Lombardo Slams Slayer

02/17/2014
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Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo still has strong feeling about his dismissal from the group last year. In a new interview with Planet Mosh, Lombardo discusses his firing and the band's reaction to the death of Jeff Hanneman.

"This could have been an easy fix," he said about the issue which drove him out of the band. "I wasn't asking for anything other than to be treated equally.

"I'm sure I've made mistakes along the way, but my intention was never to leave. Who would do that in the golden years of a band? Where we stand now disgusts me. Jeff [Hanneman] didn't want this - and neither did I."

Lombardo was also asked about Tom Araya's comments in a recent interview with Metal Hammer, where Araya described him as "a working member of the band" and not a partner in the group that he co-founded.

He responded, "It's sickening. I left the band in '92 to be at home for the birth of my son, period. One show changed the course of this band. Tom has forgotten history... swallowed the stories that have been created throughout the years to sell tickets. If it weren't for me, Slayer would not exist. I approached Kerry [King] to start this band. Somehow they have forgotten that."

He says that his relationship with Araya and Kerry King is currently "sadly, non-existent" and he said he didn't regret his Facebook "rant". He said, "No. My 'ranting' on Facebook still stands because it's accurate."

He went on to talk about his relationship with Jeff Hanneman and also his shock that Tom Araya didn't show up at Henneman's memorial. Read what he had to say about that and more here.

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