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Jeff Hanneman’s Widow Kathryn Recalls How She First Met the Slayer Guitarist

Of course, the metal world misses iconic Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. The axeman was one of thrash metal's greatest songwriters and it's truly sad that Hanneman will never bestow us with another gigantic riff. As much as we miss Hanneman, it's nothing compared to what the guitarist's wife Kathryn must be going through. In memory of her late husband, Kathryn Hanneman recently shared the sort-of heartwarming and metal-as-hell story of how the two met.

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Slayer Graffiti Initially Investigated as Hate Crime on Long Island, New York

Who? What? Where? When? How? In a report from the Patch, metal hooligans in Commack, New York, vandalized a building in Wicks Park by painting the Slayer logo and a pentagram alongside it (see a photo of the graffiti here). Local police initially investigated the vandalism to be associated with a hate crime after a resident had placed a call to the authorities. 

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Slayer Confirmed to Play Two Historic Venues After 25-Year Absence, Gojira + 4Arm to Support

Slayer have just confirmed that they will play two iconic venues that they haven't performed at in 25 years, and to make the news even more juicy, Gojira and 4Arm will be going along for the ride. 

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Volbeat Pay Tribute To Former Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman [VIDEO]

During a recent concert, Volbeat took a minute to remember Jeff.

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Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman Died of Alcohol-Related Cirrhosis; Band + Family Planning Memorial Event

Following last week's tragic passing of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman on May 2, his official cause of death has been revealed to be alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver, according to a statement from the band. In the same press release, Slayer also announced that a public memorial will be held to honor Hanneman at a yet-to-be-revealed date.

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Members of Slayer React to Jeff Hanneman’s Death

The music world has been mourning the death of Slayer's Jeff Hanneman over the last few days and now a couple of the band's members have weighed in with their comments as well. Both drummer Dave Lombardo and the group's touring guitarist Gary Holt have spoken out about Hanneman's life and legacy.

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Slayer Guitarist Dead At 49 [VIDEO]

 

Jeff Hanneman, a founding member of Slayer, passed away earlier today.

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Watch Some of the World’s Best Drummers Jamming Some Zeppelin at the Bonzo Bash [VIDEO]

What do Dave Lombardo of Slayer, Ray Luzier of Korn, Nicko McBrain from Iron Maiden, Will Calhoun from Living Colour and Toto's Simon Phillips have in common?

They're all huge John Bonham fans...but of course, what drummer isn't right?

This year they all performed at the Bonzo Bash, celebrating the music of Led Zeppelin, and the hugely influential drumming of the one and only John Bonham.

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It’s Metal. It’s Mariachi. It’s Metalachi on the Morning Show! [VIDEO]


Metalachi
stopped by this morning to lay their unique take on their two favorite forms of music -- mariachi and metal -- before their show at Tricky Falls tonight. If you like either or both, they're worth watching!

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The Band Lich King Has a Fantastic Offer For Dave Lombardo – Now That Dave is Out of Slayer

I'm surprised no one else has hit up Mr. Lombardo with something like this before now. This is a fantastic offer from "the world's premier unsigned western Massachusetts thrash-metal band" for Dave to join their band. They can pay him a fine salary for each gig, they have tasks already set for him, and can even get him a $20 Red Robin Gift Certificate!

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Slayer’s Kerry King on Next Album: ‘I’m Very Comfortable Saying That It Will Be Out This Year’

Although Slayer have a way to go in recording their next album and there is no set timetable for when it may come out, guitarist Kerry King has stated that he is "very comfortable saying" that the record will see a 2013 release date.

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Auction Being Held For Daughter of Late Suicide Silence Lead Singer Mitch Lucker

Autographed memorabilia from Slayer, Slipknot, Motley Crue, Motorhead, Megadeath, Godsmack, Unearth, Machinehead, As I Lay Dying, Motorhead, Trivium and more. Auction ends soon get the links in here!

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