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Slayer Singer Tom Araya Spat On By Fan

The rockers performed at the San Diego House of Blues on Thursday (21Jul16) as part of their Comic-Con visit, but one member of the audience got a little too rowdy and hurled a...

Anthrax & Slayer Refused To Cut Short European Tour Following Paris Terror Attacks

While many acts scrapped gigs in Europe following the slayings at an Eagles of Death Metal concert, Ian and Slayer leader Kerry King chose to play on. "Of course my initial thought...

Former Slayer Star Forms Punk Band Dead Cross

Dead Cross also features Justin Pearson, Gabe Serbian and Mike Crain. Lombardo tells Noisey.com, "It's just straightforward brutal punk - metal-esque, but it's definitely not metal. I think it definitely leans more...

Slayer Film New Video At Former Manson Family Jail

The Repentless promo was shot at the notorious Sybil Brand Institute, which closed in 1997 due to earthquake damage. As well as Trejo, the video, which chronicles a bloody prison riot, features...

Slayer Heading To The Smithsonian

The rockers star in a short film called Slayer and the Origins of Thrash, with bandmembers Tom Araya, Kerry King, Paul Bostaph and Gary Holt discussing the band's formation in the early days...

Jeff Hanneman's Guitars To Be Sold Off

The guitarist passed away in 2013 at the age of 49, and he left behind a collection of rare and customised instruments. The axes are now being sold off by his estate...

Tom Araya Takes Aim At Cyberbullies

Slayer frontman Tom Araya has issued a public warning to a group of "cyberbullies" after discovering they targeted his wife in an online hate campaign.The rocker was furious when he found his partner Sandra had...

Heavy Metal Rockers Slayer Rescue Kitten

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...

Metallica Promise To Return To The UK

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...

Late Slayer Star Honoured With Traffic Roundabout In Polish Town

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...

Stars Abandon Turkey Shows Amid Protests

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...

Iron Maiden Win At Kerrang! Awards

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...

Rock Legends Honoured At 20th Kerrang! Awards

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...

Jeff Hanneman Remembered At Hollywood Memorial

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...

Slayer Urge Fans To Ignore Protesters At Hanneman Memorial

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...

Protesters To Greet Mourners At Jeff Hanneman Memorial

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...

Slayer Set Memorial For Late Jeff Hanneman

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...

Bandmates And Fellow Musicians Mourn The Late Jeff Hannemann

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...

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

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....

Slayer To Hold Memorial For Jeff Hanneman

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...

Jeff Hanneman Died Of Alcohol-related Condition

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...

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

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...

What Was Behind The Death Of Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hannenman?

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...

Tributes Pour In For Dead Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman

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...

Kerry King Honours Jeff Hanneman At Revolver Golden Gods

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...

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

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...

Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hannerman Dies Of Liver Failure

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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