Stephen Carpenter shreds in this rare Deftones Public-Access TV performance from 1992

Stephen “Stef” Carpenter of Deftones
(Image credit: Scott Legato/Getty Images)

Rare footage has emerged on YouTube of Deftones performing on Public-Access TV in 1992. 

The clip – taken from a broadcast on the Sacto Active Rock community-access TV show and shared to the DeftonesLive YouTube channel – sees the band perform Answers – a self-released dub/reggae-influenced track written prior to their 1995 debut, Adrenaline

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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.