Kerry King Raises Toast to Jeff Hanneman at Public Memorial

artist: slayer date: 05/25/2013 category: general music news
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Kerry King Raises Toast to Jeff Hanneman at Public Memorial
A public memorial service was held for late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman yesterday in Los Angeles.

The event took place at the Hollywood Palladium. Nick Bowcott of Marshall Amps officiated the memorial celebration, with speakers at the event including Dion Paredes of American Records, Brian Slagel of Metalblade records and Hanneman's wife, Kathryn.

As NME notes, Kerry King opened his speech by thanking fans for attending:

"All you fans, thanks a lot for showing up. It means a lot," he said.

He went on to joke about the significance of the Palladium. "We got a lot of history in this joint," he commented. "Me and Jeff got banned here for 20 years, so its kind of ironic." King took a glass of Jagermeister on stage with him to sip during his tribute. "Unlike myself, Jeff Hanneman hated Jagermeister," he said. "But I had to come up here with something to cheer my friend."

He said of Hanneman's legacy: "Jeff was my doorway to punk and it really helped Slayer to become the doorway between the metal kids and the punk kids."

"Jeff hated being famous, but he loved being onstage," added King.

Contrary to their threats, the Westboro Baptist Church did not picket the event.

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