PHILIP ANSELMO On SLAYER’s Farewell Tour: ‘I’ll Believe It If It Happens’

In an interview with Revolver, Phil Anselmo has commented on SLAYER‘s decision to embark on a “farewell” tour, calling it a “smart business” move.

He said: Put it this way: There’s a lot of bands that have claimed they’re doing one last tour. It’s called smart business, to a degree. So I’ll believe it if it happens. But when I was a young man, SLAYER changed my life — so whatever they decide all I can do is extend my love and admiration for the fellas in the band and wish them the best.”

Anselmo was also asked if he would consider collaborating with guitarist Kerry King on a future project once SLAYER was done touring. “You know, someone shot me an e-mail the other day saying there’s been murmurs online about me and Kerry jamming together,” Philip responded. “And you know everything you read on the Internet is always a hundred percent true. [Laughs] But the real truth is I haven’t talked to Kerry since Jeff Hanneman passed away. I will say this, though: I’m on the worst side of life expectancy now, so for me to close any doors would be just flat out foolish. [Laughs] If Kerry King wants to do a record and it sounds cool, my door is always open.”

SLAYER announced that it will do one last concert tour around the globe to thank their fans for all of their support over the years, for making the last three-and-a-half decades so packed with good times and unforgettable experiences, and will then move on.

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