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May 2, 2013 | By Randall Roberts
This post has been updated, please see below for details. Jeff Hanneman, founding guitarist of the thrash metal band Slayer whose furious riffs and chaotic bursts of power chords helped drive a revolution in heavy metal, has died, the band announced via Facebook on Thursday. Hanneman, who had been taking a break from the band to recover from an illness that affected his liver, died of liver failure, according to the announcement. Hanneman, 49, was raised in Long Beach, and had been battling an ailment thought to be caused by a spider bite.
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May 24, 2013 | By August Brown
The afternoon light leaked through the open doors of the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday. But inside the venue, everything was lighted red enough to resemble a reign in blood. The thousands-deep line outside for Thursday's memorial for founding Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman (who died earlier this month at age 49) proved that the service was more than just appropriate -- for metal fans, it was necessary. Few bands command the kind of loyalty that the Southland metal pioneers have enjoyed for three decades.
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May 24, 2013 | By August Brown
The afternoon light leaked through the open doors of the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday. But inside the venue, everything was lighted red enough to resemble a reign in blood. The thousands-deep line outside for Thursday's memorial for founding Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman (who died earlier this month at age 49) proved that the service was more than just appropriate -- for metal fans, it was necessary. Few bands command the kind of loyalty that the Southland metal pioneers have enjoyed for three decades.
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May 16, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
A West Los Angeles man pleaded not guilty Thursday to more than half-a-dozen felony counts related to the Los Angeles Police Department's seizure of more than 17 pipe bombs from his residence Robert Colt Wilson, 29, faces seven criminal counts: possession of a destructive device on a public street, possession of a destructive device at a private habitat, possession of the ingredients to make a destructive device, possession of a controlled substance...
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August 15, 1988 | JANISS GARZA
The bond between Slayer and its audience has a fearsome intensity. Friday night's sold-out Hollywood Palladium show was dramatic testimony to that--not even counting the brawls with the police going on outside. From the moment the band opened with "South of Heaven," raised fists waved like cilia in a blackened lung and the jammed floor exploded into a massive slam-dance pit. The L.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
A West Los Angeles man pleaded not guilty Thursday to more than half-a-dozen felony counts related to the Los Angeles Police Department's seizure of more than 17 pipe bombs from his residence Robert Colt Wilson, 29, faces seven criminal counts: possession of a destructive device on a public street, possession of a destructive device at a private habitat, possession of the ingredients to make a destructive device, possession of a controlled substance...
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May 4, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Aerosmith, New Kids on the Block and the J. Geils Band -- all Massachusetts natives -- are to perform at a concert to benefit victims of the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Boston Strong: An Evening of Support & Celebration, scheduled for May 30 at Boston's TD Garden, will also feature performances by James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett, Carole King, Jason Aldean, Godsmack, Extreme, the comedians Dane Cook and Steven Wright and the rock band Boston. Proceeds from the show will go to One Fund Boston, established by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino "to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15," according to a release.
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October 21, 2010 | By Steve Appleford, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The tall, redheaded rock god stood gleaming beneath a spotlight, gripping his V-shaped electric guitar onstage to shred a hornet's nest of sound, weaving a wild, flowing stream of notes. With a well-furrowed brow, singer-guitarist Dave Mustaine leaned into his microphone to growl a simple message of unity: "Let me see your hands!" The response across the concrete floor of the Long Beach Arena was the same as always: fans raising devil's horns into the air, pounding their fists to the band's machine-gun beats, launching manic crowd surfers from the mosh pits.
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May 3, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
There are times when it's best to let the riffs, tangled leads and headbanging speak for themselves. Slayer co-founder Jeff Hanneman, who died Thursday, was by all accounts a silent, reserved presence in real life, but when he stepped onstage to play guitar, his musical voice was monstrous. His distorted onslaught continues to inspire fans of extreme music across borders and generations. Entire heavy metal subgenres including speed metal, black metal and doom metal wouldn't exist without his band's influence.
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May 15, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
A public memorial for Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who died May 2 at age 49, has been set for May 23 at the Hollywood Palladium, and fans are invited to the free event on a “first-come, first-in” basis, according to event organizers. The Jeff Hanneman Memorial Celebration is slated to run from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Palladium, which has a capacity of about 4,000. Hanneman started the thrash-metal band in 1981 in Huntington Park with guitarist Kerry King, bassist Tom Araya and drummer Dave Lombardo.
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May 15, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
A public memorial for Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who died May 2 at age 49, has been set for May 23 at the Hollywood Palladium, and fans are invited to the free event on a “first-come, first-in” basis, according to event organizers. The Jeff Hanneman Memorial Celebration is slated to run from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Palladium, which has a capacity of about 4,000. Hanneman started the thrash-metal band in 1981 in Huntington Park with guitarist Kerry King, bassist Tom Araya and drummer Dave Lombardo.
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May 5, 2013
Jeff Hanneman Founding member of metal band Slayer Jeff Hanneman, 49, a guitarist and founding member of the thrash metal band Slayer whose career was irrevocably changed after a spider bite, died Thursday of liver failure at a Los Angeles hospital, according to spokeswoman Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald. Hanneman was born Jan. 31, 1964, in Oakland and co-founded the speed metal pioneers in Huntington Park in the early 1980s. He and Kerry King played screaming guitars, vocalist Tom Araya played bass and Dave Lombardo played drums (Paul Bostaph later replaced Lombardo)
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May 4, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Aerosmith, New Kids on the Block and the J. Geils Band -- all Massachusetts natives -- are to perform at a concert to benefit victims of the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Boston Strong: An Evening of Support & Celebration, scheduled for May 30 at Boston's TD Garden, will also feature performances by James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett, Carole King, Jason Aldean, Godsmack, Extreme, the comedians Dane Cook and Steven Wright and the rock band Boston. Proceeds from the show will go to One Fund Boston, established by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino "to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15," according to a release.
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May 3, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
There are times when it's best to let the riffs, tangled leads and headbanging speak for themselves. Slayer co-founder Jeff Hanneman, who died Thursday, was by all accounts a silent, reserved presence in real life, but when he stepped onstage to play guitar, his musical voice was monstrous. His distorted onslaught continues to inspire fans of extreme music across borders and generations. Entire heavy metal subgenres including speed metal, black metal and doom metal wouldn't exist without his band's influence.
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May 2, 2013 | By Randall Roberts
This post has been updated, please see below for details. Jeff Hanneman, founding guitarist of the thrash metal band Slayer whose furious riffs and chaotic bursts of power chords helped drive a revolution in heavy metal, has died, the band announced via Facebook on Thursday. Hanneman, who had been taking a break from the band to recover from an illness that affected his liver, died of liver failure, according to the announcement. Hanneman, 49, was raised in Long Beach, and had been battling an ailment thought to be caused by a spider bite.
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October 21, 2010 | By Steve Appleford, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The tall, redheaded rock god stood gleaming beneath a spotlight, gripping his V-shaped electric guitar onstage to shred a hornet's nest of sound, weaving a wild, flowing stream of notes. With a well-furrowed brow, singer-guitarist Dave Mustaine leaned into his microphone to growl a simple message of unity: "Let me see your hands!" The response across the concrete floor of the Long Beach Arena was the same as always: fans raising devil's horns into the air, pounding their fists to the band's machine-gun beats, launching manic crowd surfers from the mosh pits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 2013
Jeff Hanneman Founding member of metal band Slayer Jeff Hanneman, 49, a guitarist and founding member of the thrash metal band Slayer whose career was irrevocably changed after a spider bite, died Thursday of liver failure at a Los Angeles hospital, according to spokeswoman Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald. Hanneman was born Jan. 31, 1964, in Oakland and co-founded the speed metal pioneers in Huntington Park in the early 1980s. He and Kerry King played screaming guitars, vocalist Tom Araya played bass and Dave Lombardo played drums (Paul Bostaph later replaced Lombardo)
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June 1, 1996 | STEVE HOCHMAN
SLAYER "Undisputed Attitude" ** American Recordings This tribute to the distinguished L.A. speed-metal band's hard-core punk roots has a taint of too-late bandwagoneering and I-was-a-punk-when-Green-Day-was-in- diapers-one-upmanship. Yes, this is real punk--songs originally done by '80s groups Minor Threat, Verbal Abuse, T.S.O.L., D.R.I., Dr. Know and D.I., plus two songs guitarist Jeff Hanneman Hanneman wrote back then.
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August 15, 1988 | JANISS GARZA
The bond between Slayer and its audience has a fearsome intensity. Friday night's sold-out Hollywood Palladium show was dramatic testimony to that--not even counting the brawls with the police going on outside. From the moment the band opened with "South of Heaven," raised fists waved like cilia in a blackened lung and the jammed floor exploded into a massive slam-dance pit. The L.A.
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