Fast Facts About Deftones
Deftones is an alt-metal band that formed in Sacramento, California, in the late 1980s. The band’s current core membership is Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Abe Cunningham, Frank Delgado, and Sergio Vega.
- Past members of the band include Dominic Garcia, John Taylor, and Chi Cheng. Garcia played bass for the band from 1988-1990, then switched to drums for a year before departing the band in 1991. Taylor drummed for the group from 1991-1993. Cheng was the bassist for the band from 1990-2008.
- Additional awards won by the band include the Revolver Golden Gods Album of the Year in 2013, the Kerrang! Award for Best Album in 2000, and the Outstanding Hard Rock Album Award from the California Music Awards in 2001.
- Several of the band’s current members are worth several million dollars. Chino Moreno has a net worth of over $7 million, whereas Stephen Carpenter is worth over $10 million.
- The band’s lineup includes Frank Delgado, a turntablist who has contributed to the nu metal categorization of Deftones. However, Delgado tends to use turntables in a non-traditional way, implementing sampling and other production techniques into Deftones songs using the tools of a DJ.