Kerry King

Kerry Ray King is an American musician, best known for being the co-lead guitarist and songwriter of thrash metal band Slayer.

Kerry King is an American musician, best known as a guitarist for the American thrash metal band Slayer. He co-founded the band with Jeff Hanneman in 1981 and has been a member ever since. He became a lead songwriter for the band after Hanneman’s death. He also played as lead guitarist with Dave Mustaine in 1984 with his band Megadeth. Let’s know more about the musician, keep reading below.


Where is Kerry King born?

Recalling his early life, King was born in Los Angeles, California as a Kerry Ray King. His father was an aircraft parts inspector, and his mother worked for the telephone company. The name of his parents and siblings is yet to be disclosed. Similarly, he is of American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. His birth sign is Gemini.

Regarding his education, He attended Warren High School in Downey, California, and started learning guitar at Calvano’s Music in South Gate.

When did Kerry King begin to play guitar?

  • From his school days, Kerry started learning guitar at Calvano’s Music in South Gate which makes him a great musician at present in front of us.
  • Talking about his music journey, He was at an audition trying out for the position of guitarist in a band that he described as turning out to be more of a Southern rock-type band.
  • Afterward, He approached Jeff Hanneman, who was playing guitar at the reception desk, and said they should jam together and see if they liked playing together. He and Hanneman subsequently decided to start their band, which would soon evolve into Slayer.
  • He contributed a lead guitar outro part to Pantera’s song “Goddamn Electric”, which appeared on the 2000 album, Reinventing the Steel. His rig was set up in Pantera’s bathroom backstage just after Ozzfest in Dallas, as the group still did not have their dressing room, on top of not appearing on the festival bill. His abbreviation, KFK, was revealed to mean “Kerry Fuckin’ King” in the January 2007 Issue of Guitar World.
  • He made a movie appearance in the 2009 movie Brooklyn’s Finest as a member of the SWAT team led by Ethan Hawke’s character.
  • On October 21, 2010, the final date of the Jägermeister Music Tour, King joined Megadeth on stage at the Gibson Amphitheater in Hollywood to perform “Rattlehead” which was the first time in 26 years that King had shared the stage with Megadeth.
  • He has stayed clear of politics, but stated in 2017 that he was “embarrassed about Trump’s presidency,” which he described as “divisive and polarizing.”
  • He listed Venom, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Mercyful Fate, Deep Purple, and Black Sabbath as his favorite bands during his teen years.

Is Kerry King married or not?

Reflecting on his personal life, Kerry was married to Ayesha King and their relationship as husband and wife is still going on very strong. However, this is not his first marriage as he has been married before. He had some serious problems with his first wife and this led to a divorce. After that, he moved on with his life and married Ayesha.

He is not as gay as he has been married twice and has children. The name of his child is Shyanne King. He takes great care of his family from his wife to his kids and other family members. He is not dating anyone else and does not have a girlfriend at this time.

What is the net worth of Kerry King?

As a musician, Kerry earns a decent amount of money and popularity in the field of the music industry. As per online sites, his estimated net worth said to be $8 million at present and his salary is yet to be disclosed.

How tall is Kerry King?

Observing his body statistics, Kerry stands a height of 5 feet 6½ inches and weighs around 75 Kg. He has brown eyes and a lot of tattoos in his body. His other body information is yet to be disclosed. In the case of disclosed, we will let you know.

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