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Chino Moreno

Chino Moreno is an American singer, songwriter and musician who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary lyricist and contributing guitarist of Deftones. He is also a member of the side-project groups Team Sleep, Crosses, Saudade and Palms.

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Religion, in any form, is always interesting to me because of how powerful it is. Not even the religion itself, but to the people that follow it... The effect that it has had on people's minds.
I grew up in the eighties; that's probably why I like some of the earlier electronic from Kraftwerk to all throughout new wave and things like that.
For me, the best part of being in a band is playing shows, all the raw energy. โ€” ยฉ Chino Moreno
For me, the best part of being in a band is playing shows, all the raw energy.
A big problem for me was opening for Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park, two bands that wouldn't exist if it weren't for me, straight up!
I've always tried to stay clear of being labeled, putting a label on what type of music that I make.
I've always had a deep passion for a lot of early electronic and sampled music.
I have a feeling a lot of the records I grew up listening to and the records I still like, as hard as musicians worked making them, I feel like they were really enjoying what they were going through. They weren't just going through the process. You can tell that with certain things that you listen to.
Deja vu is one of the weirdest things that happens to me. It boggles my mind.
Old Korn records had so much intensity.
I want to talk about my band, you know what I mean? I don't want to talk about other bands.
I used to second guess myself all the time. I can sit there and work in circles when I'm nervous about what I'm doing.
Anything I do with Team Sleep, I'd do with Deftones as well.
I have this natural want to... when things sound very easy and straightforward, something inside me always makes me want to take a left turn. If it comes to me and it's too simple, there has to be a more complicated route. I will complicate things like that at times.
When you hear the first five seconds to a song and you've pretty much heard the whole song, that's kind of a bummer.
I just happened to wind up in a metal band when I was 15.
I grew up listening to so much different pop and stuff other than just aggressive music.
A lot of people deal with things that are bad. Once you've been through something, you grow from it and you take a lot in. You can always turn it into something positive.
The Butcherettes are led by a female singer, and they're sort of wild.
When you're younger, you have a lot more aggression.
A band like Depeche Mode would go out and record them hitting a trash can with a steel rod or something and recording it. And that would be one of their sounds of the drums. I love the creativeness of that kind of really raw sampling.
I love some electronic music. I'm not a big fan of dubstep, but there is so much good electronic music out there.
I went to see Mogwai at the Fillmore, and that was both the loudest and quietest concert I've ever been to.
A chance to work with the guys from Isis sounded like a lot of fun. I've always been into the atmospheric sounds they had created with that project and felt my sense of melody would meld well with theirs.
When I see old friends, I'm very excited.
I always enjoy rhythms and melodies, but I always use my voice as more of an instrument and less of a soapbox for me to say or to preach. โ€” ยฉ Chino Moreno
I always enjoy rhythms and melodies, but I always use my voice as more of an instrument and less of a soapbox for me to say or to preach.
I learned how to play guitar by playing along to Jane's Addiction records and Smashing Pumpkins records, things you can totally hear if you listen to my guitar.
To write lyrics and sing stuff used to be a real chore for me, especially before this 'Diamond Eyes' record. I was spending years making records.
I think a lot of bands are influenced by religious symbolism and not even necessarily Christianity or Catholicism.
I don't watch TV. In my spare time, if I have any, I want to make music.
As Korn go on, it's the same things - bad childhoods and mean moms. It gets too old after a while. How old is Jonathan? Thirty? How long has it been since he lived with his parents?
As a kid growing up in a lower-class neighbourhood, where everyone around me was listening to hip hop, what was I doing listening to new wave, and why was that my favourite music? I don't know why, but it just spoke to me.
Deftones is always my main focus. Iโ€™ve been doing it the longest and itโ€™s definitely a priority. I think of these as projects. Itโ€™s not like Iโ€™m unfulfilled with a need to find another outlet. I look at it as making music with my friends, and Iโ€™m blessed that theyโ€™re great musicians.
It's fun, working with different people, everybody works differently. When I have time off from music, I want to make other music. That's what I do, that's what's fun, that's what makes me happy.
People ask me if I'm influenced by British music, and I suppose I grew up listening to mostly British music - from new wave stuff through to heavy metal. Like, when I got into metal, it was Black Sabbath. I never really got into a lot of American rock. I appreciate some of it, but not much! Most of the great new wave music was coming out of Britain, and Germany. So maybe those influences have made their way into my music, and perhaps that's why I have this connection with people in Europe. But maybe it's something cosmic.
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