Man, this has been a rough few weeks for musician-related deaths. First there was Deftones bassist Chi Cheng, who passed after battling for five years to recover from a horrific car accident. Then yesterday, Slayer guitarist, Jeff Hanneman, died at the age of 49. And the day before that, the world lost Kriss Kross rapper Chris Kelly, who was found unconscious at his home in Atlanta and died after being rushed to hospital. It's all been terribly bleak, truth be told.
Deftones: "Jump! Jump!"
So, jebus bless the remaining Deftones for what they did while performing at the Pageant in St Louis on Wednesday night. Footage has surfaced of them honoring Kelly's memory with a rambunctious full-on metal cover of Kriss Kross' 1992 hit, "Jump." The crowd seems to think it's a joke at first. Then they seem confused by Chino Moreno's sincerity. And then, once the cover kicks in full-throttle, they remember what a stupidly catchy song "Jump" is, and they rock the fuck out. You can see it unfold here: