This week on The What Podcast, Brad and Barry are joined by Sergio Vega, bassist of Deftones and Quicksand. They discuss Vega’s start with post-hardcore band Quicksand and joining the Deftones after Chi Cheng’s terrific journey. Vega also delved into his own songwriting in addition to offering some insight into Deftones ’own recording process. To close the interview, Vega shares his thoughts on getting back on track with the Deftones in a post-pandemic world, which includes the appearance of Bonnaroo.
The What Podcast originally launched in 2018 as a way for two Bonnaroo veterans to talk about the thing they love most in life: Bonnaroo. Over time, the podcast evolved to cover the rest of the North American festival scene and the tour industry as a whole. Between dissecting the lineups and discussing the latest news headlines, you’ll also hear conversations with artists, such as Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien and and Lizzo, as well as industry insiders like by Ashley Capps (AC Entertainment) and Jim Burress (Columbia Records). If you’re a live music junkie, this podcast is for you.
About Brad: A bona fide festival junkie, Brad travels the country to any festivals he can get …. including 18 Bonnaroos. He sees all the changes and walks every inch of The Farm. You can also hear him on ALT 92.3 FM in New Orleans. Follow him on Twitter.
About Barry: Barry was with me the Chattanooga Times Free Press from 1987. At the time he was a reporter, columnist, Entertainment Editor and Associate Features Editor. He has primarily written about entertainment in and around town, including Bonnaroo from its inception. Follow him on Twitter.