Best known as the co-founding frontman for the Deftones, Chino Moreno is throwing his energy into a side project that has suddenly taken on a life of its own.
Crosses, whose debut album bowed February 11 after two preceding EPs, is Moreno's "creative spurt," according to an interview he did with the Oakland Press. He told the paper it had a lot to do with the November 2008 auto accident that left bassist Chi Cheng in a coma until his death in April at age 42.
"Something like that really puts things in perspective," he told the Press. "More than anything, it just makes you very thankful to be able to have the opportunity to have what we've had up to this point and not take it for granted…and just take advantage of every opportunity to make music with your friends."
The band – expressed in print at +++ -- actually started back in 2011 when Moreno met up with Shaun Lopez and Chuck Doom and the trio recorded together the same day in Lopez's home studio. They continued meeting, and over several sessions recorded about 20 songs (about half of which are on the two aforementioned EPs). Before they knew it Crosses was born.
From a fun experiment comes the sound of hard hitting heavy rock and electronics, not to mention songs like "Bitches Brew" and "The Epilogue." They've taken that sound to the masses, and appeared as part of the Australian music festival Soundwave, followed by a US spring tour.
Crosses Announce May Tour Dates
Fresh off an appearance at both weekends of the Coachella Music Festival, Crosses—made up of former Deftones singer Chino Moreno, Shaun Lopez, and Chuck Doom—have just announced plans for a May tour. Kicking off on May 10 in St. Louis, MO, at Pointfest (with Queens of the Stone Age, The Offspring, and AFI), the band…Read more
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