In a recent interview with Ultimate Guitar, Deftones' guitarist Stephen Carpenter revealed that he actually didn't want to play on the band's new album, Gore. You can check out a snippet of the interview to get his full take on the record below.

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Are there any songs or guitar parts on the new record that you're really proud of or really excited for the fans to hear?
“Oh god. I think my proudest thing about my guitar playing on this record is just playing on the record because I didn't want to play on the record to begin with. It wasn't until way later once I actually got into it. I look at all the songs on the record and they were all a challenge for me to get in to.”



That's not saying that you're going to leave the Deftones, is it?
“I would never leave the band that I started but the band started leaving me, I can't control that.”

That's a democratic way to look at it, really.
“I mean, I have a great time for the most part. This record has been a struggle and we have got issues that I do not want to leave home but how things will be in the future, I do not know. But I know what I will do and what I will not do and there are some things that I will not do in the future because I just don't agree with it.”