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Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dies at 49

It's with true sadness that we report that legendary Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman has died at the age of 49. The tragic news was confirmed by a press release issued moments ago.

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Estranged Slayer Drummer Dave Lombardo Reveals Plans to Reactivate Grip Inc.

Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo isn't waiting around for the air to clear concerning his contractual dispute with the band, as he's revealed plans to continue music with Philm and his onetime project Grip Inc.

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Watch This Acoustic Shred of Slayer’s ‘Season in the Abyss’

There was a time not so long ago when people claimed that the art of shred was dead. However, while all of the indie-pop enthusiasts were going unplugged, and posing as limp-wrist martyrs for a dying alternative, guitar virtuosos like Sam Westphalen were keeping the badass alive by selling their souls to the devil. What did they get in exchange? They learned how to make Slayer tunes sound cool on the acoustic guitar.

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Kerry King of Slayer
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Kerry King Okay With Gary Holt Playing With Slayer Forever If Jeff Hanneman Never Returns

The inner workings of legendary thrash masters Slayer have been tumultuous within the past two years. Along with drummer Dave Lombardo being dismissed from Slayer's 2013 Australian tour dates, guitarist Jeff Hanneman has been recovering from a severe case of necrotising fasciitis due to a spider bite, with Exodus shredder Gary Holt having filled in for Hanneman during his absence

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Anthrax Honored in Yankees Stadium With Showcase of Jerseys

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.

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Rockers Remember Former Iron Maiden Drummer Clive Burr

As Wednesday (March 13) progressed, more and more rockers expressed their admiration and love of late Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr, who passed away Tuesday night (March 12). The musician, who was part of the classic Iron Maiden lineup, suffered from multiple sclerosis in the later portion of his life, but still remained in contact with his former bandmates.

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Fill-In Drummer Jon Dette on Current Slayer Gig: ‘We’ll See What the Future Brings’

Jon Dette is back in a familiar place, playing drums for Slayer, a gig that he held for a brief period in the 1990s. The drummer was called in at the last minute to play the band's Australian tour after a contract dispute with Dave Lombardo led to Slayer seeking a replacement.

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Slayer Drummer Dave Lombardo Thanks Fans for Support After Ouster From Australian Tour

Legendary Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo was recently dismissed from the band's current Australian tour due to a financial dispute shortly before the thrash legends were set to take off into the Southern Hemisphere. There has been much debate regarding the true inner workings of the dispute, but regardless, Lombardo has taken to his personal Facebook fan page to thank his loyal followers.

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Nicko McBrain
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Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain Addresses Slayer + Black Sabbath Drummer Conflicts

Iron Maiden's Nicko McBrain has the experience of surviving in a popular metal band for decades, and he took a moment during a recent interview with the Broward-Palm Beach New Times to share his hopes that Slayer and Black Sabbath can work out their issues with their respective drummers -- Dave Lombardo and Bill Ward.

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Slayer Drummer Dave Lombardo Dismissed From Australian Tour After Contract Dispute

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.

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Kerry King of Slayer
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Slayer’s Kerry King on Next Album: ‘I’m Very Comfortable Saying That It Will Be Out This Year’

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.

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Members of Iron Maiden, Slayer + More Honor John Bonham at 2013 Bonzo Bash

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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