See Chino Moreno Talk Deftones' Creative Process, Why "Conflict Is Great"
In August, we visited Chino Moreno in Bend, Oregon, where he lives, and talked to him about his deep relationship with music and how it relates to the Deftones' creative process. "I listen to music every day. Every morning I wake up and find something new to listen to," he enthuses in our video interview. "I'm still fucking excited about music." He also talks about how inter-band conflict fuels and challenges the group creatively, and how he thinks Stephen Carpenter's guitar playing is "one of the most — if not the most — important part of Deftones."