Slayer’s King Not Sure When Hanneman Will Be Able To Play Again
Posted by Chris Harris on February 20, 2013 in News, This BlowsYikes!
I thought that Jeff Hanneman was on the mend and making a speedy recovery.
Seemingly, that’s not the case.
In a new interview, Kerry King says Slayer has no idea when he’ll be well enough to play again.
“If he came in, knocked on my door in five minutes and said, ‘Hey dude, I’m ready, let’s go practice,’ I’d say, ‘Good, get your gear, let’s go practice.’ But until that day comes, I’ve gotta cover Slayer’s butt and have his gig filled in,” says King.
“’Cause I don’t want it to be a carousel, where there’s, if [Exodus’] Gary [Holt] can’t do it, we get somebody else, and if he can’t do it, we get somebody else again. I want to have continuity. We told Gary when our schedule is and said, ‘Please keep it open,’ because we don’t know when Jeff’s gonna be able to play guitar. Jeff’s kind of like a wait-and-see thing.”
Fuck, man. Why couldn’t Jeff have been bitten by one of the good spiders…the kind that give you super abilities.