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Korn, Megadeth And More Set To Rock Download Festival 2022

Korn, Megadeth and Deftones have been added to the line-up for Download Festival 2022.The 2021 event was axed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but after it was confirmed that KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro...

Deftones Reveal New Album Could Drop In September

Deftones have hinted their new album could be released in September. The metal band have finished their ninth studio album, and the band's drummer Abe Cunningham admitted it could drop by early autumn. He said:...

Reunited Supergroup Team Sleep Invites Fans Into Studio

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...

Chi Cheng Tragedy Sparks Road Safety Campaign

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...

Deftones Pay Tribute To Late Bassist At Reading Festival

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...

Deftones Honour Kris Kross Star At Gig

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...

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

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...

Deftones' Stephen Carpenter Grieves Loss Of Chi Cheng

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...

Chi Cheng's Legacy Lives On In Deftones Of 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...

Chi Cheng Dies: Deftones Bassist Dead Aged 42

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)...

Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng Passes Away Aged 42

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...

Slash & Duff Mckagan Add To Chi Cheng Tributes

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...

Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng Dies

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...

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

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...

Biffy Clyro To Headline Reading And Leeds Festival

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...

Eminem To Headline Reading And Leeds

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,...

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

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...

Deftones Bassist Still Struggling Four Years After Car Crash

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Chi Cheng Able To Lift His Leg

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...

Charlie Simpson Not Excited By New Heavy Music

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,...

Deftones Singer Better Than Two Emo Vocalists

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...

Deftones Inspired By Depeche Mode

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...

Stars Come Out For The Deftones

MOTLEY CRUE rocker TOMMY LEE, LINKIN PARK frontman MIKE SHINODA and rap group CYPRESS HILL were among the stars who joined the DEFTONES at a benefit concert in Los Angeles on Thursday night (19Nov09).The musicians...

Deftones Write New Songs For Comatose Cheng

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...

Website Set Up To Raise Money For Comatose Rocker

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)....

Deftones To Rock On Without Comatose Bass Player

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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