The Deftones were forced by their record label, Maverick Records, to remove 49 live bootleg recordings from their website. Singer Chino Moreno told MTV.com, “I think Maverick got mad because they own all that music…it was our idea to put it up there, but I think we were maybe supposed to ask permission or something.” The bootlegs, recorded at various shows in 1992, 1995, and 2000, were available for free downloading at the site, but abruptly disappeared about three weeks ago.
Hoobastank have reportedly dropped off the list of support acts for the upcoming Deftones headlining tour, which begins October 24 in Seattle, Washington. Their replacement is a band called Denali, who were personally selected for the bill by Chino Moreno. Clutch, Poison The Well, Thrice, and Thursday are all still confirmed for the tour.
Moreno plans to finally release the long-delayed debut album from his side project, Team Sleep, in early 2004. He told MTV.com, “We just finished a batch of all-new songs and now it’s more of a band than before, [because before] it was mostly just stuff I did in my bedroom or tracks we sent back and forth to each other.” Moreno says the band has completed thirteen songs for the disc.