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Deftones: "A lot of people have grown up with us..."

Mike Diver, Drowned in Sound, 30 August 2011

AHEAD OF THEIR sold-out headline show at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire, DiS meets Deftones' Frank Delgado (electronics) and Sergio Vega (bass). Each joined the band at pivotal moments since their 1988 inception – Delgado, who pops a fresh beer as soon as we sit down, when the Californian band took an experimental direction for 2000's highly regarded White Pony album; and Vega when it was apparent original bassist Chi Cheng would not recover from a 2008 car accident to rejoin the band. 

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