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Did Madonna Help Sign Deftones?


Believe it or not, Madonna played a pivotal role in helping Deftones secure a record deal during the early 90s.

The band, comprising of four young men from Sacramento, journeyed to Los Angeles for a showcase where their demo caught the attention of someone connected to Madonna. This led to a phone call from Maverick Records, a budding label co-founded by Madonna, then representing only Candlebox and Alanis Morissette. Following a short audition for Maverick’s executives, which included Madonna’s manager, Deftones clinched a record deal.

Their success eventually skyrocketed with 10 million albums sold and multiple Grammy awards, marking significant milestones in their history.

Note: The band did get to meet Madonna in the process.


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