Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Feeds

Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Death Was Alcohol Related

05/10/2013
.
Slayer have revealed that guitarist Jeff Hanneman's death on May 2nd at the age of 49 was alcohol related and not due to the "flesh-eating" disease necrotising fasciitis that sidelined him in 2011.

The band made the revelation in a statement on Thursday. They said, "We've just learned that the official cause of Jeff's death was alcohol related cirrhosis.

"While he had his health struggles over the years, including the recent necrotizing fasciitis infection that devastated his well-being, Jeff and those close to him were not aware of the true extent of his liver condition until the last days of his life.

"Contrary to some reports, Jeff was not on a transplant list at the time of his passing, or at any time prior to that. In fact, by all accounts, it appeared that he had been improving he was excited and looking forward to working on a new record."

They also said, "While the details are being worked out now, Slayer wants its fans to know that there will be a celebration of Jeff Hanneman's life sometime later this month, along with Jeff's family and friends, the public will be invited to attend."

Kerry King and Tom Araya also paid tribute to Hanneman with the following remembrances: Kerry King, "I had so many great times with Jeff... in the early days when we were out on the road, he and I were the night owls, we would stay up all night on the bus, just hanging out, talking, watching movies... World War II movies, horror movies, we watched Full Metal Jacket so many times, we could practically recite all of the dialogue."

Tom Araya: "When we first formed Slayer, we used to rehearse all the time, religiously, 24/7. Jeff and I spent a lot of time hanging out together, he lived in my father's garage which was also our rehearsal space. When he got his own apartment, he had an 8-track and I would go there to record songs I'd written, not Slayer songs, other stuff I'd written. At a certain point, you still have the band but you start your own lives outside of the band, so that 24/7 falls to the side, you don't spend as much time together as you once did. I miss those early days."

Kerry: "He was a gigantic World War II buff, his father served in that war, so when Slayer played Russia for the first time - I think it was 1998 - Jeff and I went to one of Moscow's military museums. I'll never forget him walking around that place, looking at all of the tanks, weapons and other exhibits. He was like a kid on Christmas morning. But that was Jeff's thing, he knew so much about WW II history, he could have taught it in school."

Tom: "We were in New York recording South Of Heaven. Jeff and I were at the hotel and we had to get to the studio - I think it was called Chung King, a real rundown place. So we left the hotel and decided to walk, but then it started raining. We walked maybe five blocks, and it was raining so hard, we were totally soaked, so we decided to get a cab. Here we are, two dudes with long hair and leather jackets, absolutely soaked, thumbing to the studio. No one would stop. We had to walk the entire way."

Tom: "Jeff was a lifeline of Slayer, he wrote so many of the songs that the band will always be known for. He had a good heart, he was a good guy."

Slayer CDs, DVDs and MP3s

Slayer T-shirts and Posters

Slayer CDs, vinyl and rarities


Share this article



...end


advertisement
advertisement

.
News Reports
.
Day in Rock:
Van Halen's David Lee Roth Returns With The Roth Show- Megadeth May Rerecord Classic Songs With New Lineup- Peter Cetera Backs Out Of Chicago Rock Hall Reunion- more

Day In Pop: Taylor Swift Will Reportedly Open the Grammy Awards- Kanye West Teases Secret New Album Title- Elton John Does Post-Super Bowl Carpool Karaoke- George Jones Biopic- more

Stone Temple Pilots Reveal New Lead Singer Open Auditions- Dan Hicks Dead At 74- Anthrax Sued Over Ugly Sweater- Lamb Of God Gear Damaged In Tour Truck Crash- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock

advertisement
.
 
Reviews
.

Roses Unread - The Silver Lining

Nuclear - Formula for Anarchy

Sites and Sounds: Spring Music Festival Preview

Made For Broadway - Life Lessons

Gloryhammer - Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards

Javier Escovedo - Kicked Out of Eden

MorleyView: Dioni

Schammasch - Sic Lvceat Lvx

RAM - Svbversvm

Sunflower Dead - It's Time to Get Weird

Witchsorrow - No Light Only Fire

RockPile: Prog Edition

Rock Reads: The Bag I'm In: Underground Music and Fashion in Britain 1960-1990

Remembering David Bowie: Space Oddity 40th Anniversary Special Edition

Remembering David Bowie: Bowie in Berlin: A New Career in a New Town


. .
.
Today's Rock News
. Van Halen's David Lee Roth Returns With The Roth Show

Megadeth May Rerecord Classic Songs With New Lineup

Peter Cetera Backs Out Of Chicago Rock Hall Reunion

Guns N' Roses Exhibit Coming To Rock Hall

Ritchie Blackmore's Singer Wants New Band To Make New Music

Stone Temple Pilots Ready To Evolve With Next Singer

Two Women Arrested For Skindred Frontman Attack

Ted Nugent's Stranglehold Featured In Super Bowl Commercial

Testament Frontman Reveals New Album Details

Bullet For My Valentine Release 'Worthless' Video

Raging Speedhorn and Monster Magnet Announce Split Release

Rivers Cuomo Contributes To The Monkees 50th Anniversary Album

Therapy?, Michael Monroe Lead Stone Free Festival Additions

Korn's Ray Luzier Looks Back On His Steel Panther Days

Pixies Tease New Music With Studio Video

Mogwai Stream New Single 'Ether'

Ice Bucket Challenge Organizer Praises Rock Community

Rob Reed Hopes To Release Sanctuary II Album In April

Discipline's Matthew Parmenter Announces New Solo Album

Simo Release 'Long May You Sail' Video

Manowar Star Fears For Rock's Future

Tusmorke Stream New Song 'Ekebergkongen'

Iconic Blues Venue The Stanhope House For Sale

Hands Like Houses Announce UK Spring Tour



Subscribe to Day in Rock Report by Email

.
.
Today's Pop News
. Taylor Swift Will Reportedly Open the Grammy Awards

Kanye West Teases Secret New Album Title

Elton John Does Post-Super Bowl Carpool Karaoke

Josh Brolin Cast As George Jones In Biopic

Drake Says He Is Not Performing at The Grammy Awards

Willie Nelson Releasing Gershwin Tribute Album

Missy Elliot Debuts New Track In Super Bowl Ad

Sam Hunt Reveals Awkward Valentine's Day Memory

Weezer's Rivers Cuomo Covers Fetty Wap's 'Trap Queen'

Chris Stapleton Shares Insight Into 'Traveller'

Von Miller Raps With Lil Wayne at Super Bowl After Party

Singled Out: Dawn Landes and Piers Faccini's Book Of Dreams



More News

.
 
anti Worthy Links
.
Rock On the Rise Radio The Screen Door A Journal of Musical Things Lloyd Zeffler blog Demolish Mag Nightwatcher's House of Rock CJ Chilvers Deja Voodoo The 1st Five Hard Rock Memorabilia thecopycat.biz Day in Rock @twitter

.
  .
.


 

Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2016 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.