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Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dead at 49

Founding member of influential thrash band succumbs to liver failure


By Alex Baker


Slayer guitarist and founding band member Jeff Hanneman died yesterday at the age of 49. Hanneman, who co-founded Slayer with Kerry King in 1981, suffered from liver failure and passed away at a hospital near his California home.


The band issued an official statement, saying “Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman passed away at about… Read More

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Performances: Metal Masters 4 – “Five Minutes Alone”


Guitar Shop TV was on hand at Metal Masters 4 at the Grammercy Theater in NYC—Check this clip of the guys performing the Pantera classic, “Five Minutes Alone.”

Metal Masters 4 is comprised of Philip Anselmo (Pantera/Down), Kerry King (Slayer), Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Frank Bello (Anthrax) and newly added masters Billy Sheehan and Gary Holt (Exodus/Slayer).

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