Rockers Slayer have invited fans to pay tribute to guitarist Jeff Hanneman at a special public memorial next week (begs20May13).

The surviving members of the band will honour their fallen pal in a ceremony at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on 23 May (13) and attendance will be on a first-come, first-served basis until the the venue reaches its capacity of around 4,000 people.

The service is expected to last four hours.

Hanneman, 49, died on 2 May (13) from alcohol-related cirrhosis.