Slayer

  1. Weird Merch: Slayer Eyewear Available in Matte and Blood

    October 15, 2013 3:32 PM EDT It's not often that we here at Billboard.biz let our hair down -- we keep our mullets up in a bun between 9 and 5, just like you -- but it's important to keep in mind that this business of music is, more often than not, about enjoyment ...

  2. Slayer’s Booking Agent on North American Headlining Tour, Epic Stage Plans, Performing Without Jeff Hanneman (Q&A)

    September 25, 2013 3:26 PM EDT Losing a key member can sometimes cripple a band, but legendary rock act Slayer continues to trash on in memory of founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman , who died at 49 in May from alcohol-related cirrhosis.  Slayer has recently been touring through ...

  3. Memorial in L.A. for Slayer's Hanneman Planned for May 23

    May 15, 2013 9:47 PM EDT A memorial for Slayer's Jeff Hanneman, who died earlier this month at age 49, is set for May 23 at Los Angeles' Hollywood Palladium. The memorial, which will be open to the public, is set to last four hours, from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Attenda ...

  4. Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Death Due To Alcohol-Related Cirrhosis

    May 09, 2013 7:11 PM EDT One week after Slayer's Jeff Hanneman died at the age of 49, the guitarist/songwriter's official cause of death has been revealed to be alcohol-related cirrhosis, or an irreversible scarring of the liver. In a message posted to Slayer& ...

  5. Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman Remembered at Somber But Celebratory Golden Gods Awards Ceremony

    May 03, 2013 4:46 PM EDT The death of Slayer's Jeff Hanneman was announced just hours before Revolver Magazine's 2013 Golden Gods Awards, so it certainly cast a somber pall over the proceedings. But just as with the tragic deaths of "Dimebag" Darre ...

  6. Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman Dead at 49

    May 02, 2013 6:09 PM EDT Just two years after contracting a rare skin-tissue disease, Slayer guitarist and songwriter Jeff Hanneman died on Thursday from liver failure at a hospital near his home in Southern California. Slayer made the news public on Thursday afternoon, ...

  7. Backbeat: Metal Masters Unites Phil Anselmo, Kerry King, Billy Sheehan, Others For Monster Jam

    September 17, 2012 2:23 PM EDT Herding Cats: What's cooler than cramming a bunch of metal icons on one stage to destroy the genre's classics? Getting them to sit still to take an afterparty photo. From Left: Anthrax bassist Frank Bello, SiriusXM Octane/Liquid Metal PD ...

  8. BACKBEAT: Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax Rock Nassau Coliseum

    October 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Three of the famed “Big Four” ’80s thrash metal acts entertained fans young and old at New York’s Nassau Coliseum on Oct. 8. Metal legends Slayer and Megadeth along with special guest Anthrax celebrated the halfway point of their Jägermeister Musi ...

  9. Metallica Sonisphere Cinecast Seen By 100,000

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Sonisphere cinecast from the Sofia, Bulgaria leg of the touring rock festival was seen by more than 100,000 fans, according to promoter Stuart Galbraith . The global June 22 cinecast featured the 'Big Four' of metal - Metallica, Slay ...

  10. Web Trends: Summerfest, Sandra Bullock, Antrax, Oasis and more

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music Terms on Google Trends (as of 4pm) 7. Summerfest Summerfest is an annual 11-day music festival in Milwaukee that kicks off today. Artists performing include Eric Clapton, Santana, Rush, Carrie Underwood, Sheryl Crow, Usher, Tom Petty, Tim Mc ...

  11. Web Trends: Gregg Allman, Lady Gaga Falls, Vuvuzela, Viacom and more

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music terms on Google Trends (as of 11 am) 9. Gregg Allman Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band underwent a liver transplant. 10. Lady Gaga Falls Lady Gaga fell in Heathrow Airport, London. 13. YouTube Vuvuzela As it is World Cup season, YouTu ...

  12. Metallica Heading To Cinemas

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Heavy metal's 'Big Four' will be heading to international cinema screens when the bands - Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax - all perform on the same bill for the first time. The performances from the Sonisphere Festival in Sofia ...

  13. Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax To Tour Together

    December 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Heavy metal's Big Four -- Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax -- will ride together in 2010. In Europe, at least. After weeks of rumors, the four bands have announced they'll take part in the traveling Sonisphere festival, starting J ...

  14. Iron Maiden, Rammstein To Headline Sonisphere

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST International touring rock festival Sonishphere will expand to three days in the U.K. in 2010 following its launch this summer, with headline appearances from Iron Maiden and Rammstein. The festival will call at 11 international locations next sum ...

  15. Slayer Reschedules U.K., European Tour

    November 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Slayer has postponed its U.K. and European tour until spring 2010. The band announced the move with "immense disappointment" in a statement, blaming a back injury sustained by vocalist/bassist Tom Araya that has required specialist treat ...

  16. Slayer, Manson Announce Co-Bill Dates

    May 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Slayer and Marilyn Manson have revealed dates for a 25-city North American co-headline bill, starting July 25 at the Sound Advice Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Fla., and wrapping Sept. 1 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in San Antonio. Sout ...

  17. EMI India Recalls Slayer Album

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Christian group condems 'Christ Illusion' cover art. Mumbai-based EMI Virgin India Ltd said Friday (Oct. 6) it will recall all copies of the new Slayer album "Christ Illusion" following protests by a Christian group, Mumbai-bas ...

  18. Slayer Signs On For Jagermeister Fall Outing

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Slayer will headline the fall Jagermeister tour, which begins Oct. 29 at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield, Mo., and wraps Dec. 17 at Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif. Slayer previously Slayer will headline the fall Jagermeister tour ...

  19. Ozzy, Slayer, Priest, Slipknot Set For Ozzfest

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Slayer, Judas Priest with Rob Halford and Slipknot will join Ozzy Osbourne as the acts on this year's Ozzfest, set to begin in early July, Billboard.biz has learned. Details of the festival tour will Slayer, Judas Priest with Rob Halford and ...