It has just been announced that drummer Paul Bostaph will rejoin Slayer. Bostaph played with Slayer from 1992-2001, on the albums “Divine Intervention” (1992), “Undisputed Attitude” (1996), and “God Hates Us All” (2001).
Bostaph at the Jeff Hanneman memorial earlier this month. Photo by Stephanie Cabral.
Bostaph will be rejoining the band full-time, beginning June 4, at the start of Slayer’s European tour.
Exodus guitarist Gary Holt will continue to fill in for deceased guitarist Jeff Hanneman.
UPDATE: Slayer has also made this Jeff Hanneman Memorial t-shirt available in their web store.
Fans and prominent figures in the metal community congregated to celebrate the life of guitarist Jeff Hanneman. The memorial took place yesterday afternoon at the Hollywood Palladium.
Exodus and Slayer guitarist Gary Holt and Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo. Photo by Stephanie Cabral.
TBOS has compiled coverage of the event from various sources.
Metal Hammer gave an excellent run-down of the event, elaborating on those who were in attendance and the speeches they gave. One of the most memorable passages from the article:
A video montage of Jeff’s life kicks off. Pictures of Jeff as a small child drive more than a few audience members to tears, as Fade to Black accompanies the footage. When the tunes change to South of Heaven, five or six circle pits break out across the main floor. From the balcony it looks like a map of tropical storms forming across the Caribbean. Circle pits at a memorial service. Epic.
Blabbermouth.net posted an elaborate article on Hanneman and his legacy, along with fan-filmed footage of the memorial.
Loudwire also did a recap of the event, with emphasis on the various speeches.
Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records): (Jeff was) such an unbelievable player. Really, back then, you had the feeling that something special was happening when we made (Show No Mercy), but none of us really realized how special that would become.
Brian Slagel speaking at the memorial. Photo by Kathy Flynn.
Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo on behalf of producer Rick Rubin (who produced Slayer’s most famous album, Reign in Blood): He was an innovator, an original and a creative force who we will all miss everyday going forward. Thankfully he left us with recordings we can listen to anytime we want to feel his presence.
Robert Trujillo speaking at the memorial. Photo by Kathy Flynn.
Slayer guitarist Kerry King insisted that the event was a celebration and told the audience funny stories about the band’s early days.
Though the Westboro Baptist Church had planned to protest at the memorial, the group was nowhere to be seen.
Last night was arguably the metal equivalent to the Grammys. But if you were too busy or too drunk to watch the black carpet being rolled out, TBOS brings you the highlights of the Revolver Golden Gods 2013.
Anthrax and (Half of) Pantera Play Tribute to Jeff Hanneman
Anthrax opened the show with guest appearances by Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown by Pantera. They performed “This Love” and part of “Raining Blood” as a tribute to Jeff Hanneman, who passed away yesterday morning.
Afterwards, Kerry King held a “moment of noise” (instead of a moment of silence) in order to honor his fallen bandmate.
The Dillinger Escape Plan Perform With Chino Moreno
In perhaps the most controversial event of the night, The Dillinger Escape Plan put on a bloody performance alongside Deftones’ Chino Moreno.
Halestorm and David Draiman Cover “Whole Lotta Love”
Distrubed/Device frontman David Draiman and Halestorm covered the Led Zeppelin classic, giving both powerhouse singers the opportunity to show off their chops.
Five Finger Death Punch Perform with Rob Halford and Rob Zombie
5FDP performed alongside the legendary Judas Priest frontman and horror mastermind.
Slipknot and Stone Sour Cover Sabbath
After Stone Sour played songs from their House of Gold and Bones series, Slipknot’s Clown and Chris Fehn joined Corey Taylor’s other band onstage to perform “Children of the Grave”.
Danzig Plays Misfits Classics
Danzig played a five-song set featuring hits like “Last Caress” and “Mother”. Misfits guitarist Doyle von Frankenstein joined him, and his guitar broke at the end.
Metallica Gets the Lifetime Achievement Award, Play With Rob Halford
Metallica received the ended the show with a four-song set, opening with “Disposable Heroes”. Rob Halford joined in during “Rapid Fire”.
- Ghost B.C.’s Papa Emeritus II removed his hat when presenting an award in order to honor Jeff Hanneman.
- After winning the Song of the Year award, Black Veil Brides were apparently booed by the crowd and decided to respond by insulting the audience.
The full list of winners can be seen below:
– John 5 (Rob Zombie & solo)
– Stephen Carpenter (Deftones) – Alex Lifeson (Rush) – Misha Mansoor (Periphery) – Brendon Small (Dethklok)
– Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)
– Abe Cunningham (Deftones) – Mario Duplantier (Gojira)
– Arejay Hale (Halestorm)
– Gene Hoglan (Dethklok & Testament)
– Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour) – Neil Peart (Rush)
PAUL GRAY BEST BASSIST
– Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill) – Steve Harris (Iron Maiden & solo)
– Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead)
– Geddy Lee (Rush) – Jason Newsted (Newsted) – Sergio Vega (Deftones)
– Phil Anselmo (Down & solo) – Maria Brink (In This Moment) – Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) – Lzzy Hale (Halestorm) – Chino Moreno (Deftones)
– Corey Taylor (Stone Sour & Slipknot)
BEST NEW TALENT
– Ghost – Kvelertak – Miss May I – Of Mice & Men
– Young Guns
MOST METAL ATHLETE
– Tom Crabtree (Green Bay Packers, NFL) – Tanner Faust (Rally and drifting car racing) – Clay Guida (Mixed Martial Arts fighting, UFC)
– Triple H (WWE wrestling)
– Geoff Rowley (Skateboarding) – CJ Wilson (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, MLB)
BEST LIVE BAND
– Anthrax – Five Finger Death Punch – Hatebreed – Lamb of God
COMEBACK OF THE YEAR
– Aerosmith – The Darkness – Quicksand – Refused – Soundgarden
– Tenacious D
SONG OF THE YEAR
– Asking Alexandria, “Run Free” – Avenged Sevenfold, “Carry On”
– Black Veil Brides, “In The End”
– Dethklok, “I Ejaculate Fire”
– Halestorm, “Love Bites (So Do I)” – In This Moment, “Blood”
MOST DEDICATED FANS
– Black Label Society – Black Veil Brides – A Day To Remember
– Rammstein – Slipknot
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
– Deftones, Koi No Yokan
– Gojira, L’Enfant Sauvage – Halestorm, The Strange Case of… – Marilyn Manson, Born Villain – Soundgarden, King Animal – Stone Sour, House of Gold & Bones Part 1
Do you think the winners were deserving of their awards? Do you think some of the performances were outstanding or sub-par? Sound off in the comments section!
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- In what came as as a shock to metalheads everywhere, Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo was allegedly fired for questioning contractual matters. You can read the full statement on his Facebook page.
Slayer released a statement shortly afterward, confirming that John Dette from Testament will be replacing Lombardo on the upcoming Australian tour. It is unclear when or if Lombardo will be readmitted into the band.
- Another shocking lineup change. Machine Head bassist Adam Duce has left the band. Robb Flynn remains the sole original member. An official statement released on the band’s website describes the split as “amicable,” and they wish Duce the best in his future endeavors.
- Loudwire premiered Anthrax’s new cover of AC/DC’s “T.N.T.” Their covers album, “Anthems,” will be released March 19.
In other Anthrax news, former guitarist Rob Caggiano performed onstage with Volbeat for the first time.
(link from Blabbermouth.net)
- Ghost B.C. (formerly known as Ghost) released the music video for their single “Secular Haze”. They also released the album artwork for “Infestissumam,” which goes onsale April 19.
- A new TV commercial was unveiled to promote the 2013 Revolver Golden God Awards, which will take place May 2. The video features Chris Jericho, Zakk Wylde, Sebastian Bach and others. Metallica is headlining the show. You can vote for the award recipients here.
- Skid Row debuted a preview of their new single, “Kings of Demolition” and announced that they have signed a deal with Megaforce Records. Their new EP, “United World Rebellion – Chapter One,” will be released in North America April 16.
- Other bands that have released studio updates this week: Megadeth, Children of Bodom, Steel Panther, Deep Purple.
- The official Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival lineup for 2013 will be released on March 18. A rumored lineup includes Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Lamb of God, Children of Bodom and Amon Amarth.
Thus concludes this week in metal.
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