Earlier this month, Mayhem Festival
co-founder Kevin Lyman
caused a minor uproar
when he lamented the fading metal touring festival scene, saying that "metal got gray, bald and fat." Several days later Lyman apologized for the remarks, though the apology apparently doesn't hold much weight with one Kerry King
, guitarist of 2015 Mayhem Festival headliners, Slayer
In a new interview Howie D. from Hard Edge Radio and National Rock Review, King was asked about Lyman's comments and he had this to say:
"What a douche. I do care, because that directly affects this product [Mayhem festival]. But at the end of the day — let me say this — when you think of the old and fat and... Okay, I got the 'bald' part — I get it — but, I mean, when you think of that statement, do you think of me, or are you thinking fucking Lyman? Dude, I look like a fucking convict; I'm not here looking all old, fat and gray, you know?! It's, like, c'mon, man, speak for yourself. Don't put that label on us, the genre and your festival or anything. That's just fucking... That's one of the stupidest marketing things I've ever heard. It's not marketing. It's just somebody babbling."
You can listen to the full interview here