GARY HOLT: ‘SLAYER Crew, In General, Are Just Hooligans’

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In a new interview with Banger TV, EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt looked back on his time with SLAYER and reflected on band’s crew as well.

After interviewer said that he saw Warren [Lee, guitar tech] “absolutely lay the f*ck out of someone who was acting a drunken fool,” Holt added: “That’s Warren embodied. I’ve seen that man knock out guys three feet taller than him. And he always will give you a chance, give you a chance to get out.

“I remember one show in France several years ago, some dude got on stage, and they’re trying to drag him off, and he’s fighting, and he won’t drag out.

“And finally Warren just, like, boom, just had to bust him up. And the guy’s bleeding and sh*t, and he started screaming about how he knew the mayor, all this stuff.

“Like, ‘Whatever dude, you know the mayor of Knuckletown now, son.’

“I mean, it’s not just Warren, it’s the SLAYER crew, in general, are just hooligans, you know, they don’t mess around.

“For years, they carried a cattle prod in the guitar vault, they come out and shock you. There are weapons in the vault, you know, cattle prods, clubs, and stuff.

“Especially after the Dimebag thing, they don’t take any chances, and every one of them, Johnny Araya, even Anders Aho who checked for Kerry for a long time after Armand [Crump] passed away, I’ve seen him, and he’s the most mild-mannered of all of them.

“I’ve watched him run out on stage and just flatten dudes, and I’m like, ‘Did Anders just open-field tackled that dude? That was rad.’

“And the whole crew are like, ‘Anders, yes!. You don’t mess around with Warren, he’s a tough motherf*cker, my brother too, I miss him so much.”

SLAYER played its final show of their farewell tour in November 2019 at the Forum in Los Angeles. One day later, Kerry King‘s wife, Ayesha King, said that there is “not a chance in hell” that the thrash metal icons will reunite for more shows.