Hanneman is recovering from flesh-eating disease
Slayer have announced their temporary replacement for stricken guitarist Jeff Hanneman.
Gary Holt, guitarist with San Francisco metal band Exodus, will join the band for the duration of the their Australian tour and continue until Hanneman recovers.
Hanneman has been diagnosed with necrotising fasciitis, a rare disease which destroys skin, fat and tissue from below the surface of the body. He is believed to have caught the disease from a spider bite and will undergo surgery on his right arm shortly.