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Avenged Sevenfold Set to Tour with Deftones, Ghost B.C. : July 16, 2013

Big news for Avenged Sevenfold fans: the band has put out the first single from its upcoming album and released October tour dates. Deftones and Ghost B.C. will join the group on t ...

Review: Alice in Chains, Limp Bizkit, Deftones at Carolina Rebellion : May 05, 2013

What a difference a year makes. This weekend last year, I was sweating my balls off in Memphis, taking in the bevy of acts at Beale Street Music Festival. Last night, I was f ...

Deftones Reschedule Hurricane Sandy Dates, Add New Stops : December 19, 2012

Deftones have rescheduled their concerts that were postponed due to Hurricane Sandy for next spring, and have added nearly a months worth of additional dates, as well. The new t ...

Deftones Introduces New Album on October Tour with Scars on Broadway : August 31, 2012

Deftones fans have a lot to get excited about: they will be getting a new album and tour from the band before the end of the year. The group announced that their seventh studio ...

Stone Temple Pilots, Deftones Headline Sacramento’s Monster Energy Aftershock Festival : June 22, 2012

Stone Temple Pilots, Deftones and Bush are set to headline the first annual Monster Energy Aftershock Festival in Sacramento later this year, it was announced recently. The all- ...

System of a Down Joins with Deftones for August Tour : April 24, 2012

Just a few days after it was announced that System of a Down and the Deftones both would appear at Toronto’s TO Festival, now the two bands have revealed they will team up for a ...

The Strokes, Muse Headline Reading & Leeds Festival Lineups : March 22, 2011

The bands headlining this year’s Reading & Leeds Festival have been set and the standouts are The Strokes, Muse, Pup, and My Chemical Romance. My Chemical Romance is scheduled ...

deftones Biography

The alternative metal band the Deftones was founded in 1988 in Sacramento, California. Band members include Chino Moreno (guitar and lead vocals), guitarist Stephen Carpenter, bassist Chi Cheng, Frank Delgado (turntables and keyboards) and Abe Cunningham (percussion and drums). Sergio Vega is currently the bassist standing in for Cheng who is recovering from being in a car accident. To date the band has released six albums. Three have gone platinum ("Around the Fur," "White Pony" and "Adrenaline") and their self-titled album is Gold certified.

The band released "Adrenaline," their debut album, in 1995. Initially the album was unsuccessful, however Internet promotion, word-of-mouth and extensive touring helped the Deftones build up their fan base. "Adrenaline" went on to sell more than 220,000 copies. The band released "Around the Fur," their highly anticipated second album, in 1997. The singles "Be Quiet and Drive" and "My Own Summer" received strong airplay on MTV and the radio. During the first week of its release, a total of 43,00 copies were sold of "Around the Fur," peaking in the No. 29 spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

"White Pony," the band's third album, was released in 2000. It sold 178,000 copies, debuting in the No. 3 spot on Billboard's US chart. In July 2002 "White Pony" reached platinum status, with more than 1.3 million U.S. copies sold. The band also won a Grammy Award in 2001. Their song "Elite" won Best Metal Performance. The Deftones self-titled fourth album was released in 2003, entering the Billboard 200 chart in the No. 2 spot. The band released "Saturday Night Wrist," their fifth album, in 2006. It made its debut in the No. 10 spot on Billboard's US chart.

In November 2008 the band's bassist Chi Cheng was in a serious car accident. Since then he has been minimally conscious. Since that time Sergio Vega has served as the band's bassist. At the time, the Deftones had been working on an upcoming album "Eros." However it has been delayed indefinitely. The Deftones released "Diamond Eyes," their sixth album, in 2010.