SLAYER has commented on Westboro Baptist Church's plan to picket the public memorial celebration for the band's late guitarist Jeff Hanneman, which will be held May 23 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.
The event - which will run from from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m — will be free and open to the public on a first-come, first-in basis.
A new message on SLAYER's official Facebook page states: "Message to fans: 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. They don't exist. And then come inside and celebrate Jeff's life with us."