See what King had to say below!
King talked more about his first B. C. Rich—and it’s because he wanted to carve his own path.
“I loved the idea that it didn’t look like a Les Paul, didn’t look like a Strat,” King explains. “Both are wonderful guitars, just not for me. I wanted to carve my own path.”
But that’s not all that was covered in this 20-minute sit down. King talked about Dimebag Darrell, Jeff Hanneman, the future of heavy metal and it’s current state.
“Seems like today, the [guitar] heroes are further and farther between. I don’t think that should discourage people from playing. I think people should do more homework and discover the heroes that I had like Ritchie Blackmore, Michael Schenker, Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhodes and my friends and contemporaries like Zakk Wylde, Dimebag and Slash,” King says. “The last 10-15 years isn’t throwing out new guitar heroes because the bands that people like don't have guitar heroes in them.”
And he had to talk about the recent trend of celebrities wearing Slayer shirts—and he doesn't seem to to carry the resentment many fans have expressed.
“It’s not for me to judge,” King says. “Is it weird? Yes. Is it humbling? Yes. Do I know which ones are real and which ones aren’t? Not a clue.”
Kerry went on to say: “It’s becoming a lifestyle that is bigger than Slayer.”
After picking up his first B.C. Rich in 1986, King has helped make Slayer into an international powerhouse in heavy metal and pop culture.
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