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Deftones Pay Tribute To Late Bassist Chi Cheng With Never-Before-Released Track ‘Smile’

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One year ago today (April 13), Deftones said goodbye to bassist Chi Cheng, who passed away after a 2008 car accident left him mostly in a coma for four and a half years. On the one year anniversary of his passing, frontman Chino Moreno has posted the unreleased song 'Smile' from Deftones' shelved album 'Eros.'

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Chi Cheng’s Family Announces Gathering to Honor Deftones Bassist’s Memory

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Even though he passed just last week, the family of Deftones bassist Chi Cheng has been very aware of the love generated by the musician around the world. As such they are staging a gathering this weekend where fans, friends and peers are invited to come celebrate his life.

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Deftones Issue First Statement Regarding Death of Bassist Chi Cheng

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The rock world was saddened over the weekend to hear the news that Deftones bassist Chi Cheng had passed away. The musician died after spending four years in either a coma or semi-conscious state as the result of a devastating 2008 car accident. After reactions and condolences from many in the rock community, the first official statement from Deftones themselves came today via a message from the band's guitarist Stephen Carpenter.

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HeAd’s KoRner: Brian ‘Head’ Welch Remembers Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng

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Brian 'Head' Welch, guitarist for Korn and frontman of Love and Death, is a guest columnist for Loudwire. In his latest 'HeAd's KoRner' column, Welch honors late Deftones bassist Chi Cheng, who passed away on Saturday, April 13, after spending four-plus years in a coma or semi-concious state following a 2008 car accident. Read Head's touching account in which he remembers Chi and recalls a 2009 visit to the hospital to see his ailing friend:

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Deftones’ Chi Cheng Dies: Rockers Pay Tribute

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The music world has lost one of its most talented performers as Deftones bassist Chi Cheng sadly passed away Saturday (April 13) at the age of 42. Cheng had been in a coma following a serious auto accident in 2008 and had been in a semi-conscious state for periods ever since.

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Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng Dies at 42

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It is with true sadness that we report that Deftones bassist Chi Cheng passed away early Saturday morning (April 13) after a four-year battle to survive following a car crash in 2008.

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Deftones’ Chino Moreno Says Chi Cheng Would Appreciate Band’s Recent Albums

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Deftones continue to receive plenty of acclaim for their 'Koi No Yokan' album, with the disc making many year-end Top 10 critics lists, including a No. 1 spot on Loudwire's 10 Best Rock Albums of 2012. But the success for the band is bittersweet as they've been doing it without the services of longtime bassist Chi Cheng, who has mostly been in a comatose state since his 2008 car accident.

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Chi Cheng’s Family Considers Stem Cell Treatment, Offers New Update on His Condition

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Four years have passed since Deftones bassist Chi Cheng was involved in a car accident which left him in a coma. Having only been in a partially conscious state since Feb. 2012, Chi is now able to spend his life out of a hospital despite many return trips due to various infections. In a long post by Chi's mother, she shares the latest on Chi's recovery, including a close call concerning oxygen deprivation.

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Deftones Perform ‘Root’ Live with Son of Ailing Bassist Chi Cheng

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Reprise Records

Ever since a November 2008 car accident, Deftones bassist Chi Cheng has mostly been in a coma. In the meantime, the band has continued to write and tour with replacement bassist Sergio Vega. Last night, though, Deftones came closer to having Chi back than they've been in nearly four years, as the band invited Chi's son Gabe onstage to perform with them in San Francisco.

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Deftones’ Chino Moreno Talks ‘Koi No Yokan’ and Keeping Bassist Chi Cheng in His Thoughts

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

In a new interview, Deftones frontman Chino Moreno speaks about the writing process for the band's upcoming album 'Koi No Yokan' compared to various other releases and how he deals with the ailing state of his friend and bass player Chi Cheng.

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