Recently, ARTISTdirect.com interviewed Deftones frontman Chino Moreno about his new record, as well as his cinematic influences including Star Wars.
ARTISTdirect.com: How important is Star Wars to you?
Moreno: It’s pretty…important, man. I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t. That movie really made me feel like there’s way bigger sh*t going on than all of this, you know? I still believe that. As a kid, that made it seem like the earth is just so small and there’s so much more out there. I got wide-eyed as a kid, and I still just love it.
The Empire Strikes Back is my favorite. That sh*t always puts me in a good mood. My favorite scene is probably when they get to Cloud City. Darth Vader’s already there. Lando sells them out. You’re just like, “Woah! That’s…sick.”
I love how clean everything looked and the aesthetic. Everything was white. Princess Leia was all dressed up, and it showed that there’s decadence in space too [Laughs]. It’s rad. All of it is great. It’s dope when the Millennium Falcon goes through the asteroid and into the monster’s mouth!
Read the full interview here:
Chino Moreno of Deftones: “Primal, sexual and bloody romantic, maybe Blade Runner?” (via Artistdirect.com)