IT'S the day after Deftones'show at London's Brixton Academy and the band are in high spirits. In the two years since their last UK appearance, the Sacramento quintet have undergone periods which, by their own admission, have been more than a little turbulent. Thankfully, out of the darkness has emerged 'White Pony', their best record yet and already a contender for album of the year. After the trials and tribulations of being holed up in the studio the band say they're a stronger unit than ever. So, it is with the greatest confidence that Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Abe Cunningham, Chi Cheng and Frank Delgado pull up a pew in a plush hotel room and prepare to ask each other the type of questions they've, until now, avoided. Gentleman, the Kerrang! Truth Or Dare challenge awaits you. Stephen: "Airight Chino, what's the kinkiest think you've ever done in bed'?" Chino: "Shit, I've gotta be serious here? Damn, I think it's when I've tapped that ass. Yeah, I'm talking about the forbidden: anal sex. That's about it, nothing too crazy." Chino: "Abe, who would play me in a movie about the Deftones?" Abe: "Easy, Martin Short. Oh, who would play you? That's easy too: Ralph Macchio.' Chino. "Damn,'The Karate Kid'? You could have said Johnny Depp or something." Chi. "Frank. what's the most unusual thing you've ever received in the post?" Frank. "That would be my tax return forms all burnt up. Someone fire-bombed the mailbox, so my shit was all charred when it reached me." Frank- "Airight Steph-dog, have you ever wanted to hit another member of the band?" Stephen: "Hell yeah, I've wanted to hit every one of you motherf* *kers. When? 'White Pony',Around The Fur'- for 11 years, basically. It's not like it's just me, though, when we write songs we're always arguing. We're always like,'Yo, why are you such a dick?'." Stephen. "What's your favouiite swear word Chino?" Chino: "Fllk! That's the best one." Stephen: "What about c* *t?" Chino. "F**king c**t is a good combination, too, as is motherf"ker.' Frank. "Bitch is cool. We like them all.' Chino. "Abe, what am I like when I'm drunk?" Abe. "You're a silly boy when you get loose. You're a f" king jack-ass.' China. "My feminine side really comes out too, but actually Chi's the best drunk.' Chi: "I look mad when I'm drunk, even if I'm not. My eyes get all googly and shit and I have this crazy scowl on my face. I look like a mean drunk.' Abe: "Chi, how many times do you masturbate each day*' Chi. "it really depends on how much I've been drinking, but generally not more than once. The more I drink, the less I masturbate." Frank.- "Yeah, you might well injure yourself doing it when you're intoxicated." Chi: "At home I've got my lady, so I dont bother." Chino: "I always masturbate when Im at home. Im like, (mimicking masterbation) You want some of this baby? and all spurt it all over her tits or something. Somehow it seems like a waste of paste." Chi: "Whats teh worst thing youve ever done to a woman Frank ?" Frank: "Well I spat on a girl before but it was a long time ago and i really hated her." Chino: " Havent you ever peed on a girl ? It's fun" Frank. :"Steph, do you think that I take too many drugs' Stephen.: 'Frank, you're coal on that one baby. You ain't gonna catch this guy with no toxins in him other than alcohol." Frank: "I smoke weed, but that's not a drug." Stephen.: "Mind you, it's only because we haven't been able to get any proper drugs recently." Stephen: 'Chino, what do I own that you detests" Chino: "Those shorts and your Rolex.' Abe: 'I reckon it's the combination of the two together that makes it so truly f**ked up. I hate all your shit man. You can't wear a Rolex and dress like that.' Chino: 'Stephen's always buying new stuff, like digital cameras, watches or calculators and I swear he don't use half of that shit. You're a total gadget-ass motherf**ker!" Steph : 'Hey, I be using that shit." Chino: "Abe, do you dislike any of my friends?" Abe: 'Yeah, I do actually. Although, there are people who I used to really hate that I've learned to like as I've got older. Actually, I don't really hate anybody that much." Frank: 'I do. I'm a loather." Abe: "Chi, could you murder someone and if so, who?" Chi: " I could murder someone, but I wouldn't do it. It's against my principles." Stephen: "But your Buddhist principles are compromised on a daily basis so just answer the question. It's only hypothetical." Chi: "Anyone who harmed my friends or family I guess, but there's no one I feel that malicious towards." Stephen: "Well I can't lie, sometimes I've just wanted to slay a fool." Chino: "Shut up! " Stephen: "For real. I know people I'd take out if I could." Chi: "Frank. what's the worst song the Beftones have ever recorded?" Frank: "It's that one that Stephen wrote the lyrics for, what was it called?'Booty Naked'? It's one from the early days and it's the only Deftones demo that is not freely available. Everything else is out there on the internet already. I think it's our homies trying to make money." Frank."Now big is your penis. Stephen?" Chi: "Time for 'Aesop's Fables'- and measuring it from your sphincter doesn't count, okay?" Stephen: "I'll just say that it's rather small because then anything else is a bonus." Chino: "if anyone really wants to know, check out the public access TV show 'Colin's Sleazy Friends'when we were on it, because Stephen pulled out his dick and started working that thing like bubblegum. I don't know what he was thinking. Tapioca pudding coming out of there and shit.' Stephen. "I had the angry inch, yeah, but that monkey's got girth." Stephen: "Chino, what's my most inftating habit?" Chino: "It's the way you contradict yourself. You're like a bakery that constantly spews out shit cakes." China: "Abe, do you give money to beggars?" Abe-. " No, f##k that. If they didn't want to be poor then they shouldn't have become a bum, right? I'm only kidding. Sometimes a guy just wants to go get a beer, so I'll occasionally give them something." Abe: "Chi, who's the smolliest person in the hand?" Chi: "That's a piece of cake: I'm by far the smelliest motherf"ker in any band. I've heard that the bassist from Corrosion Of Conformity is pretty smelly, but he can't be as bad as me. I f**king stink.' Chi: "Frank. what do I keep saying that really gets on your tits?" Frank. "That you're a Buddhist, how about that?" Frank. "Stephen, have you ever had a crush an another man?" Stephen: "No." Chino: (after the band have stopped laughing hystericallo: 'You were a bit quick in answering there." Stephen: "But I've really just never had a crush on a guy. Come on, next question." Stephen: "Do you got off an porn Chino?" Chino: "Who me? Yeah motherf**ker, I love porn. I just bought me a 'Gallery' magazine to read on the plane.' Stephen: "That's not porn, that's just naked girls.' Chino: "Well I've also got porn that Chi bought me for my 19th birthday. Most of all, though, I like to go and see the live stuff where you sit in the booth and drop a coin in the slot. I like the lusty ladies because it's a seedy trip." Chino: "Abe, do you believe in the death penalty?" Abe: "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth." Chino: 'But haven't you seen 'Dead Man Walking'? That shit's f**king ruthless and it certainly made me think again." Stephen: 'I believe that your fate should be handed over to the victim's family because generally people are nice and they'll choose a suitable punishment. Otherwise, once you're a victim you'll be victimised through the whole cycle and never be satisfied that justice was served." Chino: "I still believe that everyone deserves a second chance.' Abe: "Chi, what's the most embarrassing thing you've ever done while drunk?" Chi: "Just about everything really, although there was that time when I punched out the windshield of a car I was driving. I also tried to throw one of our techs out of the tour bus window when he attempted to put Def Leppard on the stereo. Another time I was messed up on mushrooms and I threw this monster sports bag across the room and it knocked this girl right off her chair. Boom! That thing was huge.' Chi: "Frank. which member of the band do you socialise with the most and why?" Frank : "I kick it with Steph the most because of his weed." Frank. "Have I ever hurt your feelings, Steph?" Stephen: "No, never. You never have anything mean to say about anybody. You're like the Deftones' little Buddha which is kind of cool considering you just said you loath a lot of people.' Stephen: "Chino, what do you call me behind my baW" Chino. "The same shit I be saying right to your face, bro: jack-ass..." Frank. 'Down-time." Chi: "Lunch break.' Abe. 'Fllk-face.' Chino: "Abe. what de you hate most about me?" Abe. "I'm a lover, not a hater Abe: "Chi, whats your biggest regret?" Chi: "I don't have any. I'm pretty okay right now and I think that every f**ked-up thing that I did in the past was just something that I did to get where I am today.' Chi. "Frank. what did you think of me when we first met?" Frank. "I don't think I thought anything, I just hated the way that you smelled." Frank. "Out of IO, how good are you in bed, Steph-dog?" Stephen: " I know I've never been a 1O." Chino. "But you're a good kisser. My wife knows this girl who Steph kicks it with and she's always talking about him, saying he's a good kisser and shit, so he's got to be doing something right.' Stephen: "Chino, what is my most Fuckin revolting physical defect?" Chino: 'It's what we call your Little Cyster, that f"ked-up cyst on your back. You've had that motherf* *ker on and off for years!" Frank: "Yeah, one year that boil was bulging, it must be like a seasonal thing. It needs a damn good lancing." Chino: "OK. final question and this is for all you motherf**kers, when was the last time y'all upset your mothers?" Stephen: "The last time I was at home I burst in and woke up my mother by shouting,'What's up?', when she was sleeping. I hadn't seen her for ages." Chino. "I made my mom sad the other day because I wasn't paying attention. I said something and next thing I knew she was walking out to her car and she was crying. I totally f**king hurt her feelings even though I was only joking. I guess she thought that I didn't care or something.' Abe: "My mother wanted tickets to see us on David Letterman's show and I wasn't even sure whether it was confirmed, so I said,'Yo, I told you it wasn't even confirmed!', and she was pissed because I snapped at her.' Stephen.- "Shit, you're keeping your own mother from meeting Letterman? You heartless bastard...'