Tag: Tom Araya

Jeff Hanneman R.I.P.

Hanneman was born January 31, 1964 in Oakland, California and grew up in Long Beach, California in a family containing several war veterans: his father fought in Normandy during World War II and his brothers in Vietnam, making warfare a common conversation topic at the dinner table. War films were popular on TV at the …

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 …

DAVE LOMBARDO: “I’ve always known my fans were awesome!”

Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo has a new posting on his Facebook page: “I have always known that my fans were awesome! But never has it been more clear to me than in the past two weeks how passionate, supportive and sincere you really are. Thank you for all your kind responses and I hope to see you all …

Get a B.C. Rich KK Beast V Signed by Slayer for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund Auction

If you’d dig getting your hands on a guitar or two donated by some great bands such as Def Leppard, The Cult, Aersomith, Bon Jovi, GWAR, Foo Fighters, Eddie Van Halen, Brian May, No Doubt, As I Lay Dying, Sting, Taylor Swift, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and more including a  B.C. Rich KK Beast V …

Don’t Piss Off the Tom Araya Karate Family – They Can Kick Your Ass!

I came across this photo of the Araya family in full karate gear on Facebook.   In the picture is Slayer frontman, his wife Sandra, his kids, Ariel (L) and Tommy (R), and their sensei Thomas. Take notice of those brown belts.  You could get an Araya Family Kick-Your-Ass brawl and they don’t look like they’d be …

ARAYA, LIPS KUDLOW, IAN, BENANTE, and SATRIANI Discuss How 9/11 Tragedy Affected Their Lives

I reported yesterday about Bret Michael sharing his thoughts about the 9/11 tragedy and how it affected his life and caused him to make a remembrance video.  Today we have more musicians recounting their memories of that day as reported by AOL’s Noise Creep.  Tom Araya of Slayer, Steve “Lips” Kudlow of Anvil,  Scott Ian …

International Day of Slayer Demands UN Recognize Heavy Metal Culture (video)

The world is dividing into more cultures, not fewer, and that is why humanity needs a worldwide holiday to celebrate heavy metal culture, experts agree. “The upside of pluralism is that you get to choose your own culture,” said Vijay Prozak, director of the Hessian Studies Center in Los Angeles, CA, a heavy metal think …

Tom Araya Had A Case Of Vertigo

Yesterday, we were concerned about Tom Araya, after he checked himself into the hospital over the weekend. While no details were released, we assumed it had to do with his history of back problems, but turns out that wasn’t the case. Tom’s wife, who has become the source of all Araya news lately, posted a …

Gary Holt Performs with SLAYER; Tom Araya Checks Into Hospital

Ok, that headline may be slightly misleading. It’s not as if Gary Holt’s first performance with Slayer, stepping in for the infected Jeff Hanneman, was what led to Tom Araya’s hospitalization. No, in fact, Holt’s debut performance with the band went off mostly without a hitch (did I hear a fuckup in the intro to …

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