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Jeff Hanneman’s Wife Recounts Slayer Guitarist’s Refusal to Seek Physical Rehab or Therapy

On May 2, genre-defining Slayer shredder Jeff Hanneman passed away. Hanneman's cause of death was officially attributed to alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver, but the final fews years of his life were hindered by a serious case of necrotizing fasciitis most likely caused by a spider bite. In a new interview with Hanneman's wife, Kathryn, she recounts his alcohol use, nearly dying or losing his arm from necrotizing fasciitis, the guitarist's refusal to go to rehab or therapy + more.

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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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Slayer Drummer Dave Lombardo Remembers His and Jeff Hanneman’s Punk Rock Roots

Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo continues to mourn his late bandmate Jeff Hanneman with a new post on the percussionist's personal Facebook page. Lombardo shared a picture of Hanneman and himself from "around 1982" while regaling fans with a backstory on the punk rock roots shared between Hanneman and himself.

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Westboro Baptist Church Plans to Picket Jeff Hanneman’s Funeral

The Westboro Baptist Church crew has had a busy couple of weeks. First it was the Boston Bombing victims, then George Jones, now Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly of Kriss Kross and Jeff Hanneman of Slayer.

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Phil Anselmo, Corey Taylor + More Reflect on Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman at Revolver Golden Gods

The news of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman's death weighed heavy on the minds of many of the rockers attending Thursday night's Revolver Golden Gods ceremony, with many of the musicians just learning the tragic news as they were arriving for the show that night. Loudwire spoke with a number of the top rockers on the Revolver Golden Gods Black Carpet about Hanneman's life, legacy and what Slayer, in general, has meant to the metal community.

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Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dies at 49

It's with true sadness that we report that legendary Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman has died at the age of 49. The tragic news was confirmed by a press release issued moments ago.

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Metalachi Covers “Raining Blood” with Dave Lombardo [VIDEO]

I have always had a appreciation for cover songs, or even cover bands. But a hybrid mariachi/ metal band is something I never thought I would see.

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Slayer’s Dave Lombardo on Producing the New Philm Album While Nursing a Broken Leg

Many metal fans know Dave Lombardo from Testament, Apocalyptica, Fantomas and some other band from California called Slayer. But these days, Lombardo has been working on his latest project, Philm. Not only does Lombardo play drums in the new power trio, he tried his hand at producing the band’s album  – while hobbled with a broken leg.

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Slipknot, Slayer Offer VIP Packages, Beasties Rock Sales Charts — Angel’s Rock Report

The promoters behind the Mayhem Festival tour are auctioning off special VIP packages for two charities. The 26 packages -- one for each show -- will go up for bids on eBay on May 17th. The highest bidder will get to watch his or her favorite band perform from seats on stage, and will win backstage access and a drumhead autographed by all of the bands. Proceed

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Watch Full Stream of Metal Masters 3 Clinic Featuring Phil Anselmo, Geezer Butler + More

If you were cursing your geographical locale and luck last night (April 12) because you could not attend the third edition of Samson’s ‘Metal Masters‘ clinic, which is essentially a heavy metal all-star jam, then you’re in luck. If you’ve got three hours, you can enjoy a stream of the entire event which took place at the famed Key Club on Hollywood’s even more famed Sunset Strip.

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Slayer Launch Reign in Blood Red Wine

Slayer‘s music is certainly meant to be consumed with an accompanying libation. So it’s no surprise that the band has launched its very own brand of wine, much like Motorhead and AC/DC before them. The first beverage in the brand is Slayer Reign in Blood Red. The Cabernet Sauvignon from California is available solely in Sweden right now, so it’s not like you can cruise on over to the local liquor retailer to nab a bottle for dinner. Yet.

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Concert Season Is Near

After playing a show at Monk's Friday night, I have been fiending for a great live show. We have been very lucky recently as major acts such as Wayne Static, Five Finger Death Punch, Avenged Sevenfold and a few others have played in the area around us

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