Dave Lombardo Hoping For Slayer Return
He was dismissed days before the band toured Australia in March, with guitarist Kerry King reporting there had been a contractual argument, and later adding that frontman Tom Araya had had doubts over Lombardo's position for some time.
The move means Slayer have been on the road with two stand-in men: former sticksman Jon Dette, and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt, who's deputising for spider-bite victim Jeff Hanneman.
Asked about the band's planned appearance in Greece in July, Lombardo tells Rock Overdose: "I hope to be there – but I don't know.
"My fans were so supportive. The concern and sadness over what happened in Australia is more than I ever imagined. It's unbelievable. I love my fans and hope to continue playing for them.
"This is my life. I don't do anything else – music is my passion and my life." Find out what he is doing while he waits
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