Dave Lombardo Recalls Youthful Good Times with Jeff Hanneman

  • Axl Rosenberg

All of this drama with Tim Lambesis has acted as something of a distraction from this month’s other incredibly depressing story — specifically, the untimely death of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. But for Hanneman’s loved ones — not just those of us who adored his art, but the people who actually knew him — I’m sure there are no substantial distractions of any kind right now.

Consequently — and very emotionally — Dave Lombardo has posted the below photograph and recollection on his Facebook page:

Lombardo and Hanneman at the Troubador

“This picture was taken at the Troubadour in Hollywood around 1982. Jeff was the guy that shaved his head and shared the music he was so inspired by. I enjoyed Dead Kennedy’s, Circle Jerks, Black Flag and the Germs with him. My drumming was getting faster and Jeff was writing original songs with a Punk attitude. The fusion of Heavy Metal and Punk took over Slayers early mediocre style, hence a new force was born. Thank you Jeff for your inspiring discovery of Punk rock that has continued to shape my personal drumming style.”

For a drummer as great as Lombardo to give Hanneman such credit with regards to his own work is, obviously, a MASSIVE compliment. Furthermore, it speaks to the void that will be created by the loss of Hanneman, both to Slayer and the metal community at large.

Here are a couple of other really great vintage photos that Lombardo has posted since last week:

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