DEFTONES turntablist and samples man, Frank Delgado, has admitted to Kerrang! magazine that the band's new self-titled album ended up costing $2.5 million to make. "In reality we had a lot of deadlines that didn't meet and we got fined," he said of the reasons for the CD's bloated production costs. " We got fined for every month we didn't hand material in, which cost us quite a lot of money. But you can't really worry about that, our main concern was to get the songs right." Asked what he thought about the pressures of following up from the success of platinum-selling album, "White Pony", Delgado said, "It's not really a concern for is. Of course it would be nice if it is as big, but it's not something that really worries us. We're really happy with the songs, and that's what's most important." And in response to the "RADIOHEAD of metal" tag that has often been leveled at the DEFTONES, he enthused, "I think that's kinda cool. RADIOHEAD are a band that I really enjoy and I like them because you're always intrigued by what they are going to do next and we try to do that with our music too. So it's a real compliment."
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