"I see it a lot at these NAMM shows. People come in and present themselves like, 'Don't you wanna give me some?' Without being anybody, without earning shit. It wasn't like that when I grew up. I think they have a huge sense of entitlement."
Things were different when Slayer were rising through the ranks in the 80s, as King explains:
"When we came up, we had a f--kin' Camaro and a U-Haul. And then when we got 'big,' we had a van and a U-Haul. So when [we] got the tour bus, it was, like, 'Alright, something's gotta be working.' But I never expected it. It was just, like, 'Alright, if we deserve it, when our time comes, f--k yeah, we got a tour bus. That's awesome.' And then you get a different perspective."
See the full interview here for an extra anecdote about the time Slayer had to stop their set mid-song:
Do you think young musicians have a sense of entitlement that they don't deserve, or is it all bravado and confidence to help them get ahead in the world? Share your opinion in the comments.