5/2: RIP JEFF HANNEMAN

Just heard the awful news a couple hours ago about the passing of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. Jeff had been battling an infection from a spider bite but it was announced liver failure took his life today. I interviewed and hung with Jeff several times and it was always a blast. I last saw him in Indio CA during the Big 4 show there when he jumped up with Slayer for a few songs. I then ran into him at a hotel bar we were both staying at and said a quick hello. That was the last time I saw him. We just interviewed Dave Lombardo in TMS the other day and talked about how important it is for both he and Jeff to get back in Slayer. Sad that will now never happen and needless to say we will do our best to edit that interview in some way to show it was shot a couple days before this tragic news. Condolences to the Slayer fans, band and family of Jeff. RIP.

Comments

  1. Dave Smith says:

    Very sad. Condolences to the family. RIP Jeff, rock and roll forever.

  2. Dennis says:

    Back in 1995 I got bit by a Prairie Rattlesnake ( don’t ask ) the surgeons said the hemotoxin can affect my liver. So the conclusion that liver failure is related entirely to drinking………………in Jeff’s case the bite may have done him in more so then any amount of alcohol. At 49? Sucks…………..was looking forward to seeing him get back into the loop with Slayer. Very sad to hear indeed. Just goes to show that life is a gift and you can’t take it for granted. When death comes knocking…………….you go! Whether your Jeff Hanneman or Susan McNulty!!!!!!

  3. R.I.P JEFF YOULL BE MISSED DUDE!

  4. Christine says:

    I was never a Slayer fan, but I hate that. RIP

  5. I was shocked when I read this news very early this morning. This really sucks. My prayers go to Jeff and his family.

    Eddie, the last time you saw Jeff, how did he appear to be doing?
    Tonight on your radio show you have to at least play South of Heaven, and Season in the Abyss.

    Jeff, R.I.P., brother! You’re the man!

  6. Charlie C says:

    It is damn shame only 49 and so a monument of non sielence
    SLAYER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Charlie C says:

    That was a moment of non sielence
    Damn I phone

  8. I always loved how Jeff never thought much of his own playing, never thought he was the greatest at performing, yet he got on stage and was such an essential part of that ultra heavy sound. Of the Big 4, Slayer will always be my favorite. RIP Jeff, you will always make me smile and your music always has taken me to a special musical place. My sincerest thoughts and prayers for you, your family, and your bandmates.

  9. Rodrigo Santos says:

    Que Deus possa confortar a familia dele nesse momento dor. Perdemos uns dos maiores guitarristas de heavy metal que ja existiu. Tive o prazer de ve-lo tocar duas vezes aqui no BRASIL em 1994 e 98 no Monsters of Rock Brasil. Inesquecivel.

  10. Luis Camacho says:

    we was a great and unique guitar! Rest In Peace! ‘ll always be with us all

  11. Deepest sympathy to all who knew him and of him. A giant of a modest guitar player, and the reason I started to play jackson’s. Thank you.

  12. VERNON HARMON says:

    I AM A DIE HARD SLAYER FAN HAVE BEEN SINCE 83. I HAD THE OPERTUNIY TO MEET THEM ON THE REIGN IN BLOOD TOUR, AND THEY COULD NOT HAVE BEEN NICER GUYS. MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE REST OF THE BAND, AND OF COURSE HIS FAMILY, RIP JEFF, YOU WILL BE MISSED!

  13. burton metz sr says:

    Its just pure sadness! My heart goes out to his family. R.I.P. Jeff you are and will always be the best!!

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