1. Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng Dead at 42

    April 14, 2013 12:31 AM EDT Deftones bassist Chi Cheng, who has been in a semi-conscious state since a 2008 car accident, died early Saturday morning, his family announced. He was 42. In a statement posted on the fan site Oneloveforchi.com , Cheng's family writes that the musician was taken to the…

  2. Deftones Racing Through Next Album, Hoping for October Release

    July 02, 2012 12:25 PM EDT 'It was important that we wanted to not drag it out,' says frontman Chino Moreno Mixing for Deftones ' next album is under way, and frontman Chino Moreno says the California heavy rockers caught a full range of sound for this venture. "It's not a super fast or slow…

  3. Deftones Returning to Studio After Tour Wraps, Says Singer

    May 02, 2011 10:23 AM EDT D eftones are hoping that a gap between the end of its current North American tour and some summer festival dates will allow the group to get started on the follow-up to 2010's "Diamond Eyes." "We're going to have a month off, but in that month we're talking…

  4. Deftones Album Preview

    January 15, 2010 4:24 PM EST Deftones, Title TBD (Warner Bros./Reprise Records) Release Date: April 2010 Following a November 2008 car accident that left Deftones bassist Chi Cheng in a semiconscious state during the past year, the rock band "didn't know if we were going to continue on," Deftones frontman…

  5. Deftones Playing First Show Since Cheng's Accident

    February 06, 2009 12:59 PM EST Deftones will return to the stage for the first time since bassist Chi Cheng went into a coma after a November car accident. The group will perform April 5 at the Bamboozle Left festival in Irvine, Calif., with former Quicksand bassist Sergio Vega stepping in for Cheng. Vega previously…

  6. Doctors 'Optimistic' For Deftones Bassist

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Doctors are "optimistic" that Deftones bassist Chi Cheng will recover from life-threatening injuries suffered in a car accident last week. Cheng's life was likely saved thanks to three off-duty EMTs w Doctors are "optimistic" that Deftones bassist Chi Cheng will…

  7. Deftones Bassist In Coma After Car Crash

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Deftones bassist Chi Cheng is in a coma after being involved in a car accident Monday in Santa Clara, Calif., according to the Sacramento Bee. Frontman Chino Moreno confirmed Cheng's condition but dec Deftones bassist Chi Cheng is in a coma after being involved in a car accident Monday…

  8. Deftones Stir Up Suspense

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com After gradually building its fan base for several years, the garage-skater-band-turned-Grammy Award-decorated Deftones have returned to the upper regions of The Billboard 200 with their self-titled fourth album. To build anticipation for the music…

  9. Deftones Side Projects Blossom

    June 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of last year's Maverick album "White Pony," side projects are keeping members of the Deftones busy. Vocalist Chino Moreno's Team Sleep's as-yet-untitled album was recorded last spring in In the wake of last year's Maverick album "White Pony,"…