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Gary Holt Of Exodus Joins Slayer As Temporary New Guitarist

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Thrash metal veterans Slayer have announced that Exodus' Gary Holt will be joining the band as its new temporary replacement for a hospitalized Jeff Hanneman. The band commented on Jeff Hanneman's condition by saying:

"Jeff is our brother, we've all been friends and together as a band for almost 30 years so we just want him to completely recover as soon as possible. After everything that happened last year we all agreed that we just can't let our fans down again. Jeff is totally on board with this decision, so we will tour as planned. At this point, we can't pinpoint exactly what day he'll be back, but he'll be back as soon as he possibly can. And we can't wait for Jeff to get better and get his ass back on the road."

Hanneman underwent emergency surgery on his right arm late last month after contracting a serious infection. He is now recuperating at home and is expected to make a full recovery. He will return to the Slayer line-up as soon as he has fully recovered.

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10 Comments on "Gary Holt Joins Slayer As New Guitarist"

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1. Deasa writes:

Damn, that's awesome.

# Feb 16, 2011 @ 2:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Cynic writes:

Lol - bet you half the audience can't tell Hanneman from Holt.

# Feb 16, 2011 @ 2:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. \m/LIVEC\m/ writes:

Excellent replacement while Hanneman recovers \m/

# Feb 16, 2011 @ 3:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brandedcfh420 writes:

TRULY FKN EPIC!!!!!

# Feb 16, 2011 @ 8:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. silvermountains writes:

Gary Holt! fvck yea!

# Feb 16, 2011 @ 9:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. NH-Terror writes:

Outstanding decision with Holt. Jeff get better man. You guys have been my vavorite band since I first heard south of heaven in the 6th grade and have not let me down since. Hope all is well. Keep shredding.

# Feb 16, 2011 @ 10:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. R Tenney writes:

The riff master Holt as replacement. Holy sh** ! Didn't see it coming. Expected James Murphy. He seems to always be and adequate replacement for any band. Check his resume

# Feb 16, 2011 @ 10:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. brandedcfh420 writes:

They couldnt have picked a better replacement!!!

# Feb 16, 2011 @ 10:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. THRASH TILL DEATH writes:

ABSOLUTLY PERFECT. garys is the definition of thrash guitar playeing

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10. ATDAWNTHEYSLEEP writes:

Agreed Branded...very good replacement...also shows Jeff some respect by not throwing just anyone into that role............

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