Video: Slayer Discuss Their History, Loss of Jeff Hanneman and 2013 Golden Gods Awards in Fuse Documentary
On December 10, Fuse posted an exclusive mini-documentary about thrash metal pioneers Slayer — and you can check it out below.
In the video, the band discusses an infamous Slayer show that took place August 31, 1988, when the band, who were touring with Danzig, played one of the most memorable shows of their career at New York’s Felt Forum (eventually renamed the Theater at Madison Square Garden).
“I remember it raining cushions and mountains of cushions on both sides and thinking, ‘Oh, we’re never going to play here again,” recalls guitarist Kerry King. (He was right, by the way.)
In the mini-documentary, Fuse revisits that fateful day when, according to fans, “people were carried out on stretchers,” “the barricades were smashing underneath the stage” and “people were moshing with razor blades.” The venue ended up destroyed, with the band abruptly ending the show.
The band also discuss their current “old school” tour, their history, discography and the death of guitarist Jeff Hanneman.
“[After] I did the [Golden Gods] award show the night Jeff died, I actually looked it up on YouTube because I was a mess and I wanted to see how I did and see what I said,” Kerry King says. “I scrolled down a bit and people were really giving me sh-t because I didn’t show enough sorrow. My only thought to that was, ‘You don’t know me. You don’t know how I mourn. And you’re judging me from a f-cking computer. Get on with yourself, man. That’s ridiculous.”