The fans ultimately had the final say and in the end it's fitting that the 2013 Revolver Golden Gods Awards spread the wealth when it came to the night's top categories. Deftones, Corey Taylor and Slipknot were among the evening's top honorees.
Even though he passed just last week, the family of Deftones bassist Chi Cheng has been very aware of the love generated by the musician around the world. As such they are staging a gathering this weekend where fans, friends and peers are invited to come celebrate his life.
The rock world was saddened over the weekend to hear the news that Deftones bassist Chi Cheng had passed away. The musician died after spending four years in either a coma or semi-conscious state as the result of a devastating 2008 car accident. After reactions and condolences from many in the rock community, the first official statement from Deftones themselves came today via a message from the band's guitarist Stephen Carpenter.
Deftones frontman Chino Moreno is a man of many projects and his latest finds him recording with several former members of the band Isis in a new group called Palms. The band has confirmed the completion of their self-titled debut album and the disc is now due June 25 through Ipecac Recordings.
Deftones continue to receive plenty of acclaim for their 'Koi No Yokan' album, with the disc making many year-end Top 10 critics lists, including a No. 1 spot on Loudwire's 10 Best Rock Albums of 2012. But the success for the band is bittersweet as they've been doing it without the services of longtime bassist Chi Cheng, who has mostly been in a comatose state since his 2008 car accident.
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