John Foxworthy of Garage Radio recently conducted an interview with SLAYER guitarist Kerry King. An excerpt from the chat follows:Garage Radio: First of all, I wanted to congratulate you on your second Grammy nomination in as many albums. That's pretty huge, I think. Kerry: I dunno. It's either that or the competition was so lame they had to fuckin' vote for us. Garage Radio: You've got some pretty stiff competition ... LAMB OF GOD, MINISTRY, MASTODON and STONE SOUR. What are you hoping to come out of it? Kerry: Don't even care. Our fans don't give a shit and that's the most important thing to me. I mean, if they want it ... well, they probably want us to win, but just so they can say "Fuck those other guys." It's not gonna make us any better. People may look at us differently, but not anybody that's a SLAYER fan. You know what I mean? Garage Radio: Yeah. I'm also thinking a Grammy nomination didn't help you break "Christ Illusion" at #5. Considering your propensity for writing inflammatory lyrics and touching on controversial subject matter, I was kind of surprised. Kerry: That would be the coolest thing, you know? To win with the shit we write about. Garage Radio: Will you be going to the presentation? Kerry: No. We'll be touring. Garage Radio: You're kicking off the tour in January, right? Kerry: Yeah. Garage Radio: You guys did the blood raining down on "Raining Blood" and the Unholy Alliance tour was pretty wild, too. On this one, are you going to be pulling out any surprises for us? Kerry: On this one we're doing in January and February, it's probably the smallest tour we've done in a while. In most markets, it's only us and UNEARTH. We're just taking the old-school backline and backdrops. It's not gonna be anything like we just took out with Unholy Alliance, which was our answer to our "Raining Blood" thing that we did. We had big, fuckin', seven-high, upside-down cross Marshalls. I had one and Jeff had one and that was the backline, but on this little tour we're doing now we're not bringing them. Read the entire interview at www.garageradio.com.
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