#world – Slayer’s King concerned over lack of metal role models – @TeamRock28 de setembro, 2015
Slayer guitarist Kerry King says some successful young bands are missing the opportunity to inspire future musicians the way he was first moved by the giants of metal back in the day.Growing up on a steady diet of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, among others, helped motivate King to form Slayer with Jeff Hanneman as a teenager.
Now, King reveals he’s having trouble seeing the next generation develop into hard rock and metal role models of their own.
King tells Metal XS: “We were at a festival in South America somewhere, and they feed you a live feed of the stage, so you can watch it like you’re out front. And I was watching a band, and I went over to Gary Holt and I said,’ Gary, if I was a kid and these were my heroes, I would never pick up an instrument.’
“They didn’t compel me to wanna be them, and I think that’s what’s missing in younger music… There’s not a vibe. You look at some bands these days, and I’ve got nothing against roadies, ’cause I love my crew, but these bands look like roadies. It looks like they’re just up there rehearsing, and that doesn’t inspire me to wanna play guitar and be just like ’em.”(…)
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