An official memorial to remember the recently deceased Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman
will take place on May 23 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles from 3:30 to 7:30pm.
Fans are welcome to the free event which will operate on a first-come-first-served basis. Parking is available around the venue.
Hanneman died of alcohol-related liver cirrhosis
on May 2 this year. He was only 49-years-old, but had been out of action after contracting a flesh-eating disease in 2011. It is believed that Hanneman caught the virus from a spider bite.
Remembering their fallen bandmate, members of Slayer posted their favorite memories of him in a recent statement.
"I had so many great times with Jeff,"
said guitarist Kerry King
. "Jeff and I went to one of Moscow's military museums. I'll never forget him walking around that place, looking at all of the tanks, weapons and other exhibits. He was like a kid on Christmas morning. But that was Jeff's thing, he knew so much about WW II history, he could have taught it in school."
Will you attend the Jeff Hanneman memorial event? If not, how have you been celebrating the life of this great guitarist? Let us know in the comments.