Deftones documentary blocked amid legal row

Documentary Entertain Me: A Film About Deftones has been temporarily shelved.

The movie by director Andrew Bennett was shot 15 years ago while the band were recording 2000 album White Pony and was to be released late last month.

But controversy has surrounded the launch as it has reportedly not earned the band’s management Velvet Hammer’s seal of approval.

A statement on the film’s website reads: “As expected this film is unavailable for a very short time.

“I can assure every person who has purchased it, you are getting your film! No matter what.

“I can assure everyone else, that despite the unlawful action placed on my legal film, it will be available very, very shortly.”

Deftones are working on their eighth album, with its release expected in early 2016.

Former TeamRock news desk member Christina joined our team in late 2015, and although her time working on online rock news was fairly brief, she made a huge impact by contributing close to 1500 stories. Christina also interviewed artists including Deftones frontman Chino Moreno and worked at the Download festival. In late 2016, Christina left rock journalism to pursue a career in current affairs. In 2021, she was named Local Weekly Feature Writer of the Year at the Scottish Press Awards.