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Slayer's Kerry King calls Mayhem Festival co-founder Kevin Lyman a 'douche'

7/19/2015 4:41:33 PM PT   comments [15]

Mayhem Festival co-founder Kevin Lyman

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.

anonymous   posted 7/19/2015 5:05:21 PM
anonymous   posted 7/19/2015 7:06:52 PM
anonymous   posted 7/19/2015 7:38:07 PM
anonymous   posted 7/19/2015 8:41:09 PM
anonymous   posted 7/19/2015 9:58:39 PM
Lyman is on a roll this year. front porch step, slaves, now this
brokenhero   posted 7/19/2015 10:11:50 PM
thats actually a pretty funny and spot on response from King, as much of a douche as he is himself
anonymous   posted 7/20/2015 4:15:08 AM
Kerry is DELUDED if he doesn't think he looks fat and old. He's fat as fck
anonymous   posted 7/20/2015 6:28:52 AM
Lol @ two 50+ men making fun of each other for being fat. Grow the fck up gentlemen. Also, Slayer is still awesome.
anonymous   posted 7/20/2015 7:15:37 AM
Evil Slayer guitarist butt hurt over being called "gray, bald and fat".
willy_wanker   posted 7/20/2015 7:30:02 AM
hey man, i may be grey and bald, but im certainly not fat
anonymous   posted 7/20/2015 9:37:18 AM
Nice to see Kerry King referring to a music festival as a product and mentioning the marketing of it all. Further proof he's only in this for the money.

Dave Lombardo was right. $LAYER
anonymous   posted 7/20/2015 1:17:56 PM
Kevin Lynman aka the homie.
anonymous   posted 7/20/2015 5:01:23 PM
Grumpy Old Men
genghisjohn   posted 7/21/2015 6:21:08 AM
When the pot calls the kettle a douche
anonymous   posted 7/22/2015 6:05:27 AM
Fronzaroni-the lambgoat board posting douche<--- sing it to the Rice-a-roni jingle