Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who died this week at the age of 49, will be remembered as one of the pioneering greats of metal music. His contribution to metal has stretched beyond that of most musicians because of his trailblazing work in thrash metal, creating a unique style of blistering riffage and an uncompromising assortment of powerful, war-torn lyrics. Without a doubt, Hanneman’s legacy will continue to inspire and captivate generations down the line for years to come.
We are sent into unnecessary mayhem whenever a traditional holiday comes along. But why do we do it? Does anybody even remember why St Patrick was a pisshead or why we throw batter mix off our kitchen ceilings to see in lent?