An afternoon with Deftones

October 1, 2008


The other day, I visited with an old friend / acquaintance. The new Deftones stuff is sounding great. Shouts out to Chino and Mark for the invite.




  1. Zach on October 23, 2008 at 5:18 am

    Wow at the post below me. Take his diet pills? Anyways, it’s pretty cool that you’re rocking the hat again. :p

  2. NoMoreSorrowGirl on October 11, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    i’m a little bit of late to post a comment here hahaha!!!but anyway…nice to see you hanging out with friends specially chino tell him his cute…and take his diet pill ok?his kinda fat these days…lol…and oh!hanging out with friends is the best way to help prevent signs of aging mike…hahaha!joke!peace man…

  3. nillp on October 5, 2008 at 7:51 am

    woow. sounds u had a great afternoon..

    hope to see this new stuff as soon as possible.. 🙂

  4. analoggirl on October 4, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Friend/acquaintance? Sounds awkward and I’m only reading about it. lol I wonder if someone in the Deftones camp pitched the idea to you. :p

  5. Linkin_Betty on October 4, 2008 at 5:43 am

    hey cute photo ^^ i like ur cap! LA forever…

  6. msgirl on October 4, 2008 at 12:08 am

    omfg….wow….. u r with ur cap???that’s so cute……:) u look so cute with ur smile and cap…..:) woooow……awesome…..:) deftones? hhhmmm…..:) nice pic…:) i liked it so so much..:)

  7. Jelly on October 3, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    U’r just so cute ^^ I’d love to read more ’bout ur living. And it’s bad that all the rest of LP members don’t update regularly at all =.=”

  8. martinac on October 3, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Hey now a DEFTONES -LINKIN PARK collaboration wouldn’t that be worth listening to??? To be honest didn’t know they had a new album thanks for heads up xxx

  9. Curiosa on October 3, 2008 at 8:07 am

    It’s gr8 ur hanging out w/friends. I love their music. 🙂 Neither of u looks 2 happy though.
    Hey w/recent events I’d like 2 say that I hope u & SOB will b able 2 stay friends. U guys hav ben friends 4 yrs it’d b a shame 2 c it end cause of pride & maybe even stubornes. I wish u guys luck. 🙂

    Mayb u can get a bit mor nsight of where I’m comng from by readng the convo n this link. Gota warn u its not pretty.

    On a lightr note what r u going 2 b 4 Haloween? :)~ Beter yet do u hav ur xmas lights out yet? If u’ve been 2 the stores lately u’ll know what I mean. B4 u know it we’ll b celebrating xmas in July lol

  10. Anna_4 on October 3, 2008 at 7:44 am


    Take care (L)’
    [ Yes “PEKILINKINFAN”, we really love them! . . I am portuguese too ]

  11. MarishkaLP on October 3, 2008 at 6:14 am

    whoa! what a cool guitar is behind of u! i’ve never seen this shape! hanging out with Deftones? that’s great! i love LP’s music and though Deftones have totally different sound, they’re good 🙂 i wonder what if you made a song with a rock band what would it sound like? that would be something powerful, i think 🙂 but who knows 🙂 it’s always interesting to wait something new from you, guys, ’cause you always know what we want to hear and what kind of music we like. I don’t know how you do it, but thank you for that! waiting with great curiosity for your song with Cypress Hill 🙂

  12. Shinodabestfriend on October 3, 2008 at 6:09 am

    a lol michael! ^^ AAAWW!!!! 😀

  13. ShadowerLiltani on October 2, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Look at you, so kawaii 😄 I could just pinch your cheeks. Pic’s got like, chinchilla cuteness.

  14. soyuneik on October 2, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    ZAHRA! “There is no such thing as a good influence. Because to influence a person is to give him one’s own soul. He does not think his natural thoughts, or burn with his natural passions. His virtures are not real to him. His sins, if there are such things as sins, are borrowed. He becomes an echo of someone else’s music, an actor of a part that has not been written for him.”” -Oscar Wilde …You can be whoever you want to be, but finding your own path is the most important part.

  15. JPkaukonen on October 2, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Love to see you two in the same picture! Hey Mike I’m planning on coming over for your upcoming artshow in LA next Jan! meanwhile I made an oil painting of my own and I wish you like it.

    It’s you who have lead me to the world of art Mike! 🙂
    Take care < 3

  16. spraypaintNinkpens on October 2, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Zahra way to quadruple post. If you want to make a difference become an educator or go into healthcare or go fight for your country. Most music doesn’t make a difference, its just for the cash.

  17. sweet_girl on October 2, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    Mike you have such a beautiful smile , why so serious??
    I love you soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!! ( I’m not just saying I’ll do it everything for ya)

  18. lxlatinangelxl on October 2, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    when i read the title ”an afternoon with deftones” I thought the pictures was gonna have you and ”the chemist” destroy him in some way,but you were actually just sitting….cant wait to hear the new record 🙂
    PS: youre using caps OO ….cant believe it…..something tellls me you have changed OO…..

  19. dora on October 2, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    NiCe PiC…!!DeFtOnEs…..Are GrEaT!!

  20. skindesbous on October 2, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    You look so strange on the pic :/

  21. sterilepoon on October 2, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    mike… capitalization? i don’t even know what to say 😦

  22. liope on October 2, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    that’s great!! 😉
    hey mike i want to say something but the truth is that i hesitate..since i become an LPN member i have came across to some images and avantars from other members that in MY opinon are unfitted. i say that because since a 13 year old can become a member,issues like this one should be take care of…i speak to you because i don’t know where else to say that.please let me know if something can be done about it 🙂

  23. rockermeg on October 2, 2008 at 11:34 am

    ………NEW DEFTONES!!!!!!!! I’ve been so caught up with the new Funeral for a Friend/Metallica stuff I didn’t realise Deftones had new stuff coming out!
    Hehee…The Chemist and Spike Minoda’s evil plan. I’ve watched that over and over again! They sprayed the crowd with that “water”!!
    You’re one devious band! Like the time Phoenix and Joe tepeed your room,and you thought it was Brad so you filled his door with glue and wood-shavings! Hahahahahaa!
    You guys rock!

  24. l_kotovicz on October 2, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Water for Vodka 😛


  25. Madlen on October 2, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Cool picture:DThe first thought i got was about “Frat Party At The Pancake Festival”:DI like some of Deftones’s stuff…

  26. KATHYxx on October 2, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Oh, the Chemist and Spike Minoda’s plan failed to destroy him after all. Good, you could probably beat that Spike Minoda punk up in 4 seconds anyway.

    Also, i think you might need to enforce your new posting law in shiny html code. i detect an oftopic multipost spamfest. “But i didn’t have any other way!!!!!” You can get a blog for free, Einstein. People who make excuses to spam need to be thrown out the airlock…

  27. l_kotovicz on October 2, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Really cool! I’m not very well with the English, but Google exist =P. I begginig listen Deftones after I saw the DVD “Frat Party of the Pankake Festival” and i like the songs. Today, i’m really ancious by listen the new album of the Deftones. And Mike! LP come to Brazil this year yet? Post to blog about it :D. And you appeared in a leading newspaper circulating in Brazil as a blogger, congratulations! I like the phrase “I am a person like you ‘.

  28. Kalini on October 2, 2008 at 10:32 am

    I am not a fan of Deftones, but they are quite good. Do you plan to collaborate with them? Who knows? It could be a smash hit. I haven’t expected a collaboration with Busta, but now everybody loves it. Great photo! Krassie K.

  29. PekiLinkinFan on October 2, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Cool… you’re so great !.. Your blog is awesome..!
    kiss from Portugal ! we love you

  30. SimplyMode on October 2, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Umm…what happened to the one post rule? “Zahra” I read what he/she was trying to say & I agree & disagree at the same time. We all wanna make a difference & sure it’ll be great if we get recognized for that. What I don’t agree with is doing it just for the fame or whatever. That’s probably the worst thing you can do coz as we all know it’s not just about the gigs and putting out records. There’s so much more that goes into. If you want to make music because you love music (which is what i want to do) that’s totally ok, if it’s just for the fame that’s pretty vain, at least that’s what i think…. Anyway…I can’t wait to hear the new deftones stuff, should be awesome!

  31. cuz on October 2, 2008 at 9:52 am

    hope you had great time 🙂 new deftones will be very interesting.did you do any collaboration or just hang out?

  32. miKer0cks on October 2, 2008 at 9:49 am

    wow!!! u lokk great in this pic!!! as always!!!! ❤ have a great monh btw!!! ❤ take care…hugs and kisses from greece!!!!

  33. nikkiann0100 on October 2, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Didnt you and the “Chemist” try to destroy the deftones?? Just kidding. Great pic. Looks like you guys had a great time. Have a good day. : )

  34. zahra on October 2, 2008 at 8:30 am

    sorry that I pasted this on your blog I just didn’t have any other way ////

  35. zahra on October 2, 2008 at 8:30 am

    He has won a million awards, my dads the smartest guy I’ve ever seen!…
    Mike pleas!… I hope you read this …pleas tell me what you think. I’m telling you this stuff because inspire me succeeded to show your music to the world and I mean every where you are still making fans every day 3.your a great guy 4.your smart ////

  36. zahra on October 2, 2008 at 8:30 am

    BUT HOW CAN I MAKE MY IDEA HEARD!?? I don’t know how?! Should I start a band?……..should I explode? !! I live in Iran now, a place where not many people think clearly! If I study and study….what?…will I be heard?…I will I need to….but that s not the real big secret. My dad has a bio mechanic PHD, and now he teaches in Sharif university the best university s in Iran. he has been on TV a lot and people still don’t know him!

  37. zahra on October 2, 2008 at 8:30 am

    I just want to make a difference worth wild. Have u seen the movie ”v for vendetta”?
    ”Remember the idea not the man because the man can fail he can be caught or forgotten. But 400 years later an Idea can still change the world!”
    I think you’ve seen ”Batman the black knight” the bat wanted Dent’s idea to live on so people would never forget him and don’t lose hope. Didn’t he?!
    I respect these lines with all my hart and I don’t just look at them as just a movie line I look at them as a line to live throw.

  38. zahra on October 2, 2008 at 8:29 am

    Well mike, I think people mostly explode there selves because they love to be heard they love the fame! The power! And I also think that not all people can control this power and that’s what makes them just like every one else !I am now reading Barack Obama’s books ”dreams from my father” & ”audacity of hope” Barack Obama had dreams, he had ideas! But once he got the power I fear he as many others choose the power over the dreams he use to hold dear and now I think he is no different than the rest of THEM. I don’t know what I’m going to be doing in 10 years from know but I want to make plans for them .I don’t want to lose myself and become a disgrace.

  39. zahra on October 2, 2008 at 8:29 am

    For example: every one knows Bill Gates. Why? Because he made a difference! Every one knows John Kennedy .why? Because he made a difference! Every one knows Che Guevara. Why? Because he made a difference! But not necessarily good differences make you some one to be remembered. All most every one knows Mike .why?You made a difference! All these people hade the magic to show the idea. But I guess not necessarily good differences make you some one to be remembered.

  40. zahra on October 2, 2008 at 8:28 am

    I have many democracies that may have lot of supporters! I have an idea! I feel a magic in me! But I just don’t know how to be heard!!?

  41. zahra on October 2, 2008 at 8:28 am

    Well, I know I’m not ordinary and even if I was I wouldn’t want to be! I thought to my self that in this time the only people that are famous enough for every one to know them are mostly actors or singers! but they didn’t influence me tell I meet your band at first I didn’t like LP but after some time, I fell in love with LP and I could not stop the influence u guys gave me. i felt the magic! That made u guys so different than all tho s freaks. You inspired me in many ways, like you inspired me to learn the guitar and u inspired me to make a project about stopping global warming at achool and win number one project of the year, and I will never forget that!

  42. zahra on October 2, 2008 at 8:26 am

    Hey, mike I know that I shouldn’t put comments like this on your blog but I didn’t know any other way. and I know its been almost a week since you posted a blog about people exploding there selves, getting famous, and stuff…and u said there’s no need to explode, but I just woke up today and started thinking about my self and how I want to be heard ! How I want people to not look at me just like every one else but what makes me qualified to even think I’m different?

  43. Senzaikyuu on October 2, 2008 at 7:06 am

    I really enjoy seeing artist together.Hanging out with other bands,with deftones this time, makes u know that competition vibe fade away and also make u guys seem more many-sided. kudoz

  44. zimminator on October 2, 2008 at 6:35 am

    dude see this is why i want to be a musician. then i can hang out with u mike! and chester, and mansion, and zack from rage, and, well a lot of other people too. but if i had to choose, i would want to hang out with an lp musician, i dont care which one! i luv u guys, just thought id let you know. if u and i could hang out, then i would want to compare our art, and i would take tips from you. it would be the best. but here i go off daydreaming and rambling again, about somethin that would never happen.

  45. Gabry94LinkinParkfan23 on October 2, 2008 at 6:32 am

    wooow cool 🙂 kiss mike ^^

  46. YuN_RoCks on October 2, 2008 at 3:45 am

    I see I see, it passed a lot of time since you guys wanted to kill deftones by replacing their water with vodka huh? HAHA great times.

  47. AmyLynette_91 on October 2, 2008 at 3:25 am

    wow!!! speechless…

  48. Sonia_LPrnway_ on October 2, 2008 at 3:10 am

    why the hat? bad hair day? 😛

  49. minuteforce on October 2, 2008 at 3:04 am

    f**k, chino’s lookin’ great. ;D

    can’t wait for new deftones …

    and, f**k, seeing shinoda and moreno in the same photo … OMG, too much awesomeness in the one shot right there. ;D

  50. Shinoda77 on October 2, 2008 at 2:37 am

    Aww you’re sooo cutee 🙂 It’s so nice to see you with the cap again 🙂 Love you ❤ :-*

  51. ninguem on October 2, 2008 at 1:51 am

    i thought this pic was of 2006, because the cap
    btw you will love this channel in youtube –
    you can remember some old ad of your childhood! watch and share your favorites with us!!
    bye and good week!!

  52. undercovershinoda on October 2, 2008 at 1:26 am

    Deftones are amazing, and so’s the cover of “My Own Summer” you guys did. Makes me pretty happy to see pictures of some of my favourite people hanging out together XP

  53. Charlotte_Jay on October 2, 2008 at 12:07 am

    Deftones….reminds me of the chemist!! You look gorgeous Mikey!!! Take Care 🙂

  54. bec on October 1, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    Doesn’t he look happy – did you forget deoderant?

  55. ms_shock on October 1, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    Nice pic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! nothing to say…

  56. yohannaaaa on October 1, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay mike, you found your cap 😀
    as axrinekey said, i thought of the same thing there…the chemist 😄

  57. Jaclyn on October 1, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Cool pic! You look awesome! Look forward to see your pics while you’re making a new album stuff ❤ and sure to hear who will win wemix contest. Good luck for the coming shows in China!

  58. axrinekey on October 1, 2008 at 10:01 pm


    reminds me of “the chemist”

    and chester replacing their water with vodka.

  59. Cyn_DarthYak on October 1, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Sportin the hat look again. Sweet.

    Speaking of Deftones, that reminded me of your cover of My Own Summer.

    Great stuff. 😀

  60. Zach on October 1, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Mike! You brought back the hat!

  61. Thaysa18 on October 1, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Que legal…
    é otimo saber que dois caras de tanto sucesso sao bons amigos……claro, o Mike eo Linkin Park são melhores

    hurra Linkin Park and Brazi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    we love LPl

  62. tacos_on_tuesday on October 1, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    I ❤ Deftones. They never get enough respect.

    Check you out….flossing how you rolll with famous rock stars and shit!!! Stop bragging. Hahahaha..LOL

  63. Anstice on October 1, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    That guitar behind you = pure sex.

  64. ButterflyVampire on October 1, 2008 at 8:32 pm


  65. dark_soul on October 1, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    I don’t like deftones, but maybe if you give them a hand they can improve their music ha ha ha. Hey Mk what it feels everyone always say what you want to hear?…..many people don’t speak what’s there’s on their mind cause they don’t want you mad….Anyway….if you can help the deftones it would be good..

  66. Doomguy13 on October 1, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Awesome man, hope you have/had fun and make/made some really cool music,

  67. max_payn on October 1, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    You know what? Your face is so gorgeous, I think even your mustache and beard are delicate. (..hey, I’m not gay, I’m a girl. Yeah my nickname is confusing)
    Anyway, I was watching MV ‘Little things give you away’, It reminded me of the movie ‘Sunshine’.
    I think you LP guys loved that movie too 🙂 The blazing sun was great.
    Whole the concept of MV was great. especially I love the scene you guys watching the sun standing together.
    Love you man, (and joe)

  68. Sven on October 1, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    nice to see you guys together, i’m looking forward to the new deftones album.

  69. murry on October 1, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Awesome. I saw Deftones… God it must have been two years ago, but it doesn’t feel like it’s been that long. They killed it. I can’t wait to hear some new stuff from them. It’s been too long.

  70. kihomi on October 1, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Great! Now you must be in vacation….to much work …..bad to us we gonna miss u 😦
    i can’t wait for the new LP album ….

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