Chino Moreno Of DeftonesTamar Levine

Deftones’ Chino Moreno On “Black Stallion”: “There’s Only Going To Be A Niche Amount Of People Who Are Going To Appreciate It Like We Appreciate It”


Revolver recently caught up with Deftones, etc. frontman Chino Moreno to discuss a number of topics, including the release of the 20th anniversary edition of “White Pony” and its companion remix album, “Black Stallion.

That set arrived in stores today and finds the likes of DJ Shadow, The Cure (Robert Smith), Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) and many more putting their own spin on the songs from the album’s original track listing. When asked about why Deftones chose to pursue the remix project now, Moreno replied:

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“It’s a little bit of nostalgia for one. We’d always had that idea [to make a ‘White Pony‘ remix album], like I said, but — and I have to preface this — especially with a rock record, there’s only going to be a niche amount of people who are going to appreciate it like we appreciate it. It’s hard to take something that’s already been set in stone, this rock record, and try to turn it inside-out, do something with it and have everyone be on the same page.

So, I will say that it is a little self-indulgent as a project for us as a band, but going into it, no harm no foul. We were like, Let’s just do this and enjoy it. Now, as band members, we can listen to this set of songs and the reinterpretations of them, and have it be a fun thing for us, individually, as well.”

You can find more from Moreno over at Revolver. A stream of “Black Stallion” is embedded below, while a new music video for Tourist‘s remix of “Change (In The House Of Flies)” can be viewed here.