Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman Remembered at Golden Gods Awards Ceremony

The death of Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman was announced just hours before Revolver Magazine’s 2013 Golden Gods Awards, so it certainly cast a somber pall over the proceedings. But just as with the tragic deaths of “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, Ronnie James Dio, Slipknot’s Paul Gray and the Deftones’ Chi Cheng, the Slayer co-founder’s passing served as a reminder of the spirit of community that has long dominated heavy metal as a subculture, a lifestyle and commercial genre.

Performers, presenters and organizers chose to celebrate his life, lifting several glasses to the fallen “Big 4” guitarist throughout the night. (Continue Article)


Jeff Hanneman and Tom Araya interview for Concrete Marketing circa 2002