“Ultimate Guitar” – November 2005 // Stef Interviewed

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

“Sacramento Bee” – October 2005 // Deftones Interviewed

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

“Chartattack” – August 2005 // Bob Ezrin Interviewed

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

“Chartattack” – August 2005 // Chino Interviewed

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

“Sacbee” – July 2005 // Chi Interviewed

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

“The Connection” – May 2005 // Chino Interviewed

Deftones singer plans new albums By Angela Rosas Right after their October 2004 tour, Sacramento’s own Deftones jumped from the stage straight into the studio to begin working on their fifth, full length album due to release this summer. It has been two years since their self-titled “Deftones,” was released; a worthy cause but not […]

“MTV.com” – May 2005 // Chino Interviewed

www.deftonesworld.com Deftones Blame Connecticut For Album Delay, Cover Skynyrd 05.31.2005 6:03 AM EDT 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 […]