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Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Passes Away

Fri May 03, 2013 3:19 am

Don't know how many metal and/or Slayer fans there are in A.net-land, but sad news today:

Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman dies at 49

And though "overdose" is the usual conclusion, he actually contracted Necrotizing Fascitis a couple years ago, apparently from a spider bite.

I wasn't a huge Slayer fan, but I did appreciate the speed, if nothing else, of their music. And I saw them at the Big Four show out in Indio (Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax). He only played a couple songs with the band, since he was still recovering.

Anyway, I'm not sure anyone had any idea he was deteriorating, so a bit shocking.
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RE: Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Passes Away

Fri May 03, 2013 6:24 am

Sad news.

One of the few American metal bands I like, Slayer.

RIP... He's going South of Heaven.
 
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RE: Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Passes Away

Fri May 03, 2013 8:45 am

Any metal musician passing is sad news for me. RIP  
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RE: Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Passes Away

Fri May 03, 2013 9:43 am

This guy was amazing in his prime. I am not a metal-head but had huge appreciation for how Slayer went about their business.

Came from a time when musicians were musicians.
 
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RE: Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Passes Away

Fri May 03, 2013 2:50 pm

Never a speed metal guy in my day but defo a headbanger. If nothing else 49 is way too young, and I will certainly doff my cap to anyone that works that "hard" for a living.
 
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RE: Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Passes Away

Fri May 03, 2013 3:52 pm

This is really a shock! Sorry to hear about this. Sounds like an odd way to go.
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RE: Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Passes Away

Fri May 03, 2013 6:01 pm

Very sad news. Can't say that I keep up with this genre of music, but Slayer was the exception to that. He was an integral part of what they are/were- not sure how they can continue without him.

RIP
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RE: Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Passes Away

Sat May 04, 2013 1:43 am

The only Slayer song I know on guitar is South Of Heaven.
Who played the intro guitar part? Was that Kerry King or Jeff Hanneman?
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RE: Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Passes Away

Sat May 04, 2013 8:39 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 7):
The only Slayer song I know on guitar is South Of Heaven.
Who played the intro guitar part? Was that Kerry King or Jeff Hanneman?

I think Kerry started the riff with Jeff joining in (at least live). However, the song was composed entirely by Jeff.

He was a controversial character I think and surely not the greatest guitar player around. But one has to appreciate his composing works and the way he and Slayer put their marks on to a whole music genre.
And 49 is just too young.

"The stage just got a little bit darker" - That's the way he liked it, no?
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RE: Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Passes Away

Mon May 06, 2013 3:10 am

A friend sent this to me....

http://www.vksphoto.com/photos/i-njQzB2v/0/L/i-njQzB2v-L.jpg
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RE: Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Passes Away

Mon May 06, 2013 6:12 am

I just saw that too. You beat me to it. That is awesome!
I would love to see how that plays out.

Having these losers protest your funeral means you did something right.
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RE: Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Passes Away

Mon May 06, 2013 6:23 am

Westboro threatens to picket a lot of funerals where they never show up. Remember they were going to picket the funerals of those killed in the Boston bombing. From reports, they were nowhere to be found.
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RE: Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Passes Away

Fri May 10, 2013 4:59 pm

Sadly but not surprisingly, the cause of death appears to be alcohol-related cirrhosis:

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