Recently the metal world suffered a tragic blow when original Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed away due to liver failure at the age of 49. The band was one of the purveyor’s of the thrash metal scene and his loss was keenly felt by fans and musicians alike.
For those who wish to pay their respects, a memorial celebration will be held Thursday, May 23rd at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles from 3:30pm to 7:30pm. It will be a free celebration, all ages, and is available to the public on a first-come, first-in basis. READ MORE
Terrible news has hit the metal world as it has been announced that Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who was an original member, has passed away at age 49 due to liver failure. Hanneman had not been a touring member of Slayer since 2011, when he contracted necrotizing fasciitis, also known as the flesh-eating disease. Continuing health problems would not allow him to rejoin his bandmates.
The band posted the following message on their Facebook: “Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning near his Southern California home. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed.
Our Brother Jeff Hanneman, May He Rest In Peace (1964 – 2013)”
Our deepest condolences and thoughts go out to the family, friends, and fans of Jeff Hanneman. READ MORE
Drummer Dave Lombardo has posted a statement via his official Facebook page that explains why he will not be the drummer during the upcoming Slayer tour in Australia. Apparently Lombardo did some digging into the band’s finances and found that the amount the band received for touring was approximately 10%, far below what is expected. When he brought this up, management and lawyers tried to effectively silence him and lock him into a binding contract that would have given him no information or guarantees upon request.
Interestingly, based upon Lombardo’s statement, guitarist Kerry King seems to have no interest in this situation and even told Lombardo that, “…he would find another drummer.“. The full statement can be read below. READ MORE
Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman shocked and delighted audiences at this past weekend’s Big 4 show when he, unannounced, walked out on stage to join Slayer for two songs. Jeff has been in recovery ever since contracting necrotising faciitis, the infamous flesh-eating virus, and needing surgery to remove the infected flesh. Check out a picture of Jeff after the jump where you can see the scars on his arm from the operations.
Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman has been hospitalized for a serious infection in his right arm. Doctors, who were unable to identify the root cause, have diagnosed necrotising faciitis, more commonly known as the flesh-eating disease. Doctors seem to think that it began with a spider bite (just one more reason why I f!#king hate those damn eight-legged bastards). Hanneman is now recovering at home and is going to be going through extensive recovery procedures, including skin grafts, before making what is expected to be a full recovery.
Best of luck Jeff!