Slayer's Kerry King joins Dean Guitars

(Image credit: courtesy of Dean Guitars)

Dean Guitars has announced that Slayer's Kerry King has come onboard the company’s artist roster, and that a new, never-before-seen signature electric guitar design is in the works.

King, who until recently was a signature artist with B.C. Rich, said of the new partnership, “I'm super-stoked to be part of the Dean Guitars family. This has been an insane[ly] long time coming! 

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.