LIVE: Deftones

Deftones left a hole in the earth after playing CalCoast Credit Union's Open Air Theatre at SDSU on Aug. 29.

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Deftones left a hole in the earth after playing CalCoast Credit Union's Open Air Theatre at SDSU on Aug. 29.
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Supporting the Deftones was Alabama rapper, Yelawolf.
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Electronic duo Rituals of Mine (fka Sister Crayon) opened the massive show.
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Coming off of the April 8 release of their newest album, "Gore," the Deftones are better than ever.
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Despite the love, it hasn't been the easiest process.
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In April of 2014, lead singer Chino Moreno uploaded a track called "Smile" from a previously shelved album, "Eros."
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Warner Music Group quickly removed the track due to copyright infringement.
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To this date, the album still hasn't been released.
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A large part of the ordeal had to due with the death of bassist Chi Cheng in 2013.
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Luckily, it looks like the Deftones are back on the upswing.
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The Deftones' current lineup includes vocalist Chino Moreno, guitarist Stephen Carpenter, drummer Abe Cunningham, keyboardist Frank Delgado and bassist Sergio Vega.
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The band spans genres from metal to alternative to experimental rock.
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They formed in 1988 in Sacramento.
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While the band's sales have never managed to top the success of their third album, "White Pony," their fifth album, "Saturday Night Wrist," was met with near unanimous critical acclaim.
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And yes, the band is Grammy Award-winning.
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Perhaps some of the best song titles around.
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Alabama's Yelawolf offered some energetic support for the Deftones.
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Yelawolf is a hip-hop artist who signed to Eminem's label in 2011.
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Can't go wrong with long hair, tattoos and an all white outfit (it's before labor day still).
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Electronic duo Rituals of Mine (fka Sister Crayon) opened up the show, making for an eclectic night.
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Like the Deftones, Rituals of Mine are also from Sacramento.
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Lead singer Terra Lopez was beaming.
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