Deftones' Chino Moreno

Deftones’ Chino Moreno Gives Update On His New Project Saudade (Bad Brains, Etc.)


Deftones frontman/guitarist Chino Moreno spoke with Team Rock about Saudade, his fledgling new project with Dr. Know (Bad Brains), John Medeski (Medeski, Martin & Wood), Chuck Doom (Crosses) and Mackie Jayson (Cro-Mags, ex-Bad Brains, etc.). He revealed that the group have around 12 to 13 songs written and further went on to state of it:

“Most of it is instrumental. There may be some stuff with me singing on it, but mostly I’m just playing guitar. It’s just fun. At this point it’s not so much a band as a project. These are guys that I admire and I’m lucky to be friends with them – so we made a batch of songs together.”

“Slowly but surely, they will probably come out – but it’s more likely to be something that I leak out or let people hear, as opposed to something we’ll package up and try to sell. That’s not the idea behind it.”

Thus far one track from the project has been released, you can check it out here.