#72. Deftones / Best Bands of All-Time / Top 100

Arguably the most original hard rock band of the past 3 decades, the Deftones rank #72 on the Gears of Rock’s Top 100 Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Bands of All-Time.  This band invented a fresh style of metal in the 90s that is intense, emotional, melodic, and downright cool.  The best songs by the Deftones are “Minerva,” “Change (In the House of Flies),” “Hole in the Earth,” “Back to School (Mini Maggit),” “Swerve City,” “My Own Summer (Shove It),” “Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away),” and “Tempest.”

Best Song: “Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)” (1997)

Best Album: “White Pony” (2000)

Best Tour: White Pony Tour 2001

Most Valuable Member: Chino Moreno – Vocals

Fun Fact: The band won a Grammy in 2001 for “Elite.”

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Top 100 Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Bands of All-Time – 2013 Edition

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