Biography - A Short Wiki
Lead guitarist of the thrash metal band Slayer who wrote “Raining Blood” and “War Ensemble,” among other songs.
Conversations about the war with his veteran father became an inspiration and the subject for many of his future songs.
He wrote what is perhaps the best-known thrash metal song, “Angel of Death.”
How did Jeff Hanneman die?
|Cause of death||Liver Failure|
|Age of death||49 years|
|Birthday||January 31, 1964|
|Death date||May 2, 2013|
|Place of death||Hemet, California, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"Me and my dad were so much alike that we would just butt heads. I pretty much hated him from the age of 16 to 24 for no real reason."Jeff Hanneman
"I'd rather play in front of people who wouldn't listen to Slayer. That to me, is more like, 'Hey, listen to us.'"Jeff Hanneman
"Angel of Death' is like a history lesson, but as soon as we released it everybody was calling us Nazis. Our singer's a dark-skinned Chilean, there's no way we're fascists."Jeff Hanneman
"I don't listen to much rap outside of Run DMC and the Beasties, but then I'm pretty burned out on most new music."Jeff Hanneman
"To us, being the bad guys is cool, because we always root for the bad guys in the movies."Jeff Hanneman