Slayer’s Tom Araya really hates touring. Here’s why

512At 54, he is tired. Misses his family and more. For an inside look at one of Metal’s God father’s of Metal. One of the original “Big Four!”. You can safely bet that hotels and airports are not on his list of things to do anymore…  

from VICETom Araya Sold His Soul to Slayer, But Was It Worth It? | NOISEY

“You’re in a bus all day, you stop at a rest stop, you go to work, you get back on the bus.
That’s it. It’s funny, recently we went to Europe to do press for the new album. We did three days in London, a day in Paris, a day in Norway, two days or three days in Germany. And people are like “Oh, that must be nice. Did you get to see much of Paris?” And I look at them, and say “See this room? Look around you.” And they’re looking around. “This is my Paris. It’s beautiful isn’t it?” [Laughs] That’s what I say whenever anybody asks me that, because we’re always in the hotels doing interviews and everybody asks me that. “Did you get to see much of Stockholm?” I’ll look around and I’ll show them the room. “How do you like it? This is my Stockholm. It’s beautiful, isn’t it? I like the drapes. Look at the couch. Wonderful.” And then you open the window and go “This is my painting, my picture. This is what I see.”

I could tell you what every airport in the fucking world looks like. It’s a sad day when you can do that, let me tell you that.”

for the rest of the cool interview, go here! VICE

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