Slayer's Kerry King Thinks Gary Holt Is Tragically Underrated

(Classic Rock) Slayer guitarist Kerry King says he's looked up to bandmate Gary Holt since the early days of thrash. And he's described the Exodus mainman as underrated on the same level of Judas Priest axeman Glenn Tipton.

Holt makes his first studio appearance with Slayer on upcoming album Repentless, in place of the late Jeff Hanneman. King tells Asbury Park Press: "I always looked up to Gary when he was playing in Exodus. I'd always refer to him as the Glenn Tipton of our era - because when people reference guitar players, very rarely does anybody reference Glenn.

"As far as metal goes, he's a giant. People talk about Tony Iommi, but for Glenn Tipton not to be in that same conversation is just a tragedy to me." Read more here.

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