The Metal Community Reacts to Jeff Hanneman’s Passing
Here are some reactions to Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman’s passing from notable figures in the metal community:
R.I.P. Jeff Hanneman, brother in thrash.
— Testament (@testament) May 2, 2013
Dino Cazares (Fear Factory):
I’m extremely shocked and sad to hear about Jeff Hanneman. He was a huge influence on my playing when I was growing up.
— Dino Cazares (@DinoCazares) May 2, 2013
Gus G. (Ozzy, Firewind):
Gutted to read the news. RIP Jeff Hanneman :( the music world has lost yet another one of the greats
— Gus G. (@gusgofficial) May 2, 2013
We are so devasted to hear about the passing of Jeff Hanneman. One of the greatest have passed on and please,… fb.me/223dnN4vE
— In Flames OFFICIAL (@InFlames_SWE) May 2, 2013
Rob Caggiano (ex-Anthrax, Volbeat):
Wow… I just heard some really sad news .R.I.P. Jeff Hanneman
— Robert Caggiano (@RobCaggiano) May 2, 2013
Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, Adrenaline Mob):
WOW….I’m in shock…RIP Jeff Hanneman….wow….
— Mike Portnoy (@MikePortnoy) May 2, 2013
David Draiman (Disturbed):
RIP TO A TITAN OF METAL;billboard.com/biz/articles/1…
— DAVID DRAIMAN (@DAVIDMDRAIMAN) May 2, 2013
what?!jeff hanneman died :( :(really sad news.RIP to a great musician+ good guy to have a beer with. #neverforget
— JUCIFER (@_JUCIFER_) May 2, 2013
Tommy Victor (Prong):
R.I.P. Jeff Hanneman. One of the greatest metal guitar players and innovatorsof all time. And a really nice dude.
— Tommy Victor (Prong) (@prongmusic) May 2, 2013
R.I.P. Jeff Hanneman a true icon & inspiration.We’ll be blasting Slayer all week in his honor
— Relapse Records (@RelapseRecords) May 2, 2013
3 Inches of Blood:
Totally shocked by Jeff Hanneman’s death. Terrible loss for the metal community. Condolences to his family and Slayer.#RipJeffHannemam
— 3 Inches of Blood (@3iob) May 2, 2013
RIP Jeff Hanneman. Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at… fb.me/2zQFuwgDv
— Pantera (@Pantera) May 2, 2013
You can read more reactions to Hanneman’s passing, including comments from members of Metallica, Megadeth, Machine Head, Anthrax, and Guns N’ Roses, here.