Deftones’ Chino Moreno Now Says “I Would Definitely Do Shows with Korn”

  • Axl Rosenberg

Last week, Chino Moreno confirmed Brian “Head” Welch’s suspicion that the Deftones don’t wanna tour with Korn again, and nu-metal fans across the globe wept harder than they have since Limp Bizkit made that one album with a guy who isn’t Wes Borland.

But those same fans can now dry those teary eyes, for Mr. Moreno has changed his tune in a new interview with BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show With Daniel P Carter. When asked what band he’s like to tour with, Moreno replied [transcription courtesy of The PRP]:

“I’m gonna go ahead and say Korn—contrary to all the hate mail I woke up to yesterday. It’s funny too, cause this is like 1998 and they [Metal Hammer] are asking me about ‘Around The Fur.’ [We] sort of made a conscious decision to try to break away from what we were trying to be shut into—not that we felt better than Korn and Limp Bizkit or any of the other bands. But we just wanted our own identity. One way of helping that was to do shows on our own and away from what we were being lumped into, so that’s all. It’s just funny how blown out of proportion people get. I would do shows with them, I would definitely do shows with them.”

To be clear, the Metal Hammer interview in which Moreno made his initial statements wasn’t from 1998 — it’s a new interview. So it seems like some wires got crossed here. In any case, I’m sure all of us will sleep easier tonight knowing that the Deftones are willing to tour with Korn again. And by “all of us,” I mean “people who care about Korn too much.”

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