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Auction aims to raise money to cover Deftones' bassist Chi Cheng's medical bills

Deftones have announced details of a charity auction setup to raise money for bassist Chi Cheng, who has been left in a semi-conscious state since a serious car accident in November 2008.

The band have enlisted the help of Metallica, My Chemical Romance, System Of A Down, Slayer and HIM for the auction, with prizes ranging from signed guitars to a day’s studio time with Blink-182‘s Mark Hoppus.

The auction, which is due to end next week (December 18) can be found at

Speaking about the situation, Deftones frontman Chino Moreno said he still hopes that Cheng will make a full recovery.

He stated: “I truly believe he will return to us one day when he is good and rested with a great story to tell in his off the wall Cheng sense of humour. Chi is one tuff ‘MF’ and if anyone can make it through this, it’s gonna be him.”

In a video interview with NME.COM back in September, Moreno said he was still hopeful that Cheng will play with the band again. Watch the video on the right hand side of the screen now.