New DEFTONES Remix Raising Funds For Bassist

DEFTONES has issued an exclusive remix of the title track from the band's "Diamond Eyes" CD to benefit DEFTONES bassist Chi Cheng, who remains in a semi-comatose state after being injured in a November 2008 car crash. A message at Cheng's fundraising site said, "(DEFTONES guitarist) Stephen Carpenter's project SOL INVICTO has decided to offer their official remix of 'Diamond Eyes' exclusively on to help in raising funds needed for Chi to go to the East Coast. The track is available for a donation of 99 cents. 100% of all proceeds go to benefit Chi Cheng."

Cheng's family is trying to raise money to send Cheng to a doctor on the East Coast who has had success with reviving semi-comatose patients.

DEFTONES drummer Abe Cunningham recently gave The Pulse Of Radio an update on Cheng's condition. "He's still just trudging along, you know," he said. "It's extremely slow. Trying to keep it in people's minds, you know, I mean, you know, it's been nearly two years now, people, like anything, you know, you just move on to the next. So that's where we're concentrating now, you know, and just trying to keep people aware of it. But he's just there, and it's pretty wild, man, you know."

The latest single and video from "Diamond Eyes", which came out last May, is "You've Seen The Butcher".

DEFTONES will spend the next few months in the road in Europe, Australia and the Far East. Longtime DEFTONES friend Sergio Vega continues to play bass with the band in Cheng's absence.


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