DEFTONES’ New Album: Appearance By ALICE IN CHAINS’ JERRY CANTRELL
Deftones have asked Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) to lay down a guest guitar solo on the band’s forthcoming album, tentatively due in September.
Deftones’ singer Chino Moreno was recently on 92.3 KOMP FM and said, “Jerry is on the [new Deftones] album. I didn’t know if he wanted anybody to know or not. But I guess I’ve just spilled the beans. But he came in… There’s this one track that… in the demo stages of it, I was, like, ‘There’s this hole in there…'”
Moreno continued: “In Deftones songs, there’s not really any guitar solos per se, but there was a section in there where [there was room for] not necessarily a typical solo, but it had an area where it could use something like what he does, especially… just his style and the way he plays guitar. So I sent him the track, and then he sent me a demo of it back, like, two days later. So, yeah, when we recorded the song [properly for the album], he came in and laid it down. And it’s awesome. It’s like you’re hearing a Deftones song, but all of a sudden, a little bit of Alice In Chains seeps its way in there, and it’s kind of neat. I mean, me, as a fan, I was just sitting back and a little tear came out of my eye.”
Chino recently told RollingStone.com about Deftones’ next album: “The songs are amazing, and we wrote them in a really cool way. We had all of us in a room together with one person expressing an idea and another person jumping on it. The songs are really built as a collective. We have five guys who have almost completely different takes on music, so when it works, it works great.”