Gary Holt Mocks Motley Crue While Discusses The Reunion Possibility Of Slayer

The current Exodus leader and former Slayer guitarist Gary Holt has discussed the reunion possibility of the thrash metal band Slayer and mocked Motley Crue while revealing his honest opinion.

Slayer was a thrash metal band that was formed in 1981 by the band’s singer Tom Araya, drummer Dave Lombardo, and guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. They were one of those thrash metal bands called The Big Four, alongside Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax.

Throughout its career, Slayer had released twelve studio albums, four live albums, four video albums, fourteen music videos, two EPs, and sixteen singles. They won two Grammy Awards of five nominations. The band has also earned one multi-platinum plaque and six gold certifications throughout its career.

From 2011 to 2019, Gary Holt was a member of the fold in Slayer. As you remember, Gary Holt had joined the band as a touring guitarist firstly, but in 2013, the guitarist was confirmed to be a permanent member of the band, following the band’s guitarist Jeff Hanneman‘s death on May 2.

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However, recently, Gary Holt has discussed the reunion possibility of Slayer. When the interviewer of Scars And Guitars Podcast asked if Slayer ever returns for more shows, Holt admitted that it’ll never happen and mocked Motley Crue.

“I highly doubt it… To my knowledge, it’ll never happen again,” Holt admits. “To my knowledge, I don’t know at the same time. Maybe someday someone just offers so much money that it changes people’s minds.

“But the band went out on a fucking super-high note, on top, and why sully that? I mean, we’ve already outlasted Motley Crue’s retirement. [Laughs]

“Well, theirs has gone a little longer because of the pandemic, but it took them — what? — a year to decide they’d tour again.”

Gary Holt Says It Was Emotional To Play With Slayer

Later, the interviewer asked the guitarist that what was the most enjoyable part of being a member of the band during its farewell tour. The guitarist admitted that it was emotional. According to the guitarist, his tears were shed when they were playing Angel Of Death.

“Just the amount of people that came out to see it, especially the amount of people who flew in for the final two shows was epic,” he says.

“And it was emotional. Tears were shed while playing ‘Angel Of Death’, and who would have ever thought that would happen? Who plays ‘Angel Of Death’ [while] trying to keep the tears at bay for the last fucking time?

“But it was an awesome, awesome, moving thing — an amazing part of my life.”

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View Comments (6)

  • I hope is wrong about Slayer never getting back together, cause I for one would love it. Ive seen them so many times and miss them already.

  • I was fortunate enough to work the stage tear down for the farewell tour in Colorado Springs, one of the members of the road crew was kind enough to let me go side stage for the last five songs of the set, I've been playing the guitar since 1988, and South of Heaven was the reason I picked it up in the first place, so the opportunity to have any level of involvement was seriously like a metalhead Christmas, it's an experience I'll never forget.

  • OMG Slayer back together and doing a tour? Man I've been to literally hundreds of concert's since 1971 when I saw Wishbone Ash, but never got around to catching Slayer. It would be ideal (to me) if they came to Chicago and played the Aragon Ballroom! I've got a video of them playing there in like 2018 or 19......smokin'. C'mon guy's make alot of people happy and do one more tour! Please......Pretty Please!!!

  • I've seen slayer many times and would love to see them again if they decided to do 1 last show...we can dream

  • My first SLAYER concert was War at the Warfield in 01. What an EPIC concert that was! I saw them a few times more over the years, but I’m just so glad I went the farewell tour! I went to the third to last show in Oakland. It was definitely hard to accept that it was the last time I’d see them! I definitely hope they tour again! I’ll definitely be there!🤘🏼

  • Evil never dies. Slayer fucking lives on in the black part of every mans heart. Evil has no boundaries and is present inside of every man whether or not he fucking chooses to believe or attempts to kid himself into buying into the false hope of eternal peace. “ the devils desire feeds the fire 🔥 that burns in your head!!” …customized, slight lyrical change….