Contact Us

Jeff Hanneman vs. Adam Jones – Greatest Metal Guitarist, Semifinals

Jeff Hanneman vs. Adam Jones
Kevin Winter, Getty Images / WWE

In what was by far the most voted-upon poll of our Greatest Metal Guitarist competition so far, Slayer‘s Jeff Hanneman was able to edge out Avenged Sevenfold’s Synyster Gates. A malfunction in the poll on Aug. 3 caused a slight issue, but we were able to save all of your votes before starting a fresh poll later that day.

As one of our readers pointed out in the Synyster Gates vs. Jeff Hanneman comments section, Hanneman was leading with nearly 52% of the vote when we experienced the poll malfunction. At that point in time, approximately 110,000 votes had been cast. After a new poll was posted, an additional 22,351 ballots were cast, with Hanneman receiving 50.21% of your votes once the survey expired. We’ve received a few messages from concerned fans; some telling us that the poll ended a few minutes early while others claimed that it ended up to 10 minutes late, but regardless of either potential mishap, the numbers still remain in Hanneman’s favor, sending the Slayer shredder into the Semifinals.

Also entering this Semifinals matchup is Tool guitarist Adam Jones, who scored an impressive victory over the immortal Randy Rhoads. Jones beat out the likes of DragonForce’s Herman Li and the almighty Slash in previous rounds, but now Jones will spiral out to the next round and face Jeff Hanneman.

Jeff Hanneman or Adam Jones? Cast your vote for the Greatest Metal Guitarist in the poll below! Voting for this round closes on Thursday, Aug. 8 at 10AM ET. Fans can vote once per hour, so keep coming back to make sure that your favorite metal musician wins!

Next Matchup: 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott vs. John Petrucci

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Shredder Region

Axe-Slinger Region

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of Loudwire

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Loudwire quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!