NewsJanuary 31, 2014 11:58 AM ET5,366 views

Slayer honors 50th birthday of Jeff Hanneman

Fifty years ago today (January 31st), late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman was born. As such, the band's camp has collectively issued the following statement:
"Today would have been Jeff Hanneman's 50th birthday, presenting us with another reminder of how much we all miss him since he passed last May 2. The entire Slayer family appreciates the fans' tributes and recognition of the trails Jeff blazed in thrash metal and the songs he wrote that defined a genre. We – the fans, the press, the Slayer family – know what Jeff's accomplishments were, we know the long-lasting effect his talent will continue to have on young musicians just starting their careers. Jeff Hammenan belongs to US, the rebels, the misfits, the mavericks, the ones who go left when everyone else goes right, the ones who push against the grain and introduce real change into the world – just like Jeff did. Happy Birthday Jeff!"


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anonymous 1/31/2014 9:09:41 AM

Wouldn't of picked up the guitar again if it wasn't for "Postmortem" back in middle school. That's for sure. Still reghning in my opinion.

anonymous 1/31/2014 9:13:06 AM

Miss you Jeff. R.I.P.

anonymous 1/31/2014 10:10:19 AM

you know what would have been the best way to honor him? not go on with slayer.

agent_friday 1/31/2014 10:42:34 AM

"...reminding us that we should probably miss him."

Mitt__Romney 1/31/2014 11:19:14 AM

Leg protectors from Catchers gear is stoked.

Mitt__Romney 1/31/2014 11:56:03 AM it.

anonymous 1/31/2014 1:00:49 PM

^^ Typical Americans.....fat and celebrate freedom.....all you are is slaves.

anonymous 1/31/2014 5:02:49 PM

fck Slayer....thrash sucks....we all know it.

anonymous 1/31/2014 6:07:49 PM

Shit band fcken break up already

anonymous 1/31/2014 6:29:07 PM

way too much hype over this band. All the drums are programmed, etc.

anonymous 1/31/2014 6:36:49 PM

^^^ They should have Joey Jordison, probably one of the best drummers to grace our lives. He can do a lot of stuff on that kit, Slayer needs Joey, we need Joey.

truthstar 1/31/2014 8:45:49 PM

Lombardo forever. Hanneman, what a man.

anonymous 1/31/2014 11:12:39 PM

lol "slayer" pays tribute to SLAYER Break up, Jeff WAS SLAYER

anonymous 2/1/2014 8:48:43 AM

fck JEFF HANNEMAN may he rot in hell along with gaybag darrell RIP to metal's own hero Nathan Gale and Daniel Nosek who's killed by Randy Blythe,Mitchell Adam Lucker

anonymous 2/1/2014 8:52:54 AM

Slayer needs joey, we need joey? Are you kidding me... Maybe you need joey gay...

anonymous 2/1/2014 10:33:56 AM


anonymous 2/1/2014 6:59:25 PM

kerry king is a douche of the highest order.

RickRock 2/3/2014 7:11:42 AM

Kerry King required payment up front to provide that statement and also a contract to make sure he gets a minimum of 85% of the residuals for making the statement with the option to provide a secondary comment for an additional fee. $LAYERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR RRRR

anonymous 2/3/2014 11:52:28 AM

young musicians just starting their careers. hahahahah

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