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

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

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

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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