Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Honored At Golden Gods
May 3, 2013


Jeff Hanneman
On Thursday evening, the news broke that Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed away at the age of 49, just as many members of the Metal community were gathering together at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards in Los Angeles. At the Metal-focused awards show, fellow Slayer axeman Kerry King led a "moment of noise" for Hanneman, whom he called his "fallen brother." King and Zakk Wylde took the stage together to present the award for Best Live Band, but before doing that, King addressed the audience.

"I thought 'should I do a moment of silence?' Then I thought, 'F**k no.' This is the Golden Gods, man. Jeff Hanneman, he played in Slayer. He does not want a moment of silence, Jeff wants a moment of f**king noise," King proclaimed. "If you have a drink raise it up, if you have fists raise it up, and tip one back to our fallen brother."

There were other tributes at the Golden Gods, particularly from Anthrax. The band brought out Pantera's Phil Anselmo to sing the song "This Love," but concluded it with the intro to Slayer's "Raining Blood."
"I'd like to dedicate this song to Jeff Hanneman," Anselmo said before launching into the medley with Anthrax. "In a token in the spirit that it's given."

Hanneman died earlier in the day from liver failure, two years after he contracted necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh-eating disease that doctors believed might have been caused by a spider bite. In announcing his death, his band posted on Facebook: "Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11 a.m. this morning near his Southern California home. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed."

Meanwhile, back at the Golden Gods, Metallica was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award while Deftones won Album Of The Year for Koi No Yokan. Corey Taylor earned the trophy for Best Vocalist and Best Live Band with Slipknot, making him the only multi-winner of the night. John 5 (of Rob Zombie's band) won for Best Guitarist, Motörhead legend Lemmy Kilmister was named Best Bassist, and Arejay Hale of Halestorm won for Best Drummer.




 
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Chase Murphy, PD
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