About Scott…

This story was taken from the first Deftones Fan Page ever – DEFTONES SCREAMN CAT PAGE –

a nice little story, written by Bryan Dailey (1998)

“About 5 years ago I was in a band called, (can you believe?) “ARGYLE WING-NUT” and we played shows at a place called the Cattle Club (check the liner notes of Adrenaline and the 7words video, where it was filmed). The Cattle Club is where the Deftones built up their huge following in Sacto. (that’s what we natives call Sacramento) It has since closed down, but the owner, Jerry Perry really helped the Deftones out by letting them open for some of the bigger bands that already had a large following such as Mordred from San Francisco.
When they first started playing in clubs, they had a drummer named John Taylor and Chino was going by the last name Wong. A few years later, John quit the Deftones and joined a band called Prayer Wheel, who are also a pretty cool band. Anyway, the manager of the Deftones, Dave Park, (I don’t know if you’ve ever heard the Deftones play the song, “He wears short shorts, Dave wears short shorts – they gave him alot of shit about his nut-hugger running shorts) called Scott, the drummer in my band, to try out for the Deftones. Scott received two demo tapes in the mail (which I happen to have kept) and went in for the audition. Scott was really nervous so I went with him that day. The funniest thing about all of this is that Scott used to be the drummer for Prayer Wheel.
Chino was sick, but we got to hang out with Chi and Stephen. In fact Scott and I drove Stephen home afterwords because his ride didn’t show up. At the time of the auditions, Abe, who was in the band Phallucy, was filling in on drums until they could find a replacement. Stephen told Scott that he was the front runner for the spot, but the guys in the band really wanted Abe to quit Phallucy and stay with them. (I saw a couple of their shows when Abe first joined and I knew then that he was perfect for the Deftones).
They finally convinced Abe to stay in the band and before we knew it, the Deftones were signed to Maverick and recorded Adrenaline. A few of the songs on the CD were from the demos i.e. 7 words, Engine #9, Root, Nosebleed but hopefully they will put “Like Linus” (later renamed simply “Linus”), Some People, Christmas, and Hump, on their next CD.”

Frank’s Brother

Bobby Nero is Frank Delgado’s brother. Fame is often a by-product of being in a big band like the Deftones. While a Deftones member, Frank Delgado is not the most recognizable Deftones member, but he is fairly well-known. But despite what Frank might accomplish in his band, he probably figures not even to be the most famous member of his family. In California everyfootball fan knows Bobby Nero, he joined the UNLV Rebels in 2000 to play as a wide receiver.
Here’s a piece of an interview (by the time Frank was receiving a Grammy Award):
“I was going to class, and my mom called me on my cell phone,” said Nero. “She said, ‘He won it! He won it!’ At first, I didn’t know what she was talking about, and then it clicked. I let him enjoy it for a day, and then I called him. I congratulated him and, man, he was just tickled pink. I was, too. Having a Grammy in the family is like having a Heisman Trophy.”

So does Nero automatically get back-stage passes?

“If I was in the NFL, would my parents not get front-row seats?” Nero said. “Of course, I get the back-stage passes and all that. … Anytime he comes to L.A. or Vegas, anywhere around here, we go.” Away from the concerts and trips back stage, Nero is hoping for a bigger role with the Rebels next season.
Last year, his first with UNLV, Nero had eight catches for 131 yards and three touchdowns.

Check HERE Bobby’s profile, it will probably help you to know more about Deftones’ DJ, Frank Delgado.


Well here’s anther old movie with a deftones-related name: “Charles Bronson is CHINO, a “HALF-INDIAN” horse rancher in New Mexico who takes in a teenage runaway, played by Vincent Van Patten. He classes with Maral, a wealthy breeder and falls in love with Maral’s sister. When Maral sees what is going on, he has Chino beaten and jailed. In an interesting departure from the vengeance-obsessed killer seen so many times before and after, Bronson plays a sensitive man who just wants to be left alone.”

Here’s a pic of “Chino” the movie

Back to School – THE MOVIE

No, it’s not the Deftones homevideo. This is a movie with the same title as the Deftones song “Back to School”. Here’s a description of that movie:

“A self-made millionaire decides to join his only son who is having difficulty in fitting in at school as a freshman in college. This impulse gesture sets him on a path to much laughter, a little romance, a lesson in things that money can’t buy and unanimous acclaim as the most popular man on campus.”

Starring: Rodney Dangerfield, Keith Gordon, Burt Young, Ned Beatty, Robert Downey, Sally Kellerman
Director: Alan Metter
Label Name: MGM Home Entertainment
Released Date: 03/28/2000

Here’s a pic of “Back to School” DVD

thanks to: CARLOS ANAYA

Around the Fur cover

I talked with Chino and Stef (last February) about the girl on the “Around the Fur” cover. First I asked Chino about her. He told me that I had to talk with Stef cause that was a friend of him. So I talked with Stef and he told me that the girl on the cover of ATF was a friend called Lisa. She used to work as a freelance model. Some thought that this girl was Celeste (Chino’s wife) but it’s not. You can check some pics of Celeste |hereand |here|. I’ve also noticed some weird things on the ATF cover… if you look closer to Lisa’s right hand you’ll see that she has two rings. To me those rings always seemed like a face (rings= eyes, middle finger=nose). ATF was a album in which Chino talked a lot about alcohol. “I drink too much” So the glass in the cover (near Lisa’s right hand) might mean that.

Stef’s Pics

On Ebay there was an auction for a Deftones pick, the description is pretty funny, obviously this person doesn’t listen to much Deftones, the description went like this: 

“This Deftones guitar pick is a cool find. The guitar player has violently scratched both sides of his picks, to go with his satanic mind frame. This pick is black and has a “$” on one side in white, and a circle with a satanic star in it on the other. These picks are thrown into the audience, they are pretty hard to catch in the mosh pit. They do not sell these to the public, the only way to get one of these is to go to the show. Highest bidder to include $1.00 for s/h. Be sure to check out our other items for sale on ebay!”

(thanks to Dan D)

You can check Stef’s pics |here–> Thanks to Gonzalo Cancino

Mad Stef

At the Zetafest 2000 show at the Bicentennial Park in Miami, FL (July 23rd 2000) something really weird happened with Stephen Carpenter. During the whole show this man was pissed off with the crowd or something. While they were playing “Bored” he was really mad and he threw 2 guitars against the other side of the stage. Some songs after they played “Root” the crowd started to mosh so hard and stupidly, then Steph stopped playing and said “we just told you motherfuckers to be careful and you assholes keep fucking around you’re gonna get hurt, and if I could I would come down and kick your ass motherfuckers” and he just walked away threw the mic to the floor and threw again one of his guitars which they look so clean and cool… madness420@aol.com

Another point of view on this: I was at the show and the whole time (not just during the Deftones) the guys were taking it kinda rough with the girls, pushing them around and groping them while crowdsurfing and no one was doing anything.  So the band was mainly pissed about that and they stopped the show several times which I guess created a trend because all the bands after that stopped playing whenever they saw someone getting hurt.  Unfortunately for me, I got kicked in the face and broke my nose right before the Deftones came on, kinda ironic huh?   Liz H.

This show was taped and it is one of my Deftones bootlegs, so I watch it and I’ve never seen Stef, so furious like in this concert.


One week after I post this, my friend Matt asked Chi about this incident…

Matt: Is this true?! What made Steph get so angry? Did you guys cut your set short because of it? Did you guys feel the same way as Steph? I was just wondering this because I’ve never heard of any of you guys being so angry at a concert. I’m sure he had a good reason to be pissed anyway…
Chi Cheng: hello matt – good question. i think he was pissed at all the mindless agression in the crowd. were really not into anyone getting hurt. personally, i thought it was funny how mad he was, but seems like a good enough reason. thanx-chi