DEFTONES Singer: 'JACK OSBOURNE Seems Like A Nice Kid'

May 7, 2003

DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno has rushed to Jack Osbourne's defense, calling him a "nice kid" and labelling Hollywood "weird".

Ozzy Osbourne's 17-year-old son recently checked into the Las Encinas detox hospital in Pasadena, California after admitting he got "caught up" in a "drugs and alcohol" lifestyle.

Jack also recently admitted the celebrity he had acquired since the success of "The Osbournes" had a downside. He added: "You lose your anonymity. I can't enjoy myself when I go out any more. I've been hit, I've been slapped, people driving by screaming they hate me."

Moreno, whose band are set to release their eponymously titled new LP on May 20, has stuck up for Jack in his time of trouble.

Moreno told "He has a life that keeps the spotlight on him, keeps all eyes on him at all times. And when he's the age he is, that must put a lot of pressure on him. To have his whole life broadcast the whole time, that must be weird, man...

"I would never want my life broadcast like that. I'm more of a personal person. Everyone has an opinion on you then. Everything you do is going to be analyzed. I'm not saying that has caused him to do whatever it is he is doing, but it's Hollywood man. Hollywood is weird.

"I don't know enough about it. But from what I've seen on the TV, Jack seems a nice kid. Ozzy Osbourne seems to have done a good job."

Upcoming DEFTONES "guerilla" tour dates:

May 08 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
May 10 - Cleveland, OH - The Odeon
May 11 - Chicago, IL - The Metro
May 12 - St. Louis, MO - Mississippi Nights
May 15 - Phoenix, AZ - Celebrity Theater
May 17 - Las Vegas, NV - Sam Boyd Stadium
May 19 - West Hollywood, CA - Roxy Theatre
May 20 - Sacramento, CA - Crest Theater

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