Phil Demmel comments on Kerry King’s reputation: “He is a nice dude”

Author Lucia Bellapianta - 1.7.2024

Phil Demmel, former guitarist of Machine Head, talked about Slayer guitarist Kerry King in the Talk Louder podcast. He mentioned that Kerry King’s abrasive reputation is definitely undeserved. Watch the video below!

“Kerry gets this stigma of being a fucking asshole or a fucking dick. And he’s not. He’s a nice dude. And he’s an empathetic dude. He’s a caring guy about stuff. It’s not like he’s this hardened dick and blah, blah, blah. There’s just not a filter there where he just says, ‘No, I don’t like that, or ‘I can’t do this because’ blah, blah, blah. And it’s just straightforward, man. And I wish people would kind of understand that about other people. It’s not him being a fucking… well, maybe it could be considered a dick, but that’s not his intent. He’s just, like, ‘I’m not fucking around. I’m not gonna bullshit you.'” Phil Demmel