I am sad to say that Slayer guitarist and founding member Jeff Hanneman has passed away at the age of 49. You can follow the links below for more details. My heart aches for the band and family.
Slayer was getting started at the same time Fingers Metal Shop (FMS) was and our paths were intertwined through the years. Slayer broke the mold and shattered boundaries of traditional heavy metal forever. My fondest memories include them coming into FMS live as well as calling to celebrate our anniversary several times.
And who could forget the shows at Frank Cariola’s Sundance. My favorite was getting on stage and hosting the Valentines show at the Nassau Coliseum. Rest in Peace my brother. Thanks for the music that will live on in our heads, as you will in our hearts.