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Revolver – Inside Deftones’ ‘Around the Fur’: Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter on Game-Changing Album

White Pony may have been the Deftones’ commercial high point and most critically acclaimed release, but its predecessor, 1997’s Around the Fur, was their creative turning point when the band really found itself and the full range of its expansive, expressive sound. In the first episode of Revolver’s new “Game Changers” series, singer Chino Moreno and guitarist Stephen Carpenter look back at the defiant creative spirit, late-night parties and last-second studio improvisations that led to some of their most timeless music.

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Revolver – Chino Moreno Talks Deftones’ Creative Process, Why “Conflict Is Great”

In August 2017, we visited Chino Moreno in Bend, Oregon, where he lives, and talked to him about his deep relationship with music and how it relates to the Deftones’ creative process. “I listen to music every day. Every morning I wake up and find something new to listen to,” he enthuses in our video interview. “I’m still fucking excited about music.” He also talks about how inter-band conflict fuels and challenges the group creatively, and how he thinks Stephen Carpenter’s guitar playing is “one of the most — if…

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The Void AU – Max Cavalera on Songs with Chino (Deftones) & Mike Patton, His First Gig & Top 5 Records

Max Cavalera reflects on his favourite and most challenging collaborations with artists including Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Chino from Deftones and Mike Patton of Faith No More back in 2010 with host Christina Rowatt. He also shares his top 5 records, the story of the Queen concert that changed everything for Igor and himself when they were kids, what he believes happens after we die and the spiritual nature of heavy metal concerts. This flashback conversation was filmed back in 2010.

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Banger TV – DEFTONES singer Chino Moreno interviewed about vocal influences and nu metal in 2010 | Raw & Uncut

Deftones singer Chino Moreno interviewed in Toronto in 2010 by Sam Dunn for the series Metal Evolution about his vocal influences — Mike Patton to Morrissey — and how he felt about the nu metal explosion. This extended interview excerpt is presented raw and uncut, with new director’s commentary.

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Loudwire – Deftones’ Chino Moreno Talks ‘Gore’ Album, Influences, Chi Cheng + More

Here is a sample of Toni Gonzalez interview with the Deftones’ frontman. Deftones recently scored a No. 2 album on the Billboard 200 chart with their eighth studio effort, Gore. The band bridged a four-year gap between albums and are ready to hit the road and play new material for their fans. Before their run starts on May 8, frontman Chino Moreno took the time to talk with ‘Loudwire Nights’ host Toni Gonzalez about the new disc, his musical influences from childhood, the flamingos that grace the cover of Gore and how the spirit…

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Revolver The World’s Loudest Podcast – Episode 22, SXSW Edition Featuring Crowbar, Deftones and More

First, we catch up with Crowbar to recording a new LP and still going strong after so many years. Then, we sit down with Deftones’ Chino Moreno and Sergio Vega to chat about ‘Gore,’ band chemistry, touring with Code Orange, and more. Next, Toothgrinder tells us about their new record and tour, and finally, Steve ‘N’ Seagulls discuss the band origin, favorite songs to play, and more. Plus, we play new tunes from Black Crown Initiate, Black Fast, The Contortionist, and many more!

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Gil Sharone of Stolen Babies and formerly with Dillinger Escape Plan talked about playing drums for Marilyn Manson and also for Deftones’ Chino Moreno in the project Team Sleep at the Guitar Center Drum-Off earlier this month.

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Banger TV – This Band Changed My Life – Episode 5 – Bill Kelliner, Timo Tolkki, Chino Moreno, Sammy Hagar, Peter Criss

Metal musicians share the artists, albums and concerts that made them who they are today. Episode Five features Bill Kelliner (Mastodon) on U2, Timo Tolkki (ex-Stratovarius) on Deep Purple, Chino Moreno (Deftones) on Morrissey, Sammy Hagar on Dick Dale and Peter Criss (ex-KISS) on Gene Krupa.

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