Deftones Cover Kris Kross’ “Jump” In St. Louis

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Deftones are no strangers to tragedy. Earlier this month the band said goodbye to founding bassist, Chi Cheng, at age 42 after a car accident in November 2008 left him paralyzed and partially conscious. With his loss still fresh in the mind of the band and music fans around the world, news that Kris Kross member, Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly, passed last night has touched on a wound that had only just begun to heal.

In an attempt to pay tribute to Kelly’s passing, and in a way pay additional tribute to their own fallen comrade, the members of Deftones incorporated a cover of the Kris Kross classic, “Jump,” into a performance of “Engine 9” last night in St. Louis. UTG was not on site, but a few diligent fans had the foresight to grab their phones before the performance began. You can view video from the show, including an introduction informing attendees of Kelly’s passing, below.

Details are still developing regarding what exactly lead to the death of Chris Kelly, but new information obtained by TMZ claims police believe cocaine and heroin played a role. We will bring you more as new information is released.

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