Deftones Honored By Hometown

You might think you and your pals are totally into the Deftones, but you're no match for Sacramento Mayor Jimmie Yee.

On Monday, Yee issued proclamation plaques to the Deftones for their "continued artistic achievement from the City that loves them the most" and dispatched one of his staffers to present the hometown heroes with keys to the California city.

Yee's chief of staff, Gina Montoya, delivered the keys and plaques to the Deftones before the band's encore at Monday's sold-out show at Sacramento's Memorial Auditorium.

Deftones frontman (and noted funnyman) Chino Moreno joked, "So, where can we get in for free with this key?" after picking up the honors.

The hometown gig marked the end of the first leg of the band's U.S. tour in support of its third album, "White Pony." The group next heads to Europe for a three-week trek and is expected to launch the second leg of its U.S. tour in October.

Before heading abroad, Moreno and Deftones

drummer Abe Cunningham will turn up on Wednesday's edition of "Total Request Live" to talk about their video for "Change (In The House Of Flies)," which has become a staple on the daily countdown show.

For a full-length interview with the Deftones, including loads of live video, check out the MTV News Online feature "Deftones: Pony Express."