Tom Araya Explains Lombardo's Firing: 'Kerry, Jeff and I Made a Collective Decision'

artist: slayer date: 10/31/2013 category: general music news
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Tom Araya Explains Lombardo's Firing: 'Kerry, Jeff and I Made a Collective Decision'
Slayer singer/bassist Tom Araya revealed new details regarding this year's firing of original drummer Dave Lombardo, calling it a collective decision and a pinnacle of Lombardo's unhappiness and internal band issues. "That whole issue came down to this - Dave had been jamming with us for a while, as a working member of the band, but he wasn't a partner," Araya told Steppin' Out magazine (via Blabbermouth). "Like all things like that, you have to have agreements, so nobody feels cheated. We had ongoing issues and finally he put us in a position where we had to find someone to replace him.

"He wasn't happy, so he decided to have his Facebook rant and told the world about a lot of issues going on within the band that are legally binding and private. I thought that was wrong and it was upsetting. A lot of the claims he made were untrue. Part of the agreement is you don't do that."
Tom then focused on the firing decision, saying, "Kerry [King], Jeff [Hanneman] and I got on the phone and made a collective decision and we let Dave go and gave Paul [Bostaph] a call. Paul said he'd be happy to come back. He has brought some life back into our live performances. He's in hyper drive and kicking a-s, which makes us play faster. People have commented on how energetic we've been lately. We're playing faster than we would have. It's good injection of adrenaline." Lombardo was fired from Slayer earlier this year, as the first rumors of his sacking surfaced back in February when he was replaced on the group's Australian tour.
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