Anthrax bassist Frank Bello spoke in an interview with RadioactiveMike Z and explained his thoughts about farewell tour of Slayer. He said:

“It’s been happening for a while, I know these guys pretty well; they’re good friends of mine, specifically Kerry [King, guitar]. And they’ve been talking about that for quite a while.

And I’m actually surprised that it came now, [and] I’m kind of bummed, but, you know, Slayer will never die, at the end of the day. So maybe they’ll do one-off shows and stuff like that.”

He continued:

“This touring stuff, it’s pretty grueling. As much as people think it’s like a dream [job], the best part about it is the show. The rest of it, the traveling… And, thankfully, we have buses and all this nice stuff.

But being away from you family — we all have families — being away from your family, all that stuff comes into play. And the wear and tear — it’s not as easy as it used to be, but I understand it. But I’m not ready yet to pack it in, ’cause I genuinely enjoy this.

So it’s hard on the family, it’s hard on your body, but it is what it is, and I’m having a good time doing it.

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