(Photo – Kyle Bunkin)
(Metal Injection) – Go away Westboro Baptist Church, nobody likes you… You are really just asking for it at this point.
Shortly after news spread of Jeff Hanneman’s passing last week, the modern day trolls in the Westboro Baptist Church came forward with some offensive tweets. Pleased with the attention they were getting, the band of religious misfits decided to keep moving forward and plan to picket Jeff Hanneman’s funeral. A new tweet from the Church reveals their plan: To sing their parody of Crazy Train at the Memorial.
Wait, what?! They wrote a parody of “Crazy Train”?! This can’t be good. Turns out this is a thing they’ve done at previous funerals and it’s sort of become their calling card. Naturally, the song is terrible. The group deciding to pull this out of their hat, basically proves they are just hypocritical trolls. If they truly were serving God, wouldn’t the last song they want to parody be that of a musician who goes by the moniker of the “Prince of Darkness?”
For those who want to pay respects, fans of the heavy metal guitar player will be given the chance to at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Palladium on May 23. Billboard reports that the memorial will last four hours, from 3.30-7.30pm, and that up to 4,000 people will be able to attend on a first come, first serve basis.
The guitarist, and founding member of Slayer, died at the age of 49 last week (May 2) in a California hospital. A statement posted on Slayer’s website on May 9 revealed the cause of death to be alcohol-related cirrhosis.