Slayer Won't Record Without Jeff Hanneman
The guitarist looks likely to continue missing tour dates after a suspected spider bite led to him requiring skin grafts and muscle rehabilitation, a process which is still continuing.
He made a surprise appearance during the Big 4 thrash concert in California in April, but only played a handful of tracks. He's been replaced on tour by Exodus guitarist Gary Holt then Cannibal Corpse axeman Pat O'Brian. Slayer frontman Tom Araya tells Billboard: "It was a big deal for him to play in California – it was a big deal for us too. We thought it would be a nice surprise for everybody, and also make them aware he's still there. more on this story
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