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Open Letter to the Grammys: Give Metal and Hard Rock the Respect They Deserve

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.

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2014 Grammy Awards Snubs Late Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman During ‘In Memoriam’ Segment

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.

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Slayer’s Tom Araya on Jeff Hanneman’s Legacy, Upcoming Album + More

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.

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Slayer’s Tom Araya Recalls Learning About Bandmate Jeff Hanneman’s Passing

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.

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Exclusive: Slayer Hope to Unveil Never-Before-Heard Jeff Hanneman Material on Next Album

Slayer fans, we've got some exciting and exclusive news to share with you! The passing of iconic Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman hit us all like a ton of bricks, but we're ecstatic to report that new Hanneman material may appear on Slayer's upcoming 11th studio album.

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Jeff Hanneman’s Widow Kathryn Recalls How She First Met the Slayer Guitarist

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.

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

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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