Slayer's Kerry King: 'Young Bands Have A Huge Sense Of Entitlement'
He says things were different when Slayer were rising through the ranks in the mid-80s. Meanwhile, find out about the only time Slayer ever had to cut their live set mid-song.
Posted on Jan 28, 2013 02:59 pm
Slayer guitarist Kerry King says young musicians seem to have "a huge sense of entitlement."
He made the comments while being asked at NAMM about the moment that he knew Slayer had made it, which you can see in the player below.
"I can't say all the new bands, but a lot of the younger generation, they seem to expect things, y'know? They expect to go on tour and have the tour bus that their heroes have," he told Monster.
"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.