Deftones Frontman Sticks By His Insults
According to a report from Blabbermouth, Morena spoke with Metal Edge Magazine about the controversy and he “has refused to apologize for the barbed comments he's made in the press about KORN and his Summer Sanitarium tourmates METALLICA, LIMP BIZKIT and LINKIN PARK, saying that he was simply speaking the truth and insisting that he doesn't ‘give a s***’ if anybody else was offended by his remarks.
Blabbermouth ran the following excerpts of the interview: "I am a nice guy, and I don't think people understand how many times I get asked questions about other bands," Moreno told Metal Edge magazine. "Most of the times, I don't answer them, because I want to talk about DEFTONES. I want to talk about my band, you know what I mean? I don't want to talk about other bands. I'm sure those other bands that were talked about haven't read [my comments] yet [at the time of this interview], but I heard that everybody was upset about it… I'm not here to make everybody happy, and I'm not here to upset anybody. I'm just doing what I'm doing, and they said I was talking 'trash'. I think I was talking just truth, and the way I perceive it. It might not be true to them, but it's the way I feel. And if you are going to ask me if I think my band is heavier than METALLICA, what am I going to say, 'No'? I mean, f***! I have faith in my band, and I look at what we do, and especially when we are on a tour like [Summer Sanitarium], it's competition. We have to go out there, and we have to be strong, and we have to be confident in what we do — that's basically it. I mean, I wouldn't say anything personal against anybody, because I don't have any beef with anybody. If they have beef with me, that's fine — whatever — but it's not like that at all. It's strictly music talking."
With regards to whether any of the other bands confronted him personally about his comments, Moreno said, "Management companies were calling our management saying, 'What's he doing? What's he doing?' I don't give a s***, really. . . I mean, it sucks, because that's not what I want our s*** to be about, especially when we have a new record coming out. I want to talk about my record. I don't want to talk about other bands, because honestly, I don't listen to those other bands. It's kind of pointless."
Visit Blabbermouth or pick up the latest edition of Metal Edge to read more of the interview.