A bizarre murder trial currently unfolding in Maine took an even stranger turn yesterday, when the defendant stood before a judge and claimed that the members of Slayer were somehow involved in the killing.
Any tribute that tries to be as comprehensive as the Grammy Awards' annual 'In Memoriam' segment is bound to leave a few people out. But when the Recording Academy aired its remembrance of the musicians we lost in 2013, rock fans noticed one particularly glaring omission: Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman.
We jump outside our usual classic rock realm to bring you the most glorious Christmas light show we've seen all year. This eight-minute-plus tribute to Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who passed away earlier this year, is a must for any hard rock fan.
Very few music lovers are narrow-minded enough to focus strictly on one genre, but we often find it hard to imagine that our favorite artists are open-minded too, so it can be surprising to learn how eclectic their tastes are. Take, for example, the members of Slayer.
Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman has died at the age of 49, according to a statement released by the band today (May 2). He was with the group since their formation in 1981, and appeared on each of their studio albums, most recently 2009's 'World Painted Blood.'
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