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Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman dead at 49
Eonline ^ | 5/2/2013 | Ted B. Kissell

Posted on 05/02/2013 6:34:27 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote

The world of heavy metal has lost one of its pioneering guitarists.

Jeff Hanneman, one of the cofounders of Slayer, died today, the band announced on its website. He was 49.

"Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11 am this morning near his Southern California home," the statement reads. "Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed."

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RIP Jeff!!!!
1 posted on 05/02/2013 6:34:27 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: GlockThe Vote

IBCTFAF (In Before Condolences To Friends and Family!)


2 posted on 05/02/2013 6:39:31 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Liver failure? Go figure

Seriously, RIP


3 posted on 05/02/2013 6:40:55 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: GlockThe Vote

One of the greatest metal guitarists ever.


4 posted on 05/02/2013 6:41:41 PM PDT by mrreaganaut (Coolidge 2016!)
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To: GlockThe Vote

RIP and He definitely ripped.


5 posted on 05/02/2013 6:42:13 PM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: mrreaganaut

Slayer is my favorite band of all time!!!!

I am crushed over this!


6 posted on 05/02/2013 6:42:38 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: muir_redwoods

Spider bite of some sort. Been hanging by a thread for a couple years. Had to learn to walk again.


7 posted on 05/02/2013 6:42:59 PM PDT by securityman
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To: muir_redwoods

Died from complications resulting from a spider bite. He’s been struggling for some time.


8 posted on 05/02/2013 6:43:05 PM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo (My world view is accurately expressed in the lyrics of " The Fightin' Side of Me")
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To: GlockThe Vote

Ah, dude. Saw them live twice many years ago. Once at Ozzfest. Those were the days. Also reminds me of that South park episode where Cartman played “Raining Blood” on the loudspeakers to drive out the hippie liberals.
R.I.P Jeff.


9 posted on 05/02/2013 6:43:08 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: GlockThe Vote

Impressive Axeman. I’ve noticed a lot of people who talk bad about Slayer never heard Slayer.


10 posted on 05/02/2013 6:46:14 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: muir_redwoods

Hanneman’s death follows a long ordeal brought on by a spider bite. In open letter posted on the Slayer site just yesterday, the band shared with fans some details of Hanneman’s struggle. “It’s been about a year since he got out of the hospital, and since then, he had to learn to walk again, he’s had several painful skin grafts, he’s been in rehab doing exercises to regain the strength in his arm,” the statement read. The letter also noted that while Hanneman had been hoping to rejoin the band full-time, he had recently told them that “he needs to take more time to continue his rehab.”


11 posted on 05/02/2013 6:46:48 PM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUDWLp1yIWw

iM CRUSHED!!!


12 posted on 05/02/2013 6:49:11 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Slayer were republican, conservative, pro-america and always gave free concerts to the troops


13 posted on 05/02/2013 6:50:16 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Im a Slayer fanatic!


14 posted on 05/02/2013 6:50:50 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: wastedyears

Ping


15 posted on 05/02/2013 6:58:04 PM PDT by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: GlockThe Vote

LOVE Slayer. Got to see them live three times. I still have the shirt from the Diabolus in Musica tour.


16 posted on 05/02/2013 6:59:19 PM PDT by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: nonliberal

Slayer is my favorite band eVER


17 posted on 05/02/2013 7:08:46 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote; qam1

RIP.

Gen X pingworthy.


18 posted on 05/02/2013 7:11:24 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Great band. He will be missed.


19 posted on 05/02/2013 7:26:29 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: GlockThe Vote

Never heard of him.

Is Slayer one of those all male metal bands that pranced half naked on stage in front of all male audiences?


20 posted on 05/02/2013 7:27:17 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: GenXteacher; ItsOurTimeNow; PresbyRev; Fraulein; StoneColdGOP; Clemenza; m18436572; InShanghai; ...

Xer Ping

Ping list for the discussion of the politics and social (and sometimes nostalgic) aspects that directly effects Generation Reagan / Generation-X (Those born from 1965-1981) including all the spending previous generations are doing that Gen-X and Y will end up paying for.

Freep mail me to be added or dropped. See my home page for details and previous articles.  

21 posted on 05/02/2013 7:37:53 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: Born to Conserve

Slayer is the ultimate 1980’s Regan Era - pro america - pro male - pro military - pro masculine force of nature you will ever get

SLAYER!!!!!!!!!!


22 posted on 05/02/2013 7:39:36 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Most metalheads are conservatives. I went outside between sets during one concert in Saint Paul, MN (Amon Amarth was the headliner) and there was a discussion about George Soros. Most considered him to be evil, and a threat to this country by corrupting elections.


23 posted on 05/02/2013 7:41:39 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: Fred Hayek

Most metalheads are highly patriotic conservatives. I have been a Slayer fanatic forever!!!!


24 posted on 05/02/2013 7:44:44 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

RIP Mr Hanneman


25 posted on 05/02/2013 7:48:46 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

Bwat concert I EVER went to

Slayer at the Big 4 at Yankee Stadium

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqOR2uXXVa0


26 posted on 05/02/2013 8:02:06 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: qam1

Gads, this is sad news.


27 posted on 05/02/2013 8:05:59 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: GlockThe Vote

“Most metalheads are highly patriotic conservatives. I have been a Slayer fanatic forever!!!!”

That is true of most of my metalhead friends. About the only exceptions are from those who have swallowed the union jizz. Maybe it was both the music and us coming of age during the Reagan era. Another great one gone too soon.


28 posted on 05/02/2013 8:08:48 PM PDT by creeping death
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To: GlockThe Vote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWWU7nNFhYY

I was there!!!


29 posted on 05/02/2013 8:09:50 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u2E-z-Kh-M

SSSSLLLAAAYYYEEERRR!!!!!


30 posted on 05/02/2013 8:25:12 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: The_Sword_of_Groo

Was this a Brown Recluse, a Black Widow, or was he allergic or what?

Deaths from spider bites are extremely rare, so I understand...


31 posted on 05/02/2013 8:32:02 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: muir_redwoods

There have been plenty in the music world that haven’t died from substance abuse. Ronnie James Dio a couple of years ago from cancer, and Clive Burr, old drummer for Iron Maiden, who died not long ago from MS.


32 posted on 05/02/2013 8:37:37 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: Jack Hammer
Not sure. I have read that the bite got badly infected and thats what got him, not necessarily the type of spider.

I stink at html, but you can see the photos of his arm here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhMkNjHCnL4

It seems to have bitten him in the median cubital vein. I'm beginning to wonder if the bite was from a 5cc "spider" full of meth
33 posted on 05/02/2013 8:40:11 PM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo (My world view is accurately expressed in the lyrics of " The Fightin' Side of Me")
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To: wastedyears

Dio was another mega loss


34 posted on 05/02/2013 8:41:22 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Third Person

I definitely preferred Jeff’s lead playing to Kerry King’s. Kerry’s solos were nothing but atonal screeching to me.


35 posted on 05/02/2013 8:51:24 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: The_Sword_of_Groo

Just on the basis of my own, very limited, knowledge, I have to consider that death from a spider bite is extremely rare.

As in almost never.

Drugs, on the other hand - and especially for a rock ‘n’ roller...


36 posted on 05/02/2013 9:04:53 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: GlockThe Vote

If Eric Cartman could use a Slayer CD to break up a hippie music festival, they must be good!


37 posted on 05/02/2013 9:05:48 PM PDT by RPTMS
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To: GlockThe Vote

If Eric Cartman could use a Slayer CD to break up a hippie music festival, they must be good!


38 posted on 05/02/2013 9:08:12 PM PDT by RPTMS
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To: GlockThe Vote

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/81015222/

Slayer goes to church!


39 posted on 05/02/2013 9:11:56 PM PDT by muddytadpole
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To: GlockThe Vote

RIP Jeff Hanneman. I didn’t know about the spider bite... that’s absolutely awful.


40 posted on 05/02/2013 9:51:46 PM PDT by Say_No_2_Tyranny
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To: GlockThe Vote

Sorry to hear that. I saw Slayer only once, at L’Amour’s in Brooklyn during the RIB tour. Quite loud; I was wondering how the roof stayed on the place.

I heard nothing about the spider bite, myself. Apparently the venom is not what caused his illness; he contracted necrotizing fasciitis (sounds almost like a Slayer song title) with some manner of flesh-eating bacteria as the cause.


41 posted on 05/02/2013 10:44:33 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Born to Conserve

They’re all male, but they don’t take their clothes off. Definitely not glam metal.


42 posted on 05/02/2013 10:45:12 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Jack Hammer

Another article said the spider bite brought on flesh eating disease.


43 posted on 05/02/2013 10:54:34 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Man, I am so bummed about this. The last time was when Ronnie James Dio died on May 10, 2010, and before that when Dimebag Darrel was murdered. I’m going to the river tonight to drink beers and listen to Slayer. Just f**k.


44 posted on 05/03/2013 3:13:42 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.g)
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To: GlockThe Vote

I guess this is the thread to start the metalhead ping list from.


45 posted on 05/03/2013 3:14:32 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.g)
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To: Fred Hayek

Yeah, I always thought that metalheads are mostly conservative and bring that up often with friends and band member I know. There are many libs too, but in general I think metalheads are more than 55% conservative. I know most of my friends are. Another hardcore conservative icon of metal is Deicide’s Ralph Santolla. He’s never afraid to share a well deserved FUBO with his friends.


46 posted on 05/03/2013 3:17:16 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.g)
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To: lefty-lie-spy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15Tit78Jnuo

6 songs in Tribute to Jeff

SSSLLLAAAYYYEEERRR!!!!!!


47 posted on 05/03/2013 6:34:41 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: lefty-lie-spy

Metallica, Korn, Iced Earth, Megadeth, and a ot of others are all anti liberal


48 posted on 05/03/2013 6:56:35 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

uh, Metallica got their collective panties in a wad because their music was used in Gitmo interrogations. I guess Lars wanted to get paid for that too. FUM, long live Dave Mustaine!


49 posted on 05/03/2013 9:08:13 AM PDT by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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To: Finatic

Mustaine and Arraya are a lot more my style than Metallica, but the Big 4 is the Big 4


50 posted on 05/03/2013 10:14:37 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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