News•March 18, 2016 11:27 AM ET•6,339 views
Deftones guitarist dismisses rumors of exit from band
In the aftermath of comments from both Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter and frontman Chino Moreno regarding Carpenter's apparent unhappiness with the writing process for the band's new album, Gore, some have suggested that Carpenter would soon depart the band. However, in a new interview with TeamRock, Carpenter has essentially put any such talk to bed. Here's what he had to say:
"That could have been any day. That could have been any album. It could have happened on every record we've ever recorded. "People are too emotional about their lives. I see it in my lives and my friends' lives, technology has given people so much information and it should have been something that freed us up and be more rational. Instead everyone is more emotional and stressed, and so heavily invested in the behaviour of other people. "Remember before all this communication? When you didn't have your friends and a bunch of strangers feed coming into your life and you could just enjoy your own life without hearing about all this stuff all the time? "You just got on with your life and your problems and it was all fine. So people need to cool off. It has to be understood that it's an awesome invention and it's an awesome platform for people to be able to communicate. But, like everything, it's just been saturated to the point where you can't say anything without all this fallout."