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Heavy Metal Rockers Slayer Rescue Kitten

8th December 2014

Heavy metal rock stars Slayer rescued a stray kitten and found it a new home while on tour last week (ends07Dec14).During a stop on their U.S. trek, guitarist Kerry King and assistant tour manager Jess...

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Fascinating Fact: 4436461

31st October 2014

Heavy rockers Slayer have handed a Los Angeles fan tickets to their upcoming show in the city after learning he was planning to sell his car to buy them. The superfan, named Jake, even posted...

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Metallica Promise To Return To The UK

7th July 2014

Metallica have vowed to return to the UK ''very soon''.The heavy metal rockers closed the Sonisphere festival at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, East England last night (06.07.14) and enjoyed that performance, and their headline slot at...

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Late Slayer Star Honoured With Traffic Roundabout In Polish Town

8th February 2014

Late Slayer star Jeff Hanneman has been honoured in Poland - with a roundabout.Fans of the rocker, who died of liver failure last year (13), campaigned to rename the plot of land in Jaworzno after...

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Stars Abandon Turkey Shows Amid Protests

24th June 2013

A growing number of artists including Lana Del Rey, Bloc Party, Snoop Dogg, Bryan Ferry and Slayer have axed gigs in Turkey amid growing political unrest in the country.Protests broke out in Istanbul last month...

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Iron Maiden Win At Kerrang! Awards

14th June 2013

Iron Maiden received the Inspiration award at the Kerrang! Awards last night (13.06.13).The heavy metal band - made up of Steve Harris, Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, Bruce Dickinson, Nicko McBrain and Janick Gers- picked up...

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Rock Legends Honoured At 20th Kerrang! Awards

14th June 2013

Rock legends Iron Maiden, Slayer, Pantera and Queen were feted at this year's (13) Kerrang! Awards in London on Thursday (13Jun13).Iron Maiden picked up the Inspiration Award for their pioneering role in the New Wave...

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Jeff Hanneman Remembered At Hollywood Memorial

24th May 2013

Slayer star Kerry King toasted his late bandmate Jeff Hanneman by downing shots of booze in his memory at a special service in Los Angeles on Thursday (23May13).Hundreds of fans flocked to the Hollywood Palladium...

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Slayer Urge Fans To Ignore Protesters At Hanneman Memorial

23rd May 2013

Heavy rockers Slayer have urged fans planning to attend a special memorial for late bandmate Jeff Hanneman to pay no attention to religious protesters who have announced plans to picket outside the Los Angeles ceremony.Over...

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Protesters To Greet Mourners At Jeff Hanneman Memorial

17th May 2013

Friends and fans of late Slayer star Jeff Hanneman will have a few unwelcome guests waiting for them at his memorial service next week (23May13) as members of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church have announced...

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Slayer Set Memorial For Late Jeff Hanneman

16th May 2013

Rockers Slayer have invited fans to pay tribute to guitarist Jeff Hanneman at a special public memorial next week (begs20May13).The surviving members of the band will honour their fallen pal in a ceremony at the...

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Bandmates And Fellow Musicians Mourn The Late Jeff Hannemann

By Victoria Pavlova | 11th May 2013

Over a week after Jeff Hannemann’s death on May 2, his bandmates from Slayer remember the late guitarist in statements, published on the band’s website. On Thursday, the band’s other members, Tom Arraya and Kerry...

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Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hannemann Did Not Die Because Of Deadly Spider Bite

By Victoria Pavlova | 10th May 2013

The coroner’s report has revealed some new information about the death of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. Namely, it wasn’t the flesh-eating disease he got from a spider bite a couple years back that killed him....

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Slayer To Hold Memorial For Jeff Hanneman

10th May 2013

Rockers Slayer are planning to hold a public memorial for fans to pay their respects to guitarist Jeff Hanneman.The star passed away at the age of 49 on 2 May (13) from alcohol-related cirrhosis, and...

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Jeff Hanneman Died Of Alcohol-related Condition

10th May 2013

Slayer's Jeff Hanneman died from an alcohol-related liver condition.The heavy metal guitarist succumbed to liver failure in a Californian hospital on May 2 aged 49 - two years after contracting rare flesh-eating disease necrotising fasciitis...

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Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Died Of Alcohol-related Liver Scarring

10th May 2013

Slayer rocker Jeff Hanneman's official cause of death has been listed as alcohol-related liver scarring.The guitarist passed away in a Los Angeles hospital on 2 May (13) aged 49, and (09May13) now it has emerged...

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What Was Behind The Death Of Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hannenman?

By Joe Wilde | 4th May 2013

Metal legend, neigh God, Jeff Hannenman inexplicably died earlier this week after succumbing to complications with his liver, but what was was really behind his untimely demise? The answer is actually as metal as you'd...

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Tributes Pour In For Dead Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman

By Contributor | 3rd May 2013

Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman has died, aged just 49. Hanneman was one of the founding members of the game-changing heavy metal group and his death has been marked with an outpouring of tributes from the...

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Kerry King Honours Jeff Hanneman At Revolver Golden Gods

3rd May 2013

Slayer star Kerry King honoured his late bandmate Jeff Hanneman at the 2013 Revolver Golden Gods ceremony by calling for a "moment of noise" in tribute to the tragic rocker.Slayer star Hanneman, 49, passed away...

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Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Dead At 49: Guitarist Dies Of Liver Failure

By Michael West | 3rd May 2013

Slayer guitarist and songwriter Jeff Hanneman is dead at 49 after suffering liver failure. The revered musician died on Thursday (May 2, 2013) at the Hemet Valley Medical Center near his home in South California's...

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Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hannerman Dies Of Liver Failure

By Victoria Pavlova | 3rd May 2013

Jeff Hannerman, the guitarist for legendary metal band Slayer, died yesterday, May 2, at Hemet Valley Medical Center, near his home in Southern California. The reported cause of death was liver failure, according to Billboard....

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Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dies

3rd May 2013

Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman has died after suffering liver failure. He was 49.The founding member of the band passed away in California on Thursday (02May13).A statement from the group's publicist reads, "Slayer is devastated to...

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Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dies

2nd May 2013

Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman has died after suffering liver failure. He was 49.The founding member of the band passed away in California on Thursday (02May13). A statement from the group's publicist reads, "Slayer is...

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Dave Lombardo Replaced On Slayer Tour After Spat With Bandmates

22nd February 2013

Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo has been replaced on the band's upcoming Australian tour after taking issue with his meagre pay cheque.The heavy metal group is set to kick off its trek Down Under in Brisbane...

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Rock Stars Pay Tribute To Jim Marshall At London Concert

24th September 2012

Rock stars including Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor, Slayer guitarist Kerry King, and Zakk Wylde turned out to pay tribute to guitar amp pioneer Jim Marshall at a celebratory concert in London over the weekend (22-23Sep12).The...

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Slipknot Star Jim Root Faced Life-threatening Appendix Drama

6th August 2012

Slipknot guitarist Jim Root overcame a potentially life-threatening health battle to finish the band's summer (12) tour with Slayer and Motorhead on Sunday night (05Aug12) after his appendix burst while they were on the road.The...

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Slayer Guitarist Can't Stop Writing Riffs

11th July 2012

Slayer's Kerry King writes new riffs every time he picks up a guitar.The 'Reign in Blood' musician has been playing for over 30 years, and never finds it hard to write new tracks for his...

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Slayer Star Credits Healthy Diet With Quick Comeback From Broken Leg

26th June 2012

Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo credits his healthy diet with his speedy return to the kit after breaking his leg at Christmas (11).The heavy metal star is back onstage after an ice-skating accident left him in...

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Slayer Star Pulls Out Of Summer Tour Over Spider Bite

1st May 2012

Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman has been forced to sit out the group's upcoming tour to properly treat a spider bite.The rocker almost lost his arm and was placed in a medically-induced coma following the creepy...

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