How does Chino dive off the stage?

Much Thanks to my dear friend Robin Perkins
Pics from the “Back to School Tour” show at New Orleans / December 5th, 2000

Deftones’ Hellraisers

You probably remember Chino riding a mini-Harley during Hexagram’s video shoot. The truth is that Abe and Steff also have one of those mini-bikes, known as “Hellraisers”. Here’s the link to the website of the Hellraisers constructor. Check it out at:

And here’s some pics of Chino, Abe and Stef’s Hellraisers:

Deftones self-titled tentative song names

“Aria” was a working title for “Needles & Pins”
“White Women” was a working title for “Needles & Pins”
“Bukkake” was a working title for “When Girls Telephone Boys”
“Cracker” was a working title for “Bloody Cape”
“You Hate Fun” was a working title for “Battleaxe”
“The Late Great Planet Earth” was a working title for “Minerva”
“Red Faced” was a working title for “Minerva”
“Suckas” was a working title for “Hexagram”
The “DVD song” is “Hexagram” (not the full version)
“Up On Blocks” was just a strong rumour…

Around the Fur video

As you all might know Stef Carpenter shot a video for “Around the Fur”, but unfortunately, it has never been released. The video was mainly shot in Japan, back in 1998, it contained nudity/drugs scenes. The little secret in all this is that you have already seen a little bit of it. Just insert your White Pony cd in your pc, then let the enhanced program run. Go to the “Indulge” part and check Chino’s section. See  Chino’s short movie playin on the top? That’s the ATF video… at least a part of it…see some screenshots HERE

Chi & Chi

Deftones’ bassist – Chi Cheng – has a song with his own name, that is “Chi” from KoRn. Here’s what Jonathan Davis had to say about that:

Paul: I know a lot of the other songs (from “Life is Peachy”) are about childhood, what about some of the others like “Chi”.

Jonathan: Chi is about a lot of alcohol and drug abuse, people turn to that when they have problems so that they won’t have to feel their pain.

Paul: How does Chi fit into the whole thing?

Jonathan: Chi is actually Chi Cheng from the Deftones.

Paul: That’s what I thought, he is the only Chi I know!

Jonathan: Yeah we named it after him because he used to call it reggae, and he loves reggae music. We nickname all of our songs before I have the lyrics, like, I had “dick nose” for one song, we name them fucked up because it’s just the music and I have to write the lyrics before we name the song. So, it was first called “reggae” before I got the lyrics, then we renamed it “Chi” because we always think of him when we played it. Now we have a song called “Chi”.

Paul: So Chi is immortalized…

Also Thanks to: Hannes Tulatz in ’96 and Deftones Copyrights

1. Do you want to see how Deftones’ official site was in 1996, 1997, 1998 or 1999? If yes then click HERE

2. I’ve accessed Deftones’ official copyrights file. This file shows everything that the Deftones have
copyrighted with their own name. Please don’t copy or adulterate this document. Check it HERE

Thanks Jackass!

Rick Kosick (the camera guy from MTV’sJackass) is listed in the linear notes of all 3 Deftones cd’s. Chi and Steph thank him in the Adrenaline notes, he does the photography in Around the Fur and he’s thanked in the White Pony notes. Lets assume it’s the same Rick Kosick because Chino Moreno was about to join Kosick on one of the Jackass’ episodes. Kosick is also behind the Big Brother skateboard magazine…I’ve also heard that some members of the Jackass crew are from Sacramento…drop me a line if you find more about this. By the way did you know that Todd Wilkinson’s (Teamsleep) nickname is “Snagulia”? Look at Chino’s thanks on your Adrenaline booklet… props to: Carlo

During an episode of Jackass (Episode 7 – Runtime: 15:33), you can see a huge White Pony banner on some street in the show. check it HERE
thanks to: Eric from Vancouver, Canada