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14th April 2014

The Deftones have honoured the memory of the band's late bassist Chi Cheng by releasing a song called Smile, one of the last tracks they recorded with him, on the first anniversary of his death....

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Chi Cheng Tragedy Sparks Road Safety Campaign

25th November 2013

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...

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Deftones Pay Tribute To Late Bassist At Reading Festival

24th August 2013

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...

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

17th April 2013

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...

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Deftones' Stephen Carpenter Grieves Loss Of Chi Cheng

16th April 2013

Grieving Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter is struggling to come to terms with the loss of bandmate Chi Cheng, insisting "there will be a hole in our lives" following the bass player's death on Saturday (13Apr13).The...

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Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng Passes Away Aged 42

15th April 2013

The Deftones bass player Chi Cheng has died aged 42.The nu-metal musician was rushed to hospital in the early hours of Saturday morning (13.04.13), where he passed away at around 3am, his family confirmed. A...

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Slash & Duff Mckagan Add To Chi Cheng Tributes

15th April 2013

Former Guns N' Roses bandmates Duff Mckagan and Slash and ex-My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way are among the stars who have taken to Twitter.com to add their tributes to Deftones bass player Chi Cheng.The...

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Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng Dies

14th April 2013

Deftones bassist Chi Cheng has died, more than four years after a car accident which left him in a semi-conscious state.The 42 year old lost his fight for life on Saturday morning (13Apr13). A...

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Deftones Bassist Still Struggling Four Years After Car Crash

24th November 2012

The family of tragic Deftones rocker Chi Cheng are considering controversial stem cell therapy to speed up the bass player's recovery from a 2008 car accident, which left him in a coma.The star's brother admits...

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Chi Cheng Able To Lift His Leg

9th February 2012

Bedridden Deftones bassist Chi Cheng is responding to doctors and can now lift his leg on request - more than three years after falling into a coma.The rocker remains in a minimally conscious state but...

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Deftones Singer Better Than Two Emo Vocalists

15th November 2010

Deftones singer Chino Moreno said he's as good as two 'emo' band singers. The frontman with the alternative metal group said his son listens to a lot of modern rock bands who champion the theatrical...

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Cheng's Family Given New Hope Of Recovery

8th June 2010

The family of comatose DEFTONES bassist CHI CHENG has been given renewed hope the star will regain consciousness after a doctors' report confirmed he's showing signs of "improved alertness".The musician slipped into a coma following...

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Deftones Discussed 'Comeback' With Cheng's Mum

30th April 2010

Rockers DEFTONES held a meeting with hospitalised bass player CHI CHENG's mother - to reassure her it is not "disloyal" to record songs without him.Cheng slipped into a coma after a horrific car crash in...

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Fascinating Fact 8244

28th October 2009

The DEFTONES will play a benefit concert in Los Angeles on 19 November (09) to raise money for their seriously ill bassist CHI CHENG, who was left in a coma following a car crash last...

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Deftones Write New Songs For Comatose Cheng

17th July 2009

Rockers DEFTONES have written a new album in honour of hospitalised bass player CHI CHENG.Cheng slipped into a coma after an horrific car crash in Santa Clara, California last November (08), and has still yet...

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Korn & Slipknot Stars Team Up For Deftones Bassist

20th May 2009

Rockers from bands including KORN and SLIPKNOT have teamed up to record a charity song to raise money for hospitalised DEFTONES bassist CHI CHENG. The 38-year-old star slipped into a coma following a car crash in...

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Deftones Bassist Comes Out Of Coma

6th May 2009

DEFTONES rocker CHI CHENG is out of his coma and making the first steps towards recovery. The bassist has been in a coma since a car crash in Santa Clara, California last November (08). The band...

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Website Set Up To Raise Money For Comatose Rocker

24th March 2009

The family of comatose DEFTONES rocker CHI CHENG have set up a website to appeal for help covering his medical costs. The bassist has been in a coma since a horrific car crash in November (08)....

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Deftones To Rock On Without Comatose Bass Player

7th February 2009

Rockers the DEFTONES are to continue with recording and tour plans, despite the fact bass player CHI CHENG is in a coma.The group has announced plans to perform at the Bamboozle Left festival in California...

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Progress For Unconscious Deftones Star

20th November 2008

Medics have started removing monitoring equipment from comatose DEFTONES star CHI CHENG's hospital room, convinced the bass player will recover from his 3 November (08) car crash once he wakes. The rocker's mother Jeanne has...

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Deftones Star 'Will Play Bass Again'

9th November 2008

LATEST: Doctors treating DEFTONES star CHI CHENG are confident the musician will play bass guitar again, according to his mother. The 38-year-old bassist is in a coma following a car crash in Santa Clara, California,...

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Deftones Star In A Coma After Car Crash

5th November 2008

DEFTONES star CHI CHENG is fighting for his life in a San Jose, California hospital following a car accident. The 38-year-old bassist is in a coma following the crash in Santa Clara on Monday (03Nov08)....

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