Slayer and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt talked about the possible Slayer reunion during a recent appearance on Scars And Guitars.
Back in January 2018, Slayer announced their farewell world tour, named ‘The Final World Tour,’ and they made their last appearance on the stage in November 2019 in Los Angeles. Since then, Slayer has been inactive, and the band members pursue their own paths.
In the conversation, Gary stated that he doesn’t know whether they’ll reunite with Slayer but admitted that he doubts it. As far as Gary knows, the reunion will never happen again. However, the guitarist pointed out that if someone offers a lot of money someday, it might change their minds.
However, Gary mentioned that the band members were determined to enjoy their retirements after Slayer. Although it’s unlikely to see them back on stage, Holt also noted that Mötley Crüe decided to tour once again after all these years and thinks that Crüe’s reunion might inspire Slayer to get together someday.
Gary Holt on the Slayer reunion:
“I highly doubt it… To my knowledge, it’ll never happen again. To my knowledge, I don’t know at the same time. Maybe someday someone just offers so much money that it changes people’s minds.
But the band went out on a fucking super-high note, on top, and why sully that? I mean, we’ve already outlasted Mötley Crüe’s retirement. Well, theirs has gone a little longer because of the pandemic, but it took them — what? — a year to decide they’d tour again.”
You can listen to the interview below.