Jeff Hates Us All [laughs]!
Art: Requiem Metal
“Unfortunately we lost one of the great guitarists in all of music recently… Jeff Hanneman of Slayer. The loss struck closer to home for us than the likes of Dio or Jon Lord, while they were a blow to heavy music, Hanneman was our generation of metal and our entry into extreme music.” ~Mark R.
Jeffrey John ["Jeff"] Hanneman
(January 31, 1964 – May 2, 2013)
Here we grow again.
Check out this amazing lineup and mega jam session.
The Masters are heading back to the West Coast!
Philip Anselmo (Pantera, Down), Kerry King and Gary Holt (Slayer), Charlie Benante and Frank Bello (Anthrax), David Ellefson and Chris Broderick (Megadeth), Billy Sheehan and Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs), and now Rex Brown (Pantera, Kill Devil Hill) are headed to California for the biggest Metal Masters event to date!
“‘Metal Masters’ started out as two bassists teaching a clinic and has gone on to become a spectacle that includes some of the greatest musicians that defined a genre,” says Samson’s director of marketing and “Metal Masters” founder, Mark Menghi. “What better way to learn, than seeing these amazing performers up close and personal teaching their own techniques of the trade. ‘Metal Masters’ has always been about doing something special for the fans and that will never go away.”
Remember when Rock used to be “rock”?
And when Hard Rock used to be music that was ‘harder’ than rock?
Heavy Metal (or just ‘Metal’) made its debut and was much more aggressive.
Then everything sped up and their was [very briefly] a tag called “Speed Metal.”
Then it splintered-off into all things “Thrash Metal”, “Death Metal.”
Some bands joined “Hardcore” music with Metal and it was labelled “Hardcore” or “Crossover.”
Then everything went “BLACK.”
Once upon a time in Metal la-la land someone had a brainstorming session and dreamed up the idea of getting three legendary vocalists [from three quite popular bands] together. Which three bands and which three front men?
- JUDAS PRIEST
- IRON MAIDEN
- Rob Halford
- Bruce Dickinson
- Geoff Tate
Ponder that one for a moment folks.
Part novelty, part way over-the-top perhaps; this could have been one doozy of a Metal project.
Fast-Forward ten years…