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From: Sacramento, CA, United States
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Below is our complete Deftones news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
DAGOBA has been announced as the opening act for two DEFTONES shows in France:
Paris, Zénith, May 30th
Lille, Aéronef, May 31st
Dagoba has just wrapped up a 35 date tour across Europe with IN FLAMES and SEPULTURA.
"Kerrang! Magazine" will be celebrating their 25th birthday with a new compilation CD that will be given away with its June 06th issue (in UK stores on May 31st). Entitled "High Voltage", the CD will see various contemporary bands cover classic rock and metal songs, 10 of which were recorded exclusively for the CD. The track listing for the outing is as follows:
01 - Fall Out Boy - "Start Today" (Gorilla Biscuits cover)
02 - Aiden - "Die, Die My Darling" (The Misfits cover) (exclusive)
03 - Avenged Sevenfold - "Walk" (Pantera cover) (exclusive)
04 - Killswitch Engage - "Holy Diver" (Dio cover) (exclusive)
05 - Biffy Clyro - "Buddy Holly" (Weezer cover) (exclusive)
06 - Fightstar - "My Own Summer (Shove It)" (Deftones cover) (exclusive)
07 - The Dillinger Escape Plan - "Jesus Christ Pose" (Soundgarden cover) (exclusive)
08 - Still Remains - "Head Like A Hole" (Nine Inch Nails cover) (exclusive)
09 - Deftones - "Simple Man" (Lynyrd Skynyrd cover)
10 - The Answer - "Sweet Emotion" (Aerosmith cover) (exclusive)
11 - Bullet For My Valentine - "Crazy Train" (Ozzy Osbourne cover) (exclusive)
12 - 36 Crazyfists - "Digging The Grave" (Faith No More cover) (exclusive)
13 - Arch Enemy - "Symphony Of Destruction" (Megadeth cover)
14 - Atreyu - "You Give Love A Bad Name" (Bon Jovi cover)
15 - NOFX - "Straight Edge" (Minor Threat cover)
We've got new photos from the Taste of Chaos Tour and Masters of Chaos tour. The Taste of Chaos photos are coutesy of Scott Legato from the show in Dayton, Ohio featuring the Deftones, As I Lay Dying, Atreyu, Story Of The Year, Thrice, dredg, Pelican, and Funeral For A Friend. The Masters of Chaos photos are courtesy of Gothique, from the show in Worchester, Massachussetts featuring Morbid Angel, Krisiun, Behemoth and Despised Icon.
You can check them both out in the photo gallery.
As previously reported, Korn and The Deftones are heading up the ressurected Family Values Tour, started and headlined by Korn eight years ago. This year's tour is said to have a second stage for the first time, with acts yet to be announced. The main stage will be rounded out by Stone Sour, Flyleaf and Dir En Grey, who Davis described as "this crazy Japanese band that are just out of their minds." Lawn tickets will be $9.99 at each stop.
MTV.com has some more detail and commentary by Jonathan Davis and Deftones frontman Chino Moreno:
"The first [Family Values] with us on it was the best, and we just decided, let's do this again," Korn singer Jonathan Davis said of 1998's outing with Limp Bizkit, Ice Cube, Rammstein and Orgy. "We're gonna break out the old Family Values stuff we got in storage and really put on a cool show."
"No band can go down to $9.99 and do the production and that kind of stuff that we're doing, but the deal we did [becoming equal partners with EMI and promoters Live Nation] allows us to be able to do that, which is really cool," Davis said. "I don't want to slap bands for making their ticket prices so high, 'cause I understand production and that stuff costs a lot. ... But Madonna's are like 300 bucks a ticket. I can't even believe that. Ten bucks for a show is ridiculous, and I think kids that aren't Korn fans will wanna go just to check out other bands or just go to have a good time."
Having a good time will also be a priority for Korn, who will balance their intense sets with a lot of backstage hanging out.
"We haven't toured with [the Deftones] since '97 or '96, and we're really excited," Davis said. "We love those guys. We started out together. Literally it was us and them, and back in the day we used to drive to Sacramento [California] and play at their home clubs. And they would drive to Huntington Beach and play the clubs we'd play, so we've been friends for a long, long time, and it's cool to be back together again and sharing the same stage."
Tour dates for the 30-city Family Values Tour have not been announced yet, but organizers have released a list of cities: More...
Read the full article at MTV.com.
KORN and DEFTONES will be teaming up for the resurrected Family Values tour late summer/early fall, according to official MySpace bulletins posted by both bands earlier today.
The Family Values Tour was created by KORN in 1998 with the intention of making it an annual trek. KORN headlined the first tour, then passed the headlining spot to LIMP BIZKIT in 1999. The tour took the year off in 2000 due to heavy competition.
Since the tour started, many bands have featured on the bill, such as INCUBUS, ORGY, LIMP BIZKIT, ICE CUBE, RAMMSTEIN, PRIMUS, STAIND, METHOD MAN & REDMAN, THE CRYSTAL METHOD, FILTER, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, LINKIN PARK, STATIC-X, and DEADSY.
Guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer recently hinted that the tour may return when he spoke to Launch Radio Networks.
"We're trying to put together something similar to, like, a Family Values kind of a thing," he said. "We don't know if we're gonna call it that or not, but we wanna put together something sort of a festival feel, where there's four bands on the main stage and then there's four or five bands on a side stage. We want to make our own Kornfest type of thing."
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. Drummer Abe Cunningham recently told Billboard.com that internal strife nearly broke DEFTONES apart during the making of the record, saying, "I don't want to sit here and complain because these things happen to everyone, but if there was a VH1 'Behind The Music' special on us, it would be the perfect episode."
The group originally began working on the project with legendary ALICE COOPER and PINK FLOYD producer Bob Ezrin, but replaced him with its regular producer, Terry Date.
The recording process was also halted while singer Chino Moreno toured with his side band, TEAM SLEEP.
DEFTONES are currently on the Taste Of Chaos tour with THRICE, ATREYU, STORY OF THE YEAR and others. The trek is in its final week and stops tomorrow night (Saturday, April 8) in Saskatoon, Canada.
Nearly three years removed from their last studio album, the Deftones have finally finished recording the follow-up. Drummer Abe Cunningham tells Billboard.com this is a good sign of how far the band has come through its struggles and internal acrimony, which nearly resulted in a breakup.
"I don't want to sit here and complain because these things happen to everyone," Cunningham says, "but if there was a VH1 'Behind the Music' special on us, it would be the perfect episode with divorces and all kinds of crap. It was just lack of communication. Thankfully, we've been reattaching our limbs."
While sessions started in earnest two years ago for the new project, which, depending on who you ask, could be released in early to late spring (Cunningham) or this summer (Maverick), it wasn't until earlier this year that the Deftones completed recording their fifth album. In describing the new material, which still needs to be mixed, Cunningham looks back for a point of reference.
"Actually, if you look at our last record, I refer to it as 'Dark Days' because that's basically what it was," Cunningham says of 2003's self-titled effort. "It's kind of an incomplete record from my viewpoint. I think it's a good record [with] a lot of good songs but the new album, from start to finish, is a very complete record and has all of the extremes that we like. I'd say it's kind of hard."
While Cunningham says Internet rumors of the effort being called "Saturday Night Wrist" were premature, he wouldn't completely rule out the title. Among the many tracks being considered is "Beware of the Water," which the band may drop into its headlining set on the Taste of Chaos tour.
Up next for the Deftones is an extended European run in the spring, with an anticipated headlining Stateside jaunt this summer. For now, the band is just enjoying its Taste of Chaos experience as it reclaims its concert legs. "We've been off for quite a while and this is our way to just ease back into it," Cunningham says. "And it's going really well. It's all good."
The Deftones' upcoming summer headlining tour plans look to be taking shape, with talk of the band hitting the road with Will Haven and The Warriors circulating as of late. It is as yet unknown if all three bands will tour together or open on different legs. The Deftones currently plan to release their new album this coming spring through Maverick.
The Deftones are working on a cover of John Lennon's "Jealous Guy" for inclusion in and upcoming music campaign being put together by "Amnesty International", more on that can be found here.
The initial tour dates for the 2006 Taste of Chaos tour, a near two-month jaunt featuring Adair, As I Lay Dying, Atreyu, Deftones, Dredg, Greeley Estates, Millionaire, Pelican, Silverstein, Story of the Year, Street Drum Corps, The Confession, The Receiving End of Sirens, and Thrice, have been announced.
The tour — nicknamed "Winter Warped" during its inaugural run last year — kicks off in San Diego on February 16 and snakes its way throughout the U.S. and Canada before coming to an end April 15 in Montreal.
A special ticket pre-sale begins Friday; fans can visit TasteOfChaos.com for more information.
Last year's version of Taste featured headliners the Used and My Chemical Romance and was so popular that it spawned a European sequel of sorts, also headlined by the Used, plus a tour-spanning DVD and a charity holiday comp, Taste of Christmas.
Here are the Taste of Chaos 2006 tour dates, according to event organizers: More...
More bands have been confirmed for 2006's Taste of Chaos Tour. The trek, which will be headlined the DEFTONES, will include performances by the following acts on select dates (in alphabetical order):
AS I LAY DYING
STORY OF THE YEAR
STREET DRUM CORPS
THE RECEIVING END OF SIRENS
Taste of Chaos Tour is scheduled to kick off February 15. A launch party will be held on December 10 at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City, featuring performances by the STREET DRUM CORPS, GYM CLASS HEROES and BLEED THE DREAM, among others.
More details regarding Deftones' upcoming Taste Of Chaos tour have been disclosed. According to MTV, the trek will feature headliners Deftones, in addition to support from As I Lay Dying, Atreyu, Thrice, and Story Of The Year, with opening stints from Funeral For A Friend and Circa Survive. The tour will kick off in mid-February, with a full schedule to be revealed in the near future.
According to PunkNews.org, DEFTONES have been confirmed as the headliners of the 2006 edition of the Taste of Chaos tour. The popular alternative metal act recently released their "B-Sides & Rarities" DVD+CD compilation which included the band's interpretations of JAWBOX, HELMET, THE SMITHS and DURAN DURAN, as well as various rarities.
The band are continuing to work on new material for their 2006 full-length which is expected in the spring. It will be their first since 2003's "Deftones".
The Taste of Chaos tour, organized by Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman, will soon complete their first year of shows. The inaugural bill included THE USED, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, and SENSES FAIL. The European edition of the tour will begin shortly.
DEFTONES' cover of DURAN DURAN's "Nightboat", which was originally meant to be included on the band's recently released "B-Sides and Rarities" album, but was eventually omitted from the CD's final track listing, has been posted online at the DEFTONES fan site DeftonesWorld.com.
DEFTONES' "B-Sides & Rarities", a collection of import-only B-sides, intriguing covers, unreleased mixes, and other choice rarities, sold nearly 27,000 copies in its first week of release (according to Nielsen SoundScan) to debut at position No. 42 on The Billboard 200 chart.
Compiled by the DEFTONES, the 14-song collection of remastered obscurities illuminates a hidden history behind the DEFTONES with more than an hour of unreleased music from bassist Chi Cheng; guitarist Stephen Carpenter; vocalist/guitarist Chino Moreno; drummer Abe Cunningham; and turntablist/keyboardist Frank Delgado. The liner notes for "B-Sides & Rarities" include a track-by-track commentary written by all five band members.
A new Deftones B-Sides and Rarities eCard, featuring never-before-seen photos from the Deftones archives, an acoustic version of "Change (In the House of Flies)," the latest Deftones digital downloads, and a link to pre-order the new release has been posted online.
October 4th is the day The Deftones plan on releasing their B-Sides & Rarities CD/DVD Combo. The album collects various covers the band has recorded over the years along with alternate versions of album tracks. Also included in the DVD will be music videos, live performances and backstage footage. More...
The track listing has been revealed for the CD portion of the Deftones' upcoming "B-Sides & Rarities" CD/DVD release, here's how it shapes up:
01 - "Savory" (Jawbox Cover) (Feat. Jonah Matranga of Far/Gratitude)
02 - "Wax And Wane" (Cocteau Twins Cover)
03 - "Change (In the House of Flies)"
04 - "Simple Man" (Lynyrd Skynyrd Cover)
05 - "Sinatra" (Helmet Cover)
06 - "No Ordinary Love" (Sade Cover) (Feat. Jonah Matranga of Far/Gratitude)
07 - "Teenager" (Idiot Version)
08 - "Crenshaw Punch" / "I'll Throw Rocks At You"
09 - "Black Moon"
10 - "If Only Tonight We Could Sleep" (The Cure Cover)
11 - "Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want" (The Smiths Cover)
12 - "Digital Bath" (Acoustic)
13 - "The Chauffeur" (Duran Duran Cover)
14 - "Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away)" (Acoustic)
An official listing for the DVD portion has yet to be released. The set will arrive in stores through Maverick on October 04th. As previously reported, a number of the tracks can be heard online here
A video clip of SOULFLY peforming the song "Pain" — featuring special guests Chino Moreno of the DEFTONES and Ritchie Cavalera (SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera's stepson) — at the Fields of Rock Festival on June 18, 2005 in Nijmegen, Netherlands, has been posted online at BandsVideos.com.
SOULFLY's new album, "Dark Ages", is scheduled for release on October 4 via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Prophecy" was produced by SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera and was mixed by Terry Date, who has previously worked with PANTERA and DEFTONES, among others.
The Deftones have posted a number of rare b-side tracks online, presumably in support of their upcoming b-sides and rarities CD/DVD release, you can find them here. The aforementioned collection is expected out this summer/fall through Maverick.
Deftones, A Perfect Circle and Cave In are among the bands featured on an upcoming tribute album to Failure. Melissa Auf Der Maur and Poison The Well are also involved. The record will be released by the Renfield label.