Kerry King: 'Fans Aren't Ready for Gary Holt to Contribute Music to Slayer'

artist: slayer date: 11/01/2013 category: general music news
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Kerry King: 'Fans Aren't Ready for Gary Holt to Contribute Music to Slayer'
Slayer guitarist Kerry King officially confirmed that Gary Holt will not contribute music to the band's upcoming studio effort. Although Holt will record guitar solos, any musical contributions are still off bounds for Exodus axeman, as King doesn't consider the fans ready for such a shift. "I've told Gary that I'd like him to play some leads, just to keep it interesting," Kerry told Metro News. "We've always been a two guitar attack, so if you're looking to have a segment like the 'Angel of Death' lead trade-off, you can't do that with one guitar. As far as Gary being a contributing writer, number one, fans aren't ready for it, and number two, that's like throwing somebody to the wolves." However, the guitarist didn't write off Gary's contributions for good, saying that if the band gets to writing another record along the line, Holt's contributions will definitely be welcome. "I think if there's another record after this one and Gary is still with us at that point, I think that will be a time where I say, 'Hey dude, feel free to throw any riffs my way if you're interested,'" King explained. In other recent Slayer news, bassist/singer Tom Araya shared his thoughts on drummer Dave Lombardo's firing, calling it a "collective decision."
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