side project Team Sleep, consists of the 3 core members: Chino
(guitar, voice, keyboard, etc.), DJ Crook, & childhood friend
Todd Wilkenson (guitar). Others on the album are Frank,
Abe, Zach Hill (Hella), Mike Patton (Faith No More), and Mary Timony
idea for Team Sleep came about when Deftones label Maverick
asked for an acoustic version of the band's "Be Quiet and Drive."
"I really enjoyed doing that. It was simple, I could work on
the music by myself, and use my own ideas that weren't really
typical Deftones-type material."
has compared the music to Radiohead's "Kid A" but
more upbeat. "Teenager" was originally a Team Sleep
song, but ended up on White Pony.
did a short West Coust tour in December '01, and plans to tour more in '02. An
album is due out in mid/late 2002.
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The Kush Project
of Cypress Hill's B.Real on vocals, Deftones' Stef Carpenter
on guitar, and Fear Factory's Raymond Herrera and Christian
Olde Wolbers on drums and bass repectively. They are more
hardcore than Deftones, giving Stef an outlet for his more
has played several shows so far, and have recorded an album due out in late 2002, with touring planed as well.
says, "The heavier stuff is more welcome in Kush. It's
more accepted there because we all wanna play heavy stuff,
so it just comes out. It's stuff I would be playing anyway,
if it didn't get shot down where I'm at. If you like Deftones,
chances are you'll probably like what I am doing in Kush."
Spoken Word Poetry
had a lot of books of poetry that he had written, and decided
to release a spoken word album called "Bamboo Parachute."
It features over 20 of his original poems.
is pretty wacky stuff," syas Chi. I'll read something to
my wife, and she'll look at me and say, I don't know what the
hell you're talking about."
far he has done one live poetry reading, which you can see pictures
the discography for more album details.
hip-hop-flavored, beat-driven collective, consisting of the
Deftones own DJ Frank, Team Sleep's own DJ Crook, and Sacramento's
own DJ Epik (of The Green Team).
us having fun with our records and drum machines," Delgado said.
"Hip-hop beats and breaks that have come from our never-ending
search for any and all sounds. We'll take sounds and manipulate
them, chop them up, and make them our own sounds. The whole
idea is for us to do everything ourselves, whether it's the
music or the artwork."
group is recording in Sacramento-area studios on portable equipment,
releasing an album in 2002, hoping to pressing up the results
on vinyl and take the act on the road.
For about a year in the Deftones early days, Abe
left to be in a band that he was a fan of, Phallucy. The band
consisted of Dave Garcia on vocals, Sonny Mayugba on guitar,
Josh Coker on guitar/saxaphone, Dominic Garcia on bass, and
Abe on drums. They were really popular in Sacramento in the
early 90's, playing with bands like Smashing Pumpkins, Primus,
and Tool, but broke up around 1993 and Abe went back to Deftones.
The album they recorded while they were together,
"Valium", was recently released this year, and the
band also has reunited with Dave, Sonny, Abe, and new bassist
Chris, and become a serious side-project for Abe.
Phallucy toured with Team Sleep in December '01 - Sonny helped TS out with some guitar parts during the tour. Mouseover image for info >
a side project Kevin Seconds' (7 Seconds) did in 1992. Abe plays
drums on the album "46th and Teeth" along with Kevin
on guitar and vocals, Sonny (Daycare, Phallucy) on guitar, and
Doug Calvert on bass.
album was called 46th and Teeth cause they always used to play
basktball late at night at 46th and Tst. and one time there were
some bloody teeth on the court.
Check out their album here.
Mariwanos features Stef, Stephen Perkins of Janes Addiction, B-Real,
Bobo & Sen-dog of Cypress Hill, Marty O'Brien of Methods of Mayhem,
Rogelio Lozano of Downset, and Mellow Man Ace.
only really have played shows when they are all available and
in the L.A. area. They play some original songs, some songs from
their own bands, and some covers from Bad Brains to Public Enemy.This
isn't really a side-project for Stef, but more like just a fun
jam band. Verious other musicians have played with them including
of the band live here.
& Willhaven have been friends for a long time, and both bands
being from Sacramento they've played shows together, and toured
Willhaven appears in Deftones "Bored" video,
and Chino appears in Willhaven's "Carpe Diem" video.
Willhaven's singer, sings on the Soulfly track "Pain"
along with Chino, and the Far track "Do They Know it's Christmas?"
also with Chino.
When Abe left Deftones for Phallucy,
Dominic replaced him, then when Dom left for Phallucy too, John
Taylor was his replacement on drums. John later played with the
Sacramento band Prayer Wheel.
John said in an interview: "My favorite songs are
the songs you (Deftones) wrote before I got in the band,"
which may imply that he did some writing/recording with Deftones
back then, not just playing live.
Deftones, John was in the band "It's Not What You Think."
was Deftones' original bass player, but when Abe left for Phallucy,
he became Deftones' drummer, and Chi became the bassist. Not long
afterwards, Dominic left Deftones to play bass in Phallucy, up
until they broke up.
began his study of Latin percussion, (congas, timbales, and bongos)
in 1995 and has just recently started studying Afro-Cuban rhythms,
dance, and song with Harold and Beatriz Muniz.
has since played with Les Moncada y su Orchestra, Salsa Monumental,
Up from the Roots, Urban Fiya, and Rick Martin. And along with
Ebo, he is currently performing with the West Coast Rhythm Section.
In addition to performance, Dominic is studying musical theory,
composition, and arrangement, and is in the process of forming
a Sacto-based Charanga band.
said about practicing a Dominic's house: 'Man,
there'd be these chihuahuas runnin' around all ever the place,
and we'd always have to give someone's car a jumpstart, or drive
videos back to the store.'
and Deftones are both from Sacramento, and played a lot of shows
together, Far opened for Deftones on a European tour a few years
ago. Chino at one point even lived with the guys in Far.
and Far recorded a cover of Jawbox's "Savory" together,
and Chino sang with them on "Do They Know It's Christmas."
Far's singer, sang with Chino on the acoustic version of Be Quiet
and Drive, and sang with Deftones on their cover of Sade's "No
is a band from Sacramento featuring Dave Garcia (Phallucy) on
guitar/vocals, Sonny Mayugba (Phallucy, Drop Acid) on bass, and
Pete Newsome (Pocket for Corduroy) on drums. Before Pete joined, Abe would fill in. Their relation to Deftones is that Sonny
and Dave were in Phallucy with Abe. Abe also plays drums on their
debut album on the track "Crankslut," which they actaully
wrote and recorded while they were all together mixing the Phallucy
also opened for Deftones at a secret show in Sacramento June '01.
Frank's hip-hop group. He was with them for a few years and released
2 albums with them, B-Boyism, and Ghettoguerrilatacktiks, which
was produced by DJ Crook of Team Sleep.
They opened for Deftones at least a couple times.
out the discography for more album info.
Chi Cheng had to drop off tour for a bit in 1999 to have toe surgery,
Sergio Vega replaced him, playing bass with Deftones for several
shows. Also, Sergio, Chino, and Abe hosted MTV''s 120 Minutes
together while he was filling in.
was the bassist for the now-defunct group, Quicksand,
and has since done some solo material.