Thursday, May 9, 2013
Dave Lombardo Remembers His Friend & Bandmate Jeff Hanneman!
One week ago, the Heavy Metal world suffered together as one when we all got the sad news that Slayer guitarist and founding member Jeff Hanneman passed away of liver failure at the age of 49. His friend and former bandmate Dave Lombardo paid tribute to Hanneman via the following post:
"Jeff was the guy that shaved his head and shared the music he was so inspired by. I enjoyed Dead Kennedys, Circle Jerks, Black Flag and The Germs with him. My drumming was getting faster and Jeff was writing original songs with a punk attitude. The fusion of Heavy Metal and Punk took over Slayer’s early mediocre style, hence a new force was born.
"Thank you, Jeff, for your inspiring discovery of Punk Rock that has continued to shape my personal drumming style."
Come pay tribute to one of the most influential guitarists of our generation, tonight at Idle Hands Bar (25 Ave B, between 2nd and 3rd streets)
FREE! SLAYER will be blasted on the PA & Jäger specials all night long!
Our condolences go out to Jeff's family, friends and the Slayer camp! Rock in Peace, Jeff!