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Polish City Names Traffic Circle After the Late Jeff Hanneman of Slayer

Polish City Names Traffic Circle After the Late Jeff Hanneman of Slayer

A traffic circle in Jaworzno, Poland, has been renamed after Jeff Hanneman, the co-founding Slayer guitarist who died May 2, 2013, at age 49. The official sign unveiling took place Thursday, Febraury 6, courtesy of a Polish company called Art-Com Sp. z o.o. (Art-Com Ltd.). For one year, reports CentrumDruku3D, the traffic circle in Jaworzno […]

Live Report: Slayer at Madison Square Garden

Live Report: Slayer at Madison Square Garden

Author, vocalist, and all-around metal dude Chris Krovatin looks back on one heavy night.

“Jeff Hanneman Arrives in Metal Heaven” by Contributing Writer Chris Krovatin

“Jeff Hanneman Arrives in Metal Heaven” by Contributing Writer Chris Krovatin

Read the novelist and metal musician’s tribute to the fallen Slayer guitarist

Memorial for Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman Set for May 23 in Hollywood

Memorial for Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman Set for May 23 in Hollywood

A public memorial event for Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman has been set for Thursday, May 23, at the Hollywood Palladium, which has a capacity of about 4,000. Fans are invited to the event, which is free, on a “first-come, first-in” basis, according the band. Hanneman died May 2 of alcohol-related cirrhosis. He was 49. The guitarist […]

Update: Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman Died of Alcohol-Related Cirrhosis; Memorial Event Planned

Update: Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman Died of Alcohol-Related Cirrhosis; Memorial Event Planned

Today, exactly a week after Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman died of liver failure at age 49, the band posted an update on the facts surrounding the guitarist’s death. The statement revealed Hanneman’s official cause of death: alcohol-related cirrhosis, an irreversible scarring of the liver. “While he had his health struggles over the years, including the recent […]

Rock World Reacts to Death of Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman

Rock World Reacts to Death of Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman

An untold number of heavy metal artists and fans, many of whom are at Club Nokia in Los Angeles for tonight’s 5th Annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards, instantly expressed their grief over Hanneman’s death via Twitter. As a tribute to the late guitarist, who died May 2, 2013, of liver failure, tonight’s Golden Gods show […]

Slayer Guitarist and Co-Founder Jeff Hanneman Dead at 49

Slayer Guitarist and Co-Founder Jeff Hanneman Dead at 49

Only two years after contracting a rare skin tissue disease, Slayer guitarist and co-founder Jeff Hanneman died today, Thursday, May 2, of liver failure at a Southern California hospital.

Slayer Working on New Record

Slayer Working on New Record

Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo has revealed, via his Facebook page, that the thrash legends are working on a new album. Also in the brief message, Lombardo said that guitarist Jeff Hanneman is still recovering from a necrotizing fasciitis infection he received from a spider bite at the beginning of this year. “Slayer is writing a […]

‘Guitar World’ Posts Story on the Making of Slayer’s ‘Reign in Blood’

‘Guitar World’ Posts Story on the Making of Slayer’s ‘Reign in Blood’

Today is the 25th anniversary of Slayer’s milestone thrash album Reign in Blood, which Revolver celebrated with this Jeff Hanneman interview here, and to mark the occasion Guitarworld.com have released a special feature chronicling the making of the record. Included in the piece are quotes from guitarist Kerry King, who reminisces on, among other things, […]

Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman Talks About “Raining Blood”

Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman Talks About “Raining Blood”

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Slayer’s landmark Reign in Blood album. The cornerstone