Slayer guitarist Kerry King spoke in an interview with Talk Is Jericho and explained his thoughts about hard rock giant AC/DC. He said:
“We made our own path and just stuck with it. I’ve said it a million times – I think we’re the thrash metal AC/DC.
And I think that’s a good thing because I never understood when people like bands but they say, ‘Yeah, but they don’t change.’ I’m like, ‘I don’t like a band because they change, I like the band because they sound like what I like about them.’
I like Judas Priest because they sound like Judas Priest. Nobody sounds like fucking Rob Halford. That’s important to me. And [Iron] Maiden – it’s Bruce [Dickinson].
I think a lot of bands become mega bands because they have the unique singer who sounds like no one else. Look at Axl Rose – Guns N’ Roses is one of the biggest bands on the planet because of that. And great songs, of course.
My point was I like AC/DC because they sound like that and they made the same record for 40 years. We made the same record for 35 years, we’re getting there. [Laughs] But that’s why people like us. I don’t wanna be something else, this is the music I want to play and luckily people give a shit about it.”
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