Never Forget That Madonna Was The One Who Signed Deftones To Their First Record Deal

Here’s a fun little bit of rock trivia you may or may not know – the person who signed Deftones to their first record deal was none other than Madonna.

That’s right – the band signed with the pop star’s Maverick label in 1994.

Frontman Chino Moreno says the band’s demo tape somehow wound up in Madonna’s hands.  He got a call at the record store where he worked and was told “Hey, Madonna wants to see you guys play.”

He calls the experience “surreal”: “The door opens, and Madonna walks in. So this was like, one of the first famous people that I meet is Madonna. Like, as a 10-year-old boy, all my fantasies are coming true.

Did you know about the Madonna/Deftones connection?  What are some other strange-but-true rock origin stories?

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