A documentary about Deftones titled Entertain Me: A Film About Deftones has been temporarily withdrawn from release after briefly being made available online last weekend. The movie, by director Andrew Bennett, was shot 15 years ago while the band was recording its 2000 album White Pony, but it had reportedly not gotten the approval of the band’s management before release.
A statement on the film’s website said, “As expected this film is unavailable for a very short time. I can assure every person who has purchased it, you are getting your film! No matter what. I can assure everyone else, that despite the unlawful action placed on my legal film, it will be available very, very shortly.”
While an unfinished edit of the movie was leaked a few years back, Bennett says his release is a high-quality version of his final edit.
In the meantime, Deftones are working on their eighth album, but a title and release date have yet to be determined.
Singer Chino Moreno told us that it’s harder these days for the guys in the band to get together in one place and write new songs: “I live now in Oregon, Stefan (Carpenter), our guitar player, lives in Los Angeles, Abe (Cunningham, drummer) and Frank (Delgado, keys and turntables) live in Sacramento, and Sergio (Vega, bassist) lives in New York. So for us, you know, to get together to make a record, it’s one of those things that has to be really planned out: ‘Okay, we need three weeks for us to go and lock ourselves in a room somewhere, you know, some neutral ground somewhere where we can all meet up.'”
Moreno recently told Kerrang! about the new set, “The heavier stuff is a little faster, and the more quaint stuff is a little more lush. It’s extreme in both directions. It’s not happy-sounding. We’ve been enjoying our lives and it’s not coming from a place of anger, or depression, or anything like that. But there’s darker content on it.”
And about the band’s decision to cancel the rest of its European tour, Moreno said, “I think it was pretty universal that no one was in the mindset to play music. Obviously, music is important, but sometimes it is just music, too. We wanted to regroup. We wanted to go home.”