Tag: Spider Bite

Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dead at 49

Just over two years after contracting a rare skin tissue disease, Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman died on Thursday from liver failure at a hospital near his home in Southern California’s Inland Empire area. Slayer made the news public on Thursday afternoon, announcing that the band “is devastated” and calling Hanneman, who was 49, their bandmate …

New Group Project Featuring Gary Holt, Dave Lombardo, Casey Chaos, and Nick Oliveri

According to AOL’s Noisecreep, Exodus guitarist Gary Holt, Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo, Amen vocalist Casey Chaos and ex-Queens Of The Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri will be working on an as-yet-unnamed project. The new group is currently recording music for a documentary about House Of Shock, the infamous New Orleans haunted house attraction founded in 1992 by ex-Pantera frontman Philip Anselmo. Holt, who has been touring with Slayer for the past two years, filling …

Slayer’s KERRY KING Talks About Jeff Hanneman’s Recovery and New Music

Before leaving for the Mayhem Festival last weekend, Slayer finished two songs that now await mixing, began two others that still need leads and vocals, and demoed two more with producer Greg Fidelman, who worked with them on 2009’s World Painted Blood and is currently working with Rick Rubin and Metallica. Guitarist Kerry King hopes to get back to …

EXODUS: Gary Holt Comments on Guest Slot w/Slayer

As announced by SLAYER yesterday, Gary Holt of EXODUS will be temporarily filling in for guitarist Jeff Hanneman during SLAYER’s upcoming tour dates. He will immediately join Slayer members Kerry King, Tom Araya and Dave Lombardo on their five-date Australian Soundwave Festival that begins February 26. Gary Holt offers the following comments about his upcoming …

Limp Bizkit Added to Sonisphere UK Line Up

Limp Bizkit have been added to the line-up of this year’s Sonisphere music festival and will close the event on July 10. The ‘Rollin’ rockers – who were one of the headliners at the event in 2009 – will take to the stage before headliners Slipknot on the closing day of the festival on Sunday …

Slayer Guitarist Hospitalized

From Guitar World: We just got word that Slayer guitarist and founding member Jeff Hanneman was hospitalized late last month where he underwent emergency surgery on his right arm after contracting a serious infection, according to his bandmates Kerry King, Tom Araya and Dave Lombardo. While Hanneman’s doctors were not able to definitively identify the …

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