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

Jeff Hanneman vs. Adam Jones
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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.

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Synyster Gates vs. Jeff Hanneman – Greatest Metal Guitarist, Quarterfinals

Synyster Gates vs. Jeff Hanneman
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In what has likely been the biggest upset so far in this competition, Black Sabbath legend Tony Iommi was defeated by Avenged Sevenfold's Synyster Gates. The Avenged strummer has pulled off two insane wins already; also

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Joe Satriani vs. Jeff Hanneman – Greatest Metal Guitarist, Round 2

Joe Satriani / Jeff Hanneman
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It was sensei vs. student in our Round 1 battle between Joe Satriani and Testament virtuoso Alex Skolnick, but in the end, the pupil was unable to defeat his master. The man who mentored both Skolnick and Metallica's

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Terrance Hobbs vs. Jeff Hanneman – Greatest Metal Guitarist, Round 1

Terrance Hobbs vs. Jeff Hanneman
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Terrance Hobbs had a mission statement when forming Suffocation: to be the heaviest band in the world. Anyone who has seen Suffocation live can attest to the success of this mission statement. Hobbs is one of two constant members of the legen

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Zakk Wylde Talks Sober Living, Remembers Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman – Exclusive Video

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Iconic guitarist Zakk Wylde stopped by the Loudwire studio for a lovely chat not too long ago. We'll be posting our full interview with the Black Label Society / Ozzy Osbourne shredder soon, but in this portion of Wylde's visit, Brother Zakk went in-depth about his newly sober lifestyle and late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman.

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Slayer’s Kerry King on Relationship with Jeff Hanneman: I Don’t Think We Were Ever Best Friends

Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman
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Since the shocking death of Slayer guitar god Jeff Hanneman, the relationship between Hanneman and fellow Slayer shredder his bandmates has been placed under the world's most public microscope. The trend is likely to continue for some time, detailed in even greater length by an upcoming Guitar World interview with Slayer axeman Kerry King, who admits that Hanneman hadn't been speaking to one another during the late guitarist's battle with necrotizing fasciitis.

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Jeff Hanneman’s Wife Recounts Slayer Guitarist’s Refusal to Seek Physical Rehab or Therapy

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On May 2, genre-defining Slayer shredder Jeff Hanneman passed away. Hanneman's cause of death was officially attributed to alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver, but the final fews years of his life were hindered by a serious case of necrotizing fasciitis most likely caused by a spider bite. In a new interview with Hanneman's wife, Kathryn, she recounts his alcohol use, nearly dying or losing his arm from necrotizing fasciitis, the guitarist's refusal to go to rehab or therapy + more.

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Kerry King Issues Message to Fans on International Slayer Day

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Today, June 6, is one to celebrate in the metal community. Back on 6/6/06 the first International Day of Slayer was celebrated, and now, the heavy metal holiday rings in its seventh year anniversary and continues to be a cause for metal fans to unite.

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Slayer Guitarist Kerry King Recalls Fun Times With Jeff Hanneman at Memorial Celebration

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While several of the speakers got emotional and tears were shed at Thursday's Jeff Hanneman Memorial Celebration at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, Slayer guitarist Kerry King chose to keep things light and upbeat while remembering his late bandmate. King used his time onstage to share several fun stories from his history with Hanneman that showed the guitarist's spirit and good nature.

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Friends + Peers Remember Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman at Memorial Celebration

Slayer Fans Salute Jeff Hanneman
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Though it could have been a somber occasion, the memorial celebration for late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman brought a range of emotions from tears to laughs as his friends and peers took the time to reflect on his musical and personal legacy.

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