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Deftones frontman Chino Moreno opens up about new side-project, Crosses

March 30 2011, 2:14 PM EDT By Tim Karan

Deftones frontman Chino Moreno has unveiled details about his new side-project, Crosses, which also features Far guitarist Shaun Lopez. Moreno says, "Shaun [Lopez], has been a good friend of mine since we were kids. He's my neighbor and we've done stuff together before. But just recently, during these little breaks that we've had, we've been recording this real minimal project where it's just me and him and another buddy of mine, Scott Chuck, and we're just writing these little pieces of music, whether it starts with piano or some down tempo beats. It's really minimal and soothing and it's sort of like the stuff I like listening to when I'm not screaming my head off. The tentative name for the project is Crosses and we have 16 tracks that are almost done."

Moreno's other band, Team Sleep, released their self-titled debut in 2005, and the vocalist hopes the approach to Crosses will be different than it was for that band. He says, "We might release a series of EPs on our own on the Net. I don't want to talk about it at all—which I'm doing right now. The main thing about it is, I don't want to hype it up and give people all these expectations. To me, that's what made Team Sleep so hard to do. It was supposed to be this underground thing that would happen whenever, and it developed so much hype around it that it kind of ruined the whole thing for me. Our idea for this is to just put it out there and whoever likes it, cool."