Gary Holt Won't Try To Copy Slayer's Jeff Hanneman (A Top Story)
Hanneman died two years ago this week (May 2) after Exodus leader Holt had already spent two years covering for him due to illness. He'll make his first album appearance when the thrash icons release their 11th album later this year.
Holt tells Loudwire: "Some people say I should play Jeff's solos the way Jeff did. But I don't think that's doing him justice, trying to copy him. From the riffs to the solos, they were uniquely him.
"I keep little signatures and melodies, particularly in their early songs. But I always say, if you want someone to play them exactly, there's a million guys in Slayer tribute bands who'd do a better job than I am."
"We told them they couldn't wear the eyeliner. It wouldn't go over well with the hardcore people who came to all our shows. They never wore it again and they've been friends ever since." Read more and watch the video - here.
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