58 years old (Born on June 03, 1964)
American, Guitarist; He is famous from Slayer.Kerry King, who is a big wrestling fan, was the guest announcer for the match between Supreme and Kronus, the finals match of the death match tournament at the XPW event "Baptized in blood" on June 20, 2000. He was however announced by regular announcer Kris Kloss as the "lead singer of Slayer", which King immediately corrected by yelling "It's guitar" as soon as he was given the microphone. He entered the ring to the sounds of the Slayer song "Angel of Death" from the album Reign in Blood. (bcrich.com) He is a big fan of hockey and football. Usually he wears a sports shirt, when performing. Kerry is a long time snake breeder, he pops up at Southern California reptile events and pet shops at random. (bcrich.com) Has his own bobble-head. (metalstorm.net) He and Lars Ulrich have been described as the most influencial persons in heavy/thrash metal, because he started Slayer and Ulrich started Metallica. Those two bands, have influenced countless other bands. The entire thrash generation, was build on Show No Mercy and Kill'em all.
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Fun Facts About Kerry King
Has his own signature guitars line under the B.C.Rich trade mark. (metalstorm.net)
He played with Sum 41 for the soundtrack of the motion picture of Spider Man (2002).
Lead guitarist for the Speed/Thrash Metal band Slayer.
One of his hobbies is breeding snakes and show-dogs. It has even envolved into some sort of a business for him.
Kerry King recorded a guitar solo for "No Sleep till Brooklyn", a song by the punk/hip-hop group Beastie Boys. (metalstorm.net)
Kerry King is known for playing B.C. Rich guitars including After Dimebag Darrell was murdered on stage, Kerry was presented with a Dean Razorback V designed by Dimebag Darrell, with tribal designs of King's own tattoos. (bcrich.com)
He is both a lead AND rhythm guitarist.