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No. 16: Deftones, ‘Adrenaline’ – Best Debut Hard Rock Albums

Axl Rose-Robert Plant-Trent Reznor
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It took Deftones seven years to finally record their first full-length album, but the wait was worth it, as 'Adrenaline' recruited a cult fan base for the Californian band.

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Deftones Back in the Saddle With Western-Themed ‘Swerve City’ Video

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Deftones teased audiences with a Western-flavored lyric video for 'Swerve City' last month and they've kept the theme going for the song's official music video.

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Dillinger Escape Plan Deliver Bloody Set at 2013 Golden Gods With Special Guest Chino Moreno

5th Annual Revolver Golden Gods Award Show - Inside

The Dillinger Escape Plan played a hard-hitting set at the 2013 Revolver Golden Gods last night (May 2), with frontman Greg Puciato bleeding profusely from his forehead during the performance. Easily one of t

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Slipknot, Deftones, Corey Taylor, Lemmy Kilmister + More Win 2013 Revolver Golden Gods Awards

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The fans ultimately had the final say and in the end it's fitting that the 2013 Revolver Golden Gods Awards spread the wealth when it came to the night's top categories. Deftones, Corey Taylor and Slipknot were among the evening's top honorees.

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Deftones Perform ‘Jump’ at St. Louis Show in Tribute to Kriss Kross’ Chris Kelly

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Reprise Records

Deftones will make you ‘Jump, Jump.’

Yesterday the music community mourned the loss of Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly, a member of the rap group Kriss Kross that rose to fame at a very young age in the early ‘90s with their hit single ‘Jump.’ The addictive anthem had an impact far beyond the rap world too, even rock bands like the Deftones took notice.

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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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Maverick Records

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

Chi Cheng
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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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