Slayer’s Kerry King Reveals His Favorite Songs by Megadeth
In honor of the hugely anticipated Big Four concert at Yankee Stadium in New York City on September 14, Revolver and Guitar World are celebrating the Big Four Weeks leading up to the show. Our websites will be giving fans eye-popping exclusives, previously unseen backstage video, excerpts from our interviews with the bands—including those in Revolver’s special issue devoted to the Big Four, which you can buy right here—and much, much more. Additionally, Revolver’s September/October issue (available here) features collectible trading cards, which you can view here.
While making the Big Four issue, we talked to some of the Big Four’s most heralded musicians about their favorite songs from the other bands. Today, Slayer guitarist Kerry King tells us about his favorite Megadeth songs.
“Obviously, I love ‘Rattlehead,’ ’cause I played it. But that first record [1985’s Killing Is My Business…and Business Is Good, featuring ‘Rattlehead’] is full of gems. I remember playing some of the riffs with those guys. We were playing songs from that and from their next record, Peace Sells…but Who’s Buying? when I played with them. ‘The Skull Beneath the Skin’ [off Killing] is awesome, ‘The Conjuring’ [off Peace Sells] is awesome. All kinds of great shit.”
Photo by Mark Seliger