Founding member and longtime Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman, has died, May 2 2013, from liver failure.
Hanneman 49, was not present during the bands tour of the US with the Rockstar Mayhem tour, featuring Slipknot, Motorhead and Anthrax in 2012, due to illness after a spider bite.
The official statement from Slayer is as follows; “Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning near his Southern California home. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed.”
RIP Jeff Hanneman
Karen Graham May 2 2013
July 1, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Ca, USA
Not a vampire in sight, however one might presume that Buffy would be just hanging out side stage just in case. We are just a few miles from her home town of Sunny Vale, Ca.
No, you say? My bad, Sunny Dale does almost sound the same .
Why the hell would we need a skinny blonde girl anyway?
We have a bald bloke with a beauteous beard, who is built like a brick bathroom and a six foot plus dude with hair Rapunzel would be envious of.
The reference is of course to Kerry King and Tom Araya. Members of one of the big four for 30 years and still providing a service to the metal head along with a dis-service to the eardrums.
As the crowd comes alive it is noted that a Slayer fan must be dedicated. Much more so than most. Slayer is fast and fluid and to understand and/or decipher song lyrics must be a labour of love.
But they are here, the Slayer disciple. Shaking their fists and banging their heads and rattling off words that will forever remain a secret to non-worshippers.
Of course thereare those outside the venue who are not happy at another type of non-worshiper, but then their band leader, would probably have not made many friends here, so they were wasting precious time, energy and breath.
Slayer give the music fans what they want, a sermon in things that do not require baptism, drinking of wine and prayer. Well, not in a biblical sense at least!
Upside down flaming Marshall Amps hanging from the stage scaffold and are set on fire at various intervals during the show. The heat can be felt at least ten rows back from the stage. A sneak peak at the afterlife perhaps?
Blazing, burning, guttural screaming, fist shaking and head banging, just over an hour of forget it all and say what you think. A much needed freedom for the fan, once again proving to Slayer that they remain relevant. They bring it well and they are well aware.
No silver bullet for this band just yet.
By Karen Graham 17 August 2012
Headbangerwoman.com will be present and not so correct for one show only!
LOOK US UP at the venue and help us to celebrate Canada Day, USA style!
Anthrax, Asking Alexandria, Motorhead, Slayer and Slipknot will be reviewed by our publication.
We awaiting interview confirmation appointments at this point. Press credentials for articles and photography have already been granted…
See you there Headbangers…….
Reminiscent of Donington Monsters of Rock in any given year between 1985 and 1993, it really is going to be difficult for a child of the 80’s to choose a real headliner for this show.
Kerry King, Lemmy and Scott “NOT” Ian are musically iconic of the age and all three can still kick live arse.
Slipknot, although making a slightly later appearance into the rock scene cannot be discounted from this metal mass production.
Corey Taylor is a modern day icon, fronting not just one but two headlining bands (Stone Sour being the second)
It will be Headbangerwomans first show at this location, not however a first Rockstar production.
Rockstar productions have previously proved well organized with top musical acts and family friendly arenas.
Ample chances are given to fans to “meet n greet” and amenities are clean and readily available.
If the weather is favorable then Canada Day, although spent south of the border will be kick ass at break neck speed.
IN THE BAG
Calling All Wave
Susan Blue Ashley
INTERVIEWS TO COME
Stacey Blades LA Guns
Seven Year Riot