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  • In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2013

    In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2013

    As 2013 draws to a close, we take a moment to reflect on the notable bassists that left us this year. Their grooves helped to create the soundtrack of life for people all over the world. Rick Huxley (February 11, 2013) Bassist for The Dave Clark Five. As part of the Dave Clark Five, Huxley... »

  • Deftones’ Final Album with Chi Cheng Closer To Being Released

    Deftones’ Final Album with Chi Cheng Closer To Being Released

    The Deftones were nearly finished with their album Eros in 2008 when tragedy struck and a car accident left bassist Chi Cheng in a coma. After some time, the band decided to shelve the project out of respect for Cheng and recruited bassist Sergio Vega to start a new album, Diamond Eyes. Eros turned out... »

  • In Memoriam: Chi Cheng

    In Memoriam: Chi Cheng

    The bass community has lost another great player as former Deftones bassist Chi Cheng has passed away after a five year fight for his life. Cheng was in a car accident in 2008 in Santa Clara, California that left him in a coma. Though he had been showing signs of improvement the past two years,... »

  • Deftones Release “Koi No Yokan”

    Deftones Release “Koi No Yokan”

    Seventeen years after releasing their debut, Deftones have released their seventh full-length studio album, Koi No Yokan. The album is the second release without long-time bassist Chi Cheng, who continues to recover from a car accident in 2008. Bassist Sergio Vega, who performed on the 2010 release Diamond Eyes, took a larger role in Koi... »

  • Chi Cheng Shows Some Signs of Improvement

    Chi Cheng Shows Some Signs of Improvement

    Former Deftones bassist Chi Cheng is showing further signs of recovery since a November 2008 car accident left him in a coma. A new video of Cheng shows him lifting his leg on request, which is a good sign of improvement, especially considering he’s been incapacitated for over three years. While the video shows a... »

  • Deftones Release “Diamond Eyes” Remix to Benefit Chi Cheng

    Deftones Release “Diamond Eyes” Remix to Benefit Chi Cheng

    Deftones has announced their latest fundraiser effort for their bassist Chi Cheng, who remains in a semi-comatose state following an automobile accident in November 2008. The band is offering a new and exclusive remix of the title track from the latest album, Diamond Eyes. The track is available through the One Love for Chi website,... »

  • Deftones Announce Summer Headliner Tour

    The Deftones are hitting the road starting in August, for a US tour in support of their latest album, Diamond Eyes. One dollar from each ticket sold will go to the fund in support of bassist Chi Cheng, who continues remains in a semi-conscious state after a 2008 car accident. The band is fitting in... »

  • Chi Cheng Showing Signs of Improvement

    After being in a coma since November, 2008, Deftones bassist Chi Cheng is showing signs of improvement, according to his band mates. “He’s been out of his coma for a while now, which is great” singer Chino Moreno told The Quietus. “He’s still in a minimally conscious state, which means he sleeps a lot, wakes... »

  • Deftones announce new album

    In an interview with AOL’s Noisecreep, Deftones has announced their next album will release on April 27th, 2010. Before bassist Chi Cheng‘s car accident that left him in a coma in November 2008, the band had nearly finished an album, Eros. Since then, the band has since decided to start over with new material and... »

  • Benefit fundraiser for Chi Cheng

    The Deftones have announced that they will be kicking off a series of fundraising events to help the family of Chi Cheng with the overwhelming medical bills accumulated for his treatment. Deftones are starting with a benefit show on November 19th, 2009 in Hollywood, California. Tickets are currently on sale and all proceeds will go... »