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Deftones' Bassist Chi Cheng Passes Away Aged 42

April 15th, 2013 3:15pm EDT
Chi Cheng
The Deftones bassist Chi Cheng has died aged 42 after ongoing health problems following his car crash in 2008, which left him in ill-health and in a semi-conscious state.

The musician was rushed to the hospital in the early hours of Saturday morning, where he passed away at around 3am, his family confirmed.  A cause of death has not yet been revealed.

In a statement on website OneLoveForChi.com, his mother Jeanne Marie Cheng - known as 'Mom J' - wrote: "This is the hardest thing to write to you. Your love and heart and devotion to Chi was unconditional and amazing. I know that you will a...
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CD Review: Deftones - 'Koi No Yokan'

November 15th, 2012 2:30pm EST
Deftones
Written by: Mikey G.

Simply amazing. The end.

OK, I’ll get into it a bit. The 7th installment of the Deftones album collection, Koi No Yokan, is one of, if not the, best to date. They have proved that they have not grown weaker with age, and if anything, they have gotten better and stronger, mastering the music that they have been creating for the better part of two decades. From start to finish this is one of the most mesmerizing albums ever.

From the opening riffs of “Swerve City” to the soothing, almost funky bass lines of closer “What Happened to You,” Koi No Yokan does not ever ce...
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Deftones Rocker Chi Cheng Lifts His Leg After 3-Year Coma

February 9th, 2012 9:33am EST
Chi Cheng
Bedridden Deftones bassist Chi Cheng is responding to doctors and can now lift his leg on request - more than three years after falling into a coma.

The rocker remains in a minimally conscious state but he's given loved ones renewed hope of recovery with his latest breakthrough.

Cheng has been opening his eyes, making noises and can even raise his leg, according to the fundraising website One Love For Chi.

Video footage posted on the site shows Cheng gradually raising his left foot a few inches into the air.

The musician slipped into a coma following a car crash in Santa Clara, Californ...
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Avenged Sevenfold Dominate The 2011 Golden Gods Awards

April 21st, 2011 3:52pm EDT
Avenged Sevenfold
Heavy metal stars Avenged Sevenfold were crowned the most talented musicians in rock on Wednesday after sweeping the board with four prizes at the 2011 Revolver Golden Gods Awards.

Frontman M. Shadows beat Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson to claim Best Vocalist, while Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance were named joint winners for Best Guitarist.

Former bandmate Mike Portnoy, who was temporarily drafted in to replace tragic Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan, also triumphed by taking the Best Drummer title. He did not attend the ceremony at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, but sent in a ...
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Funeral Party To Support Deftones And The Dillinger Escape Plan On Spring Tour (Tour Dates)

March 9th, 2011 9:43pm EST
Funeral Party
Funeral Party will join legendary alt-metal band Deftones and mathcore mavericks The Dillinger Escape Plan on their North American spring tour, beginning on April 14 in Seattle, WA. The tour begins just weeks after the highly anticipated release of Funeral Party's debut album The Golden Age Of Knowhere on March 29, 2011.

The Golden Age Of Knowhere was produced by Lars Stalfors (Matt & Kim, The Mars Volta) and mixed by Dave Sardy (Band of Horses, LCD Soundsystem, Oasis). The first three songs - "New York City Moves to the Sound of L.A.,""Carwars," and UK hit, "Just Because" -are ...
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Iron Maiden & Ozzy Osbourne Lead Golden Gods Awards Nominations

February 25th, 2011 2:11pm EST
Iron Maiden
Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden will be the frontrunners at this year's third annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards after picking up multiple nominations on Thursday.

Ozzy will battle Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson for Best Vocalist, while the Prince of Darkness' guitarist and drummer will battle Maiden's men for the night's best player prizes.

Rob Zombie also picks up multiple nods - his touring guitarist is up for Best Guitarist and drummer Joey Jordison will compete with Tommy Clufetos (Ozzy Osbourne), Abe Cunningham (Deftones), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour), Nico McBrain (Iron Maiden) and Avenge...
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2010: The Year That Was – Best Of

December 19th, 2010 1:13pm EST
2010 Best Of
Though 2010 saw a number of good releases from bands all across the musical spectrum, but in the end, it boiled down to a two horse race essentially between the Deftones and their career-defining masterpiece Diamond Eyes and Filter’s career-saving, comeback opus the Trouble with Angels. Both have their strong points, and while neither have many weak points, Diamond Eyes takes the cake. Though the Deftones slot in as Getexposedmusic’s 2010 Album of the Year with Diamond Eyes, keep in mind that Filter and the Trouble with Angels isn’t far behind.

So, sit back, relax and enjoy, he said employ...
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A Conversation With Sameer Bhattacharya Of Flyleaf

December 28th, 2009 4:29pm EST
Flyleaf
Sure, sure. I have heard it all already. Everyone I know that is a fan of Flyleaf is upset that the band made the decision to take the road less traveled for them, one with less screams and a tad less aggression on their new album, Memento Mori. Yeah, their self titled album was teeming with a certain kind of rawness, a certain power all its own. This time out they took the path of melody and concentrated more of their hooks than anything else and guess what, it worked perfectly. Memento Mori is a great next step for the band, a natural progression if you will. So those that are miffed, res...
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The Learning Curve: Music To Contemplate This Week

January 29th, 2009 10:54am EST
New Years Day
(The Learning Curve) There's literally something for everyone's palette. This week is a journey. Hit the dance floor with SS Nova and Blaqk Audio, whip out the air guitar with Lynam, jump in the mosh pit with Demon Hunter and then start singing along with New Years Day.

This week you might see some familiar faces in some of these bands, but still, they are worth a listen. The members that formed these bands sound little or nothing like their old calling cards, so make sure you take the time to listen.

Enjoy my friends.

1.) SS Nova - Rock/Electronic

Hail from: Orange County...
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OneRepublic Hits The Road In Support Of 'Dreaming Out Loud'

January 21st, 2008 6:30pm EST
OneRepublic
Catch OneRepublic out on the road this winter. Tour dates below.

The five-member OneRepublic was formed in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2003. Lead singer/songwriter Ryan Tedder, who produced a couple of songs on the album, largely produced by Greg Wells (Deftones, Mika, Pink), boasts writing, producing and/or singing credits for Paul Oakenfold's Grammy nominated A Lively Mind, Jennifer Lopez, Leona Lewis, Ashley Tisdale, Natasha Bedingfield, Baby Bash, 2Pac, Chris Cornell, and Blake Lewis.

-"Stop and Stare" Streaming Audio

OneRepublic Tour Dates:

Jan 23 Houston, TX – Meri...
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Check Out OneRepublic, Their Debut CD, 'Dreaming Out Loud,' Is Due Nov. 20

November 12th, 2007 7:00pm EST
OneRepublic
It's a curious story but the #4 song on the Billboard Hot 100 this week (issue date October 20) is actually a remix of a song from a band whose debut album has not yet been released. The remixed "Apologize," heard on Timbaland Presents Shock Value, features the rock band OneRepublic, whose debut album-- Dreaming Out Loud--which includes the song's original version, will be issued November 20th on Timbaland's Mosley Music Group imprint via Interscope Records.

Meanwhile, "Apologize" already been on the Hot 100 chart for 10 weeks. "The toughest thing to do is write a hit song," says O...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 15

July 15th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Terry O
Happy Birthday to "90210" actor Brian Austin Green (1973), System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan (1973), Deftones bassist Chi Cheng (1970), actors Stan Kirsch and Eddie Griffin (1968), "Good Morning Vietnam" actor Forest Whitaker (1961), guitar whiz Joe Satriani (1956), Marky Ramone of The Ramones (1956), late Joy Division singer Ian Curtis (1956; d. 1980), "Lost" actor Terry O'Quinn (1952), wrestler/governor Jesse Ventura (1951), Yes bassist Trevor Horn (1949), singer Linda Ronstadt (1946), actress Diahann Carroll (1935), actor Philip Carey (1923), and Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn (160...
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Family Values Tour Expands With Second Stage And 'Guitar Hero II' Competition!

July 4th, 2007 9:00am EDT
Korn
This summer's biggest tour, Family Values, has teamed up with RedOctane's Guitar Hero to sponsor a second stage on the tour with an additional five bands making a total of 13 acts performing. A likely pairing, rock's biggest outing including co-headliners Korn and Evanescence, Atreyu, Flyleaf, Hellyeah, and Trivium partnered with the ultimate rock star experience, Guitar Hero, will foster hot newcomers Five Finger Death Punch, Invitro, Twin Method and others to be announced shortly, on the second stage all for an added value and the best-priced lawn tickets of the summer at $9.99!

The...
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2006: Year In Music (Pt. 4)

December 31st, 2006 3:00pm EST
The Darkness
In October, Justin Hawkins, lead singer of The Darkness, announced that he's leaving the band because he can't live the rock 'n' roll lifestyle again after completing rehab... Weird Al Yankovic's White & Nerdy becomes the parody singer's first ever top-ten hit... and legendary NYC nightclub CBGB, where bands like the Ramones, Talking Heads and Blondie got their start, closed; Patti Smith was the final act... Beck took things to the next level by releasing his latest album, The Information with sets of stickers so fans could create their own cover art; however, the revolutionary move prompte...
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Happy Holidays From The Family Values Tour

November 23rd, 2006 9:00am EST
Family Values Tour
On December 26, hard rock fans can get another taste of one of the music world's most successful tours when The Family Values Tour 2006 CD and separate DVD are released on Firm Music. The CD and DVD will feature live tracks from Korn and the Deftones, as well as select cuts from all the bands on the bill: Stone Sour, Flyleaf, Dir en grey, 10 Years, Deadsy, Bury Your Dead, Bullets and Octane and Walls of Jericho. Highlights include: one-of-a-kind duets, acoustic tracks and cover songs including a special appearance from Richard Patrick (Army of Anyone, Filter). This upcoming release marks...
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New CD Reviews, October 31, 2006 (The Who, Lil' Wayne, Lady Sovereign, Deftones & more)

October 31st, 2006 12:02pm EST
The Who - Endless Wire
New releases this week include albums from legends The Who, a Cash Money collaboration featuring Birdman and Lil' Wayne, the debuts from pint-sized UK rapper Lady Sovereign and American Idol winner Kellie Pickler, plus many more. Keep reading for reviews & info on this week's new CDs...

Lady Sovereign - Public Warning
Public Warning is stunning, better than the hype machine could ever paint it, with jaw-dropping, busy production and sharp, spunky lyrics that whiz by and back up this pint-sized rebel's serious b-girl stance. Read review...

The Who - Endless Wire
No, Endless Wire is no...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 15

July 15th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Terry O
Happy Birthday to "90210" actor Brian Austin Green (1973), System of a Down drummer John Dolmayan (1973), Deftones bassist Chi Cheng (1970), actors Stan Kirsch and Eddie Griffin (1968), "Good Morning Vietnam" actor Forest Whitaker (1961), guitar whiz Joe Satriani (1956), Marky Ramone of The Ramones (1956), late Joy Division singer Ian Curtis (1956; d. 1980), "Lost" actor Terry O'Quinn (1952), wrestler/governor Jesse Ventura (1951), Yes bassist Trevor Horn (1949), singer Linda Ronstadt (1946), actor Philip Carey (1923), and Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn (1606; d. 1669).
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'The Best of Taste of Chaos' to be Released January 24

January 19th, 2006 7:00pm EST
Matchbook Romance
In conjunction with the kick-off of this year's Taste of Chaos Tour, WARCON Enterprises has announced a January 24th release date for The Best of the Taste of Chaos, a two-disc compilation that features an onslaught of music from the biggest and best bands in the punk/metal scene.

Being hailed as the most definitive post-hardcore collection to ever be assembled, The Best of the Taste of Chaos includes 36 songs comprising unreleased tracks, rare outtakes and special songs from such heavy hitters as Story of the Year, The Deftones, The Used, Killswitch Engage and more.

The perfect...
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Atreyu Finish Up New Album, Hit The Road

January 18th, 2006 7:15pm EST
Atreyu
Southern California's Atreyu are roaring back after a few months of recording with a brand new album, "A Deathgrip on Yesterday" set to hit stores on March 28th. Produced by Josh Abraham (Velvet Revolver), the new album is chock full of great metallic rock songs with the mind-boggling guitar runs and dynamic brutality they are known for. They kick off the new album with a track on the new movie, Underworld Evolution, complete with a new video with footage from the movie. Atreyu will soon head out on the Taste of Chaos tour with Deftones, Dredg and Thrice among others, running from February ...
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Taste of Chaos Tour Dates & Full Lineup Announced

December 1st, 2005 4:24pm EST
Silverstein
After 37 packed dates across the USA and Canada last Winter, followed by an equally successful international run which hit Europe, Australia and Japan, The Taste of Chaos tour is back with another onslaught of Winter shows in the USA and Canada, featuring a who's-who of young, loud, aggressive bands. Kevin Lyman, the brainchild behind the Vans Warped Tour, has once again created a model for more-bang-for-your-buck. Lyman says, "Our goal is to give fans a six hour arena show with a multimedia experience of live music and activities for under $30 bucks."

The tour is scheduled to hit 46 ...
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Deftones, Atreyu Headline Taste of Chaos Tour 2006

November 29th, 2005 5:17pm EST
Deftones
The tour that started in the U.S. and Canada, and more recently finished up a successful stint in Australia is heading back to the states! The tour exhibits the "harder, edgier" bands featured on the Vans Warped Tour on a tour of their own. Contrary to the summer shows of the Warped Tour, the Taste of Chaos Tour will run through the winter months, bringing fans an amazing lineup of bands playing their favorite music. The tour will feature bands that will vary from city-to-city, and confirmed acts include Thrice, Deftones, Atreyu, Story of the Year, As I Lay Dying, Dredg, Silverstein, The...
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