Deftones' Chino Moreno

Deftones’ Chino Moreno Likens Writing With Stephen Carpenter To A Competitive Sport


Deftones frontman Chino Moreno took part in an unconventional interview with that was conducted amidst a game of table tennis/ping pong (see below.) During it, Moreno seemingly addressed the recent comments made by band guitarist Stephen Carpenter. The two have long been known to clash when it comes to the band’s creative process, with Carpenter often seen as wanting to steer the band towards heavier territory and Moreno more intent on melody.

Carpenter himself recently vented on the writing process for the band’s new album “Gore“, stating:

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“Oh god. I think my proudest thing about my guitar playing on this record is just playing on the record because I didn’t want to play on the record to begin with. It wasn’t until way later once I actually got into it. I look at all the songs on the record and they were all a challenge for me to get in to.”

During the match Moreno was asked what else he does for fun, he joked:

“You mean like competitive fun? Make records with Stephen. It’s pretty damned competitive. In a way, it’s a lot of this [referring to table tennis game,] back and forth.”

Gore” will be released on April 08th

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