Slayer's Kerry King Says He Almost Quit Music over Limp Bizkit's Success

Slayer's Kerry King Says He Almost Quit Music over Limp Bizkit's Success

The late '90s were an incredibly weird time for extreme music, thanks in no small part to the rise of nü metal. While some of us were gladly sipping Limp Bizkit's hot dog-flavoured water, however, others couldn't handle the band's funky blend of rap and hard rock.

Among their detractors? Slayer guitarist Kerry King. In a new interview with uDiscover [via Metal Injection], he said he was certainly not rollin' with Fred Durst's nookie-loving tunes.

"I was really jaded for a while back in the late '90s," King said. "I couldn't understand why Limp Bizkit was big. It affected me — I didn't want to play music. I thought, 'If this is the way that music's going, then fuck this, I hate it.'"

His limp inspiration meant that King sat out most of the writing sessions for Slayer's 1998 album Diabolus in Musica. In retrospect, he says that album was "too funky" after all.

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