BlogJuly 19, 2015 7:41 PM ET

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

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.


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anonymous 7/19/2015 5:05:21 PM


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anonymous 7/19/2015 9:58:39 PM

Lyman is on a roll this year. front porch step, slaves, now this

brokenhero 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 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 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 7/20/2015 7:15:37 AM

Evil Slayer guitarist butt hurt over being called "gray, bald and fat".

willy_wanker 7/20/2015 7:30:02 AM

hey man, i may be grey and bald, but im certainly not fat

anonymous 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 7/20/2015 1:17:56 PM

Kevin Lynman aka the homie.

anonymous 7/20/2015 5:01:23 PM

Grumpy Old Men

genghisjohn 7/21/2015 6:21:08 AM

When the pot calls the kettle a douche

anonymous 7/22/2015 6:05:27 AM

Fronzaroni-the lambgoat board posting douche<--- sing it to the Rice-a-roni jingle