Chino Moreno Will Shoot You if You Even JOKE About Him Eating Buffalo Testicles


Ever heard of an Australian punk band called Frenzal Rhomb? Yeah, me neither, ’til I read this story in an interview with guitarist Lindsay McDougall:

“One year at the Big Day Out, we were about to play our hit single Ball Chef, a jaunty tune about those good humans tasked with preparing ‘Rocky Mountain Oysters’ or buffalo testicles for eager consumers. Our much-better spoken singer Jason [Whalley] was explaining that these are indeed a menu item in parts of America, something we’d seen for ourselves. I decided to add an extra element to the narrative, albeit a false one, and exclaimed ‘In fact if you go backstage, Chino from the Deftones is chewing down on a big plate of balls right now!’

“Turns out that things you say on stage have a habit of getting back to the people you say them about, and an hour or so later Jason (who is often the target for reprisals being our tallest and most identifiable member) was being cornered by Chino and his merry music-makers, and being told things like ‘You used the D-word for your own devices!’ and ‘If we were back in Sacramento, I’d shoot you in the foot.’”

I don’t know why McDougall would choose to poke to fun at Moreno if they didn’t have some kind of prior relationship, but I also don’t know why Moreno would ever refer to his band’s name as “the D-word” or scold someone for taking his band’s name in vain. If we assume this story it true, it sounds like one idiot doing something idiotic to another idiot. Swell.

I tell ya what, though: next time I stub my toe, instead of yelling “JESUS CHRIST!” in anger, I am definitely going to yell “DEFTONES!”

[via The PRP]

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