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Profession: Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician
Date of Birth: Jun 3, 1964
Nicknames: King, Kerry
Height: 1.689 m
Country: United States of America
Kerry King is an American lead and rhythm guitarist and has a net worth of $15 million. Kerry King earned his net worth as a rhythm guitarist. When he was a teenager, he started learning guitar at Calvano's music in South Gate California. In 1981, he was trying out for the position as a guitarist in a band and after the session was over Jeff Hanneman approached him and the two began playing Iron Maiden and Judas Priest songs with the session drummer. He is best known as the lead guitarist and cofounder of American thrash metal band Slayer. He and Lars Ulrich have been described as the most influencial persons in heavy/thrash metal, because he started Slayer and Ulrich started Metallica. Those two bands, have influenced countless other bands. The entire thrash generation, was build on Show No Mercy and Kill'em all. Over the years, his guitar style has remained similar, giving him a very distinctive sound. He is one of the most distinctive soloists in metal: focusing more on speed and chaos than on melody or typical metal-style technical precision. He typically makes extensive and unorthodox use of whammy bar and uses a very heavy, irregular vibrato. Some fans and critics have disapproved of his solo style. One of his hobbies is breeding snakes and show-dogs. He is a long time and noted herpetoculturist and snake breeder who is known to pop up at Southern California reptile events and pet shops with little notice. In 2005, he participated in an online chat discussion with both music and snake fans at the popular online reptile community where he discussed both his involvement with Slayer and his interest in reptiles. He is a big fan of hockey and football. Usually he wears a sports shirt, when performing. Kerry King was born June 3, 1964 in Los Angeles, California.
Kerry King (born June 3, 1964) is an American musician, best known as the lead and rhythm guitarist for the American thrash metal band, Slayer. He co-founded the band with Jeff Hanneman in 1981 and has been a member ever since. He has made guest appearances with acts including the Beastie Boys, Marilyn Manson, Pantera, Ice-T, Witchery, Sum 41, Megadeth and Metallica. He is known for playing B.C. Rich guitars with Marshall amplifiers.
King was born in Los Angeles, California. His father was an aircraft parts inspector, and his mother was an employee of a telephone company. When he was a teenager, Kerry started learning guitar at Calvano's music in South Gate Ca. Russ Dismuke was his teacher. Kerry began his career in a Pat Boone cover band. Kerry moved to Phoenix, Arizona as an adult. He divorced once; his current wife is Ayesha King. In 1981 King was trying out for the position as a guitarist in a band. After the session was over Jeff Hanneman approached him and the two began playing Iron Maiden and Judas Priest songs with the session drummer. Hanneman mentioned "Why don't we start our OWN band?" [Laughs] I was like, "... Fuck yeah!" King's trademark appearance, was praised to such a degree by Blender magazine, who included a tour of his body ink. King's acronym, KFK, was revealed to mean "Kerry Fuckin' King" in the January 2007 Issue of Guitar World. King currently resides in Corona, California.
In addition to appearing on Slayer's albums, he has also made several guest appearances as lead guitarist. While lending production to 1986's Reign in Blood, Rick Rubin was also helming production of the Beastie Boys debut album Licensed to Ill. Rubin felt the track "No Sleep till Brooklyn" needed a guitar solo, so he offered King several hundred dollars to lay down the part. King has since commented that his playing ability "certainly wasn't that of a virtuoso". "No Sleep till Brooklyn", whose title was a spoof on Mot"orhead's 1981 live album No Sleep 'til Hammersmit

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Slayer’s Kerry King: ‘My Ears Are Open’ to Having Gary Holt Contribute Songwriting for Next Album

Slayer are well into promotion of their Repentless album, but there has been talk of late about what might come next for the band. In a recent interview, guitarist Kerry King discussed having a healthy start on the next album thanks to an influx of music ...
Posted: October 16, 2016, 5:36 am

Now, SLAYER's Kerry King Is Poking Fun At MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine

Kerry King and Dave Mustaine have a long-storied relationship. King was a member of Megadeth for a cup of coffee in 1984 and ever since then, the two have had an interesting combo of friendship and rivalry. In a recent interview promoting Slayer's recently ...
Posted: September 23, 2016, 4:36 am

Why Kerry King of Slayer is backing Hillary Clinton for president

You don’t connect safety with Slayer, the legendary heavy metal band with album titles like “Reign in Blood” and “God Hates Us All.” But Slayer guitarist and Riverside-area resident Kerry King described Hillary Clinton as “the safe, correct ...
Posted: August 2, 2016, 1:27 pm
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