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Jeff Hanneman, co-founder of Slayer, dies of liver failure following spider bite

Musician died of liver failure while recovering from a skin-eating condition he contracted after being bitten by a spider<p>American guitarist Jeff Hanneman, a co-founder of the heavy metal band Slayer, died in southern California on Thursday, the band said in a statement posted on their website. He …

Slayer: Guitarist died of alcohol-related cirrhosis

Jeff Hanneman hadn't toured with Slayer since 2011, when he contracted a flesh-eating disease.<p>The spider bite didn't kill thrash metal guitar god Jeff Hanneman, who died May 2 of liver failure.<p>"We've just learned that the official cause of Jeff's death was alcohol-related cirrhosis," says a …

Members of CANNIBAL CORPSE, LAMB OF GOD, CYNIC Slated To Contribute To PROJECT ROGUE

Rogue Records America is trying to put together an utterly fantastic group named <b>Project Rogue – Titans</b>. Before we even delve into the details of the …

Los Angeles

The Most Anticipated Metal Albums of 2014

The ongoing consternation about metal music and its fans – a phenomenon based primarily on classism and stereotypes surrounding the general …

Death Metal

Endearing Photos of Heavy Metal Rockers Posing with Their Cats

With band names like Napalm Death, Morbid Angel, and Cattle Decapitation, you don't think of metal musicians as warm and fuzzy people. But beneath the darkness is a softer side, and Alexandra Crockett reveals it in her new book, <i>Metal Cats</i>. The endearing photographs capture the extreme personalities …

Heavy Metal

Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden Launch Thunderous Joint Tour in Vegas

Trent Reznor proclaims the joint trek his band's last tour "for a long time" on opening night<p>Rock of real ambition and history can never just be …

Music

J.J. Abrams Offers First Glimpse of 'Star Wars: Episode VII' X-Wing

The "Force For Change" UNICEF campaign has also introduced another top prize: a private, advanced screening of the 2015 sequel<p>Take a deep breath, …

Luke Skywalker

Hear Ex-Kyuss Singer John Garcia's Duet With the Doors' Robby Krieger

The vocalist and guitarist discuss their chance collaboration<p>"If someone told me at 19 years old, when I wrote 'Her Bullets Energy,' that Robby …

The Doors

Nirvana's Reunion Honored 'Queer, Feminist Scene,' St. Vincent Says

The singer also said that she felt "the wound [of Kurt Cobain's death] was still quite raw" for band and family members<p>In a new interview, St. …

Kurt Cobain

100 Greatest Guitarists

Find out who our panel of top guitarists and other experts picked<p>He may have spent much of his Guns n' Roses prime shirtless, drunk and surrounded by …

Guitar