A SONG FOR CHI
Over the weekend we got a couple of emails about a benefit project for ailing Deftones bassist Chi Cheng, helmed by Korn bassist Fieldy Arvizu. Fieldy has recorded a song with a star-studded cast of characters to help raise money for Cheng, whose medical costs continue piling up as he enters year two (!!!) of his coma induced by a car accident. The song, simply called “A Song For Chi,” is available for free download — although donations of any amount at all are encouraged — features members of Machine Head, Metallica, Killswitch Engage, Slipknot, Sevendust and a whole bunch of others.
The song pretty much consists of a bunch of stitched together sections that each sound like the band of the dudes who play on that particular section (i.e. the part Adam D. plays on sounds just like a generic Killswitch Engage song), and the results are kind of… well, I hate to say it but the song just isn’t all that interesting. But it’s less about the song itself and more about raising money for Chi, and for that I have to offer praise to Fieldy for putting so much time and effort into a project so meaningful. There’s a music video that shows all the various contributing musicians as they’re recording their parts, and there’s also an intro video in which Fieldy explains the dire financial situation that Chi’s family is in.
Here’s to hoping this project mobilizes the fanbases of all of the involvd bands to donate money to Chi’s cause. No amount is too little. Get well, Chi.