Kerry King on Slayer: 'It's Business as Usual, but With One Member Less, Which Sucks for Everybody'

artist: slayer date: 11/08/2013 category: general music news
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Kerry King on Slayer: 'It's Business as Usual, but With One Member Less, Which Sucks for Everybody'
Kerry King has been talking to Full Metal Jackie about life in Slayer without Jeff Hanneman, Blabbermouth reports. As King notes, Hanneman’s playing still influences the way he thinks about music. "When you play guitar opposite somebody - Jeff with myself or myself with Jeff - I think our styles infused a bit. I think in some of the things I write, I think people are gonna say, 'Wow, that sounds like Jeff would have wrote it,' and stuff he would have wrote, had he written anymore, people would have said, 'Man, that sounds like something Kerry wrote.'" According to King, the band is trying to move forward, business as usual: "You know, we've been together so long that we kind of infused ourselves into each other. So I think it's going to be business as usual going forward, [but] just one member less, which sucks for everybody." The guitarist also stated that the has been teaching material for a new album to drummer Paul Bostaph since he joined the group: "As soon as Paul got with us, I started teaching him new stuff, because I've got probably thirteen, fourteen songs [written for the next record]. So when we didn't have any touring schedule that we had to learn stuff for, I was, like, 'Well, let's take this time to get your and my chops up together to work on this new stuff so when the time comes, we'll already have 90 percent of the work under our belt."
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