Dans une interview pour Metal Hammer, Chino Moreno a expliqué qu’il a toujours fait attention avec qui Deftones est parti en tournée, notamment pour ne pas garder l’étiquette nu metal.
“We did make a very conscious choice of who we were going to play shows with […] It was hard to be this young band and having to turn down tours. I can’t remember how many times I turned down Korn ! And they got pissed at us. Jonathan would say, ‘Why do you hate us?’ and I didn’t know what to say. I’d tell him, ‘Dude, I don’t hate you. I love you, guys. You’re my friends. But I don’t want to tour with you. I don’t want to be on the ‘Family Values’ with you and Limp Bizkit.’ The name of the genre was nu metal, so anything that is new is one day going to be old. And I didn’t to be old with it.”