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If you’re holding out hope in a seeing Slayer reunited with Dave Lombardo, I’m afraid you’re out of luck. Dave has gone on record with Metal Hammer magazine and squashed any rumors of a reunion.
I’m done now. I’ve got lots of other things on my plate and I now know that, when it comes to money, you don’t have any friends in this business. I won’t ever be going back.
We’ve covered the bumpy exit of Dave Lombardo from Slayer before, but the drummer has come out with some choice words about the current state of the band.
“It’s chemistry. It’s like when you meet a girl and you two get along really well, and it’s like a chemistry. It’s something special. Same thing with the band, you get these four guys, [and] they may hate each other, but on stage, there’s magic. And that’s what’s missing…”
On one hand it’s refreshing to hear such candid remarks, but on the other, it’s like reading the resentment of a jilted lover.
Bostaph first replaced Lombardo in 1992 and played with Slayer for most of the following decade before the original drummer returned to the fold. “We spent a very intense 10 years of our lives together, had a lot of fun, made a lot of great music, so for me, this feels like coming home,” Bostaph said in a statement.
“When you look at something and say, ‘Could you explain this to me, why we’re not getting what we should according to these numbers?’ and somebody says, ‘F–king shut your face or you’re fired’ – it tells you there’s an alarm bell going off.
“You have to ask yourself this: How did Dave Lombardo get the information that led to this problem? Who gave him the financials, if he wasn’t on top of it with an accountant already?“
In a statement on his facebook page, the drummer reveals he was fired by email, citing a business dispute as reason.
So this is kind of a big deal. Check out the full story from Drummerszone News below.
In a recent interview with Geeks of Doom, drummer Dave Lombardo talks about a possible upcoming new album for metal band, Slayer.
“Although there’s nothing written but there is definitely plans. Of course. We have to! Why not?! [laughs] I’m not retiring and I don’t think Kerry’s retiring either so… Charlie Watts [Rolling Stones drummer] is somebody I look up to and for someone to be on those drums for as long as he’s been up there then I’m on my way! I’m right behind him, man! [laughs] I’m one of those guys. I like longevity and a true musician never abandons his art.”
While somewhat vague, this gives hope to all you Slayer fans out there!
Note: there is some language in the interview.