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Drummer Paul Bostaph Comments on Slayer Return + Remembers Jeff Hanneman

It's been a few years, but drummer Paul Bostaph is back behind the kit for Slayer and will get to show off his chops with the band on their summer tour. Bostaph was recently named a full-time replacement after the group decided to move forward without Dave Lombardo following a contractual dispute earlier this year. In his first interview since rejoining the band, Bostaph spoke with Nikki Blakk of San Francisco's 107.7 The Bone about his return and he also shared memories of late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman.

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Slayer Announce That Drummer Paul Bostaph Has Rejoined Band on Full-Time Basis

The past few months have been a tumultuous time for Slayer, as the band went their separate ways with drummer Dave Lombardo and mourned the loss of late guitarist Jeff Hanneman. Now, the thrash metal veterans have announced that drummer Paul Bostaph has replaced Lombardo on a full-time basis.

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Slayer Announce Los Angeles Memorial Celebration in Honor of Guitarist Jeff Hanneman

The music world has been rocked by the death of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman and there will now be a place for his family, peers and fans to come together to mourn his loss and celebrate his life. The Jeff Hanneman Memorial Celebration is scheduled for May 23 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.

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Slayer Carry On With 2013 Summer European Trek

Slayer are still in mourning over the death of late guitarist Jeff Hanneman, but fellow guitarist Kerry King and frontman Tom Araya have signed online to let their European and U.K. fans know that it won't dampen their plans to perform overseas this summer.

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Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman Died of Alcohol-Related Cirrhosis; Band + Family Planning Memorial Event

Following last week's tragic passing of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman on May 2, his official cause of death has been revealed to be alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver, according to a statement from the band. In the same press release, Slayer also announced that a public memorial will be held to honor Hanneman at a yet-to-be-revealed date.

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Members of Slayer React to Jeff Hanneman’s Death

The music world has been mourning the death of Slayer's Jeff Hanneman over the last few days and now a couple of the band's members have weighed in with their comments as well. Both drummer Dave Lombardo and the group's touring guitarist Gary Holt have spoken out about Hanneman's life and legacy.

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Phil Anselmo, Corey Taylor + More Reflect on Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman at Revolver Golden Gods

The news of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman's death weighed heavy on the minds of many of the rockers attending Thursday night's Revolver Golden Gods ceremony, with many of the musicians just learning the tragic news as they were arriving for the show that night. Loudwire spoke with a number of the top rockers on the Revolver Golden Gods Black Carpet about Hanneman's life, legacy and what Slayer, in general, has meant to the metal community.

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Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dead at 49: Rockers Pay Tribute on Twitter

As reported earlier, legendary Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman died at 11AM PT today. Hanneman had contracted the skin tissue disease necrotizing fasciitis, most likely from a spider bite, in earl

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Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dead at 49

Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman has died at the age of 49, according to a statement released by the band today (May 2). He was with the group since their formation in 1981, and appeared on each of their studio albums, most recently 2009's 'World Painted Blood.'

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Estranged Slayer Drummer Dave Lombardo Reveals Plans to Reactivate Grip Inc.

Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo isn't waiting around for the air to clear concerning his contractual dispute with the band, as he's revealed plans to continue music with Philm and his onetime project Grip Inc.

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Exodus Squash Rumors of Guitarist Gary Holt Joining Slayer Full-Time

Legendary shredder Gary Holt has been the center of much discussion lately, as the thrash guitarist has continued to split his time between his main band Exodus and his guest spot in Slayer. Exodus were recently forced to cancel their spot at this year's Maryland Death Fest, and of course, the rumors of Holt's departure began to fly. To combat said rumors, the band has posted an official statement about the festival cancellation, revealing that Holt needed to take care of his "seriously ill" father.

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Watch This Acoustic Shred of Slayer’s ‘Season in the Abyss’

There was a time not so long ago when people claimed that the art of shred was dead. However, while all of the indie-pop enthusiasts were going unplugged, and posing as limp-wrist martyrs for a dying alternative, guitar virtuosos like Sam Westphalen were keeping the badass alive by selling their souls to the devil. What did they get in exchange? They learned how to make Slayer tunes sound cool on the acoustic guitar.

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