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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 Honour Kris Kross Star At Gig

2nd May 2013

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...

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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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Chi Cheng's Legacy Lives On In Deftones Of 2013

By Contributor | 15th April 2013

With the death of Deftones original bassist Chi Cheng goes the departure of perhaps one of the more unassuming but quietly pivotal bassists of the past two decades or so.Deftones influence didn’t always lend itself...

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Chi Cheng Dies: Deftones Bassist Dead Aged 42

By Joe Wilde | 15th April 2013

Chi Cheng, the bassist for metal group Deftones, has died. Cheng was left in a semi-conscious state that he has never been able to escape from following a car accident in 2008, yesterday (April 14)...

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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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Metallica's Orion Festival Reveals 2013 Line-up, Including Red Hot Chili Peppers

By Contributor | 25th February 2013

Metallica have revealed the line-up for their second annual Orion Music + More Festival, and as you’d expect from the ageing veterans of heavy metal, it’s one that bristles with more noise and riffs than...

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Biffy Clyro To Headline Reading And Leeds Festival

5th February 2013

Biffy Clyro will headline Reading and Leeds festivals this summer. The 'Black Chandelier' rockers - who reached number one in the UK album charts with their new record 'Opposites' on Sunday (02.02.13) - will headline...

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Eminem To Headline Reading And Leeds

11th December 2012

Eminem will headline the UK's Reading and Leeds festivals next year.The 'Stan' rapper will be making his first appearance in the UK since 2011 at the events, which will be held in August 2013.The rapper,...

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Deposit Scheme For Reading And Leeds 2013, Featuring Alt-j, Deftones And Boy Better Know

By Hayley Avron | 29th November 2012

It may still only be November but tomorrow (November 30, 2012), early bird tickets will go on sale for next year’s Reading and Leeds festivals, with Mercury Music Prize winners Alt-J unsurprisingly featuring on the...

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Fascinating Fact: 3389905

26th November 2012

Tool, Slash and the Deftones will join Black Sabbath and Slipknot at Japan's first Ozzfest next year (13). Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor will be on double duty at the Makuhari Messe event - his band...

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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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Out Now - UK Album Releases, November 12, 2012 - One Direction, Rolling Stones, Christina Aguilera, Twilight Breaking Bad - Part 2

By Contributor | 12th November 2012

Robbie Williams might be sitting pretty at the top of the UK Album Charts after the weekend, but if said charts have taught us anything, it’s that time makes fools of us all, and we...

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Katy Perry Setting Up Record Label: Who Will She Sign?

21st June 2012

Katy Perry is currently in the process of setting up her as yet untitled record label, reports the Hollywood Reporter. The pop superstar is looking to follow in the footsteps of her influences Madonna and...

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Slipknot Reveal Details Of New 'Best Of' Album

11th June 2012

Slipknot have unveiled details about their new Best Of compilation titled 'Antennas To Hell,' with the band seemingly showing no sign of abating over 17 years into their existence. The Nme reports that the album...

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Deftones Star Moreno Marries

11th March 2012

Deftones frontman Chino Moreno has married his longterm girlfriend in Hawaii.The rocker tied the knot with his partner of two years, Risa Mora, at a sun-soaked ceremony on Wednesday (07Mar12), according to Blabbermouth.net. Moreno shared...

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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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Charlie Simpson Not Excited By New Heavy Music

12th August 2011

Charlie Simpson doesn't get "excited" by "new heavy music".The Fightstar singer has recorded his debut solo album, 'Young Pilgrim', which moves away from the band's heavy roots to a more folk and Americana influenced sound,...

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Eminem, Foo Fighters And Coldplay To Headline Lollapalooza

26th April 2011

Eminem, Foo Fighters and Coldplay will headline this year's 20th anniversary Lollapalooza festival. The US alternative rock event brings together three of the biggest acts on the planet to play in Chicago from August 5...

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Iron Maiden Nominated For Golden God Award

9th March 2011

Iron Maiden and Bullet For My Valentine will go head-to-head in the Best UK Band category at this year's Metal Hammer Golden God Awards. The bands face competition from Skindred, Architects and Bring Me The...

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Deftones Gig Cancellation Causes Angry Protests

16th February 2011

Fans of the DEFTONES wrecked a venue on Tuesday night (15Feb11) when the rockers' gig in Bangkok, Thailand was axed - 90 minutes after they were due on stage.The band was scheduled to perform at...

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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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Deftones Inspired By Depeche Mode

1st July 2010

Chino Moreno says seeing Depeche Mode play live made him "want to make music".The Deftones lead singer - who is well known for his distinctive on-stage scream - revealed he first decided he wanted to...

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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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