Gary Holt Pays Tribute To Slayer's Jeff Hanneman
The Exodus axeman was called up in 2011 after Hanneman was bitten by a spider, leading to an attack of necrotising fasciitis that caused the loss of most of the flesh of his arm, and brought him close to death.
Now Holt has released a statement, saying he's "devastated" and that the news "hit me like a ton of bricks." He comments: "Jeff, it's been an honour, my brother, to try my best to honour your songs best I could.
"There is only one Jeff Hanneman. All I ever could hope to do was play those songs you wrote with the conviction with which you played and wrote them. There is only one of you; that mould was broken long ago." more.
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