Longtime Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman was recovering from a spider bite all year, and due to inactivity with his band started drinking even heavier. It was eventually revealed that Hanneman died of alcohol related cirrhosis.
Proving again and again that metal and mainstream sports have a lot in common, Metallica were the special guests of their hometown San Francisco Giants and performed the national anthem as well as throwing the first pitch.
One of the most shocking stories we’ve ever written is about As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis was arrested on May 7th for attempting to hire a hitman to murder his wife. The supposed hitman ended up being an undercover cop. Lambesis, who pleaded not guilty, is currently out on $2 million bond after paying $160,000 to a bail bondsman.