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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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Fret12 – Stephen Carpenter of Deftones: The Sound and The Story (Short)

Formed by three childhood friends from Sacramento, California, Deftones is a musical force of nature as unpredictable as the weather itself. Within five years of forming, the band signed with major label Maverick Records and set off on a multi-decade musical rollercoaster with as many highs, lows, twists, and turns as any hard rock band in history. Having built an insatiable fan base by literally spending years on the road, it’s this same fan base that has benefitted the most for believing in “their band.” These fans have been reaping…

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Ultimate Guitar – Deftones Guitarist And Co-Founder Stephen Carpenter Talks To UG: ‘I Didn’t Want To Play On The New Record’

April 8, 2016 will mark the release of the highly anticipated release of the eighth studio album, titled “Gore.” Although the band has been going strong since 1988, recent years might be described a turbulent following the tragic passing of bassist Chi Cheng in 2013. Tension within the band has been no secret since 2009 when the release of the album “Eros” was delayed indefinitely citing creative differences as the reason. UG recently had an opportunity to speak briefly with guitarist and founding member,Stephen Carpenter about the new album. In…

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Loaded Radio – Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter talks songwriting process for new album…

Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter spoke with Music Radar about the band’s upcoming album over the weekend at the Orange booth at this year’s NAMM show in Anaheim, California. Speaking about the songwriting process, Stephen said: “I spent a lot of my time on gear. As a participant in the songwriting, I was present and I did my stuff, but it’s not mostly my influence as far as what we’ve got going on the new stuff. I mean, I’ve definitely got my touch on it, but it’s not all about me.…

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