Deftones' White Pony to Be Re-released with New Track
September 18, 2000 Maverick Recording Co. announced that it will re-release Deftones' White
Pony, the group's third album, October 3. The album will have a
new song, "Back To School (Mini-Maggit)" added to the track listing,
and sport new CD cover art. White Pony was originally released June
20. Those who already purchased the CD can get the new song for free (see below).
According to Deftones' vocalist Chino Moreno, "'Back To School' was a song
we had originally wanted to put on White Pony, but we never completed it.
When we were in Los Angeles last month, we went into the studio and finished
it. We took it to Maverick, and they were so blown away, they wanted to
release it as our next single and re-release the album with it added."
If you listen to "Pink Maggit," the final song on White Pony, you'll hear
the original, moodier version of "Back To School (Mini-Maggit)." "That's
about as far as we got with it when we were recording the album," said
Moreno. The new, completed song has searing guitars, drop-dead-heavy bass
and drums, and Chino's urgent vocals right in your face.
Deftones will be in Los Angeles this week to begin work with director Paul
Hunter (Eminem, Puff Daddy, Will Smith) on the promo video for "Back To
School (Mini-Maggit)." While not giving anything away, suffice it to say
that the video, set in a typical American school, will score one for the
freaks and geeks returning to classrooms this fall.
For those half-million fans who have already added White Pony to their CD
collection, "Back To School (Mini-Maggit)" will be made available to them
for free. As White Pony was originally released as an enhanced CD,
fans can now access the song by inserting their White Pony CD into their CD-ROM drive, clicking on the "Worldwide" section, and
following the instructions from there.
Deftones kick off their "Back To School" U.S. tour Friday, October 13 in
Seattle, WA, and continue on through the first week of December.
- Interview with Chino, Sept 2000
- Band Announces Tour Dates with Incubus, Sept 11, 2000
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