Deftones have always been a strange, yet enticing beast, and their originality has only seen their cult-following grow with time.
What makes them so interesting is how they incorporate influences from far and wide, usually outside the scope of your general Metal band, to the point that even labelling them as Metal would be quite unfair. They are known as a band who loves to bust out a cover for a live show, or a B-side, displaying the diversity of their influences.
Below we have compiled the best selections of their covers, ranging from New Romantic/Goth Pop to 50’s Surf rock, and even frontman Chino playing acoustic in a volcano.
If Only Tonight We Could Sleep, The Cure
NO ORDINARY LOVE, SADE
SAY IT AIN’T SO, WEEZER
THE CHAUFFUER, DURAN DURAN
JEALOUS GUY, JOHN LENNON
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LET ME GET WHAT I WANT, THE SMITHS
AERIALS & TOXICITY, SYSTEM OF A DOWN
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD, DEPECHE MODE
WAX AND WANE, COCTEAU TWINS
DRIVE, THE CARS
SIMPLE MAN, LYNYRD SYKNYRD
SLEEPWALK, SANTO & JOHNNY
CHINO MORENO IN A VOLCANO COVERING DAVID BOWIE
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Deftones is an American alternative metal band from Sacramento, California, founded in 1988. The band consists of Chino Moreno (lead vocals and guitar), Stephen Carpenter (guitar), Frank Delgado (keyboards and turntables), Abe Cunningham (drums and percussion) and Sergio Vega (bass). The group's original bassist was Chi Cheng, who fell in a coma following a 2008