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Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dies

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...

Dave Lombardo Replaced On Slayer Tour After Spat With Bandmates

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...

Rock Stars Pay Tribute To Jim Marshall At London Concert

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...

Slipknot Star Jim Root Faced Life-threatening Appendix Drama

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...

Slayer Guitarist Can't Stop Writing Riffs

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...

Slayer Star Credits Healthy Diet With Quick Comeback From Broken Leg

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...

Slayer Star Pulls Out Of Summer Tour Over Spider Bite

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...

Slayer Launch Red Wine

Heavy rockers Slayer have launched their own brand of red wine.The Cabernet Sauvignon, called Reign In Blood, has a "tough and uncompromising taste" and is currently only on sale in Sweden and online. The Slayer...

Kerry King Mourning Guitar Tech

Slayer star Kerry King has paid tribute to his longtime guitar technician, who died on Saturday (31Mar12).Armand Crump's unexpected death shocked King, and he released a moving statement on Sunday (01Apr12) remembering his friend. He...

Foo Fighters Awarded As The Grammys Start To Sparkle

The 54th Grammy Awards are well under way at the Staples Centre and the main section of tonight's ceremony is taking place, with Foo Fighters taking home another of the major awards being given out...

Slipknot Singer Blasts Rick Rubin

Slipknot's Corey Taylor has blasted "overrated" and "overpaid" producer Rick Rubin. The group worked with Rick on their 2004 album 'Vol 3: (The Subliminal Verses)', but despite his being widely regarded as one of the...

Paolo Nutini Named Headline Performance Of The Year

Paolo Nutini was named Headline Performance of the Year at last night's (14.11.11) UK Festival Awards.The Scottish ' Pencil Full of Lead' singer scooped the prize for his Headlining slot at Latitude festival earlier this...

Tom Araya Wants Immortal Music

Tom Araya wants Slayer's music to become immortal.The group's bassist and vocalist believes it's important to produce albums that will live forever and be passed on from generation to generation.He said: "I think if the...

Metallica And The Big 4 Open Soniphere

Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax appeared on stage together in England last night (08.07.11). The 'Big 4' of heavy metal joined forces at the Sonisphere festival in Knebworth, Southern England, to play a cover of...

Slayer Postpone Album As Guitarist Recovers

Heavy rockers Slayer have postponed the recording of their next album to allow their guitarist more time to recover as he battles a flesh-eating disease.Jeff Hanneman was forced to pull out of the band's 2011...

Tom Araya To Be Honoured In Chile

Slayer star Tom Araya is to be honoured with the key to the Chilean city where he was born.The frontman was born in Vina del Mar, but left with his parents when he was five....

Blink-182 Ready Stadium Rock Tracks For Summer Tour

Blink-182 will debut new tracks with a "stadium rock sensibility" on their US summer tour with My Chemical Romance.The two bands have just announced they will play together over 40 dates across America, where 'What's...

Metallica To Work With Rick Rubin On Next Album

Metallica will work with "zen guru" Rick Rubin on their next album. The heavy metal group made their most well received record in years, 2008s 'Death Magnetic', with the producer and bassist Robert Trujillo is...

Metallica Close 'The Big 4'

Metallica wowed fans this weekend with a historic uniting of the most significant bands in heavy metal. Metallica took the main headline slot at the 'Big 4' festival, which was held at the Empire Polo...

Bad Religion Added To Sonisphere Festival

Bad Religion and Cavalera Conspiracy are among 28 acts added to the bill for Sonisphere festival.The bands will join headliners Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Biffy Clyro and Slipknot on the bill for the three day...

Tom Araya Suffered Vertigo Before Hospitalisation

Rocker Tom Araya was suffering with vertigo and dehydration before he was hospitalised ahead of a Slayer concert in Sydney, Australia on Sunday (27Feb11), according to his wife.The thrash metal stars were forced to axe...

Araya Hospitalisation Forces Slayer Gig Cancellation

SLAYER have suffered another blow to their tour plans after frontman TOM ARAYA was hospitalised moments before the heavy rockers were due onstage in Sydney, Australia on Sunday (27Feb11).The thrash metal stars had to axe...

Slayer Guitarist Hospitalised With Flesh-eating Disease

Heavy rocker JEFF HANNEMAN has been forced to pull out of SLAYER's upcoming tour after he was hospitalised with a nasty flesh-eating disease.The thrash metal guitarist is suffering from necrotizing fasciitis, a rare bacterial virus...

Limp Bizkit Added To Sonisphere UK Line Up

Limp Bizkit have been added to the line-up of this year's Sonisphere music festival.The 'Rollin' rockers - who were one of the headliners at the event in 2009 - will take to the stage before...

Metallica Explain Single Us Big Four Date

Metallica will only play one US date on their Big Four tour because they don't want to "overstay" their welcome. The 'Enter Sandman' group have teamed up with fellow thrash metal bands Slayer, Megadeth and...

Metallica To Headline One-day Only Metal Extravaganza

METALLICA, the American rock band who have sold more than 85 million records worldwide, have announced plans to headline a one-day only metal 'extravaganza' in California this April. The group will come together to play...

Big Four Regroup For California Desert Show

METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX are teaming up again for one U.S. Big Four date on the site of the Coachella Festival.The heavy metal groups will come together on 23 April (11) for an outdoor...

Ulrich Planning More 'Big Four' Shows

METALLICA's historical supertour with heavy metal's other 'Big Four' acts ANTHRAX, SLAYER and MEGADETH will happen once again, according to rocker LARS ULRICH.The four groups performed on the same bill for the first time in...

Metallica To Start Writing New Album

Metallica are planning to start writing a new album in 2011. The 'Enter Sandman' group are presently finishing touring their ninth record, 'Death Magnetic', and drummer Lars Ulrich said he's looking forward to getting back...

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