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Slayer’s Kerry King Offers Some Background Behind ‘Unfortunate’ Ouster of Dave Lombardo

Slayer have been playing as part of Australia's traveling Soundwave Festival with a different drummer behind the kit. Jon Dette, who has performed with Slayer in the past, agreed to fill in after a financial dispute involving Dave Lombardo led to his current ouster from the band. Guitarist Kerry King told Soundwave TV that it was frontman Tom Araya who first pointed out that trouble was brewing.

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Slayer’s Kerry King on Next Album: ‘I’m Very Comfortable Saying That It Will Be Out This Year’

Although Slayer have a way to go in recording their next album and there is no set timetable for when it may come out, guitarist Kerry King has stated that he is "very comfortable saying" that the record will see a 2013 release date.

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Rob Halford vs. Kerry King

Rob Halford vs. Kerry King – President of Heavy Metal Election, Quarterfinals

In this next matchup, we've got arguably the two greatest chrome-domed metal musicians in history. Enter Rob Halford, the 'Metal God' and singer for Judas Priest. Halford possesses one of metal's most celebrated and versatile voices, and at the age of 61, Halford's voice remains incredible. Surely, he's a favorite among these heavy metal candidates.

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Kerry King vs. Phil Anselmo

Kerry King vs. Phil Anselmo – President of Heavy Metal Election, Round 1

It's a battle between two cue-balled members of metal royalty! Iconic Slayer guitarist Kerry King would look pretty awesome on the dollar bill, wouldn't he? Not sure how he'd feel about the whole 'In God We Trust' thing though. Reviewing the policies of Kerry King throughout his career, we're pretty certain that as President of Metal, he would support the separation of church and state. If you're unsure of said policy, please refer to the Slayer albums 'Christ Illusion' and 'God Hates Us All.'

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Ayesha King – Hottest Rockstar Wives

Slayer axe-slinger Kerry King is the second member of his band to be featured in our list. King's wife Ayesha, apart from being hot, seems like an incredibly cool person to hang out with.

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Slayer’s Kerry King + Anthrax’s Scott Ian Share Dimebag Darrell Memories

Get Slayer's Kerry King and Anthrax's Scott Ian in front of a camera together, and all you have to do is get out of the way while two hard rock legends talk -- which is exactly what the producers at did recently when King and Ian arrived in the studio to discuss their recent Metal Masters 4 concert.

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Slayer’s Kerry King vs. Machine Head’s Robb Flynn – Nastiest Rock Feuds

In one of metal's more random feuds, Slayer guitarist Kerry King and Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn exchanged some choice words in the public forum.

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Slayer’s Kerry King Says Jeff Hanneman’s Recovery Isn’t Delaying New Album

Slayer are moving full steam ahead with a new album, and guitarist Kerry King says the fact that fellow guitarist Jeff Hanneman is still recovering from necrotizing fasciitis will not delay the new album moving forward.

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Slayer’s Kerry King Promises the ‘Same Record’ They’ve Been Giving Fans The Last 20 Years

Slayer have been thrash masters for over 30 years. Having released 11 studio albums, the band discovered their sound right away and have been pummeling fans ever since, so it's no surprise that guitarist Kerry King is promising "the same record we've been giving them for the last 20 years."

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Kerry King + Mike Portnoy Added to All-Star Lineup for Marshall Amps 50th Anniversary Gig

The mammoth rock 'n' roll celebration to pay tribute to Marshall Amps' 50th anniversary and the life of late mastermind Jim Marshall, has just gotten a little bigger. Former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy has been added to the mix, along with Free founding member Andy Fraser and Slayer guitar god Kerry King.

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