Today (Jan. 31) would have been Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman's 50th birthday, and metalheads worldwide have been paying tribute to the fallen shredder. Slayer themselves added to the mass of memorials, paying their respects to Hanneman in a heartfelt post that every fan should read.
Last night (Jan. 22), metalheads were treated to the fifth installment of Metal Masters. Boasting a lineup of brilliant musicians, the 11 legendary players tore through 22 songs for a captivated Anaheim, Calif., audience. If you were unable to check out Metal Masters 5 in person, no worries! We've got some fan-filmed footage to share with you here.
This may be the most impressive metal Christmas light show we've ever posted. Paying tribute to late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman, a dedicated metalhead took the time to put together a phenomenal light show using a medley of Slayer anthems including 'Hell Awaits,' 'Angel of Death,' 'War Ensemble,' 'Raining Blood' and 'New Faith.'
In a recent interview, frontman Tom Araya revealed some information about the ouster of drummer Dave Lombardo' from the band. Now, in a new interview, he goes into more detail about why Slayer parted ways with Lombardo.
'Stone Cold' Steve Austin is one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. His persuasion as an anti-authoritarian and surly redneck who loves drinking beer and kicking ass is among the most celebrated characters in WWE / WWF history. Those familiar with Austin may picture the man listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd or Hank Williams, and although that may be true, Austin recently professed his love for Slayer, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne and many other metal acts.
As native New Yorkers, Anthrax were thrilled getting to play Yankees Stadium a couple of years ago for 'The Big 4.' But the honor didn't just stop there, as the band recently learned that the specialized Yankees jerseys made for the occasion are currently hanging in the historic baseball stadium for all to see.
Legendary Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo has just detonated a pipe bomb regarding the thrash band's business dealings and internal turmoil. One week ago, on Valentine's Day, Lombardo was notified by the band's lawyers that his services behind the kit would not be needed for Slayer's upcoming Australian tour dates. The entire story feels beyond odd and incredibly cold, and Lombardo has detailed the sudden decision in an official statement.
Although Slayer have a way to go in recording their next album and there is no set timetable for when it may come out, guitarist Kerry King has stated that he is "very comfortable saying" that the record will see a 2013 release date.
Led Zeppelin great John Bonham has long been one of the most revered drummers in rock and roll and for the last couple of years a number of top skinbeaters have gathered for the "Bonzo Bash" to celebrate his musical legacy.
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