Limited Edition Live Spoken Word Album From Late Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng To Be Released In January

A new limited edition live spoken word album from late Deftones bassist Chi Cheng is set to be released in January 2021. The effort is titled “The Head Up Project” and it features poetry that Cheng performed at The Paris Cafe in Sacramento, CA in January 2001. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Watch Music Video For Tourist‘s Remix Of Deftones’ “Change (In The House Of Flies)”

A music video has been released for Tourist‘s remix of Deftones’ “Change (In The House Of Flies).” The clip features previously unseen footage that was shot in 2000 and it can be seen below. The track appears on Deftones’ “Black Stallion” remix album, which was released today (December 11) along with a 20th anniversary edition of “White Pony.”

Watch New Video For Robert Smith’s Remix Of Deftones’ “Teenager”

A new video has been released for The Cure frontman Robert Smith’s remix of Deftones’ “Teenager.” That track will appear on Deftones’ upcoming “Black Stallion” release, which will be available on December 11 along with a 20th anniversary edition of “White Pony.” Chino Moreno told NME the following:

“It’s amazing to hear Robert rework one of our songs and sneak his voice in there. If you’d have told me that when I was 15-years-old, I would have lost my fucking mind and not believed a word you were saying. It was a dream.”

Deftones’ Stephen Carpenter On The Backlash From His Conspiracy Theory Beliefs: “I Never Had The Intent To Upset Anybody In Any Way With My Opinions”

Deftones’ Stephen Carpenter recently made headlines after admitting to being a flat earther and an anti-vaxxer, while also making false claims about COVID-19. Now, the guitarist has addressed the backlash he received, saying that he “never had the intent to upset anybody.”

Carpenter said the following during an appearance on the “The Dr. Greenthumb Podcast”:

“…In regards to this story, you know, I want to say this, I made some people… you know, people got a little aggravated [and] feel like I was insensitive.

I want to say, hey you know, I never had the intent to upset anybody in any way with my opinions. But I was just giving my opinions. And for all those who’ve who’ve experienced it in any way, it’s not to upset or offend you in any way with my opinion. But I did you know, and some were… they were ruffled.”

“So I say to all you who were ruffled about in any way, you know, it’s only love you know, it’s always about love. I would never want to see anybody… In fact, that’s the reason why I give my opinion. Hopefully it can inspire you into something else, you know, at least for alternative perspective. But not to offend you know, all my love, sorry. Apologies.”

[via The PRP]

Watch New Video For Mike Shinoda’s Remix Of Deftones & Maynard James Keenan’s “Passenger”

A new video has been released for Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda‘s remix of Deftones and Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan’s “Passenger.” That clip recently debuted during the first night of the virtual Adult Swim Festival. Shinoda’s remix will appear on Deftones’ upcoming “Black Stallion” release, which will be available on December 11 along with a 20th anniversary edition of “White Pony.”

Listen To Mike Shinoda’s Remix Of Deftones & Maynard James Keenan’s “Passenger”

Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda‘s remix of Deftones and Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan’s “Passenger” is now available to stream below. As previously reported, a video for the track will also debut during the virtual Adult Swim Festival on November 13 at 9:12pm PDT. Shinoda’s remix will appear on Deftones’ upcoming “Black Stallion” release, which will be available on December 11 along with a 20th anniversary edition of “White Pony.”

Deftones Guitarist Stephen Carpenter Is Apparently A Flat-Earther And An Anti-Vaxxer

If you thought 2020 couldn’t get weirder, think again. During a recent appearance on the “Tin Foil Hat With Sam Tripoli” podcast, Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter actually admitted to being a flat-earther and an anti-vaxxer, while also making false claims about COVID-19.

Carpenter said the following when asked if he’s a flat-earther [transcribed by The PRP]: “Absolutely… If you think you live on a spinning, flying space ball, you’re in a cult.” He also tried to cast doubt on the concept of space and space travel saying that “the only thing that was ever launched into space was humanity’s imagination.” He continued:

“The simplest terms for my perspective with flat Earth is simply, I know we’re not on a spinning, flying space ball. Now, what it actually is and all that and, and, and to what depths it goes to, that’s all still to be discovered and people are are working on those things.”

He also discussed a conspiracy theory that suggests that we are all in a simulation:

“If you want to call it simulation. That’s fine, it’s simulation is still implying that you’re not on the flying, spinning space ball, this is some other shit right? And I’m just saying. I’m just saying that you know here in The Matrix where we are, there’s a reality and there is The Matrix right?

Flat Earth is outside of The Matrix, when you’re in The Matrix, you have all kinds of versions of what you think it is, but it’s not. It’s a flat motionless plane of existence. And I don’t know, you can debate it forever, but it will never change the fact that that’s what it is. You know what I mean? And that’s why I was saying…

Initially I said, you know, it’s really hard, um, after you know that, because you are outside of The Matrix. In The Matrix you know, the majority is in The Matrix still, so it’s hard to actually talk to people who want to have serious conversations about subjects that they think they know about but they don’t, because they’re not in actual reality.”

He later commented on vaccines:

“[There’s] never been one single vaccine that’s ever worked ever. All poisons, you can never get it out of your body, [your] body has no means to expel it, it’s stuck in you forever and you just suffer with whatever it becomes.”

Carpenter also discussed the COVID-19 pandemic:

“I’m grateful for COVID, for teaching me the actual germ theory, and that is the virus is something the body creates. You are not not capable of catching a virus from somebody. You develop viruses because you have some type of poison or toxin within you. And that’s your poisoned and toxined cells secreting the virus to clean them from the body.”

He added:

“Wouldn’t the homeless population be all you need to know about the virus? I mean, if there was this incredibly deadly, deadly virus going around for this whole entire year, We would have lost everybody on the street by now. I’m sure of it. But in fact we didn’t lose them, their numbers got stronger.”

He also said that he doesn’t mind being around sick people:

“I have hung out with friends who have had colds throughout my life with confidence knowing I never would ever get sick. Because I’ve always believed in the mind over matter you know, ‘I’m not getting sick’ so I never I’ve never felt that, you know. Hell I’ve shared joints with people when we were all sick. Some people even while they had a fucking cold sore, yeah I never got a cold sore after we did that. But everyone’s done it… These are all, you know, we’ll call them virus for the sake of, you know, just the sake of the argument, right? But these are all toxic cells that are released from within you.

Wherever the toxins build up, that’s where it’s gonna have to release, you know? Whatever elements it takes for you to release the cold sore element, that’s what happened. Because I’ve had cold sores throughout my life. And they’ve always come when I’m the most stressed, especially about having a cold sore, so like if you think about the cold sore, oh shit it’s coming.”

You can read more about Carpenter’s insane theories over at The PRP.

Deftones To Debut Mike Shinoda’s Remix Of “Passenger” During Virtual Adult Swim Festival

Deftones will be premiering a video for Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda‘s remix of “Passenger” during the virtual Adult Swim Festival. That event will take place on November 13-14 with the aforementioned video set to debut at 9:12pm PDT on night one. Shinoda’s remix will appear on Deftones’ upcoming “Black Stallion” release, which will be available on December 11 along with a 20th anniversary edition of “White Pony.”

Deftones Premiere Video For Purity Ring’s Remix Of “Knife Prty”, Reveal Details For “White Pony”/”Black Stallion” Release

Deftones have premiered a new video for Purity Ring’s remix of their song “Knife Prty.” This track is from the band’s new remix album “Black Stallion,” which will be released on December 11, alongside a 20th anniversary edition of “White Pony.“

“White Pony” Track Listing:

01. “Feiticeira”
02. “Digital Bath”
03. “Elite”
04. “Rx Queen”
05. “Street Carp”
06. “Teenager”
07. “Knife Prty”
08. “Korea”
09. “Passenger”
10. “Change (In the House of Flies)”
11. “Pink Maggit”

“Black Stallion” Track Listing:

01. “Feiticeira” (Clams Casino remix)
02. “Digital Bath” (DJ Shadow remix)
03. “Elite” (Blanck Mass remix)
04. “Rx Queen” (Salva remix)
05. “Street Carp” (Phantogram remix)
06. “Teenager” (Robert Smith remix)
07. “Knife Prty” (Purity Ring remix)
08. “Korea” (Trevor Jackson remix)
09. “Passenger” (Mike Shinoda remix)
10. “Change (In The House Of Flies)” (Tourist remix)
11. “Pink Maggit” (Squarepusher remix)

Deftones Post Teaser For Upcoming “White Pony”/”Black Stallion” Release

Deftones have posted a teaser for the 20th anniversary edition of “White Pony“ and its companion remix album “Black Stallion.“ More details regarding that release are expected to be revealed soon.