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Exodus Guitarist Comments On Touring With Slayer

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As previously reported, Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman will be unable to tour with the band, on a number of tour dates this year as a result of an arm infection. Taking his place on the tour will be Exodus guitarist Gary Holt, who had this to say regarding the guest position:

"How can I put into words how excited I am to have been asked to play with Slayer? Hard to describe for sure. Legendary band, check. Old friends since the birth of thrash metal. Check. Get to play ‘Angel Of Death’ live, priceless! I'll do my best to live up to the standard they've set for so many years, while we all wish Jeff a speedy return to health and his rightful place in Slayer."

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

\,,/ GARY f***ING HOLT \,,/

# Feb 16, 2011 @ 6:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. R Tenney writes:

I'm thinking Mr Holts being humble with his comments. This ensemble is like seeing Mustaine with Metallica 82. Holy sh** !

# Feb 16, 2011 @ 7:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. ATDAWNTHEYSLEEP writes:

A very good replacement.....for now

# Feb 16, 2011 @ 8:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. mikey808 writes:

Just imagine ive they got Kirk Hammett instead! :O lol

# Feb 16, 2011 @ 9:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. mikey808 writes:

*if

# Feb 16, 2011 @ 9:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Trendkill91 writes:

Will be exciting to see Gary Holt play with Slayer in 10 days! fvckyeah!

# Feb 16, 2011 @ 10:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. ThrashattheHeart writes:

this is the coolest thing ever.

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

To #4, I don't know if you mean you wanted them to get Kirk or if you were making a joke but...if they got Kirk Hammet, that would f***ING SUCK lol.

There is no better replacement out there right now I don't think.

# Feb 17, 2011 @ 12:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. heavyhepp writes:

Congrats Gary. This is amazing news. Slayer picked the perfect replacement. I wish I could witness this live. You are very lucky trendkill91.

# Feb 17, 2011 @ 12:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. tallica_fan writes:

man that is one fitting replacement, shattered i didnt get a soundwave ticket now was really expecting a sideshow all the way back when they went on sale.....

# Feb 17, 2011 @ 2:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Natsquatch writes:

I know people like to hate on Hammet's lead playing, but come on now. Do you people really think the vast majority of King's and Hanneman's solos are remotely creative, or harder for him to play than a few of the ones he wrote in the 80s?

# Feb 17, 2011 @ 1:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Natsquatch writes:

That said, Holt probably is the better choice.

# Feb 17, 2011 @ 1:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. R Tenney writes:

You're right nasquatch none of these guys work equals their output in 80s. Holts stuff though is on par or better than his stuff in late 80s or early 90s imo. The last 3 or 4 Exodus albums equal or top any thing they've done since Bonded By Blood! Can't say that for the playing of msrs Hammet King or Hanneman though. Just my take!

# Feb 17, 2011 @ 1:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. mikey808 writes:

Haha nah I was joking. Although seeing Kirk f*** up Slayer songs....and then fans crucify him would be pretty funny.

# Feb 17, 2011 @ 5:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Blindgreed1 writes:

Nat: If Kirk could play a lead (just one) without touching the wah i'd consider your comment. :D

# Feb 17, 2011 @ 5:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. silvermountains writes:

Who better to be a replacement for Slayer then Gary Holt!

# Feb 17, 2011 @ 6:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. heavyhepp writes:

Metallica is my all time fav band, but leave them and kirk hammett outta this. This is Gary's moment, his time to shine, no need to start a metallica vs. slayer vs. exodus war.

# Feb 18, 2011 @ 1:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. bedaine writes:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Support-for-Jeff-Hanneman/131541256915943

# Feb 19, 2011 @ 6:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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