one of my all-time favorite songs, played by one of my all-time favorite drummers – abe cunnigham. i’ve been wanting to shoot this video for so long but was terrified, since the drum part in this song is pretty much one big improvisation session. i can’t believe i actually managed to remember all the parts in this one lucky take! it kinda took foreeeever.
Album: White Pony
Released: June 20, 2000
Deftones is an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California, U.S. Formed in 1988, the band was founded by Chino Moreno (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Stephen Carpenter (lead guitar), Abe Cunningham (drums) and Dominic Garcia (bass).
During the group’s first five years, the band’s lineup changed several times, but stabilized in 1993 when Cunningham rejoined the group after his departure in 1990; by this time, Chi Cheng was the band’s bassist. The lineup remained stable for fifteen years, with the exception of keyboardist and turntablist Frank Delgado being added in 1999. The band is known as one of the most experimental groups to have come from the alternative metal music scene. They are sometimes dubbed “the Radiohead of metal” by critics.
Deftones are accused of inciting a riot. On October 5, 1996, the band are blamed for inciting a riot at Phoenix’s annual UFest. Several fires had already been set on the grounds prior to their set and fans were hopping the metal barricades into the VIP section in front of the stage. Moreno is visibly drunk and feuding with Cunningham, who walks off the stage a few songs in. After the soundman cuts the power, the crowd storms the stage, causing $150,000 in damages. “The crowd went crazy and started jumping on stage and smashing everything,” Carpenter tells Guitar World. “We got whisked away backstage and then kids started burning shit and climbing the light rigs and everything. We didn’t cause the riot, we just happened to be there when the shit went down.”
Shot in my studio in Los Angeles
Edited by Lior
Released on June 1st, 2012