Lombardo Finds Out About Slayer Firing Online

Drummer wasn't told of replacement.

Lombardo Finds Out About Slayer Firing Online
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Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo has revealed that he found out about his being replaced on the internet. It was announced last week that Paul Bostaph would be taking over the position of drummer in the band permanently. Bostaph previously replaced Lombardo in 1992. Reacting to the announcement, Lombardo simply tweeted: "And ... there you have it folks!"

When a fan asked him how he had heard about the news, Lombardo replied: "Online."

Slayer frontman Tom Araya has released the following statement on Bostaph's rejoining of the band:

"Paul's a great drummer and a good friend, and we're very happy that he's decided to rejoin the band. We're still pretty numb from the loss of Jeff [Hanneman, the founding Slayer guitarist who died on May 2], but we don't want to disappoint our European and South American fans, and we need to begin moving forward ... Having Paul back in the band makes that a whole lot easier."

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    siffudoodle
    This ****ing sucks, you'd think after Jeff's death Kerry would be like "Hey Dave, since Jeff died I think it'd be great to reconcile all the shit that had happened, because we've know each other for years, so lets do this together!". But instead Kerry decides to be a **** and **** Dave off, this is actually the end of Slayer.
    BjarnedeGraaf
    It's appearantly not just Kerry now, its also Tom Araya that doesn't seem to mind
    siffudoodle
    Yeah, I don't understand why Tom is just sitting there with his finger up his ass doing nothing about this. I've always known Tom to be the really awesome nice guy of the band, but it just seems too out of character for Tom to just let this shit happen without saying something fair or just, especially if you think of his whole up-brining in religion.
    K!!LsWiTcH
    its not just them i bet a good amount of this has to do with money,management and the label. did i mention money, management and the label?
    TheBigDirty716
    Right on, my man. Unfortunately anyone who has been in a band knows that once you start spending serious amounts of time together it gets complicated
    DickHardwood
    Me and a buddy were pretty psyched to go see Slayer this summer. Now we're both grateful we didn't buy tickets because neither of us wants to go anymore. Sad.
    Toasted_Waffelz
    Slayer are still great to see live with the replacements
    DickHardwood
    Dude, if a Slayer cover band plays their songs perfectly it's still not Slayer. Half of Slayer (and not the good half, since Kerry King is there) is still not Slayer.
    daken_1
    Kerry King, we always knew you were a dick, but now you're also a ****ing coward and this is a new level of low. Shame on you.
    Rastapunk
    It's sad that they can't get along even after Jeff's death... Money and greed really destroys everything that's good on Earth...
    BwareDWare94
    Kerry King is pretty much the Lars Ulrich of Slayer. Least talented member often comes with loudest mouth.
    TheBigDirty716
    Talent aside, There's a much much smaller chance of even having heard of Metallica if it wasn't for Lars' promoting the band as well as playing in the band
    Charvel1995
    If they didn't want to disappoint their Euro fans, they'd get Dave back. Dumb ****s.
    TheMetalcoreGuy
    And this is why I lost respect for Slayer forever ago.
    Abacus11
    I'm sure they care.
    l0ld4v3
    They should, what is a band without respect from a fan base?
    Abacus11
    You can't please everybody all of the time. I've been a Slayer fan since about 1990 and I still love the band. Everyone has their opinions and its great to share those opinions... but sharing your opinion doesn't mean that everyone agrees with you. I personally prefer the band with Lombardo behind the kit but Bostaph is a great drummer and the band sounded awesome with him so I'm looking forward to what they do with him in the band in the future. It's ok to complain about Kerry King and Tom Araya and it's even ok to think that you know more about the situation than they do. I personally think that the best people to handle Slayer's career is Slayer - not people complaining on the internet.
    millarso
    You can't please everybody all of the time... but you can please some of the people some of the time, and they still aren't doing that very well either.
    Jwheeler1
    lombardo has to start his own band and say to hell with kerry and tom, How about this for a dream...Lombardo, Jason Newsted, marty friedman, dan spitz and Phil Anselmo, oh **** yes
    CPEngel
    Slayer has finally been slayed. They really should just call it quits.
    morellostheman
    Kerry King and Tom Araya have officially become Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. Slayer is no longer a band its a brand, just like Kiss.
    Wylde@Heart
    Since becoming a fan, I've gone to see Slayer in concert every chance I've had. Now, after all this has gone down, I'll pass. I don't want to support what Slayer now has become. With that in mind, I wish nothing but the best for Paul Bostaph. I bear no ill will towards him, and I think he's a great drummer, who's just been caught up in the mess. I mean, if I were in Bostaph's shoes, admittedly, I'd have joined as well. With that in mind, I urge fans of Dave Lombardo to check out and support his various other projects: Fantmas, Grip Inc., Testament's 'The Gathering', as well as his latest band: Philm.
    l0ld4v3
    He recorded drums for some of Apocalyptica's songs off of their Reflections album. Make sure to check that as well.
    kLeft
    When I found out about the replacement of Dave so soon after Jeff's passing, I can't really say I'm surprised at that gargantuan mass of disrespect Kerry displayed here. I can't imagine what that scary bald head of his looks like after inflating so much. F*ck Kerry King.
    cldukes06
    Anyone else notice that the announcement to replace Lombardo was a mere 6 days after Jeff's memorial?
    Dannym95
    I'm usually accepting of lineup changes when other people are not, but even with Paul Bostaph being an official member now, all I can think of is "It's only one half of Slayer performing up there" because the way Dave was fired was just disrespectful and ridiculous. What even is the point in them playing all of these shows? I'm pretty sure playing without Dave will be more of a disappointment to the fans than just cancelling the shows altogether. Slayer performing live just consists of Kerry being a fat **** playing guitar like he thinks he's the best, thinking he's all hard when really he's a ****, and then Tom Araya being a kiss ass carrying on like everything's okay, and then mr not Dave Lombardo on the drums, and then Gary Holt just being dragged around on the road with them for God knows how long (since Jeff is dead and probably rolling in his grave), holding him back from making a great new Exodus album, whilst "Slayer" get to release another album they started for the sake of it despite Jeff being unable to participate in it even when he was still alive, and then firing their drummer for a stupid reason, but nothing to stop Kerry from touring and recording, eh? But if you're going to continue as a band at least get somebody else to replace Jeff as both a recording and touring member, and let Gary do something useful with his time, which is working with his OWN band, Exodus...rant over.
    GuitardudeDK
    i seriously doubt Slayer will exist as a band for much longer. There'll be alotta people refusing to go to concerts and buying albums, and i know i'm one of them.
    mitchy86
    why was he fired?
    Ceesjah
    Cause Kerry King is a total ass, that's why.
    Slayer35
    I met Kerry a while ago when Slayer was on tour. Now I wish I had met Tom or Gary or Dave instead.
    panaevahoit
    Say, it would have been nice if you meet now coz you will atleast get the chance to show your hatrate even ifyou cant kick his bloody ass!
    bustapr
    according to dave, he and arraya were wondering why the band was only getting 10% of turing income. they were denied access to the band income files. he hadnt been payed for a years touring, and he wasnt going to get payed until he signed a long contract and gagging order. dave spoke out to kerry king about the situation, kerry said something like "shut up or youre fired". next band practice, kerry didnt show up and sent lawyers to fire lombardo. King never gave a solid answer to this accusation(as far as I know) and Im guessing this is why alot of slayer fans are royally pissed.
    Bigdubb
    Money says King's raking in all the money with their dickhead management team.