Maverick Forces Deftones To Remove Bootlegs From Site
Deftones frontman Chino Moreno told MTV.com that the group were forced by their record label, Maverick Records, to take down more than 40 live bootlegs the band had posted on their web site in July. "I think Maverick got mad because they own all that music," Moreno said. "It was our idea to put it up there, but I think we were maybe supposed to ask permission of something." The 49 bootlegs of shows in 2000, 1995 and 1992 were available for free download on the band's site for several weeks but were removed approximately three weeks ago and replaced with a note reading: "Taken down for now ... sorry." Maverick did not authorize the posting of the songs, according to a label spokesperson.
The band are also kicking off new Euro and US tours and will be joined on various dates by Poison the Well, Clutch, Hoobastank, Thursday and Thrice. As a warm-up for their first solo North American dates in support of their self-titled album, the Deftones will kick off a European tour with A Perfect Circle and the Revolution Smile on Friday.
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