Former SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo gives his thoughts on reuniting with the iconic thrash metal band if it ever were to happen
Dave addressed his former band during a recent question-and-answer session with the readers of U.K.’s Metal Hammer magazine.
First, Dave was asked if he would have joined SLAYER guitarist Kerry King‘s new band if he had been asked, to which he replied: “I knew that was coming. I am, right now, working on too many other projects and I wouldn’t be able to accept. New DEAD CROSS, MR. BUNGLE… the pandemic put a lot of stuff on hold, so we need to play some catch-up there. Besides that, he’s got Paul Bostaph [playing with him], and I don’t think he would have the need to ask me.”
Lombardo was then asked if he would get behind the kit for SLAYER again if the band reunited and asked him to be a part of it. Dave said: “I don’t think that’s ever going to happen. But, yeah, I’d listen to whatever it is they had to say. That’s it. You can’t go any further than that.”
Lombardo was terminated from SLAYER after sitting out of the band’s Australian tour in February/March 2013 due to a contract dispute with his bandmates. He was later replaced by a returning Paul Bostaph.
Lombardo rejoined TESTAMENT earlier this year. He has also spent a great deal of time working with such acts as SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MISFITS, DEAD CROSS and MR. BUNGLE.