Chino Moreno Is Alive (But His Bass Player Is In Pretty Bad Shape)

Nov 5th, 2008 // 5 Comments

In case your headline-skimming today led you to believe that Deftones lead singer Chino Moreno was spending today in the hospital, there’s good news and much worse news. The good news is that Moreno is actually fine. The bad news is that there is a member of the stoner-rock outfit in the hospital: Bassist Chi Cheng was involved in a car accident Monday night, and he’s currently in serious, but stable condition at a Northern California hospital. There are rumors that Cheng is in a coma; Moreno told the Sacramento Bee, “I don’t know everything that’s going on–I just know it’s very serious… I’m on my way to be with his family, I’m pretty freaked out about it.” Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery. [Sacramento Bee / Deftones' MySpace Blog]


  1. Paul D

    @Richaod: How would YOU classify them?

    I mean, come on, White Pony? If that’s not a stoner-rock record, I don’t know what is.

    PS: This is a good thing.

  2. Anonymous

    I had the same “huh?” reaction to the stoner rock comment. Sounds like something a critic in a mainstream local newspaper would say due to his or her limited musical vocabulary. Kyuss, Sleep, Fu Manchu, etc. = stoner rock. Deftones? Not so much.

  3. T'Challa

    Deftones effing rock. And having hung around them a little, they smoke a LOT of weed. So in a sense, ‘Stoner Rock’ is a perfect term.

  4. Richaod

    Get well soon indeed.

    But did you just call Deftones stoner rock? :P

  5. Justin

    The name “White Pony” is a reference to cocaine. And I suppose anything nowadays besides the jonas brothers is considered stoner rock in the eyes of mainstream trash music. *Get well soon Chi*

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