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Deftones

Deftones

Outsiders by virtue of their sound, as much as personal choice, Sacramento’s Deftones have set themselves apart from most any other band and simplistic musical categories, succeeding for two decades-plus on their own terms, despite enduring their fair share of disappointments, and even tragedy, along the way. The band got its start in 1988, with casual jams between high school friends, Chino Moreno (voice/rhythm guitar), Stephen Carpenter (lead guitar), Chi Cheng (bass), and Abe Cunningham (drums) that soon grew in ambition to playing gigs around California. In 1995, the band was signed by Madonna’s vanity imprint, Maverick Records, and promptly released their debut album, Adrenaline; but momentum only really started building for them with 1997’s Gold-certified Around the Fur. Yet it was 2000’s beautifully realized White Pony that brought the group (now augmented by Frank Delgado, handling samples and electronics) their greatest success, simultaneously benefitting from association with the then-wildly popular nu-metal scene, while standing head and shoulders above most of the genre’s other proponents. By comparison, 2003’s self-titled release was a stark disappointment, and though the band rediscovered their songwriting mojo on 2006’s Saturday Night Wrist, cold, harsh reality came crumbling down in Deftones on November 4, 2008, and bassist Cheng was involved in a serious car crash that left him in a coma, with little hope of recovery. Finally, in 2010, the band decided it was time to move forward and recruited bassist Sergio Vega for their new album, Diamond Eyes, followed two years later by Koi No Yokan, which arrived mere months before their stricken comrade, Chi Cheng sadly expired from heart failure.

  • Selected Discography:Around the Fur (1997), White Pony (2000), Saturday Night Wrist (2006), Diamond Eyes (2010)
  • Related Artists: Crosses, Team Sleep, Phallucy, Palms, Sol Invicto, Quicksand
  • Further Reading: 10 Best Deftones Songs
Johnny Perilla, Loudwire
Johnny Perilla, Loudwire

Deftones’ Abe Cunningham: ‘Gore’ ‘Pissed a Lot of People Off’

Hear what the Deftones drummer has to say on fans' reaction to their latest work.

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Maverick
Maverick

17 Years Ago: Deftones Release ‘White Pony’

On June 20, 2000, Deftones hit the big time with the release of their 'White Pony' album.

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Deftones + Rise Against Bring a Tidal Wave of Rock to New York’s Jones Beach [Exclusive Photos]

Deftones and Rise Against co-headlined Jones Beach in New York with help from Thrice. Check out our review and photos from the show.

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Munky: I’ll Love Deftones Whether They Tour With Korn or Not

In an interview with in with Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez, Munky reacts to Chino Moreno saying he didn't want Deftones to tour with Korn.

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Raphael Dias, Getty Images
Raphael Dias, Getty Images

Deftones to Release New ‘Swerve City’ Signature Beer

Deftones are adding to their signature craft beer branding with the release of 'Swerve City' beer.

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Frazer Harrison / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Deftones’ Chino Moreno Reverses Stance Against Touring With Korn; Korn Play Acoustic Set at Carolina Rebellion

Chino Moreno cleared the air on comments about not wanting to tour with Korn & video has surfaced of Korn's special acoustic set from Carolina Rebellion.

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Raphael Dias, Getty Images

Deftones’ Chino Moreno to Korn: ‘I Don’t Want To Tour With You’

Deftones frontman Chino Moreno has confirmed that his band has no interest in touring with Korn due to the latter being a part of the nü metal genre.

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Melina Dellamarggio
Melina Dellamarggio

Deftones Cancel Koln Show After Singer Chino Moreno Breaks Foot [Video Update]

Deftones will miss their show in Koln, Germany this evening after it was reported that singer Chino Moreno broke the top part of his foot.

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Live Nation

Win Tickets to See Deftones + Rise Against on Their 2017 North American Summer Tour

We're giving away tickets to the co-headlining North American summer tour featuring Deftones and Rise Against.

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‘Ticket to Rock’ Deal Reveals Stone Sour + Korn; Incubus + Jimmy Eat World; Avenged Sevenfold; and Sublime With Rome + Offspring Tours

Who doesn't like a deal when it comes to your concert-going experience? Live Nation are bringing back their "Ticket to Rock" multi-ticket bundle program this summer, and in the process they've revealed some of the bigger tours of the summer...

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