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(The New York Times)   NY Times' metalhead readers demand precision: "An obituary on Saturday about the guitarist Jeff Hanneman, a founder of the band Slayer, misspelled the name of one of the bands with which Slayer has toured. It is Megadeth, not Megadeath"   (nytimes.com) divider line 202
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2013-05-07 10:27:57 AM
that's a pretty big oversight
 
2013-05-07 10:50:24 AM
Dude, they were a heavy metal hair band. Like they knew how to spell their name.
 
2013-05-07 10:50:30 AM
Megadeath was the closing act at the Woodshuck Festival of Peace, Love, and Death
 
2013-05-07 10:53:24 AM

moothemagiccow: that's a pretty big oversight


Yeah, I have to agree with that.  I saw a triple-bill of Anthrax, Megadeth and Slayer with Alice and Chains opening years ago.  My ears rang for days after the Slayer set.  Great night, though.
 
2013-05-07 11:10:34 AM
Megadeath would be a great name for a Megadeth tribute band.
 
2013-05-07 11:15:22 AM
Nabb1:  My ears rang for days after the Slayer set.

Megadeaf.
 
2013-05-07 11:16:28 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-07 11:16:43 AM
Megaderp.
 
2013-05-07 11:17:40 AM
Somebody call a cop, I am being persecuted for obscurity and lack of relevance.
 
2013-05-07 11:18:30 AM
The spider bite. The Dr's catch all phrase for "we don't have a farking clue what you have".
 
2013-05-07 11:18:47 AM

Nabb1: moothemagiccow: that's a pretty big oversight

Yeah, I have to agree with that.  I saw a triple-bill of Anthrax, Megadeth and Slayer with Alice and Chains opening years ago.  My ears rang for days after the Slayer set.  Great night, though.



so 4 bands = triple bill?
 
2013-05-07 11:20:50 AM
"Since we did 'Angel of Death,' I've had three occasions where someone will go 'Psst, hey. I'm part of this Aryan World Nation group and we're thinking of having you speak,' " Mr. Hanneman was quoted in "Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal" (2013), by Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman. "I'm like, 'Why?' And they'll go, 'You know.' I'll be like, 'No, why?' And they'll go, 'Aren't you ...?' I'm like, 'What? No. Go away. You don't get me at all.' "

I never got this.  How can people not clue in that they were just glorifying violence for shock value, not endorsing Nazi politics?
Man, before I listened to Rust in Peace I had no idea how big a fan Dave Mustaine was of nuclear proliferation.
Metallica must really love that Sandman guy.
 
2013-05-07 11:23:11 AM

snocone: Somebody call a cop, I am being persecuted for obscurity and lack of relevance.


50,000,000 records sold with 6 consecutive albums going at least platinum = "obscurity"
 
2013-05-07 11:23:21 AM
At least they spelled Hanneman's name properly. The National Post front page had his name as "Hannerman". If you are going to do a story about someone, especially the last story about them, get their farking name right.
 
2013-05-07 11:23:34 AM

Wellon Dowd: [i.imgur.com image 350x550]


That might be the awesomest retraction ever.
 
2013-05-07 11:24:42 AM

bungle_jr: Nabb1: moothemagiccow: that's a pretty big oversight

Yeah, I have to agree with that.  I saw a triple-bill of Anthrax, Megadeth and Slayer with Alice and Chains opening years ago.  My ears rang for days after the Slayer set.  Great night, though.


so 4 bands = triple bill?


Anthrax, Megadeth and Slayer shared top billing equally.  They listed Alice in Chains as a "special guest."  Alice in Chains played for just over half an hour, everyone else played at least an hour.
 
2013-05-07 11:26:14 AM
I am sorry but Hanneman was not special in any way, shape or form. To his family yeah, but even to metalheads, he was just a serviceable guy with marginal talent.
 
2013-05-07 11:26:54 AM
Deathclock
 
2013-05-07 11:27:06 AM

serial_crusher: "Since we did 'Angel of Death,' I've had three occasions where someone will go 'Psst, hey. I'm part of this Aryan World Nation group and we're thinking of having you speak,' " Mr. Hanneman was quoted in "Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal" (2013), by Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman. "I'm like, 'Why?' And they'll go, 'You know.' I'll be like, 'No, why?' And they'll go, 'Aren't you ...?' I'm like, 'What? No. Go away. You don't get me at all.' "

I never got this.  How can people not clue in that they were just glorifying violence for shock value, not endorsing Nazi politics?
Man, before I listened to Rust in Peace I had no idea how big a fan Dave Mustaine was of nuclear proliferation.
Metallica must really love that Sandman guy.


There is no indication that they were neo-nazis or nazi sympathizers but...

media.classicrockmagazine.com

They certainly didn't run from the imagery
 
2013-05-07 11:27:41 AM

Wellon Dowd: [i.imgur.com image 350x550]


RIP RA
 
2013-05-07 11:29:05 AM
NY Times shall feel the wrath of Dave's forked tongue for this...
 
2013-05-07 11:31:13 AM
Isn't a megadeth a measurement for the destructive power of bombs?

Also Jeff looks like Niel Young in the article pic.

Also also...

Agnes Gonxha's Confidant: I am sorry but Hanneman was not special in any way, shape or form. To his family yeah, but even to metalheads, he was just a serviceable guy with marginal talent.


Shaddupa'yaface.
 
2013-05-07 11:32:55 AM

Nabb1: bungle_jr: Nabb1: moothemagiccow: that's a pretty big oversight

Yeah, I have to agree with that.  I saw a triple-bill of Anthrax, Megadeth and Slayer with Alice and Chains opening years ago.  My ears rang for days after the Slayer set.  Great night, though.


so 4 bands = triple bill?

Anthrax, Megadeth and Slayer shared top billing equally.  They listed Alice in Chains as a "special guest."  Alice in Chains played for just over half an hour, everyone else played at least an hour.



I saw that same tour (1991 Clash of the Titans).  Funny to think now that Alice In Chains were the no-name loser opening act (Man in the Box had just come out).  They were playing while everyone was still out in the parking lot tailgating.  I saw one guy in the entireamphitheater cheering...everyone else was booing and telling them to get off the stage so the show could start.
 
2013-05-07 11:34:31 AM
I'm a huge heavy metal fan and have been since I was a kid but I could just never get into Slayer. The riffs were awesome, but god how I hate the vocals. It's just like they say words in an angry fashion, it just never did it for me.

/I know I'm that guy
 
2013-05-07 11:36:35 AM
I bet the NYT is glad Slayer didn't tour with Deaf Leopard.
 
2013-05-07 11:40:01 AM
In honor of Jeff Hanneman I am starting a Slayer cover band called "Thlayer". All Slayer covers sung with a lisp.

Chaoth rampant
An age of dithrustht
Confrontation
Impulthive Thabbath
On and on Thouth of Heaven
 
2013-05-07 11:40:10 AM

ChewbaccaJones: I saw that same tour (1991 Clash of the Titans).  Funny to think now that Alice In Chains were the no-name loser opening act (Man in the Box had just come out).  They were playing while everyone was still out in the parking lot tailgating.  I saw one guy in the entireamphitheater cheering...everyone else was booing and telling them to get off the stage so the show could start.


They were denying their maker, engaging in censorship.

/'bout all I got, and stretching it.
 
2013-05-07 11:41:01 AM
I made that mistake once.  Once.
 
2013-05-07 11:43:36 AM
Since "megadeath" is actually a word, and the article-writin' guy might not have been familiar with the band, I'm inclined to chalk this up to spell-check and autocorrect.
 
2013-05-07 11:44:59 AM

ChewbaccaJones: Funny to think now that Alice In Chains were the no-name loser opening act (Man in the Box had just come out).


But its sad to think that was AIC's only real tour (outside of a Lollapalooza) they did, since Layne was already too smacked up to perform with consistency.  They lost their one chance to really captizalize on their success & I would have loved to see them (I had to miss the Titans show).

Go to YT & watch WE DIE YOUNG video to see a relatively health(y/ier) Layne that was never seen again come the DIRT era
 
2013-05-07 11:45:20 AM

ModernPrimitive01: I'm a huge heavy metal fan and have been since I was a kid but I could just never get into Slayer. The riffs were awesome, but god how I hate the vocals. It's just like they say words in an angry fashion, it just never did it for me.

/I know I'm that guy


it varies from album to album. Reign in Blood was very raw but also gave birth to one of the greatest metal riffs of all time in Raining Blood. So good, in fact, that they just slowed it down and made it the riff for South of Heaven as well.

SoH and Seasons in the Abyss are a lot more accessible I think. If you haven't tried either of those, I highly recommend them.
Build up the Slayer tolerance and then try the earlier stuff and the heavier later stuff. Just avoid Divine Intervention cuz that album sucks
 
2013-05-07 11:45:47 AM

Nabb1: bungle_jr: Nabb1: moothemagiccow: that's a pretty big oversight

Yeah, I have to agree with that.  I saw a triple-bill of Anthrax, Megadeth and Slayer with Alice and Chains opening years ago.  My ears rang for days after the Slayer set.  Great night, though.


so 4 bands = triple bill?

Anthrax, Megadeth and Slayer shared top billing equally.  They listed Alice in Chains as a "special guest."  Alice in Chains played for just over half an hour, everyone else played at least an hour.


I went to that tour and another tour that same year called "New Titans on the Block" which featured Sepultura, Napalm Death, Sacred Reich and Sick of it All.  1991 was a good year to have your ears bleed out.
 
2013-05-07 11:45:54 AM
wp.patheos.com.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-05-07 11:46:02 AM

ChewbaccaJones: Nabb1: bungle_jr: Nabb1: moothemagiccow: that's a pretty big oversight

Yeah, I have to agree with that.  I saw a triple-bill of Anthrax, Megadeth and Slayer with Alice and Chains opening years ago.  My ears rang for days after the Slayer set.  Great night, though.


so 4 bands = triple bill?

Anthrax, Megadeth and Slayer shared top billing equally.  They listed Alice in Chains as a "special guest."  Alice in Chains played for just over half an hour, everyone else played at least an hour.


I saw that same tour (1991 Clash of the Titans).  Funny to think now that Alice In Chains were the no-name loser opening act (Man in the Box had just come out).  They were playing while everyone was still out in the parking lot tailgating.  I saw one guy in the entireamphitheater cheering...everyone else was booing and telling them to get off the stage so the show could start.


They played a pretty good set when I saw them, but Layne Staley looked like hell and spent most of the set crouched on the drum riser with his back to the crowd.  At the time, I obviously didn't know that much about his drug problem, but my friends and I were openly wondering if the guy was going to make it through the set without OD'ing.
 
2013-05-07 11:47:36 AM

LargeCanine: Nabb1:  My ears rang for days after the Slayer set.

Megadeaf.


that's what they're called in England
 
2013-05-07 11:48:17 AM

Witty_Retort: [wp.patheos.com.s3.amazonaws.com image 465x382]


GOD HATES US ALL!
NO, JUST THE GAYS!

back and forth, over and over
 
2013-05-07 11:49:11 AM
I'm rather surprised at the attention this is getting. I even overheard a couple of the 50-something year olds in my office going, "DId you hear the guitarist from Slayer died?" I remember when Layne Staley died there was barely a peep, and he was the frontman of a band that was probably as popular if not more so overall.
 
2013-05-07 11:50:32 AM
Megadeth was awesome until Dave Mustaine went all Ted Nugent.
 
2013-05-07 11:51:59 AM

rocinante721: ChewbaccaJones: Funny to think now that Alice In Chains were the no-name loser opening act (Man in the Box had just come out).

But its sad to think that was AIC's only real tour (outside of a Lollapalooza) they did, since Layne was already too smacked up to perform with consistency.  They lost their one chance to really captizalize on their success & I would have loved to see them (I had to miss the Titans show).

Go to YT & watch WE DIE YOUNG video to see a relatively health(y/ier) Layne that was never seen again come the DIRT era


I saw them open for Van Hagar in 91 as well
 
2013-05-07 11:52:09 AM

fireclown: Wellon Dowd: [i.imgur.com image 350x550]

That might be the awesomest retraction ever.


His walk up song was the game of thrones theme
 
2013-05-07 11:52:18 AM

bungle_jr: Nabb1: moothemagiccow: that's a pretty big oversight

Yeah, I have to agree with that.  I saw a triple-bill of Anthrax, Megadeth and Slayer with Alice and Chains opening years ago.  My ears rang for days after the Slayer set.  Great night, though.


so 4 bands = triple bill?


Opener, dude. Alice in Chains (seriously,  Nabb1? Alice and Chains?) is a great band, but it's not really up to standing along three of the big four of thrash metal.
 
2013-05-07 11:53:05 AM
Megadeath...I think they drew some inspiration from Lynard Skynard.

/nott really
//well maybee
///missppelling is funn
 
2013-05-07 11:53:06 AM

Bloody William: Megadeth was awesome until Dave Mustaine went all Ted Nugent.

got clean and sober.

FTFY
 
2013-05-07 11:53:08 AM
Megadeath is the most overrated band since the Beetles
 
2013-05-07 11:53:45 AM

genepool lifeboat: Bloody William: Megadeth was awesome until Dave Mustaine went all Ted Nugent. got clean and sober.

FTFY


He got clean, sober, and farking right-wing fundie crazy.
 
2013-05-07 11:55:05 AM

Bloody William: bungle_jr: Nabb1: moothemagiccow: that's a pretty big oversight

Yeah, I have to agree with that.  I saw a triple-bill of Anthrax, Megadeth and Slayer with Alice and Chains opening years ago.  My ears rang for days after the Slayer set.  Great night, though.


so 4 bands = triple bill?

Opener, dude. Alice in Chains (seriously,  Nabb1? Alice and Chains?) is a great band, but it's not really up to standing along three of the big four of thrash metal.


Dammit.  Didn't catch that.  Of course I know it's Alice in Chains.  I was typing that in my iPad while not paying too much attention.
 
kab
2013-05-07 11:55:22 AM

snocone: Somebody call a cop, I am being persecuted for obscurity and lack of relevance.


You should be persecuted for using either term when discussing music.
 
2013-05-07 11:56:01 AM

browntimmy: I'm rather surprised at the attention this is getting. I even overheard a couple of the 50-something year olds in my office going, "DId you hear the guitarist from Slayer died?" I remember when Layne Staley died there was barely a peep, and he was the frontman of a band that was probably as popular if not more so overall.


Alice in Chains had faded a ton by the time Staley died. Plus Slayer has been far more influential than AiC was. Not to mention far more awesomer
 
2013-05-07 11:56:46 AM

Nabb1: Dammit.  Didn't catch that.  Of course I know it's Alice in Chains.  I was typing that in my iPad while not paying too much attention.


In this thread, it just seemed appropriate to give you shiat. Now I'm gonna go listen to some Deiside.
 
2013-05-07 11:57:07 AM

Chainsaw Turd Elf: In honor of Jeff Hanneman I am starting a Slayer cover band called "Thlayer". All Slayer covers sung with a lisp.

Chaoth rampant
An age of dithrustht
Confrontation
Impulthive Thabbath
On and on Thouth of Heaven


that there ith funny!
 
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