SLAYER'S JEFF HANNEMAN MAKES TRIUMPHANT RETURN AT THE BIG 4

Founding Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman stepped onstage with his band at this past Saturday's Big 4 concert in Indio, CA, marking the first time he has played with Slayer since last October. In January, Hanneman contracted necrotizing fasciitis, likely caused by a spider bite, and has been undergoing surgeries, skin grafts and intense rehab since. Hanneman surprised the crowd of 50,000 when he walked out onto the stage, unannounced, and played the two-song encore, "South of Heaven" and "Angel of Death."

Backstage in Slayer's dressing room afterwards, Hanneman relaxed on a couch and said, "I'm the happiest man in the world."

Gary Holt, guitarist for Exodus, has been the primary guest guitarist with Slayer since the band started its 2011 touring schedule in February, and will continue in that capacity until Hanneman has completely recovered.


Photo courtesy of Andrew Stuart

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Glad Jeff is back,seen Slayer live twice.1 of the best live bands ever.he is the primary songwriter in Slayer and has written some of the BEST THRASH METAL songs ever,Jeff and Kerry were and still are a huge influence on my guitar playing,glad your back Jeff,your the man. Smiling

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SLAYER blew metallica out of So. Cal.
.....and metallica just BLEW.......
Glad You made it Jeff !!!!!!!!!!!!!

...... and thanks for Snuff and Americon

Hey Jeff! Good to have you back!

Great to know Jeff is back with the band! we'll be fucking waiting for SLAYER with Jeff on guitars of course! here in Lima Perú!!! hope your arm heals up soon enough for us in South America!.. seee ya at San Marcos June 11th PERU AWAITS lml

I was so stoked to see Jeff at Indio!!! Fuckin Slayer owned the day. Seriously, Anthrax was crazy awesome and Megadeath always kills it but Slayer Fuckin owned the day....................Metallica really sucked, at first I was happy because they came out playing songs from Ride the Lightning but they chopped it up and it sounded nothing like it should have as far as I am concerned . The pits were crazy all day and when Metallisucka came on the pits disappeared and the best decision I ever made was to go to the parking lot and drink more beer while they played because I met a hot blond who left during Metallisucka too and I got LAID!!! FUCKIN SLAYER RULES!!!

Slayer Rules the Fuckin' World!!!

I hope he comes to Argentina! Jeff rules!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seeing that pic of jeff onstgae again is the best thing iv seen this year \m/ Hope you make it to knebworth my slaytanic master \m/

\m/ SLAAAAAAAYYYYYEEERRRR \m/

Gary Holt, guitarist for Exodus, has been the primary guest guitarist with Slayer since the band started its 2011 touring schedule in February, and will continue in that capacity until Hanneman has completely recovered.