Today, in L.A., fans of Slayer will come together to honor the memory and music of late guitarist Jeff Hanneman. Outside, a bunch of backwoods, Bible-beating buttdarts will be ruining the vibe, by desecrating an Ozzy Osbourne classic.
The al-Qaeda of Christianity, the Westboro Baptist Church, claim they will picket the proceedings.
If you attend, I want you to pelt them with something. Preferably molotov cocktails.
What do the dudes in Slayer think you should do? Pay no mind.
“Want to really piss off the Westboro Baptist Church at Jeff’s Memorial Celebration? Do exactly what Slayer members and family are going to do — totally ignore them,” says the band in a statement.
“They don’t exist.”
That’s the mature way to approach it.
Slayer urges fans to bypass the kooks “and then come inside and celebrate Jeff’s life with us.”
Admittance to today’s event at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles is on a first come, first serve basis.
Hanneman was 49 when he died earlier a few weeks back from alcohol-related cirrhosis.
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