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Posted on Mar 14, 2014 02:59 pm
Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo has revealed that he was only being paid $745 per show on Slayer's 2011 tour dates.
As Classic Rock reports, the drummer revealed the low pay stats in an interview with LambGoat. While the band's concerts were bringing in $49,000 per night, Tom Araya and Kerry King were only taking home $1,266 for each appearance.
Lombardo notes that, when he brought the discrepancy up with his former band mates, they were bought out by their management:
"I knew something was up and I tried my best to work it out with the guys. I had Tom in a hotel room with me, talking to my attorney, telling him everything their management company had been doing to them for the past thirty years.
"Tom got bought out. Management flipped him a couple of hundred grand - who knows how much? - and Kerry as well, to keep quiet. They turned their backs on me.
"'Out of $4. 4m the band gets $400,000. Where's the four million? Lawyers, accountant and the manager.'
"I just said: 'Guys, look at this - it came from your accountant.' I made $67, 000. Kerry and Tom, that was about $114, 000. Let's say about ninety shows per year; you break that up per show. It's disgusting."