To say that the split between Slayer and drummer Dave Lombardo is contentious might be a bit of an understatement. The skinbeater says in a new interview with Planet Mosh that the situation that led to his ousting could have been "an easy fix," but instead he now has a "non-existent" relationship with his former bandmates, calling their treatment of him "sickening." Additionally, Lombardo criticizes frontman Tom Araya's absence from Jeff Hanneman's memorial and the "self-centered stories" guitarist Kerry King shared during the service.
Here's your incredibly awesome story of the day. A charity auction recently took place to rename a traffic circle in Jaworzno, Poland. The winner of the auction was given the opportunity to christen the circle with any name for one year, and thanks to the good people at Art-Com, the intersection has been dubbed 'Jeff Hanneman's Circle Pit.'
Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo is always outspoken, and in a new interview, the legendary percussionist had a lot to say. During the chat, Lombardo spoke about the second Philm album, Jeff Hanneman being snubbed during the Grammys' 'In Memoriam' segment, how money can come between bandmates + more.
We recently published an open letter to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, asking them to consider some of the greatest hard rock + metal acts ever for induction. But now we point our dissatisfaction at the 2014 Grammy Awards, which took place Sunday night, Jan. 26, and featured one rock and metal snub after another.
As it does every year, the Grammy Awards paid tribute to the musicians who passed away over the past 12 months with an 'In Memoriam' segment toward the end of Sunday night's ceremony. However, there was at least one glaring omission, as there was no mention of late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman.
We were recently fortunate enough to speak with legendary Slayer frontman Tom Araya. During our talk with singer-bassist, he opened up wide about late Slayer guitarist and creative force Jeff Hanneman, his mindset with creating new material without Hanneman and how he would like Jeff to be remembered.
We were recently given the privilege of speaking with Slayer frontman Tom Araya for an exclusive interview. Our chat with Araya was truly unique, as you'll see while we roll out more and more of the interview in the very near future. In this portion of our talk, Araya opened up to reveal the moment he heard that Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman had passed away.
Of course, the metal world misses iconic Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. The axeman was one of thrash metal's greatest songwriters and it's truly sad that Hanneman will never bestow us with another gigantic riff. As much as we miss Hanneman, it's nothing compared to what the guitarist's wife Kathryn must be going through. In memory of her late husband, Kathryn Hanneman recently shared the sort-of heartwarming and metal-as-hell story of how the two met.