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.
Last month, Guitar World launched its latest transcription challenge, asking readers to learn a portion of Slayer's "Raining Blood," the transcription for which appears on Page 112 of our August 2013 issue (with Slayer's Jeff Hanneman on the cover).
This fall, Slayer will headline concerts at two venues it hasn't played in 25 years — the Hollywood Palladium on October 28 and New York's Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 27, the night before Thanksgiving. Gojira and 4ARM will support.
The subject of this month's challenge is Slayer's "Raining Blood," the five-page transcription of which starts on Page 112 of the August 2013 issue of Guitar World magazine. This month, you'll be competing for a new amp, Marshall's MG Series MG15CFXMS 15W Mini Stack Carbon Fiber (MSRP: $540).
He influenced a generation and changed the course of metal forever. Guitar World presents the complete, untold story of Jeff Hanneman, Slayer’s guitarist for more than 30 years and the man behind such legendary thrash anthems as “Angel of Death,” “South of Heaven” and “War Ensemble.”
A public memorial event for Slayer's Jeff Hanneman was held on Thursday, May 23, at the Hollywood Palladium, which has a capacity of about 4,000. Fans are invited to the event, which is free, on a “first-come, first-in” basis, according the band. Hanneman died May 2 of alcohol-related cirrhosis. He was 49.
Earlier today, Slayer posted an update on the facts surrounding the death of guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who died May 2, at a Southern California hospital at age 49. According to the statement, Hanneman's official cause of death was alcohol-related cirrhosis.
Slayer continue their quest for global domination with World Painted Blood, their annihilating new album. Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King talk about working hard, playing fast and living life on the dark side.