Deftones part ways with longtime bassist Sergio Vega

Sergio Vega
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Longtime Deftones bassist Sergio Vega has confirmed his departure from the band.

After a photo emerged on various digital streaming services with Vega absent earlier this week, fans were left wondering what this meant for the alt-metal heavyweights' lineup. Now, in a new video on Instagram, Vega has confirmed the split, citing contractual issues as his reason for departure.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.