Dave Lombardo Empathizes With Black Sabbath's Bill Ward

02/05/2014
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(TeamRock Radio) Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo says he's learned a harsh lesson after 30 years in the music industry. He was sidelined from the thrash giants at the beginning of 2013 after a disagreement over finances, and eventually replaced permanently by Paul Bostaph.

It's led indirectly to a friendship with estranged Black Sabbath sticksman Bill Ward, who didn't take part in his band's current reunion after saying he hadn't been offered a contract he regarded as "signable."

The thrash drummer says he can't listen to Sabbath album 13 because Ward's not there. "Just knowing a little bit of the situation, I really didn't have the interest to listen to that album," he admits. "But I will one day, eventually."

Reflecting on his career Lombardo says: "There is absolutely no friends when it comes to money. That's the number one lesson I've learned." He had more to say.

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