Deftones is an American alternative metal band that formed in the late 1980s and made its major label debut in 1995 with “Adrenaline.” The band’s biggest breakthrough came in 2000 with the summer release of “White Pony,” which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. In all, the band released six albums from 1995 to 2006, and headlined various tours across North America.

After beginning work on the band’s seventh album, bassist Chi Cheng was involved in a severe car accident in November 2008 that left him in a coma. While Cheng was originally expected to recover according to a doctor’s assessment made after the first 72 hours following his accident, he remains in a “minimally-conscious state” due to several health setbacks and infections. The band announced that it would resume recording and touring with a replacement, though Deftones remain actively involved in a charity maintained by Cheng’s family that helps pay for the musician’s ongoing medical treatment.

Deftones Announce Spring 2013 U.S. Tour
The Deftones have announced their latest U.S. tour, set to begin on March 4 in Rochester, New York. The tour, in support of their November 2012 release Koi No Yokan, will stop in 19 major cities. Tickets are on sale this Friday, December 21. Read the full article here. Read more
Deftones tour scheduled for October
American alternative metal band, Deftones, announced plans for an upcoming 16 date tour starting on October 9 in Ventura, CA. This tour will precede the release of their seventh studio album “Koi No Yokan,” which will be released on November 13, 2012. Opening for Deftones on the tour will... Read more
Alice in Chains, Deftones, Mastodon tour for ‘BlackDiamondSkye’ this fall
Hard rock heavyweights Alice in Chains, Deftones and Mastodon are teaming up for a fall tour of North America. The BlackDiamondSkye Tour name, appropriately, is an amalgamation of each group’s most recent studio album: “Black Gives Way to Blue” by Alice in Chains, the upcoming “Diamond Eyes” by Deftones,... Read more
Slipknot tour takes Deftones on the road for October concerts
It’s been more than a month since health issues forced the band off the road, but now hard rock crew Slipknot is getting in shape for a previously teased October tour of North America. A total of 13 shows are booked at the moment, beginning October 10 at White... Read more
Deftones tour dates and recording resume as Chi Cheng continues recovery
While bassist Chi Cheng continues his long recovery from a late November car accident, his bandmates in alternative metal band Deftones are now trying to resume touring and recording in his absence. The group returned to the concert circuit this year with an April 5 performance at Bamboozle Left... Read more
Deftones bassist Chi Cheng still in coma, expected to recover
A little more than a week after his car accident, Deftones bassist Chi Cheng is still in a coma, but is in stable condition and expected to recover. “The critical 72 hours has passed and his condition is stable,” vocalist Chino Moreno wrote on the Deftones’s official blog update... Read more
Deftones bassist Chi Cheng in coma after accident
Chi Cheng, bassist for Sacramento-based Deftones, is in a coma following a November 3 car accident in Santa Clara, CA. The 38-year-old was admitted to the intensive care unit at a San Jose hospital, where he remains in serious but stable condition according to published reports. Yesterday (November 4)... Read more
By Seth D. Olson You can download the new Deftones song “Hole in the Earth” free from iTunes before the CD even hits the planet. Deftones will release their incomparable fifth album “Saturday Night Wrist” on Oct. 31. Deftones are also tearing up the U.S. with a fall tour.... Read more