigy will have a new online venue at MP3.com, as part of the online music service's deal with their music label, Maverick Records. The agreement, announced Monday, will allow Maverick to use MP3.com services, including the personalized music service My.MP3.com, to help market and promote its family of recording artists. The Los Angeles-based record company, founded by Madonna, has also agreed to license its catalog of songs for use by My.MP3 in services such as Beam-it and Instant Listening.
The Deftones played Friday at Anoeta's Velodrome (San Sebastian, Spain), and I already read reviews from this show...and in all of them you can read that the whole show sucked, specially the first five songs. Apparently the band had seriously sound problems. The whole concert was too loud. The crowd also preferred Linkin Park's show.
Talkin about Linkin Park here's some more comments from them:
BD= Brad Delson, lead guitar
Out of all the so-called nu-metal bands, who are your particular favourites?
BD: "Oh, the Deftones!"
Are you sure you're not saying that just because you're coming over to do a few dates with them?
BD: "No, no no! They're definitely our favourite heavy band. We've met them and they've been great to us. We are a bit starstruck with them, though. I can't even believe we're playing with them."
thanks to: Abby Diaz
|| Chino: The Hottest?
Chino has been nominated for Most Beautiful Man at http://www.mostbeautifulman.com/vote.html. Here's the explanation from the site:
"No need for words, Chino Moreno IS the most beautiful man! He has a sensual appeal and that unforgettable singing voice. He has incredible style and sets trends for many to follow. He is a very inspirational person, and his voice has touched the lives of Deftones fans everywhere. He has amazing talent, and a wonderul personality. Chino ain't your average rock star - he's actually a really humble guy, with roots from Sacramento, CA. He is half Chinese and half Mexican, and looks very sleek. He is not only beautiful on the outside, but he has a remarkably beautiful soul on the inside, too. That's why I vote Chino Moreno the most beautiful man!"
source: www.houseuvflies.com btw check out the houseuvflies revamped layout, it's a killa! props to jeff!
|| Digital Home Video
It's been confirmed that the Digital Bath video will be partly if not entirely made up of live footage from recent shows. Here's what Frank had to say about it:
Frank: "actually , [the video is] just about finished...its actually done from the fotoage we took for the documentary"
The video should be out by mid-march, and the documentary home video should be out by summer/fall.
Also Chino will be featured on the cover (which is a fold-out cover) of the April issue of Spin Magaizine, hangin out with Moby, Polly Jean Harvey.
Sorry for the lack on news, but you probably know the reason for that...
I got some news from my last meeting with the Deftones...
What happened to Chi's dreadlocks? :: He told me that he buried his dreads. Chino called him monkey in Lisbon.
The Deftones have won a Grammy for Best Metal Performance with their track "Elite".
|| More Linkin Props
Here's more statements from Link Park members. These are from dotmusic.com ( January 17, 2001)
Brad: "For real, a band that is one of all our favourite bands is the Deftones and the fact that they invited us to come out and tour with them in Europe in March is a tremendous honour. I feel like I'm going to wake up tomorrow and someone's going to tell me 'Just kidding'. Ha Ha!"
Mike: "It feels like someone is playing a big joke on us."
Brad: "The day before the tour we're going to have all our bags packed and we're going to be like 'alright we're going to Europe' and they are going to be like 'the Deftones really don't want you to play with them!"
Mike: "Like the Deftones are going to want you guys to play with them!!!!"
Brad: "So they are a big influence. I'm sure the Deftones are going to be phenomenal. I've seen them since I was in high school and I think they are the best live band for hard music there is. If you watch Chino his performance is so emotional and frickin."
Mike: "All the guys in that band could just stand there and it's crazy to see them get on stage."
Brad: "The fact we're playing before them on the same show is weird. We just want to do a good job."
Much Thanks to: Abby Diaz
|| Linkin Props
Linkin Park were this Wednesday's band of Zwei Rock (a German show from VIVA ZWEI), during this show they mentioned the Deftones as their biggest influence. Here's Brad's own words:
Brad: Our favorite band is the Deftones, and the fact they asked us to tour with them in March here in Europe, is like, I still don't believe it. Like I wont believe it until we play our first show. And other bands that we think are great are Incubus and Papa Roach...
Linkin Park also chose some videos..."Be Quiet and Drive" from Deftones, also Papa Roach, Limp Bizkit, P.O.D., Incubus, hed (PE) and Prodigy videos.
|| Digital Video Contest
GetMusic.com is hosting a contest based in the upcoming Deftones' video - Digital Bath - All you have to do is make your own "Digital Bath" video (Flash type) and then submit it |here|
|| Deftones: 2000, their best year!
The Deftones were voted one of the best hard-rock bands in Rolling Stone's first 2001 issue.
theprp.com have asked many of today's biggest and upcoming hard rock bands what their 10 most listened to albums of the year have been. Deftones "White Pony" has so far been on top 10 lists of the following bands. Glassjaw, [Minus], 16 Volt, Breach Of Trust, Candiria, Cold, Chimaira, Darwins Waiting Room, Downer, earthtone 9, Factory 81, Flybanger, Hoobustank, Linkin Park, Liquid Gang, machine Head, Nonpoint, Nothingface, Papa Roach, Pantera, Pressure 4-5, Primer 55, Reveille, Simon Says, Slaves On Dope, Spine, Tinfed.
Here's a list of a few 'top albums of 2000' where Deftones' "White Pony" appeared:
|| Deftones: Grammy Nomination!
The Deftones have been nominated for a Grammy for best metal performance for "Elite" from White Pony!!!
props to: Adidasplayer7@aol.com
|| I'm Happier than Yesterday...
It might not mean a lot for you. But the fact is that this site is finally featured at the Deftones' official website - www.deftonesworldwide.com -
|| Rx Valentine
The Soundtrack to the upcoming movie Valentine will see a release on January 30th through Warner Bros., the tracklisting for it is as follows:
|| Deftones: MTV Tours 2000
I don't know if these footages will be used in the new Deftones Home Video, but yesterday, MTV's Tours 2000 (news) showed some shots of the Deftones concert at the Electric Factory (Philadelphia). It was a special on some bands and their shows, backstage, road and everything in between.
thanks to RYAN
|| Deftones Home Video
Here's Mike Donk's Home Video subject:
"Well lots of you have been wondering why the shows were being taped... i just got permission to finally share the info with ya.
Its for a Deftones documentary home video that should be released some time in mid 2001.
The director has about 60 hours of footage from the "back to school" tour + about 15 hours of stuff that I taped over the years. well of course all that footage needs to be cut down to 90 minutes... so the director wanted me to get some input from fans - and that's you so
Do you want lots of backstage + tour bus type stuff? like them talking before and after they did the Conan O'Brian show. Do you want 60 second clips of lots of different songs or do you want less songs but have them be the whole song. what songs do you want to see live - old, new some of both? what types of things would you like to see them discuss in interviews. do you want lots of fan footage - like fans talking about the band? blah blah... you get the idea. when i had the poll for your favorite wp song - the highest percentage of people said "digital bath" + we all know what the new single is... so post your opinion on this!"
reply to Donk's post |here|
|| Deftones European Openers
The Deftones have reportaly confirmed their openers on the European tour as Disturbed, Cold, and No More, the latest signing to Korn's independent label Elementree Records.
|| Gwen Props / No Gear
At the first night of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas the Deftones played only half an hour, but they made an awesome show. And Gwen Stefani even said that "the Deftones were awesome" on stage. If you missed that first night, you can watch another live webcast tonight at HOB.com |here|
Thanks to: Richard
The Deftones played Roseland's show (14/12/00) without their official gear. Apparently their gear got stuck in Idaho along with their crew. So Everclear from Portland let them borrow all their equipment.
Thanks to: Brent Starr / Anna
|| Digital Bath: The New Single
Deftones will release the track "Digital Bath" as the third single from "White Pony". The song will go for radio adds on January 9th with a video expected in February.
|| Shoutweb Awards Results
|| Back to School Video at Shockwave.com
Shockwave.com has posted an interesting Back to School single at their website -- www.shockwave.com -- This was made in collaboration with Maverick Records and also with the sobriety of Mike Donk (deftonesworlwide.com webmaster). Check this movie |here|
|| Shoutweb Awards 2000
Shoutweb.com is giving you the chance to vote for your favorite alternative band, the Deftones are nominated in all possible categories. Also the deftonesworld affiliate - www.thedeftones.com - is up for best unofficial fansite at the Shoutweb Awards.
|| More Back to School Pics
The House of Flies website has posted some high quality pics from the "Back to School" Tour at Montreal. By the way you have to check this site cause it has a new major kick ass layout, one of my favorites. Fly to the House of Flies |here|.
Also from the "Back to School" Tour are some pics that thedeftones.com has from New Jersey show. Check'em |here|.
Chino is reported to be lending his vocals to the debut album of "Homages Son". The bands who met at a gig in Chicago hit it off, and Chino was asked to guest with them.
Here's an addy to everyone who have been writing the name of "White Pony" track based in a brazilian female...yeah the one that says 'new...cool...meat'. How do you call that? Fieticeira? Fieticira? Feiticera? Feiticiera?... Ohh man! I'm sick of seeing this on websites and magazines. This track's name is:
F E I T I C E I R A
Please fix that from now on, and add it into your defdictionary. Thanks!
Chi Cheng gave us more info about his solo work. Here's what he wrote last Monday in the Official Board:
"(..) I've been doing a lot of new writing and I'm doing some readings in January. I'm gonna record them and if I'm not to drunk I might put them out. take care and give donk my love - chi"
Last night's show at Asbury Park took place as planned. Chino has now recovered from his brief illness which resulted in the cancellation of two shows. The tour will now proceed as planned.
After Chino's comments, Chi Cheng commented something to "Metal-Is" magazine about their new single "Back to School":
Chi Cheng: You know, 'Back To School' came about in a strange way. Toward the end of the recording process, our A&R guy asked us to take the chorus of 'Maggit' and turn it into something else. So we worked on it, but never really finished it. We were like, "Well, we're already pretty much done with the album, and have it in our heads as completed, so we'll just save this song for a soundtrack." But someone at Maverick got a hold of it, and everyone there flipped out, and was like, "This is gonna be the new single." Well, how can it be the new single if it's not on the album? And they were like, "We'll re-release the album!" and I was like, "I don't know..." I was really not into it, because it sounded like a cop-out. It sounded like we were trying to get kids to buy it (White Pony) again. I'm not into that. So I was like, "If you can work it out so that all the kids who've got the album can download it for free, or can somehow get the song without having to purchase, then knock yourselves out." 'Cause, you know, it's good to see your label all fired up about something. So, you want 'em to be like that.
Read the entire interview |here|
Much Thanks to: Hardkore
The Deftones were forced to cancel last nights show Back To School stop in Ottawa, ONT due to band frontman Chino Moreno coming down with some type of throat infection. The group are now expected to cancel tonight's show in Scranton, PA as well and make-up dates are expected to be announced shortly.
Said Chi: "It's a real letdown to us, and we want to send out all our apologies to the fans."
Mike Donk (deftonesworldwide.com webmaster) has posted a movie with Chi kickin his ass! Let me tell you that this is funny as hell! I thought that Chi was a sweet dude but I changed my mind after this :p j/k
You'll need Quicktime 4 >> download it at www.quicktime.com
Here's what Chino has to say about Back to School release:
Chino Moreno: Honestly, I didn't want Back To School on the record. It was unfinished at the time, and I didn't want anything too hip-hop-oriented on the album. I didn't want it to be a big deal re-release -- just stick it on, kind of on the hush. I'm glad it has an extra song for anyone who comes into the game now. At first some fans were offended. Why were we ruining a record that they already considered classic? But it's just another song for people to enjoy or not. Anyone who wants this song can download it for free, so they don't feel ripped off.
Thanks to: The Canadian badass
About this "Back to School" video I've noticed something kinda weird... I've watched the European version of it and at the beginning those cheerleaders and students (who are walking around the halls) aren't there. It starts with people walking outside school and then it goes straight to Chino's bedroom, starting with some still shots of his desk. So I believe that "Back to School" video has at least 2 different versions for sure.
Here's an extract of Korn's last on-line chat with their fans. Jonathan Davis (HIValicious) was Korn's spokesman:
Moderator: .PÅÑÎÇ.[machina] says: "jon, how do you feel about korn being credited with the creation of the current rap/metal hybrid?"
Thanks to: Frank Becerra
Check www.nothingvideos.com if you want to download a high quality mpg of Deftones/Adam Sandler/Incubus playing "Be Quiet and Drive" acoustic.
The Deftones will be appearing on Muchmusic on Monday, November 13th for an interview and acoustic performance.
Many of you would have heard of 'Team Sleep', the side project of Chino Moreno. A site has now opened up at www.teamsleep.com which will keep you up to date on all the latest happenings.
Maverick and Deftones have chosen this WEDNESDAY November 8 and THURSDAY November 9 as TRL target days!!! We are asking everyone to vote specifically on these dates so we can make a difference! So reserve some time those 2 days and GET READY TO VOTE! Remember, if you help get "Back To School" on TRL for any 5 DAYS in the month of NOVEMBER...We will pick a winner who will get a "White Pony" Platinum award!!! The winner will be picked from fans who signed up at the URL below. If you have not already, SIGN UP |here|
When to vote: this WEDNESDAY November 8 and THURSDAY November 9
Jam the phone lines at 1-800-DIAL-MTV (1-800-342-5688)
CALL from 2:30 - 3:00P (Eastern Time)
You will get a busy signal often, but keep hitting re-dial. This is the best way to get the video on, so CALL!!!
Maverick Recording Co. has assembled a hellacious companion album for "LITTLE NICKY," the new Adam Sandler movie opening this Friday November 10.
Catch up with the Little Nicky Special on MTV with Adam Sandler, Deftones and P.O.D.
For more info about the soundtrack and the movie click |here|
The Deftones will be "The Artist of The Month" for the month of November on Canadian music TV station "Musique Plus". And on November, 14th (same day as their show in Montreal) the band is confirmed to appear in a "The Artist of The Month" special, and they should do a 90 minute interview with some songs. This happens at 4:00 PM (Eastern Time). The Deftones will be sharing the spotlight with Incubus.
Much Thanks to: Dan Laframboise
Check |here| and |here| pics of that unknown woman (Jessica seems to be her real name) who sang in stage with the Deftones ("Change" and "Teenager") during the Universal Amphitheatre show on October, 24th.
Thanks to Randy (Mega 2000) and Leo (The Chauffer)
Deftones have been nominated for best hard rock clip of the year at the annual billboard awards. The video "Change", directed by Liz Friedlander and produced by Anastasia Simone goes head to head with Incubus, Kittie, Limp Bizkit and Rage Against The Machine for this year's Billboard Music Video Awards which will take place in Los Angeles, CA on November 10th. You can check out the full list of nominee's |here|.
source: www.thedeftones.com since now a featured fan site over at Musictoday.com. Also check thedeftones.com new intro page!
Here's more info about that mysterious blonde girl, who sang "Change" and "Teenager" at the Universal Amphitheatre, L.A. show...
much thanks to: Josie
The Deftones 'Back to School' tour is blowing away every single city where they pass by. Everything is sold out for weeks. The band is definitely on the peak of their career. 'Back to School' tour it's being also a box full of surprises. Take as an example the mysterious blonde girl (not Rodleen) who sang backups on the LA, Universal Amphitheatre show, last Tuesday. Apparently she sang "Change" and "Teenager". And two days later on Las Vegas show at 'The Joint', the Deftones played a Metallica song and they also invited Brandon Boyd from Incubus to sing some improvised songs.
At the recent Reno show a fan cut Chino's arm with a broken bottle during the performance of Shove It, requiring 8 stitches.
The Deftones recently taped a performance of their track Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away) with Adam Sandler along with Brandon Boyd and Mike Einziger of Incubus for a special on MTV for the upcoming "Little Nicky" movie. The special, which will also feature P.O.D. is expected to air on November 7th. The groups track, "Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away) (Acoustic)" will be included on the Soundtrack to the film which will hit stores through Maverick/Warner on Halloween, October 31st.
source: deftones SACTO, CA
In a personal point of view, the most amazing thing in this chat was when Frank and Abe praised this website. I was already happy with that, but then the yahoo chick said something that I've asked minutes after their praises, and suddenly Frank started to talk about me and the gifts I gave them back in August, specially Stef's gift...a knife. I was like blown away!!! You can download a mp3 of these comments |here|.
These gifts I've offered them were:
An estimated 2,000 fans, many of them sporting red baseball caps, crowded a Times Square record store Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the release of Limp Bizkit's Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water. And once again Bizkit's front man, Fred Durst, was wearing a Deftones' t-shirt. This happened a few weeks after he appeared with another Deftones' t-shirt during the MTV Music Awards.
A Faith No More tribute album is in the works and will feature tracks from today's heavier acts, so far Papa Roach have been confirmed for the album and will be recording their version of the song "The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies" in the near future for the disc which will hit stores sometime next year. Other bands rumored to be included on the album include the Deftones, Korn and Slaves On Dope.
Chino Moreno will guest on the new Elementree/Flawless signed No More. The track titled "Teenage Hate" will be the first single.
Apparently the Deftones were filming a home video in Vancouver latest concert (October 14th). The band was talking about it there, and one guy who was crowd surfing for awhile was right up there with Chino, and after the song Chino said :
much thanks to: Kevin Wilson
GET BACK TO SCHOOL - BACK ON TRL!!!
The Deftones are trusting their fans to vote on the new 'Back to School' video. Chino threatened all Deftones' fans, saying if the fans don't vote on TRL, he'll jump out from their hotel window. For real!!! There's a video with Chino saying that at www.deftonesworldwide.com |here| (go to "Chino jumpin' out of his hotel window") :p
You can see the first sampler of "Back to School" video |here|.
Also on today's news, there's some comments from Incubus' Mike Einziger. He stated that the Deftones appeal to him because they're not just another loud, aggressive rock band. "I think they're a lot like us in that they're not afraid to show their not-so-heavy side," says the guitarist. "They're way more in touch with their musicality -- more so than other bands do who are into making kids beat the shit out of each other at concerts."
Deftones' brand-new video, "Back To School," will premiere this Sunday, October 15 on MTV's "WWF Sunday Night Heat," which airs at 7:00PM ET/PT, and is part of MTV's "Jackass Sunday."
Live105 has for you some pics from their contest 'Deftones in your Backyard'. Check Live105 pics |here|
On the new pressing of White Pony (w/ Back to School), Chino thanks "Steven Kidd, my right lung, Juan Gonzales."
The Deftones taping for the MTV Sports and Music Festival took place recently and the band taped the tracks "Back To School" and "Change". The program is set to air on November 11th on MTV.
DefJeff from SACTO's page, took some photos from the KROQ Private Deftones (w/ Papa Roach) show on 09/26/00 at Roxy, L.A.
RoadRunner Records official webpage, posted some interesting videos of Soulfly's new album "Primitive". On one of these videos, Max talks about Chino and the Deftones, And there's also some images from the recording session with Chino, Max and Grady jammin with "Pain".
thanks to: Hardkore
|| BtS comments MP3/Video
www.deftonesworldwide.com posted some interesting stuff. There's a MP3 with Chino talking about the new single "Back to School", you can also hear a preview of the referred song. Also on this site is a video with a cool interview to Abe and Frank (in what it seems to be a *****Hotel with a great pool :p). The issue is "White Pony" and "Back to School".
|| School Pics
The Deftones official website has exclusive pics from the 'Back to School' video shoot. It includes some of Chino skating... Check them |here|
|| Chat with the Deftones!
|| Maverick will please all the Deftones' fans with an audio online chat, live with the band.
But this link will only be available 30 minutes before the chat starts.
|| AOL members: you will have an additional opportunity to chat with Deftones!
|| Rodleen & BtS Live!
DefJeff from SACTO's page, had the chance to watch an unforgettable night in a small club called Roxy at L.A.. That was a KROQ's private Deftones' show (w/ Papa Roach). So, he had the chance to see Chino singing 'Knife Prty' with Rodleen. And the band also played the new track 'Back to School'. I guess it was the first time they played that one live. Also on that night DefJeff mentions that Chino was like crazy always diving into the crowd! You can see what happened exactly at SACTO's page |here|
|| Chi's café
Sorry!!! It's what I should say right now!
|| School Video Info
A Deftones fan who was in the Back To School video recently emailed DefJeff from the SACTO website describing how the shoot went :
source: deftones SACTO, CA
|| Back to Differences
The differences between this 'Back to School' version and the one which came to Napster in June are:
- Chino's voice and the whole song is much heavier than the first version
- Chino told me on our second meeting 'We're singing'. That meant someone was singing along him. That happens sometimes in this new version and I guess it's Chi doing those background vocals it happens more than once for example on they are singing; 'I'm being everyone who's on the top' / 'why you just keep it simple'...
- The new version is shorter than the old one. The new has about 3':55'' while the old was 4':14''
- On the new Chino starts his freestyle vocals after the 'Check It!' part which happens around the second 20, while on the old version it happens around the second 30.
- The lyrics are also different:
. On the old version he used to say 'Well, Push back the square...' now he goes straight to 'Push back the square'
You can check the right lyrics |here|
|| School Tips
About this download thing that Maverick did on the new upcoming single 'Back to School', I have to say that it wasn't the best way of giving, the fans who already bought the album, the chance of listening to it. Cause, and now I'm gonna give you an example, I've a friend who bought the 'White Pony' but unfortunately he can't download the track cause he doesn't own a computer. I guess the band hasn't responsibility on this, is more with their company. So I ask Maverick: what about the 'computerless' fans or the 'netless' fans? Of course they have to buy the new album, is that any sales strategies? How many 'White Pony' versions we still have to buy? It's good to hear new tracks but in nowadays not everyone can afford a new CD every month! So think about that next time...
Ok, I had to say this cuz it was hard for me and it stills for thousands of fans out there, to download the new track.
1. Your 'White Pony' original CD has to be on your main CD drive, and you must to be online to do this. Then just run the enhanced CD program and go straight to the 'Worldwide' section. Click on the globe and you'll enter the secret page for this download. After that you'll have to read some stuff from Maverick and then it will appear a button saying 'Download Now', press that and a program called 'btoschool.exe' will be downloaded to your hard drive. This program is something like Napster, but it's only for safety downloads like this one. So this program will install on your system the MusicMark Client access for this song's download.
2. After the 'btoschool.exe' download finishes, run it! And now you'll have some problems if you are connected under 56k, but don't give up cuz I guess this program stores something in memory and if the download don't happen at first, on the next tries it will be faster.
3. When it finishes the download 'Back to School' mp3, I advise you to restart your computer.
4. After you restart your computer you don't have to be online anymore. First of all run the shortcut on your start menu (MusicMark Client). When you run correctly this program, you'll see a tray icon (near your windows clock on the start menu bar). If you don't have this shortcut in your start menu try to find anywhere in your computer a program called 'mmexe.exe' and then run it.
5. After you see that tray icon near your windows clock you'll be able to listen to the mp3 of 'Back to School'. And if you listen at first some guy saying that you'll hearing some scratch after the first minute is because you did something wrong. I helped a lot of people with this, so I swear to you if you follow every steps you'll make it right!
Obs. The best way of listen to this song is with Winamp (versions 2.5 to 2.65) you can download that |here| cuz the link for the Winamp page is broken at deftonesworldwide.com secret page.
|| Chino comments Taproot
Chino Moreno recently commented on upcoming tourmates, Taproot stating:
In other news Back to School will be released as a single on September 26th, with a video following shortly, expect a clip of the video on the official site soon.
The Maverick representative on the deftonesworldwide.com bulletin board is giving the fans a chance give the Deftones some questions for an upcoming interview, with the best question being picked - post your question on the thread |here|
|| Fresh Pony
The Deftones will re-release their latest album, "White Pony", on Oct. 3 with the addition of a new single, "Back To School (Pink Maggit r/m with some differences, a.k.a. Mini Maggit)". The band plans to shoot a video for the track this week. The band will hook up with director Paul Hunter in Los Angeles for the clip, which will be set in a high school. The new 'White Pony' will also contain a new cover artwork that it's expected to be like the one bellow:
This new cover isn't official yet! But right now it's the most credible.
Deftones DJ Frank Delgado tells that the Internet helped create the greater demand for the song.
The band isn't ignoring all the fans who bought the original enhanced version of "White Pony". They'll be able to get "Back To School" for free starting Sept. 20th. All they have to do is insert "White Pony" into their CD-ROM drive, click on the "Worldwide" section, and follow the instructions from there.
|| No Ordinary MTV
The Deftones are about to kick in a track for "The Return Of The Rock, Volume 2" compilation from MTV and Roadrunner Records, which is due to hit stores on November 7. A specific track listing has yet to be firmed up, but the Deftones will be joining Godsmack, Papa Roach, Marilyn Manson, Orgy, Disturbed, Nickelback, Spineshank, and others on the album.
Also on MTV, Chino stated some interesting comments about the track 'No Ordinary Love'...
|| Re-White Pony
Deftones will re-release the "White Pony" on October 3rd through Maverick Records. The new version will contain "Back To School", which will also be featured on the "Little Nicky" soundtrack and was on the original mp3 leak of "White Pony". The track "Back To School" will also now be the next single from "White Pony" instead of "RX Queen". For those who have already purchased "White Pony", a special download of the track will be made available soon.
|| Brazilian 'Tones
The Deftones, Queens of the Stone Age, and Rob Halford are the latest acts confirmed for Rock in Rio for a Better World, a 10-day Brazilian music festival in Rio de Janeiro from Jan. 12-21, 2001. Brazilian pop princess Daniela Mercury has also been confirmed for the show.
The four new acts join R.E.M., Foo Fighters, 'NSync, Britney Spears, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Silverchair, Iron Maiden, and James Taylor on the non-Brazilian side of Rock in Rio's menu. The festival's lineup is expected to swell to nearly 100 acts by its kickoff.
Rock In Rio will take place in the Barra da Tijuca area of Rio. Tickets for the event will go on sale in October. Check out the event's Web site for more information on ticket sales.
|| More news by Chino
I guess my short interview with Chino also have some updated news like...
What about your new album? It's gonna be the covers album?
What about 'RX Queen' video? Are you direct it?
You can see the entire interview |here| he also says some cool stuf like Chi's real name (Dai)...the meaning of the word 'Lhabia' and more...
|| Deftones' New Album
I found out one of the most recent interviews that the Deftones gave, to a british magazine called "Metal-Is", while in their European Tour. On this interview Chino and Stef are talking about the new Deftones' album, and they have in mind to put an album with all their covers. Here's Chino's and Stef's own words:
Chino: I'm on the new Soulfly album, but I ain't gonna be doing any more collaborations. I have an idea that I wanna do, and it's another argument in the making. I wanna put together an album with all our covers, 'cause we've done a lot of covers, especially of new wave shit. I wanna record a couple more covers and put them all on one CD.
Chino also talks about his 'Team Sleep' project, within a year or so the 1st 'Team Sleep' project could be out:
Chino: I'm still gonna work on it. On this whole touring cycle, I'm gonna be writing and putting stuff together, so possibly within a year, I can have something out. It started off as something really small, but a lot of the songs are coming out really good and I like them a lot, so... it's just another side of what the Deftones are. Stephen has his own thing on the side, Kush, with some of the guys from Fear Factory. Everyone has their own outlet.
You can check the entire interview |here|
thanks to: www.metal-is.com
|| Help Donk
Mike Donk, the man behind some Deftones' projects like the 'White Pony' enhanced cd or the www.deftonesworldwide.com is needing some help from fans worldwide...here's what he has to say:
The deftones, maverick, and i are working on a brand new project. i can't say exactly what it is or what it is for yet cus its all top secret (think music video)... but, if you want to be a part of and/or actually be in this future deftones project read on...
we are looking for pictures and/or video footage from you. we are looking for lots of different types of stuff. the more you send in the more likely that your stuff will make it in the final cut. here is what we need.
video footage from your high school - shots of lockers, hallways, + people
video footage of people walking down hallways, people skateboarding, people partying (smoking + drinking), people at pep rallies, + other similar types of things you can think of.
See the rules for this project |here|
|| Chino at Kerrang
Chino Moreno spoke to BBC radio1 about the award Deftones won (Best Album). And he talks about the Deftones tour around Europe in special the concert in Portugal. He said "it was insane and beautiful". You can hear these words |here|
thanks to: Chin0M0r3n0
|| Incubus Riding The Pony
Incubus is confirmed to be the band who will tour with the Deftones on their US second leg tour, and Mike Einziger of Incubus recently stated:
|| Chino's Team
After a few false starts, Deftones frontman Chino Moreno now plans to work on his much talked about side project Team Sleep in a portable studio while on tour throughout the fall and hopes to release the album by February next year. He describes the sound as "all kinds more ambient break-beat stuff" and will not begin officially recording till possibly as early as late this year. Chino took the time to elaborate a bit on the project's sound and ideas stating: "It's real simple, it's basically like a lot of my vocals with beats from DJ Krook, who worked on the song 'Teenager' on our new record. The music's like turntables, old school drum machines, acoustic guitar and electric guitar. But it's kinda got a cool, real mellow tone to it. I just want to make a whole record like that, a whole dreamy record."
source: pimprock palace
|| White Pony: Best Album
The Deftones won the 'Best Album' award on this years edition of the Kerrang! awards. The 'Best Band In The World' went straight to the Slipknot's pockets. And that's a shame, but for us, the Deftones are the BEST BAND IN THE WORLD and that's what matters! Anyways these were the winners:
Best Band in the World: Slipknot
|| Chino Call
www.deftones.com has a new call from the Deftones. This one is from Chino. Chino talks about the new edition of "White Pony". It's something like the 'final pony version'. Chino talks about a new song opening the album, and it's called "Back to School", and he also said that some of we (fans) already have it. So it's probably the "Pink Maggit" rap/metal version, some also call it "Mini Maggit". And it's already known that "The Boy's Republic" track will make part of that upcoming version and also of the normal "White Pony" edition, but it stills a doubt if it will be a normal track or hidden like "Damone".
You can check that Chino call |here|
|| Deftones feat. Fred Durst
Yeah! That was true. Mr. Fred Durst on stage with the Deftones trading lines with Chino Moreno in "7words". It happened on August, 23rd here in Portugal at Ermal Festival. Durst sang at the same time the 'suck! suck! suck!' part and on "7words" break, they were like this:
CHINO: 'You speak fast you don't know me!'
I'm working on finding this rare song 'cause a radio station transmitted it live. So lets wait for it. Meanwhile you can check some pics of this rare moment |here|
|| Deftones: 2 nominations for the kerrang awards
The deftones have been nominated in two categories at this years Kerrang Awards. The band are up for the Best Album with other nominees including Slipknot - 'Slipknot', NIN - 'The Fragile', Korn - 'Issues' and Pitchshifter - 'Deviant'. They are also up for Best Band In The World with other nominees including, Slipknot, Korn, Marilyn Manson and Metallica. The awards are voted for by Kerrang readers and the ceremony itself will take place in a secret location in London on August 29th, and the Deftones are confirmed for a live act on Kerrang's stage.
|| White Pony goes Gold!
The "White Pony" has now sold over 508,564 copies in the U.S. which means its now gone gold according to the R.I.A.A.
|| Iommi Album
Chino Moreno is definitely out of the upcoming Tony Iommi solo album entitled "Iommi". Although Chino was in studio with Iommi and they recorded one track, but that is supposed to be a b-side in a near future . The tracklisting has been set as it follow:
"Laughing Man (In the Devil Mask)"
Producer: Bob Marlette
|| City Key / Crazy Fan
The band was honored by a representative of the office of Sacramento, California, Mayor Jimmie R. Yee during its homecoming gig on Monday night (August 14) by being given ceremonial keys to the city and plaques declaring the group's "continued artistic achievement from the City that loves them most." The presentation prompted Deftones' lead singer Chino Moreno to ask, "So, where can we get in for free with this key?"
The Sacramento performance marked the end of a seven-week tour across North America by the Deftones in support of their third album, White Pony.
After this first leg of dates in the U.S. Chino stated to Launch.com...
Boy's Republic / ChinOzzy
|| The Deftones have recently decided that 'Boys Republic' will now be included on all future pressings of their latest Maverick release, the White Pony. This is not unheard of, as Nirvana did this 10 years ago, adding a hidden track "Endless Nameless" to Nevermind after the first 100,000 copies were pressed. The track "Boy's Republic" first surfaced as a limited edition bonus track on early limited edition pressings of White Pony. It was not included on the regular edition, but the band has had a change of heart. They felt it fit the record well enough to turn up as a hidden track, what held them back originally was having the finality of a heartbeat close the album. While it is unsure whether the track will be on track #12 like the ltd. Edition copies or hidden a few minutes after the closing track "Pink Maggit", a few things are for sure. With the multimedia portion on the White Pony, there isn't too much space that the band can use for a gap on track 11 between the two songs, like the 30-minute gap found on their previous record Around the Fur, somewhere around 5 minutes seems to be the best possibility. The cover art will not be altered in any way, and the only modification in the liner notes in fine print will be the mention of "Boy's Republic" in the production credits section. This is confirmed and straight from Abe and Chi themselves, after having spoken with them at 2 recent shows
|| Chino Moreno will, once again, make another guest appearance this time with the greatest Ozzy Osbourne. Chino and Ozzy are preparing a song called "Back to School". This same song will make part of the O.S.T. of "Little Nicky", which features Adam Sandler, Harvey Keitel, Patricia Arquette, Quentin Tarantino and guess what... Ozzy himself will appear in the movie. "Little Nicky" release date is November, 10th...
Chino vs Slipknot
|| Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor had some less than kind words for Deftones frontman, Chino Moreno at yesterday's Tattoo The Earth date in San Bernadino, CA. Stemming from the comments Chino made calling Slipknot the "Mickey Mouse Club", Corey spoke about how the last time he spoke to Chino they were friends, and if he wants to talk shit about the band he should say it to his face.
Deftones come home
|| The Deftones's North American tour in support of their third album, White Pony , arrives in the band's hometown of Sacramento, California, on Monday (August 14). The gig marks the end of the band's current swing of dates stateside before it heads overseas for another leg of dates in Europe.
Bassist Chi Cheng tells LAUNCH.com that many recent performances have been extraordinary. One in particular, in Columbus, Ohio, stands out as a high point. "It was just one of those shows where there was some kind of magic there and everyone walked off stage and it was just so beautiful, such a great thing," he enthuses. " I think that's the kind of show that we love to have, where everyone is just on the same page and the audience is out of their minds. Nobody was thinking about anything but the music. Every tour I have a couple shows where I'm like, 'Oh, man, that's why I play music. That's right. That's why I do it.'"
The Deftones's next round of European dates begins on Saturday (August 19) in Weeze, Germany.
Deftones: virtual skaters
|| The Deftones, Cypress Hill, and System Of A Down are among the artists who will pump away in the background while gamers get their skates on with THQ's latest offering.
When "MTV Sports: Skateboarding Featuring Andy Macdonald" hits stores this fall, users will be able to listen to the aforementioned bands, as well as Pennywise, Snapcase, Goldfinger, No Use For A Name, OPM, Flashpoint, and the Pilfers, while working through indoor and outdoor parks, buildings, streets, schools, and other settings.
While the Deftones and company play on, gamers will be able to choose from among 30 different skaters (including Macdonald, Colin McKay, Danny Way, Rick Howard, Stevie Williams, and Alan Petersen) and work them through events and competitions on 40 different levels.
PlayStation, Sega Dreamcast, Game Boy Color, and PC versions of the game are expected to arrive this fall. Once the game hits the market, it will face stiff competition from "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2," which boasts music from Rage Against The Machine, Papa Roach, Bad Religion, Powerman 5000, and others
Linea 77 not feat. Chino
|| Linea 77 is a new italian band that sounds nearly like Taproot. And recently some rumors of Chino appearing on one of Linea's song gave me the reason to found if it was really true or not. The rumors started on Napster with a song called "Touch" and some other song that I didn't get the name. The song's name containing something like this - Linea 77 feat. Chino from Deftones - and everyone was starting to believe on it. But I finally got the official truth by Linea 77 themselves:
"I'm sorry but it's completely false, we would love to make it because we really like deftones but we didn't had any contact never.
Thanks to chinaski from Linea77
Pony Remixed // Chino out
|| Rumors of a Deftones remix EP/album entitled "Black Stallion" have come up, with DJ Shadow and The Automator remixing material from the album, nothing official has been stated as of yet though. // © pimprock palace
|| Chino Moreno is definitely out of the upcoming tribute to fallen Snot singer Lynn Strait. The album will be called "Strait Up" and the tracklisting has been set as it follow:
01 - "Starlit Eyes" (feat. Serj Tankian of System Of A Down)
Chino in Pain
|| Roadrunner has confirmed the guests on the upcoming Soulfly album "Primitive" which the band is currently recording in Mesa Arizona with producer Toby Wright, so far confirmed to appear on the album are Chino Moreno of the Deftones and Grady Avenell of Will Haven on "Pain" track. The band hopes to have the album out in August through Roadrunner. About this special appearance Chino had this to say:
|| And more recently to Kerrang:
Deftones on MTV Europe
|| Finally this crappy MTV gave some attention to the 'Tones. That was about 5 minutes or so...but then they gave 10 minutes or more to a band called "Savage Garden"....savage? That's only on the name cause they are so N'Stink style...I can't understand this society where we're living in, Chino is damn right - IT GETS RUINED BY YOU FUCKIN' SLOBS! - ... but n*e*wayz, on those 5 minutes the band talked about some important stuff that every defanatic likes to hear:
- It's Summer...sunbaths, lots of time to rest and relax...
- Change (in the house of flies)...
- Deftones on today's music scene...
RX Queen next single?
|| "RX Queen" seems to be the next single of the "White Pony". The HouseuvFlies website took this info from a reliable source on the Deftones Board. "Knife Prty" was expected to be the next single but the band didn't liked how the edited version sounded, so "RX Queen" will probably succeed "Change (in the house of flies). More updated news about this issue to come soon...
|| He may spend his evenings pumping out rib-rattling rhythms, but DEFTONES' bassist CHI CHENG does some of his heaviest work with just a pen and paper.
The tracklisting for it is as follows:
01 - "The Man Who Made October" // 02 - "The Receiving Line" // 03 - "Goin' South" // 04 - "The Bitter Angels" // 05 - "Beautiful"
Thanks to ©Guitar.com
Deftones on MTV
|| The Deftones were interviewed by MTV, they talked about new stuff and some secrets too. Here's a bit of that wicked interview:
MTV: Ever forget lyrics, or forget which song you guys are actually playing?
MTV: Are you ever singing one of your own songs, and a fan looks at you and says, "You're singing the wrong words?" Or you see them, and they're singing the wrong words, and you think you're singing the wrong words?
MTV: You had one person from the crowd singing with you on your songs. Was that off the cuff? Weren't you worried about somebody just grabbing you or hitting you or something?
MTV: Will your wife get jealous?
MTV: You pretend to enjoy it. [Everyone laughs] Chino, you need to get a belt. Your pants fell off a million times. How many times did you have to pull your pants up?
MTV: Do you guys get worried when Chino dives out into the crowd, and you're going, "Uh-oh, he's not coming back up?" Do you ever think about that? "What are we going to do for the next hour?" Especially like tonight, when he jumps out after the second song.
MTV as also some real videos with a Deftones live performance at Philadelphia's Electric Factory, you can check it and the entire interview here
|| Deftones SACTO, CA website found out that Chino Moreno will make a guest appearance on Hesher's debut album. The track is called "Things" and you can download one minute sampler of that song here . The track also have a guest appearance of Bad Brains/Soul Brains Members. And Everlast is also contributing for the album. More details to come soon.
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi will be releasing his debut solo album tentatively titled "Iommi" on October 10th through Divine/Priority. The album features Chino singing and playing guitar on one track.
Takin' it on the 'Jaw
|| Deftones frontman Chino Moreno had some less than kind words for a few bands in an interview featured in the New York Daily News, today Monday July 10th. He took the time to comment on a variety of current bands and also on the status of the rapcore sound, here's what he had to say:
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|| Far and Will Haven - two bands who've received the Deftones' seal of approval in the past. So who's the latest band to get Chino's thumbs up?
Glassjaw are responsible for creating one of the most eclectic new metal album's of the year - "Everything You Need To Know About Silence" (out now on Roadrunner) And it's one hell of a rollicking album - full of twists and turns, brimming with bitterness inspired by frontman Daryl Palumbo's ex-girlfriends.
Also about Deftones US tour, it is rumored that Weezer and Snapcase could join the Winter tour. But it stills not official yet.
Thanks to Metal Hammer
Metallica vs. Deftones (08-07-2000)
|| Chino Moreno has spoken out to Kerrang about internet companies like Napster.com who Metallica are suing.
Thanks to KERRANG!
Now Chino came up with some kind of "peace act". He shows that he doesn't want conflicts with other bands. Here's what he declared recently to "Metal Hammer":
Thanks to Metal Hammer
"Change" single release (07-07-2000)
The Deftones upcoming European single for their track "Change (In The House Of Flies)" will be backed by the tracks "Crenshaw" and a cover of Sade's "No Ordinary Love" featuring Jonah Matranga (Far/Onelinedrawing).
Thanks to ©thedeftones.com
Chino on Metal Hammer (06-07-2000)
The Deftones are this month cover stars on "Metal Hammer". And Chino Moreno was also interviewed:
Abe Interviewed (04-07-2000)
"Blitz" a portuguese news letter interviewed recently Deftones drummer, Abe Cunningham.
Tone Def Label (27-06-2000)
The Deftones have now set the name for their own Maverick/Warner imprint, it is called Tone Def and currently the band is working with at least one act who's name has not yet been revealed, but band frontman Chino Moreno took the time to comment on them saying:
Thanks to www.thedeftones.com
Pony release (19-06-2000)
Some light has been shed on the tracklisting of the upcoming Deftones album "White Pony", the version that was leaked to the internet early in mp3 format featured an untitled track that was seemingly a more softer version of the track "Pink Maggit", now on the final version of the album that song is in fact titled as "Pink Maggit" and the song that was in its place with a rap/metal structure is not included. The limited edition versions of the album, both red and black also feature a new track entitled "The Boy's Republic", which is a bit of a departure from the normal Deftones sound and even features a didgeridoo, and it alsos include pictures, poems a dope pac-man style game and rehearsal footage.
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Abe & Frank interviewed (17-06-2000)
Abe Cunningham (drummer) and Frank Delgado (DJ) were recently interviewed by Brian's Webb site - www.thedeftones.com - these are some of the questions and answers:
thedeftones.com: What does the White Pony symbolize?
thedeftones.com: People are saying this is more of a "softer" Deftones. Do you think you're alienating the harder scene that has supported you?
To see the rest of this interview click here
"White Pony" 200,000 downloads (11-06-2000)
Deftones have been speaking to dotmusic about the huge number of downloads their new album 'White Pony' has been receiving even before its release. Although the album is not due for release until June 19th, the Sacramento alternative-metal quartet have discovered the album has already been downloaded around 200,000 times through sites such as Napster.com. Speaking to dotmusic, Deftones frontman Chino Moreno explained:
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Stef and his relationship with Chino (05-06-2000)
Recently Stef was interviewed by GuitarOne Magazine and these are some excerpts of that interview:
Chino's voice is much better on "White Pony":
Deftones House Party review (04-06-2000)
The Deftones "House Party" was a blast! Definitively they are the biggest band in the world. They just played 8 songs. "White Pony" was represented with only 3, the surprise was the Depeche Mode cover "To Have and To Hold". Surprisingly they didn't played songs like 7words, Root or Fireal, just an example of fans favorite songs, as it was said. But anyway it was a great show, they played:
More "White Pony" band comments (23-05-2000)
Here are more comments from Chino and Chi about Deftones upcoming album "White Pony"
KNAC.COM: You'll have plenty of band stuff to keep you sane in the coming months.
KNAC.COM: Do you get the feeling things are going to absolutely explode for you?
KNAC.COM: It seemed like you guys have taken great pains to prepare everyone for the fact that this album was going to take a different track.
KNAC.COM: You mentioned your own writing style is more mellow. Are you more comfortable singing that way as well or has it been a struggle to move away from just screaming to actual singing?
KNAC.COM: I talked to Stephen when your first album came out and he likened your voice to another instrument. Do you still feel this way, or do see your voice as more of a complement to the music?
KNAC.COM: Where did the White Pony concept come from and why did it stick?
Chino talks about White Pony tracks (03/05/2000)
Chino Moreno finally talked about every track on White Pony, here's what Chino have to say about each Pony track:
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