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Jeff Hanneman

Background information
Born January 31, 1964 (1964-01-31) (age 43)
Origin Los Angeles, California
United States
Genre(s) Thrash metal
Occupation(s) Guitarist
Instrument(s) Guitar
Years active 1981 – present
Label(s) American
Associated
acts
Slayer
Notable instrument(s)
ESP Jeff Hanneman Signature model

Jeff Hanneman (born January 31, 1964, in Oakland, California) is the guitarist and a founding member of the American thrash metal band Slayer. Hanneman grew up in Los Angeles in a family of war veterans, and his fascination with warfare is attributed to his upbringing. His interest in the subject of war pertains to much of his lyrical material including the song "Angel of Death". Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Thrash metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music, one of the extreme metal subgenres that is characterised by the high speed and aggression. ... For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... For other uses, see Slayer (disambiguation). ... ESP Jeff Hanneman is a guitar model distributed by ESP. Despite it being his signature guitar, the instrument is not exactly to the original specifications. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Oakland redirects here. ... For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ... Thrash metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music, one of the extreme metal subgenres that is characterised by the high speed and aggression. ... For other uses, see Slayer (disambiguation). ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... War Veteran is a science fiction short story by Philip K. Dick. ... For other uses, see War (disambiguation). ...


Influenced by punk music growing up, Hanneman stated that the genre influenced Slayer's sound to make create a faster and more aggressive approach. Hanneman has contributed both lyrical and musical material to every Slayer album and has wrote the songs "Raining Blood", "War Ensemble", "Seasons in the Abyss" and "Angel of Death", which are played at almost every live Slayer show. He has his own signature guitar, the ESP Jeff Hanneman Signature model. Punk Rock is an anti-establishment music movement that began about 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified by The Ramones,the Misfits, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... ESP Jeff Hanneman is a guitar model distributed by ESP. Despite it being his signature guitar, the instrument is not exactly to the original specifications. ...

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Biography

Hanneman grew up in Oakland, California, in a family containing several war veterans: his father fought in Normandy during World War II and his brothers in Vietnam; so warfare was a common conversation topic at the dinner table. War films were popular on TV at the time, and Hanneman often joined his brothers in constructing and coloring tank and plane models. His interest in warfare and military history is attributed to his upbringing.[1] Oakland redirects here. ... This article is about the assault phase of Operation Overlord. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Look up plane in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Hanneman approached Kerry King in 1981, when King was auditioning for a band. After the try-out session, the two guitarists started talking and playing Iron Maiden and Judas Priest songs. Slayer was born when King asked "Why don't we start our OWN band?", to which Hanneman replied "...Fuck yeah!".[1] In 1984, Hanneman, Dave Lombardo and Suicidal Tendencies's guitarist Rocky George had a brief punk side project called "Pap Smear" - the band due to start recording when Hanneman was advised to avoid the side project by Slayer's producer, Rick Rubin, who is quoted as saying "Ahhhh, don’t do it, man — this is the kind of thing that breaks bands up!"[1] Hanneman took Rubin's advice, and later used two of the songs on Slayer's 1996 album Undisputed Attitude.[1] Kerry King (born June 3, 1964 in Los Angeles, California) is a guitarist, best known as one of the founding members of the thrash metal band Slayer. ... This article is about the band. ... For other uses, see Judas priest (curse). ... For other uses, see Slayer (disambiguation). ... Dave Lombardo (born February 16, 1965) is a heavy metal drummer born in Havana, Cuba. ... Suicidal Tendencies is an American hardcore punk / crossover thrash band formed in 1981 in Venice, California. ... Rocky George (b. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Frederick Jay (Rick) Rubin (born March 10, 1963 in Lido Beach, New York) is an American record producer and is currently the co-head of Columbia Records. ... Undisputed Attitude is an album of punk covers and three original songs by the thrash metal band Slayer. ...


In 1997 Hanneman married Kathryn ,[2] whom he had met in the early 1980s. The couple have no children and live in Los Angeles, forty minutes away from King.[1] Kathryn stays at home when Slayer tour; Hanneman claims to prefer this, saying that when he comes home, she's "all brand new again". Kathryn has toured with the band twice in twenty years.[2] Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


Hanneman and Slayer vocalist Tom Araya are reformed cocaine and pill abusers.[2] They decided to quit when they realised "this can lead to only death or something, this is going too far". Both Araya and Hanneman restrict themselves to drinking beer.[2] Hanneman's favorite brand is Heineken lager; he can often be seen with the drink backstage and in publicity photos.[3] During The Unholy Alliance Chapter II tour, Hanneman was seen playing a guitar with a Heineken logo(but it says Hanneman instead of Heineken) as a custom finish.[4] Tom Araya (born Tomás Enrique Araya June 6, 1961 in Valparaíso, Chile) is the bassist and lead vocalist of the American thrash metal band Slayer. ... Cocaine is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. ... For other uses, see Beer (disambiguation). ... Heineken (or Heineken Brouwerijen) is a Dutch beer brewer, established in 1863 when Gerard Adriaan Heineken purchased a brewery in Amsterdam. ... The Unholy Alliance is an annual heavy metal tour of Europe and North America, with the tag-line Preaching to the Perverted. The tour is headlined by the thrash metal band Slayer, and featured Children of Bodom, Thine Eyes Bleed, Lamb of God, Mastodon and In Flames in its last...


Interest in Nazi History

Hanneman's most prized medal, The Knights cross

Hanneman's interest in Nazi war medals and Nazi Germany is illustrated by many of his lyrics. These have been taken as evidence that Hanneman, as well as the rest of Slayer, are Nazi sympathizers.[3] Hanneman's interest in the Nazis began with medals given to him by his father, including some taken from a dead Nazi soldier.[5] His most prized medal is his Knight’s Cross, which he bought from a Slayer fan for $1000.[5] While touring with Motörhead, Hanneman discovered Motörhead vocalist Lemmy's interest in medals, and the two discussed medal designs, weapons and tactics used by the Nazis.[1] Knights Cross with Golden Oakleaves, Swords, and Diamonds File links The following pages link to this file: Iron Cross Talk:Iron Cross Categories: Images with unknown source ... Knights Cross with Golden Oakleaves, Swords, and Diamonds File links The following pages link to this file: Iron Cross Talk:Iron Cross Categories: Images with unknown source ... Nazism in history Nazi ideology Nazism and race Outside Germany Related subjects Lists Politics Portal         Nazism or National Socialism (German: Nationalsozialismus), refers primarily to the ideology and practices of the Nazi Party (National Socialist German Workers Party, German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or NSDAP) under Adolf Hitler. ... Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator. ... Lyrics are the words in songs. ... The penultimate expression of the award: the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross with golden Oakleaves, Swords and Diamonds. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... This article is about the band. ... Lemmy (born Ian Fraser Kilmister on December 24, 1945, also known as Ian Willis, Lemmy Kilmister, and Lemmy von Motörhead), is an English singer and bass guitarist, most famous for being the founding member of the heavy metal band Motörhead. ...


Hanneman's lyrics for the song "Angel of Death" led to accusations of Slayer being Nazi sympathizers.[3] The track details the actions of Nazi doctor Josef Mengele at the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II.[6] Hanneman has defended himself with "nothing I put in the lyrics that says necessarily he was a bad man, because to me - well, isn't that obvious? I shouldn't have to tell you that."[1] The band have stated numerous times that they do not condone Nazism and are merely interested in the subject.[7] Mengele in uniform Dr. Josef Mengele (March 16, 1911– February 7, 1979), was a German SS officer and a physician in the German Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. ... Auschwitz (Konzentrationslager Auschwitz) was the largest of the Nazi German concentration camps. ...


Style and influences

Hanneman's interest in music appears to be derived primarily from punk rock music, which led to Slayer's 1996 album Undisputed Attitude. He cites Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, Exploited, Verbal Abuse, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys and T.S.O.L as influential bands.[1] Yngwie J. Malmsteen and Michael Schenker from the Scorpions have influenced his style of play; [5] Yngwie uses the advanced style of play called shredding, which involves tapping and tremolo picking.[1] Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Undisputed Attitude is an album of punk covers and three original songs by the thrash metal band Slayer. ... This article is about the band. ... For other uses, see Judas priest (curse). ... For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... The Exploited logo skull with the skeletal mohawk cut as seen on the Beat the Bastards album cover The Exploited are a seminal punk rock/thrash group, from the second wave of U.K. punk. ... For the band, see Verbal Abuse. ... Black Flag was a hardcore punk band formed in 1976 in southern California, largely as the brainchild of Greg Ginn: the guitarist, primary songwriter and sole continuous member through multiple personnel changes. ... The Dead Kennedys are a hardcore punk band from San Francisco, California. ... TSOL is a punk band from California. ... Yngwie Johann Malmsteen (IPA pronunciation: //) (born Lars Johann Yngve Lannerbäck, June 30, 1963) is a Swedish guitarist, composer and bandleader. ... Michael Schenker (born January 10, 1955) is a German hard rock and heavy metal guitarist and former member of UFO and a founding member of Scorpions and the Michael Schenker Group (M.S.G). ... For other bands named The Scorpions or other meanings of scorpion, see scorpion. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... This article is about the music technique. ... Tremolo picking or double picking describes the musical technique of picking on a guitar or other string instrument in which a single note is played repeatedly in quick succession. ...


Hanneman’s and King’s dual guitar solos have been called "wildly chaotic",[8] and "twisted genius".[9] Early albums, such as Hell Awaits and Reign in Blood, featured a "wailing style" and "demented soloing often mimicking the screams of the song's victims".[8][10] South of Heaven featured "more technical" guitar riffs, utilizing the aforementioned tremolo picking and down-picked notes, improving musicianship while retaining a melodic sense.[11] Both Hanneman and King were ranked #10 on Guitar Worlds "100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists of All Time".[12] The guitar is often used to provide rhythmic and harmonic accompaniment to a voice or other instrument, or is used as an integral part of an ensemble. ... Hell Awaits (1985) was the second full-length album by Slayer, released through Metal Blade Records. ... Reign in Blood is the third studio album and major label debut by the American thrash metal band Slayer. ... South of Heaven is the fourth studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer. ... In music, a riff is an ostinato figure: a repeated chord progression, pattern or melodic figure, often played by the rhythm section instruments, that forms the basis or accompaniment of a rock music or jazz composition. ... Tremolo is a musical term with two meanings: A rapid repetition of the same note, a rapid variation in the amplitude of a single note, or an alternation between two or more notes. ... Two issues of Guitar World featuring Jimmy Page, and Jimi Hendrix on the covers, and the accompanying CDs (May 2005, October 2005) Guitar World is a monthly music magazine devoted to guitarists. ...


Lyrics and music

Hanneman wrote the music for most of the band's fan favorites, songs such as "South of Heaven", "Dead Skin Mask", "War Ensemble", "Raining Blood", "Angel of Death", "Reborn" and "Seasons in the Abyss", which have all become staples for live performance at Slayer shows. Hanneman's favorite album is Reign in Blood, and he enjoys performing the songs "Raining Blood" and "Angel of Death".[1] He has contributed lyrics and music to every Slayer album, forming a music and lyric writing partnership with Araya, which sometimes overshadows King's creative input.[3] Raining Blood is the final track from thrash metal band Slayers 1986 album, Reign in Blood. ... Reign in Blood is the third studio album and major label debut by the American thrash metal band Slayer. ...


When writing new material, the band writes the music before the lyrics.[1] Hanneman often composes riffs at his house, using a 24-track and a drum machine and then gathers opinions from the other band members; King and Lombardo make suggestions of alterations. The band will play the riff to get the basic song structure, and then figure out where the lyrics and solos go.[1] Hanneman has stated that writing lyrics and music is a "free for all"; "It’s all just whoever comes up with what. Sometimes I’ll be more on a roll and I’ll have more stuff, same with Kerry — it’s whoever’s hot, really. Anybody can write anything; if it’s good we use it, if not we don’t."[1] The Tascam 85 16B analogue tape recorder can record 16 tracks of audio on 1 inch (2. ... A Boss DR-202 Drum Machine A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument designed to imitate the sound of drums and/or other percussion instruments. ...


Equipment

Hanneman uses Marshall JCM-800 amplifiers,MXR Super Comp,MXR Smart Gate, MXR 10 band EQ, EMG Pick-ups, Jackson Custom Shop Soloist with 2 EMG Pickups, D'Addario .009-.042 Strings, Shure Wireless System, Eventide H3000S Harmonizer, Dunlop Crybaby From Hell Wah-Wah Pedal, Monster Cable, Kahler bridges, and his own signature guitar, the ESP Jeff Hanneman Signature model.[13] When touring, Hanneman carries six guitars due to the different tunings required. Early albums such as Reign in Blood have E-flat tuning, while later albums such as God Hates Us All feature dropped tunings. Extra guitars are also brought in in case a string snaps or a guitar sustains damage.[2] The Kahler Tremolo System is bridge with a cam operated tremolo arm system for electric guitar. ... ESP Jeff Hanneman is a guitar model distributed by ESP. Despite it being his signature guitar, the instrument is not exactly to the original specifications. ... Reign in Blood is the third studio album and major label debut by the American thrash metal band Slayer. ... E-flat major is a major scale based on E-flat, consisting of the pitches E-flat, F, G, A-flat, B-flat, C, D, and E-flat. ... God Hates Us All is the eighth studio album by the American thrash metal band Slayer. ... Drop D tuning (or simply drop-D) is a guitar tuning style in which the lowest (sixth) string is tuned (dropped) to D rather than E as in standard tuning. ...


References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Davis, Brian. Knac.com interview with Jeff Hanneman. Knac.com. Retrieved on 2006-12-13.
  2. ^ a b c d e Rock N Roll Experience interview with Jeff Hanneman. Slayersaves.com. Retrieved on 2006-01-09.
  3. ^ a b c d An exclusive oral history of Slayer. Decibel Magazine. Retrieved on 2006-12-03.
  4. ^ SLAYER: le foto esclusive dell'Unholy Alliance a Milano. Musica Metal (2006-09-20). Retrieved on 2006-12-13.
  5. ^ a b c Lahtinen, Luxi (2006-12-18). SLAYER - Jeff Hanneman. Metal-rules.com. Retrieved on 2006-12-27.
  6. ^ moreorless: heroes & killers of the 20th century - Josef Mengele. Moreorless.com (2001-04-30). Retrieved on 2006-12-01.
  7. ^ Cummins, Johnson. Slayers Tom Araya on Satanism, serial killers and his lovable kids. MontrealMirror.com. Retrieved on 2006-12-02.
  8. ^ a b Huey, Steve. Reign in Blood. All Music Guide. Retrieved on 2006-01-24.
  9. ^ Horatio. Slayer - Reign In Blood. Kickedintheface.com. Retrieved on 2006-01-18.
  10. ^ Reign In Blood CD. CDuniverse.com. Retrieved on 2006-01-24.
  11. ^ Slayer - South Of Heaven. Metal-Observer.com. Retrieved on 2006-01-24.
  12. ^ GUITAR WORLD's 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists Of All Time. Blabbermouth.net (2004-01-23). Retrieved on 2006-01-18.
  13. ^ Jeff Hanneman. Slayersaves.com. Retrieved on 2006-01-09.
Persondata
NAME Hanneman, Jeff
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Jeffery
SHORT DESCRIPTION Guitarist in the thrash metal band Slayer
DATE OF BIRTH January 31, 1964
PLACE OF BIRTH Oakland, California
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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Jeff Hanneman (born January 31, 1964 in Los Angeles, California) is best known as a guitarist in the thrash metal band Slayer.
Jeff Hanneman is also a fan of punk-rock music which ultimately led to Slayer's Undisputed Attitude album.
Hanneman is married and, despite the claims of many sources, does not have any children.
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