Kerry King is a Sensitive Poet
During a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie, Kerry King was asked if Jeff Hanneman’s “style and what he brought to the band [will] continue to influence Slayer’s legacy.” Which, with all do respect to FMJ, is kind of a silly question; I mean, it’s not as though King were gonna go “Jeff who? Oh, the blonde dude? Nahhhhh.” Of COURSE Hanneman’s style will continue to influence Slayer’s legacy.
Still, King could have been a little more sentimental in his answer:
“My brother my blood Jeff was a unique and special snowflake, and I will love him ’til the day I die.”
No, totally kidding. What he actually said was:
“But, 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.”
Wow. I dunno about you guys, but I’m getting a little choked up over here! Who knew that Kerry King was a regular Emily Dickinson?