Now, Tom, were you in Paris over Christmas?
Okay, because theres another guy, another guy called Scruz,
a hesher from Tacoma, and he swore he saw Tom from Slayer in Paris!
Because he thought, "No, Tom, isnt it, theres, no,
theres no way he eats yogurt, theres no way hes in Paris
with his girlfriend. He doesnt have a girlfriend!"
What was it like touring with Judas Priest?
What was the interaction between Slayer fans and Priest fans? Did
you notice the difference between Priest fans and Slayer fans?
Because there is that story of that one Priest fan meeting Rob Halford
who was dressed in lingerie and breaking out into tears. Did any of that
happen backstage? Like, was Rob in any lingerie, you know, going around?
Well, how about, Jeff, how about on the rider, is there anything bizarre
that has been put on the rider? Like, do Slayer put any socks on the rider?
You know, for the masturbation-in-the-sock routine. Come on! You know
about that one, dont you, Tom? It keeps things nice and clean!
Slayer fans cry if they saw this jacket? (Nardwuar points to pink satin
jacket worn by Cindy Wolfe) Check this right over here. Look that this
jacket that Cindy has. She was a "South of Heaven" prom queen.
Look, a pink Slayer jacket with on the back....
Now, would Slayer fans cry if they saw that? Thats not really
the standard Slayer jacket, is it?
But she was the queen of the South of Heaven prom which happens in
Tacoma, Washington, believe it
Every year in Olympia there is the "South of Heaven" prom,
and she was queen the South of Heaven prom. That jacket helped win her
the prom queen. Thank you, Tom.
what happened to Kerrys spikes? What happened to Kerrys spikes?
He had all the spikes. What happened?
Because you guys had some neat fashion. Like, you mention about discovering
"hot knifing" in Toronto
Because in Toronto... you guys are big in hockey... you guys like
hockey. Youre wearing hockey jerseys and spikes. Thats a totally
cool combination, isnt it?
There are no real trends for Slayer. You dont follow any rules.
Like, I was thinking, who comes to a Slayer gig? Everybody loves Slayer,
dont they? The punks, the metal heads... but what sort of... like,
you go, you go backstage at a gig by Bon Jovi and there is Tom Arnold
or something. What sort of celebs would go to a Slayer gig? It would have
to be an ultra cool celebrity. Like, what sort of people hang with the
Slayer? Like, you know, Sean Lennon said hes into Slayer!
Sean Lennon! I interviewed Sean Lennon last week and he said hes
Who is not into Slayer? Who is not into Slayer? Everybody loves Slayer!
Like, you guys are the best! Youre Slayer!
What team does he play for?
And he uses you for athletic reasons?
your best Venom story? Do you have any good Venom stories, you guys going
on that tour with Venom?
Oh please, Tom, just a tidbit!?
Does it involve Shark?
on that tour, Kronos was saying, Kronos was saying all the bands were,
like, out front headbanging. Like, all the bands would be out front headbanging
to Venom. Like, Venom were the best. Were you actually out front there?
In the "Ultimate Revenge" video, you know, were you out front
headbanging yourself to Venom?
Tom of Slayer, how do you do your special... how did you develop your
special headbang? Its not the classic, you know, youve got
your own left-to-right. How did you develop that headbang?
Its different, isnt it? When you see him doing it, what
do you think of, Jeff?
What makes you bang head? What makes you want to bang head?
Did you ever hurt your neck at all? Has there ever been any neck problems?
I heard that you puke before ever show out of nervousness. Does that
So tonight, no booze, just
theres this brand new book out there called Lords Of Chaos. Have
you seen that book, that death metal book?
And, like, you know, it talks about all those bands, those Norwegian
black metal bands, you know, where, like, they burn churches, they eat
pig brains and stuff like that.
And they kill each other. And you are actually in this book quite
prominently. You are actually described as "a lesser Venom."
You are described as "a lesser Venom." But what I was
And its Lords Of Chaos, the name of this book is. But when youre
on tour, did you ever play with any of these bands like Mayhem at all?
Because I was looking at these pictures and this looks pretty scary. And
a lot of these guys... well, have you ever come into contact with any
of that? Like, have any of their fans been mad, "Hey man, Slayer,
youre not killing people, youre not burning churches. Were
mad at you."
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