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Deftones Stream Unreleased ‘Eros’ Track, “Smile”

“We move together. We cruise till the end.” One year ago today, Deftones bassist Chi Cheng passed away in Sacramento, CA. Today, the band has uploaded a track from Eros, the final Deftones album that included Cheng and was ultimately shelved due to his passing. Frontman Chino Moreno decided to share “Smile” as a tribute […]

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Deftones’ Chino Moreno Comments On Releasing Album ‘Eros’

Deftones frontman Chino Moreno was asked when fans could expect to hear their shelved album Eros. The band recorded Eros during 2008 and features the final performances of their late bassist Chi Cheng. He told “I get asked about that record a lot. For a while, I was giving the same answer, “No, no, […]

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Deftones Planning To Release Never-Before-Heard ‘Eros’ Album

The passing of Deftones original bassist Chi Cheng is still being processed by the music world, and now it seems we will have a chance to hear more of his work. In the days before Chi Cheng was involved in the automobile accident that started his health’s downward spiral, Deftones were in the studio working […]

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

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 […]

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Deftones Release Statement on Chi’s Passing

It’s been nearly four years since Chi Cheng of Deftones suffered injuries from a car accident that had eventually resulted in his untimely passing on Saturday. Words can’t describe the impact that Cheng had on the lives of hundreds, probably thousands of people. The band’s guitarist, Stephen Carpenter, made a statement courtesy of the California […]

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Chi Cheng, Deftones Bassist Passes Away

We have some sad news to report tonight: it seems that Deftones bassist Chi Cheng has passed away. After a car accident in Santa Clara, CA back in 2008, Chi suffered major injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. This accident left Cheng in a coma. In 2010, […]


Deftones Will Release Scrapped Album

In 2008, original Deftones’ bassist Chi Cheng was in a car crash that put him in a coma. Only as recently as this past July did he finally make it out of the hospital to recover at home. Back in 2008, the Deftones were working on an album with Cheng, Eros, that was scrapped when […]

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Chi Cheng (Deftones) Improving Following Pneumonia Diagnosis

There has been a lot of doubt and worry surrounding the pneumonia diagnosis of Deftones’ Chi Cheng but he is recently showing signs of improvement / consciousness in the ICU. Cheng has been assisted with a breathing machine for a while and slowly the doctors will start weaning him off the machine (as soon as […]


DAMMIT: Deftones’ Chi Cheng Diagnosed With Pneumonia, In ICU

This is a pretty shitty way to start the day. News starting rolling in last night that Deftones’ bassist Chi Cheng, who has most recently been in a partially conscious state following a 2008 car accident, has been diagnosed with pneumonia. He is currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the hospital and word […]


The Dillinger Escape Plan Auction Off Drumhead For Chi Cheng

In 2008, Deftones bassist Chi Cheng was sadly in a car accident that has left him bed-ridden in a coma till this day. Over time, his medical bills have continued to rise obviously so The Dillinger Escape plan have decided to try and help. The band is auctioning off a signed drumhead that they destroyed […]