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Spoken word album by late Deftones bassist Chi Cheng to be released posthumously in 2021

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A spoken word album recorded by late Deftones bassist Chi Cheng will be released posthumously in 2021.

The set, titled The Head Up Project, was recorded during a live 2001 performance in Deftones’ hometown of Sacramento, California.

The Head Up Project is being released by Buckle Up Chi, a seat belt advocacy group formed in honor of the musician following his death. Cheng was involved in a serious car accident in 2008 which left him in a semi-comatose state. He died in 2013.

Visit BuckleUpforChi.com for more info.

Deftones’ current bassist, Sergio Vega, joined in 2009. The group released their latest album, Ohms, in September. Just last week, they dropped Black Stallion, a remixed version of their 2000 album White Pony.

By Josh Johnson
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