Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman Would Have Turned Fifty Today



This morning, DX Ferris, author of Slayer 66 2/3: The Jeff & Dave Years (win an autographed copy here), sent out this tweet:

It’s certainly worth taking another to pay homage to this departed legend (especially in light of the fact that some people haven’t paid homage at all). But his FINEST moment? Sheesh, I have no idea. You’re talking about a guy who practically invented a whole subgenre of metal, and whose riffs are destined to be ripped-off forever.

So instead of offering a finest single moment, I threw together a playlist of finest moments — specifically, every Slayer song Hanneman ever wrote. I know you’ve probably already listened to these a billion times since Hanneman’s passing last year… but you can never really have too much Hanneman, can you?

Happy birthday, Jeff. We miss you.

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