DAVE LOMBARDO Looks Back On SLAYER Days - "I Realize Now That They Weren't Really My Friends; They Were Just Business Partners"

March 9, 2014, 3 years ago

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My Global Mind recently caught up with drum legend DAVE LOMBARDO (PHILM, ex-SLAYER). An excerpt from the interview is available below:

Q: Looking back over your extensive musical career, what have been the particular high and low points?

Dave: "Well it fluctuates, up and down you know. A low point was probably January of last year when ever they went down, you know with Slayer. It was leading up to that you know unfortunately. Well not really leading up to it because my bags were ready and packed to go."

Q: Still must be difficult for you on a personal level? As they were your friends, and people that you had grown up with.

Dave: "Yeah, it’s strange. It’s unfortunate as well because I realize now that they weren’t really my friends. They were just business partners. I lived and hung out with them, as if they were friends. Wow these guys are watching out for me-and it didn’t quite turn out that way."

Q: How do you feel one year on? Has your attitude to the situation mellowed, or…..?

Dave: "Yeah I have, I am more like-oh well, shit happens. Move on, you know."

Go to this location for the complete interview.

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