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17th May 2013

jeff hanneman

Two weeks ago the Metal world was rocked by the death of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman and now Slayer have announced plans for his family, peers and fans to come together to mourn his loss and celebrate his life.

The Jeff Hanneman Memorial Celebration is scheduled for May 23rd at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. The Memorial Celebration will be free and open to the public on a first-in basis (based on venue capacity).

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All ages are welcome and paid parking will be available around the venue. The event is scheduled to run from 3.30pm to 7.30pm.

The guitarist left quite an imprint on the metal world as his furious riffs and punk-rock attitude helped mold the Slayer sound, which included such staples as 'Angel Of Death', 'Raining Blood', 'South Of Heaven' and 'War Ensemble'.

Hanneman co-founded the band with guitarist Kerry King, bassist/vocalist Tom Araya and drummer Dave Lombardo in 1981.

Hanneman frequently shied away from the spotlight and remained vigilant concerning the band’s musical vision. When it was once suggested that if the band penned one mainstream song, they could get on the radio, Hanneman stated: "We're going to make a Slayer record. If you can get it on the radio, fine. If not, then fuck it."


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