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Australia's Soundwave Festival Cancelled


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The event, which is one of the country's most popular music festivals, had been due to take place in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in January (16) with headliners including the Prodigy and Deftones.

However, organiser AJ Maddah has now called off the 2016 installment due to flagging ticket sales.

"I am devastated to have to announce the cancellation of Soundwave 16 due to poor ticket sales. I am very sorry. I tried my best. #SW16," he tweeted.

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Five Finger Death Punch Cancel French Show


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The group was scheduled to perform in Strasbourg on Sunday (15Nov15), but the concert was cancelled hours before the group was scheduled to hit the stage.

"We followed the tragic events in Paris Friday night with great sadness," a statement from the band reads. "We are devastated at the loss of life and have friends and fans who were at the concert.

"Out of respect for the victims and to observe France's three national days of mourning, we will be postponing our show in Strasbourg Sunday night, November 15th. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and those affected by the terror attacks in France."

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Deftones Cancel Paris Shows


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The group was billed to perform at the Bataclan, which became the centre of a deadly siege on Friday, the following night, but Chino Moreno and his bandmates were forced to cancel the concert because the venue is a crime scene.

They have now scrapped a planned second show, scheduled for Monday (16Nov15), out of respect for the 120-plus people killed by ISIS terrorists and their families.

Almost 90 music fans lost their lives during an Eagles Of Death Metal show on Friday (13Nov15) after terrorists stormed the building and slaughtered concertgoers in their way.

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Reunited Supergroup Team Sleep Invites Fans Into Studio


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Deftones frontman Chino Moreno is inviting fans of his reunited rock supergroup Team Sleep to join them for a recording session in New York as the band works on its first album since 2005.

The singer/guitarist revealed last month (Aug14) that he was reuniting his experimental side project, seven years after the musicians unveiled plans to release a follow up to their eponymous disc, and now they are giving devotees the chance to witness the creative process in October (14).

They are inviting fans to join the group at the Applehead Recording studios in Woodstock on 17 and 18 October (14) to listen to new material, watch the band perform, take part in a question and answer session and sit down for a meal with Moreno, Todd Wilkinson, Death Grips drummer Zach Hill, DJ CrookOne, Tinfed's Rick Verret and Chuck X.

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Chi Cheng Tragedy Sparks Road Safety Campaign


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A road safety campaign has been launched in honour of tragic Deftones star CHI CHENG, who died following a car crash.

The bassist passed away earlier this year (13) after being in a semi-comatose state since the accident in 2008.

Cheng was thrown from a vehicle in a head-on collision in Santa Clara, California, and his family and friends are backing the newly-launched Buckle Up For Chi campaign, urging motorists to always wear a seat belt.

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Deftones Pay Tribute To Late Bassist At Reading Festival


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Rockers Deftones paid an emotional tribute to their late bass player CHI CHENG during their set at the Reading Festival in England on Friday (23Aug13).

The musician never recovered from a car accident in 2008 and spent years in a coma before passing away in April (13), but his presence was felt on the Main Stage at Reading as frontman Chino Moreno dedicated the group's Change (In The House of Flies) to his deceased former bandmate.

The California group hit the stage before System Of A Down and headliners Green Day.

Deftones Honour Kris Kross Star At Gig


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Rockers Deftones paid tribute to late Kris Kross star Chris 'mac Daddy' Kelly by covering the band's most famous song at a gig just hours after news of his death broke.

The 34-year-old hip-hop star was found unresponsive at his home in Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday (01May13) and later pronounced dead at a local hospital, prompting an outpouring of grief from fans and famous followers.

Deftones decided to honour Kelly in their own special way by covering Kris Kross' Jump during a gig in St. Louis, Missouri, and they also turned their clothing back-to-front in reference to the rappers' unique style.

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Deftones Left With 'hole In Their Lives' After Death Of Chi Cheng


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The Deftones are left with a ''hole in their lives'' following the death of bassist CHI CHENG.

The musician passed away in hospital on Saturday (13.04.13) after being in a ''partially conscious state'' since sustaining serious injuries from a car crash in 2008 and his bandmates - Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Abe Cunningham, Sergio Vega and Frank Delgado - have vowed to pass on as much ''love'' as they can in memory of the rocker.

A statement by guitarist Stephen reads: ''There are so many things i can say, and yet at this moment, none of it matters or compares to the loss everyone feels. There will be a hole in our lives where Chi once was.

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Deftones Performing At Manchester Academy

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Deftones Performing At Manchester Apollo

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