Rivalry Between KORN And DEFTONES 'Made Up,' Says Guitarist

Launch Radio Networks reports: This summer's Family Values tour will mark the first time that KORN and the DEFTONES have hit the road together in nearly a decade, and during that time there's always been rumors of a rivalry between the two groups. But DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter told Launch that the so-called feud between the two California groups has never existed. "The rivalry is media-made up," he said. "It's been that way ever since the start. Those guys are friends of ours, you know. We all met each other before either of us put our first record out and played shows together, and we just had great times hanging out and all that, you know. It was always just made up. We were always constantly going, 'Man, how does this stuff happen?'"

KORN and the DEFTONES will begin the Family Values tour on July 27 in Virginia Beach, with STONE SOUR, FLYLEAF and DIR EN GREY joining them on the main stage. Second stage acts have not been confirmed.

Each stop on the 30-city tour will feature lawn tickets for just $9.99. Exact dates and venues are still to be announced.

The DEFTONES will release their fifth album on September 12. A title has yet to be determined, although a song called "Hole in the Earth" is the tentative first single.

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