Never-Seen Deftones Video from 1998 Surfaces

An ultra-rare video for Deftones' acoustic version of "Be Quiet and Drive" has appeared online, 15 years after being shelved.

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A rare, never-before-seen Deftones video has been revealed 15 years after first being filmed.

The video features singer Chino Moreno singing to an acoustic version of "Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away)" in 1998, but had never been seen by fans until Deftones Latino discovered it on a portfolio page for the video's director Frank Ockenfels.

It's not clear why the video was never used, but as the footage is so simple and filmed on the same set as the video for the original song, we're guessing the band took the opportunity to get some extra material while they had a director and all those cameras to hand.

For long-term Deftones fans, it's a real joy to see new material from their classic era.

You can see the never-seen video for the acoustic version of "Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)" with a very young version of Chino Moreno here (via Antiquiet):

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And here's the "proper" video for the original:

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    So this is the source of the acoustic version of Be Quiet and Drive from the B-Sides and Rarities album? Neat.
    The reason why this was never released is because it's just one stem. The vocal's. That doesn't make a music video. You don't even see the rest of the band. The band probably agreed that this wasn't complete and didn't move forward with it.
    Wait. I don't wanna be a dick, but are we sure this isn't Jonah Matranga's cover of the song? Jonah and Chino being long time friends.. it just sounds exactly like Jonah. i'm willing to be wrong, but i don't think i am.
    Especially sad and sweet to see this the day Chi died. Anyway, I made the track and did a vocal demo of it that Chino & Crook worked from. He just wanted to use my version, it was funny. Sweet times. - Jonah