(GEMS RADIO)—The Deftones have split with bassist Sergio Vega.
Rock act the Deftones have split with their their bassist Sergio Vega, who filled in for the late Chi Cheng, in 2009.
Sergio mentioned there may have been dispute with his contract and whether he should be an “official member” of the group.
“To give a brief history about me and my friendship with Deftones. We met in 1995. I filled in for Chi — rest in peace — in 1999 and was asked to work with the band after his tragedy in 2009. Because of the love they have for Quicksand, I was asked to bring the same approach as a songwriter and arranger to them as well. I had worked with the band for 12 years, and at the start of every album cycle, I asked about becoming an official member, but the contract would be improved instead,” the bassist said.
The Covid pandemic brought the bassist to a breaking point as well. He turned down the new contract because he said there was no room for growth and he wanted something more stable.
Vega concluded: “I want you to know that I appreciate all the years we spent together: writing, performing, being taken into your worlds. I learned a lot from each one of you, when you brought me in, you created a new sense of passion for music that I will always cherish and carry with me. You truly changed my life.”