Slayer Guitarist Kerry King: Dave Lombardo ‘Got Some Bad Advice’
“When Dave was in [the band] this last time, I figured I’d be on the stage with him until one of us fell off the stage, dead. Things change. He got some bad advice and listened to some bad advice, gave us an ultimatum ten days before we went to Australia [to do the Soundwave festival tour]. And I said, ‘I can’t have this over my head.’”
“And I feel bad for Dave to this day; I really feel bad for him because he shot himself in the foot,” King continued. “Maybe he thought he had the upper hand, but you ain’t gonna get me…. Before I got home, I knew exactly what I was going to do for Australia.”
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Frontman Tom Araya also discussed Lombardo’s departure in a recent interview, and talked about Lombardo’s reaction after Slayer told him his services would no longer be required. “He was really upset about that,” Araya said.. “He wrote a rant on Facebook. He said some things that he shouldn’t have. It really upset us.”