DAVE LOMBARDO: 'It's Been Amazing Being A Part Of Such An Amazing Band Like SLAYER'

January 27, 2015

Former SLAYER and current PHILM drummer Dave Lombardo was interviewed by Diane Farris on the December 18, 2014 edition of the WFMU program "Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine". You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.

Asked what keeps him motivated to perform and record new music more than three decades into his career, Lombardo said: "The satisfaction of being on stage. I love being on stage. And I love being at the studio. I love being creative. I love listening. So all these factor into my motivation. Every day I wake up excited: 'What can I do? Let me wrap this up.' Of course, my day is also filled with other things. Interviews… You've gotta take care of business. There's other issues involved in daily life. But you try to do as much music as you can, and absorb as much as you can. That kind of keeps me motivated."

Regarding whether he "loves" his life, Lombardo said: "Yes, I do. It's been amazing being a part of such an amazing band like SLAYER. The fans that support me, and the musicians I've been able to collaborate with, I couldn't be any happier."

Lombardo was effectively fired from SLAYER after sitting out the band's Australian tour in February/March 2013 due to a contract dispute with the other members of the group. He has since been replaced by Paul Bostaph, who was previously SLAYER's drummer from 1992 until 2001 and recorded four albums with the band.

PHILM released its sophomore album, "Fire From The Evening Sun", on September 16, 2014 (one day earlier internationally) via UDR. The band's lineup is completed by guitarist/vocalist Gerry Paul Nestler (CIVIL DEFIANCE),and bassist Francisco "Pancho" Eduardo Tomaselli (WAR).

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