Kerry’s seeking attention again, and shame on me for giving it to him. In a recent interview with Snowboard magazine (sigh, oh how I miss Hit Parader) about his conditions of political engagement, King said:
‘I think Trump is a more individual ideology, for sure. The band, you know, whenever I try and address political songs, which we do, I can’t say we don’t, but I will base it on the U.S. government, because that’s the government I know, but I try to make it vague enough so that anyone in any country can relate to it. I hate my chancellor, or, I hate my prime minister, I hate my government, I try to make it so that anyone can get something out of it, because if it was pinpointed at America, only Americans would love that song — or hate that song depending on what I say in it. I have one on the next record that is basically about Trump’s nonsense, but it’s really going to be about the Republicans just fucking things up.’
Awfully kind sentiments for the right. He’s got the right to say it, too, just a slightly ironic quote for someone who touts themselves as politically independent. I’ll give Slayer a line of credit until I at least hear the song.
Here’s to hoping, and God Bless Tom Araya.
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