No one ever went to a Led Zeppelin concert expecting the band to open with “The Rain Song.” A fine tune, to be sure, but the electric charge of a crowd in waiting must be met in kind. The same applies to the album: Kiss didn’t open Destroyer with “Beth,” for example. And Metallica had the prudence to place “Fade to Black” a good four songs into Ride the Lightning.
YouTube user Drew Creal has created and posted a video of him and his friends performing a Slayer classic, “Raining Blood.” The twist is, it’s all performed on kids instruments—and it’s pretty impressive.
We don't know about you, but around here, September brings to mind tours and massive live shows — probably because it's the only month where summer and fall, the two biggest touring seasons, collide. So, as our thoughts turn to the gigs we've reported on, witnessed and celebrated in recent weeks and months, we thought we'd get our readers — as in, you! — involved as we attempt to pick rock's greatest live band or artist!
Check out this recently posted video of Audrey, a 10-year-old diminutive metaller, as she blazes her way through Slayer's furious "War Ensemble" on Rocksmith (a guitar-based game we've covered on GuitarWorld.com several times).
When news broke in the early evening of May 2, 2013, that longtime Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman had succumbed to liver failure at age 49, a shockwave of atomic force rippled its way across the metal community that left many stunned.