Count Slayer ax-man Kerry King among the many Metallica fans that just can’t take the band seriously anymore, especially after Some Kind Of Monster. Via Metal Underground:

I used to admire METALLICA and I don’t wanna see them going to fucking therapy. I mean, that’s fucking? keep it in the band, man … I won’t watch that movie ['Metallica: Some Kind of Monster'], because I don’t want to think of them like that. I wanna think of fucking ’Battery’ and ’Damage Inc.’ and ’Ride the Lightning’. I don’t wanna see these fragile fucking old men that can’t have a cocktail anymore because they’re afraid of what they’ll become. Fuck that!

Gotta agree with Slayer here; watched that documentary on VH1 the other day after avoiding it for years, and seeing an overly-emotional business-minded Metallica was weird in a not at all cool way. Lars promises the new album won’t sound anything like St. Anger … but these pics sorta tell it all, don’t they.


Meanwhile, things could be better for Slayer, too. We already know Sweden loves their metal (and their little Metallica babies), but a fan got a little carried away by Slayer’s thrash and killed himself during Slayer’s set at Gothenburg’s Metaldown festival.

Via Blabbermouth:

SLAYER was about an hour into its show Saturday night (June 30) when the 22-year-old man and a friend stripped down to their underwear. As the crowd cheered on, the two counted down and were about to jump off when one of them decided not to go through with the “joke” and watched as his friend hurled himself from the 30-meter-high bridge.

That’s sad. Death metal just can’t catch a break! And the fans clearly aren’t helping. So if your friend beckons you onto a bridge and tells you to jump during Metallica’s set at Live Earth this weekend, you can count on two things: 1) he’s only joking, and 2) he believes in global warming. That’s today’s advice, kids.

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Comments (20)
  1. dbot  |   Posted on Jul 3rd, 2007 0

    is there a scene where they choke little stuffed representations of themselves?

  2. volume-addict  |   Posted on Jul 3rd, 2007 0

    I heard that ‘tallica has been playing complete album sets lately. Lots of fans have been impressed with them doing all of Master of Puppets lately. I also heard that Rick Rubin has whipped the band into shape with Lars actually going back to his double bass-ah!!!

    Complex just like Justice…

  3. 2 sheds  |   Posted on Jul 3rd, 2007 0

    Man, they promised that St Anger wouldnt sound like St Anger

  4. bob rock  |   Posted on Jul 3rd, 2007 0

    Say what you will about St. Anger sucking. It was still extremely brave of Metallica to show themselves as they really were: real people with real problems. I don’t like Metallic too much but I love that movie. Hedonistic rockstar bullshit is fun for about twenty minutes, Slayer. But you’re getting a bit old yourselves. Let’s talk in ten years and see if your position has changed.

    Hinder, let’s talk in ten minutes.

  5. Yarr  |   Posted on Jul 3rd, 2007 0

    Can we give an award to Bob Rock for missing the point entirely? Sounds like the kind of guy who think it made sense that Jethro Tull beat out Metallica for best Hard Rock grammy.

    Just kidding, even idiots know the Grammys are worthless.

  6. bb  |   Posted on Jul 3rd, 2007 0

    I loved Metallica back at Ride The Lightning, loved them with Jason Newsted, loved them after they cut their hair, loved them at the Black Album, loved them on St. Anger, loved the DVD “Some Kind of Monster,” love Jason Newsted, and love Metallica with Rob Trujillo.

    I don’t like every album the same and have songs I dislike. But I respect them. They push the envelope and put it all out there.

    Music business is a business and I found in interesting to see the behind the scenes view.

    I respect Slayer too but I can’t help but think alot of this is jealousy.

    Taking digs at the Mighty Met because you don’t like them putting the DVD out is OK, Kerry. Taking potshots at James’ sobriety, however, is pretty low class.

  7. bob rock  |   Posted on Jul 3rd, 2007 0

    Before you give me the award, please tell me what exactly the point is, Yarr?

    Heavy Metal bands are supposed to act tough, mean, and stupid at all times? Bands in general are supposed to perpetuate the stereotypes associated with their genre?

    I hear yah, brah. Without dumb rock star stories, what would Blender-reading, Gibson SG-owning, haircut-needing adolescents use to fuel their masturbatory/lifestyle fantasies?

    But yeah. I stand, feet planted, behind the movie. It’s honest, it’s touching, and it captures an insanely successful band in a moment of true weakness. And not Motley Crue, Behind the Music, Coke-fueled glamorous weakness. Real, honest-to-god human weakness. Which, frankly, is a move you wouldn’t get from most bands, let alone bands that high up.

    But if your worldview necessitates people in bands being cartoonish stereotypes that act out hackneyed cliches that were stale twenty years ago, rock on bro!!! I’ve got an SG to sell, if you’re interested.

  8. The Other Matthew  |   Posted on Jul 3rd, 2007 0

    Metallica has always been overrated.

    Chew on that, muthas. OOH YEAH.

  9. calebs  |   Posted on Jul 3rd, 2007 0

    Ratatouille is actually really good. It didn’t even seem so much as a children’s movie but more like a classy Tom and Jerry without the Tom. Sure it was cutesy at times, but really the story holds up this splendid tale of finding one’s balance between family, friends, and dreams. And its called Ratatouille. You should see it.

    So any of you guys drink this vitamin water?

  10. dr. zaius  |   Posted on Jul 3rd, 2007 0

    So either Bob Rock sits around refuting comments made on blog posts or some dude pretends to be Bob Rock sitting around refuting comments made on blog posts. If it’s the real Bob Rock, shouldn’t you be busy being the worst producer in the world? Give me a shout Bob, I’ve got a real nice trash can Lars can use as a snare for the next album.

  11. bob rock  |   Posted on Jul 3rd, 2007 0

    So either Dr. Zaius sits around commenting on third-tier hard rock producers, or someone pretending to be Dr. Zaius sits around commenting on third-tier rock hard rock producers. If it’s the real Dr. Zaius, shouldn’t you be busy fine-tuning ape law?

  12. Ferris  |   Posted on Jul 3rd, 2007 0

    I totally hope that really is Bob Rock. Anyone who can make an Apes reference is ok in my book.

  13. Dr. Zaius  |   Posted on Jul 3rd, 2007 0

    To be fair, I was the one originally making the Apes reference, but he did sort of alley-oop it, so I’ll grant him that. So is Bob being modest or honest by calling himself third-tier? I’m assuming there are only three tiers in total, because a quick glance of everything he’s produced reveals he’s like King Midas, but with poop instead of gold. Hopefully scientists don’t invent a mediocre button for recording equipment and make Bob obsolete.

  14. Slayer’s got a good point. If you play hard rock and make a living by being a bunch of badasses, then you’re probably going to alienate your mindless legions when you get all realistic and emotional on them. Maybe they should have just saved it for a side project, or under a pseudonym like that Garth Brooks thing.

    Not that I really care, I was always more of a Sepultura fan, myself.

  15. Goon  |   Posted on Jul 3rd, 2007 0

    I actually walk into this already thinking Kerry King is a dickhead…

    he needlessly attacked Machine Head for not being metal enough and severed close friendships trying to out-metal other people (yet King appears in a Sum41 music video). And here he is attacking a band with an alcoholic… for not drinking.
    Tom Araya goes on stage and spits out satanic lyrics but then does interviews talking about his faith. Its also very weird Slayer mix this anti-religious ‘take the side of all evil whether its vaguely racist or terrorist’ lyrical style with songs bashing abortion and genuine shoutouts to Rush Limbaugh

    man, fuck Kerry King. I love Slayer, but this is just another thing to add to the list of proof that Slayer are a bunch of assholes.

  16. O.K. I get it, Kerry King doesnt appreciate Metallica these days. Fine. How many more times am I going to have to read about it? This is the 4th website that has an article about this same exact interview with Kerry. Who the fuck cares? I love Slayer, but it’s not like because he says he doesnt like them anymore, that means everyone should stop. So why do they keep putting these retard freakin articles up? Say what you will ’bout ‘Tallica, theyve always done what THEY wanted to do, and that always brought about major changes in their style, and probably their outlook on life. But they did what THEY wanted to do. Thats fukin METAL. So excuse me Kirry if some 45 year old men, who have been doin this shit in the limelight for 25 years, (just as long as Slayer has) want to get some shit straightened out in their lives? Atleast ‘Tallica had the balls to try some other types of music styles, and different ways of approaching it to make them feel inspired and creative each time, besides St. Anger anyways. lol I love Slayer, but they, for the most part, have never branched out, or changed, or experimented. Not that thats a bad thing, but who really cares what any of these people think? These bands are out there still playin harder than anyone else, thats all that matters here. Who knows how long Kerry and Slayer will be able to hack it? How long before they need therapy, and surgeries, and take care of their families? They arent kids anymore, we need to appreciate their art while it’s still here for US. Metallica got a new lease on their musical life by going through therapy. They are playing better than they have in a long long time right now. If them going to therapy and showing their scars on a documentary means that they’ll be able to stick with us for a while, then more power to em’, I might just go ahead and go to therapy.
    I dont care what people, or the artists say anymore, it’s the actual art that counts, but I have to say that with Kerry King, it just makes me a little fukin mad. So everyone needs to get the new ‘Tallica, and we’ll all go see them on tour next year right? O.K.

  17. dixar envy  |   Posted on Jul 5th, 2007 0

    Dear calebs at July 3, 2007 3:40 PM,

    Ratatouille gets my vote for best movie of the year!

  18. Lee  |   Posted on Jul 10th, 2007 0

    I agree with kerry metallicas music has sucked for god knows how long,I was huge fan in the 80s thats it and as far as the commenting on slayer getting old whatever that maybe true but there music gets better an better they havent soldout by putting shitty cd’s out like metallica has.

  19. angel  |   Posted on Dec 13th, 2007 0

    this article was written by someone with ADD, can’t keep a thought longer than two seconds

  20. Chris  |   Posted on Mar 4th, 2009 0

    Megadeth and Slayer are better than Metallica
    Death Magnetic was such a safe route.Go with the ‘classic thrash’ sound you abandoned more than 20 years ago to keep the metallica fans who still actually have hope they’ll make a comeback.Then mix in a little Black Album style stuff,and show you’re not hiding from your past by including another Unforgivin.It was in fact a smart move that fooled everyone.
    I’ll give Metallica this.Death Magnetic wasn’t that bad,in fact it was pretty good.However Slayer hasn’t been putting out crap record after crap record for 18 years or so and Metallica has.
    As far as Megadeth goes don’t even compare ‘Tallica to them.
    They have continued to produce solid records over the years and after there bad album they make a few really good albums in a row.I think “Rust in Peace” offically put Megadeth over metallica for the title of best thrash band.
    Slayer and Megadeth haven’t been the consistently bad bands Metallica has been.They’ve made good albums post-seasons and post-rust in peace.
    For instance.Every Slayer album excluding Diabolous was at least ok.And every Megadeth album except for Risk has been at least pretty good.
    The Christ Illusion owned.I don’t care what anyone says.
    And U.A was a sick album with killer guitar work.
    Kirk had the potential to reach guitar god status but blew it when he stopped pushing himself.
    Lars was never good to begin with.
    James Hetfield is a good(not great) rythem guitarist,but he could never sing.
    Cliff Lee Burton was an amazing bassist and I’m 100% positive he would have never let Metallica go the route they did had he not passed away,only member of metallica I can respect.
    Jason Newsted was talented,but the control freak James never let him shine.
    You can’t even defend Metallica’s move to the mainstream with a “They just changed”.
    Metallica always changed there style up,even in the 80s.
    Compare Kill ‘Em All to …And Justice for All and discover they’re very diffrent.
    Notice Metallica(even Lars) were growing as artists and musicans.They were in my opinion on there way to becoming the greatest metal band we had ever seen.
    Then they completely blew it by hooking up with the worst producer in the history of music Bob Rock.
    And do you think Metallica thought friendly pop-rock was evolving musically and them growing as artists?If you do you’re a blind metallica fanboy or fangirl.

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