Deftones explain why they covered Katy Perry at Reading Festival – video

Chino Moreno: 'I've heard every Katy Perry song a million times'

Deftones have chatted about why they decided to cover Katy Perry‘s ‘Firework’ at their recent shows.

Speaking exclusively to NME Video backstage at Reading Festival, lead singer Chino Moreno said:

Stephen [Carpenter, guitar] loves Katy Perry. We did it for him. He’s seriously embedded all her songs into our brains. He always has music on for the van rides. So I’ve heard almost every Katy Perry song a million times. Just for him I threw it into one of our songs one day, sort of made everyone chuckle, it’s fun, I like the song.

Click above to watch the full video interview.

The band played the cover as part of their own song ‘7 Words’ during their show at Reading Festival. You can watch the cover from the band’s Lollapalooza festival performance by clicking below.

Also in the video above the band were asked which artist they’d like to see cover one of their songs. Moreno answered:

Sade. I think it would be awesome, because we did a Sade song [the band have covered her track ‘No Ordinary Love’], if Sade did one of our songs. Possibly something more of her format, like, maybe, ‘Digital Battles’. Something like that.

Earlier this year Deftones released an album of covers for Record Store Day. It included versions of songs by The Smiths and The Cure as well as Sade.

Reading Festival continues today with sets from Bombay Bicycle Club, Jane’s Addiction and co-headline slots from Pulp and The Strokes.

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