Deftones’ Abe Cunningham Discusses Band’s 25th Anniversary

Published On October 19, 2013 | By Riley Rowe | Deftones, Featured

In a recent interview from Dallas Observer, Abe Cunningham, the drummer for Deftones, takes a stroll down memory lane as he discusses the past and resent of the band:

Regarding the fact that the band has lasted 25 years:
“It sure doesn’t feel like it has been that long. I hope for it to continue on, but I am taking it in stride. There have been many ups and downs, but that’s part of the rock and roll rollercoaster ride. There has been way more good times than bad. I can’t complain.”

On Cunningham’s idol, Stewart Copeland of The Police:
“I’ve had the chance to meet him many times. I always look at him in awe. I always tell myself that I need to talk to that dude. He is an interesting dude. He is one hell of a drummer.”

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