DEFTONES FRONTMAN CHINO MORENO AND GUITARIST STEPHEN CARPENTER SAID IN A NEW INTERVIEW WITH METAL HAMMER THAT THE BAND WAS VERY SELECTIVE ABOUT WHO THEY TOURED WITH EARLIER IN THEIR CAREER AND EVEN TURNED DOWN TOURS WITH GROUPS LIKE KORN IN ORDER TO AVOID BEING LUMPED INTO THE SO-CALLED “NU METAL” GENRE IN THE MID-’90S AND EARLY 2000S. FOR A WHILE IN THE LATE ’90S AND EARLY 2000S, THERE WERE PRESS REPORTS OF A FEUD BETWEEN THE TWO BANDS. THE DEFTONES CONTINUES TO TOUR IN SUPPORT OF ITS LATEST DISC, 2016’S GORE, AND STARTS A NEW NORTH AMERICAN RUN ON JUNE 9TH IN CHICAGO.