NewsJune 23, 2009 10:45 PM ET8,092 views

Deftones news and notes

Deftones have issued an extensive update regarding the condition of bassist Chi Cheng in addition to their next album. Here you go: "First and foremost, we are all still praying and hoping for our brother's and bandmate's recovery. He continues to get hospital care, but often it feels as if we're no closer to knowing what is ultimately going to happen to him as he continues to fight off infections as part of an ongoing battle with his condition. We trust all of you have been following his progress at One Love For Chi; we have as well. Whenever we have significant information regarding his condition, we will share it with all of you. In the meantime, we're working on getting a benefit show together for Chi in Los Angeles this fall; details will follow very soon. Let's all continue to channel positive energy into the universe for Chi's recovery. "There has been a lot of speculation lately about what is going on with the record: Eros for one, and Chi's parts, and this new record that we are currently tracking. The songs recorded for Eros are very special to us as they are the latest with Chi (and we certainly hope not the last); they have history and significant meaning to us. However, as we neared completion on Eros, we realized that this record doesn't best encompass and represent who we are currently as people and as musicians. And although those songs will see the light of day at some point, we collectively made the decision that we needed to take a new approach, and with Chi's condition heavy on our minds while doing so. We needed to return to the studio to do what we felt was right artistically. Our inspiration and unity as a band is stronger than it has ever been before and we needed to channel that energy into our music, and deliver to our fans what you rightly deserve: the best Deftones record that we can make. "The decision to hold off on releasing Eros has no connection with Chi's condition or anything associated. This was, and is, purely a creative decision by the band to write, record, and deliver an amazing product. As a result we feel like this is the best record we've ever written. And although Chi is not playing bass with us, his presence is dramatically felt in our hearts and on our minds everyday when we step into that studio, and you will feel it in the music. "We have some dates coming up this summer as you know, and the best thing that we can do now is to try to return this situation to the closest thing to normalcy as possible. The stage is our home, and you are our family."

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evil_hero 6/23/2009 7:47:06 PM

first post, hes dead


NoTalentAssclown 6/23/2009 7:49:28 PM

terry schiavo'd


youaresceneasfuck 6/23/2009 7:58:50 PM

oh boy.


bunk 6/23/2009 7:59:01 PM

deftones > anything you gays listen to


withoutashield 6/23/2009 8:17:32 PM

lol e_h


homesweetrva 6/23/2009 8:24:38 PM

fcking love this band, also I second... Deftones > anything you gays listen too


youaresceneasfuck 6/23/2009 8:26:01 PM

You are news only gays, your opinions do not count.


ipecac 6/23/2009 8:29:32 PM

i'm bored *yawn*


alangreenspan 6/23/2009 8:44:31 PM

yasaf, I enjoy the Deftones, does my opinion count?


rochesterian 6/23/2009 8:49:57 PM

Doesn't look to promising, but looks like our "energy" isn't doing any good. Time to let go. Release Eros. Deftones >


FAGABEEFE 6/23/2009 9:00:19 PM

Now is not the time for erotic album titles.


aspirations 6/23/2009 9:03:47 PM

will always dig this band


chicken_gang_bang 6/23/2009 9:11:39 PM

no read


phobophile 6/23/2009 9:15:10 PM

saturday night wrist was fcking great, i have high hopes for this.


selloutforsatan 6/23/2009 9:15:30 PM

Deftones rules. Not to sure about the positive energy comment though..keep it negi.


uniden 6/23/2009 9:26:53 PM

well that was pretty gay


odnetnin 6/23/2009 10:36:56 PM

Webby, you keep fcking up.


loki 6/23/2009 10:51:08 PM

I fckING HATE NEWS ONLY POSTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


hardware 6/24/2009 8:51:35 AM

"deliver an amazing product"


rickrock 6/24/2009 9:25:52 AM

News-Only Posters - Ignoring forum dullards since 2000.


PhilMyHoleWithP 6/24/2009 11:54:58 AM

Man, screw those news only posters. They never look me in the eye when I'm about to explode man juice inside their oiled up shit-stained bellys. People who post on forum love that shit. Cool dudes... I don't get it.


the_smile_that_kills 6/24/2009 12:27:04 PM

so, is Eros going to see a release date or are they recording another record instead?


johnnygore 6/24/2009 2:48:17 PM

im a news only poster.


rhizome 6/24/2009 3:41:28 PM

welp this clears that up


municipal_gayste 6/24/2009 9:25:12 PM

wish all of them would be knocked out of comission, this band is garbage.


DaveClinch 6/25/2009 7:52:58 AM

I can't wait to hear this amazing product.. I wonder if this cd will come with coupons for some other amazing products....Its all about feeding the consumer with awesome products.


bigbuTTbill 6/25/2009 12:19:15 PM

Pull the plug on him already.


MrRufflove 6/25/2009 12:36:46 PM

Good luck Chi. Album will be great. Anybody that post on anything is gay


bubbajusticereturns 6/25/2009 3:25:58 PM

you gay. he's not even in a coma anymore. he was released from the hospital but had to go back in 12 hours later because of infection spreading rapidly...


YouGotScanned 6/25/2009 9:22:50 PM

Will absolutely be at the benefit show in L.A. - one of the rare bands that is actually important to me and always will be


dustybutt 6/26/2009 12:22:03 PM

I'm fcking stoked.


pongo_pigmayis 6/27/2009 10:56:30 AM

still love this band.


pumpgasinhell 6/29/2009 3:36:46 AM

Hate to say it but I wouldnt bet on ever seeing Chi on stage ever again. Head injuries are bad fckin news. Very slow recovery rates and your never the same. period



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