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Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Speaks To KNAC.com

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Long time Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman spoke to KNAC.com recently about his start in Slayer, his musical influences, the band's forthcoming DVD, songwriting and a lot more. Here are a few excerpts from the interview:

KNAC.COM: "You don’t do many interviews, so why don’t we start from the beginning. What brought you into Slayer? What tied you in at the beginning?"

HANNEMAN: "Kerry and I met-- I was hanging out with some friends who played… I don’t know what kind of music it was… more like Robin Trower? Bluesy kind of music; and Kerry for some reason was trying out for that band. Me and Kerry got to talking, and he and I picked up a guitar and we started playing with a drummer after the tryout session was over. We were playing Priest and Maiden songs with a drummer, and so Kerry and I started talking after that and Kerry was like, "Why don’t we start our OWN band?" [Laughs] and I was like, "...Fuck yeah!" [Laughs] Eventually—Dave [Lombardo] lived down the street from Kerry, and approached Kerry because he heard that he had guitars, then next thing you know Dave was in the band. Then Kerry said that he'd played in another band with this singer named Tom [Araya], and soon he was in the band. The rest is history."

KNAC.COM: "So as far as the new album, I read that you’re not actually going in until around January because Rubin has changed distributors again."

HANNEMAN: "Once again. So instead of getting the album done and waiting, having it sit on a shelf, fuckin' we’ll just go tour."

Source: Metal Eater

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1. fuck nin writes:

adam jones doesnt have the amount of talent stored in one of kerrys balls. jeff kicks his a$$ to.

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2. Muffy writes:

i use to think kerry was the main force in the band, but really its jeff. that f***er is all about killer riffs & killer brew. f***in slayer!!!!!!!!!!!!

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3. David Friedman writes:

Hanneman & King are good guitar players, but definitively, Hanneman plays better, i've saw them too many times that i can't remember, and no offense to Kerry, but .....no comments. I like slayer and no matter what, whitout kerry wouldn't be tha aggressive sound that Slayer has. I think tha't's what really matters.

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