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Deftones Plans Benefit Show For Chi Cheng

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The Deftones announced a benefit show for injured and hospitalized bassist Chi Cheng at the Avalon in Hollywood, CA on 11/19. Tickets will go on-sale for our fans this Wednesday, 10/28 with a general on-sale to follow on Friday, 10/30. All proceeds will go to the Chi Ling Cheng Special Needs Trust that has been set up by the Cheng family to help pay for the growing medical costs required for Chi's survival and recovery.

In the event that you do not live in Los Angeles, or you don't end up getting a ticket for the show, the band will be launching a series of online auctions, an online store and making available other opportunities for you to make a donation to the Trust. More details will come soon.

It has been almost a year since Chi's accident. On November 2nd, 2008 Deftones bassist Chi Ling Cheng was involved in a horrific car accident which has left him in a semi-conscious state. In his journey to recovery, the Cheng family has accumulated an overwhelming amount of medical bills that insurance does not entirely cover, which is the reason a trust has been set up for him as well as a number of benefit shows.

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8 Comments on "Deftones Plans Benefit Show For Chi Cheng"

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wilco's avatar

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1. wilco writes:

cool they help the dude and his family
long live the american medical insurance system

# Oct 28, 2009 @ 4:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. ZT* writes:

"long live the american medical insurance system"

And it only gets worse...

# Oct 28, 2009 @ 8:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
MuDvAyNefan's avatar

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3. MuDvAyNefan writes:

Have a show in Ontario and you get a lot of support! ....still hope they put out that new album soon

# Oct 28, 2009 @ 8:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
wilco's avatar

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4. wilco writes:

yeah they should do a tour around the usa and donate the money to the family
well at least a part of it

yeah i do not know so much about the medical system
but for the number 1 country in the world
and dont get me wrong i love the usa most of my friend are from the usa

but the american medical insurance system its all f***ed up and obama is not really inproving the system soon

# Oct 30, 2009 @ 5:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Jamez's avatar

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5. Jamez writes:

As a scandinavian myself I dont understand the american educational system, social service or medical care system at all. Americans pay taxes and seem to get nothing back.
Modern democracy...?

# Oct 30, 2009 @ 6:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. n0thinghead writes:

#5 ftw... sadly =\ all of this true. being from 1 of the most famous cities (miami), we basically get nothing but a fist full in our asses... w/o lube. plus miami sux for metalhead >.> nothing happens here for us nor do many of my fav bands come down. every concert i have to go up north -.-

# Oct 30, 2009 @ 9:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. deathbringer writes:

Well we don't pay nearly as much taxes as European countries with socialized healthcare, so you can't expect all that "free" care to just happen. Unfortunately this is the country of greed and the people who make sh**loads of money have plenty of loopholes to reduce the taxes they pay. And those with money have power, which means change is very slow going if at all. On healthcare, the majority of taxpayers have it through their employers, so it's very hard to effect change for a minority of people when it's the other majority that will be paying for it. But that's all politics.

# Oct 30, 2009 @ 11:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. n0thinghead writes:

::golf clap:: well said my friend, well said.

# Oct 30, 2009 @ 2:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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