Dave Lombardo Responds to Slayer Ouster Using Fan Tweets
As we reported last night (May 30), drummer Dave Lombardo is no longer a member of Slayer. The band has been experiencing some serious turmoil this year, both before and after the tragic death of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. In Lombardo’s first public response since Slayer announced that Paul Bostaph has taken Lombardo’s place on the drum throne, the Slayer founding member has tweeted out his feelings on the sudden split.
An supposed financial dispute between took place very publicly in February of this year, resulting in Lombardo’s exit from Slayer’s recent Australian tour. Lombardo was temporarily replaced by Jon Dette for the Australian dates, and his future with the band remained uncertain.
On May 2, founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed away from liver failure. Fans were hopeful that the tragic loss of Hanneman would somehow bring the surviving original members of Slayer closer together, but unfortunately, it has not panned out that way.
On May 30, Slayer sent out a press release unveiling Bostaph as the band’s new full-time drummer, and today, Lombardo has tweeted his reaction, along with the frustrations of Slayer fans. At first, Lombardo simply tweeted:
And…. There you have it folks!
— Dave Lombardo (@TheDaveLombardo) May 31, 2013
But only hours later, the drummer retweeted the sentiments of various Slayer fans, and we can only assume that Lombardo agrees with the messages he chose to retweet:
@thedavelombardo. THAT SHIT IS FUCKED. Fuckin Kerry will never get a dime more of my money. Stay Metal Dave we love you.\m/
— wink horn (@WTFdickoftheday) May 31, 2013
@thedavelombardo Slayer aren’t Slayer without you and Jeff. Will be looking out for Fantomas and PHILM, best of luck mate \m/
— Will (@aero_zeppelin) May 31, 2013
@thedavelombardo noworries about slayer dude. As much as what you did was mind blowing, it tied you down! Go and show people in denial up
— Mr. DollFinn(@mikefinn96) May 31, 2013
— Ron Ivanjack (@rskiss311) May 31, 2013
@thedavelombardo assuming there’s more to this story not being told , but raise hell Dave w/ Fantomas and Philm \m/ \m/
— DJ DiStOrTeD (@DJ_DiStOrTeD) May 31, 2013
Slayer are currently scheduled for a string of dates which will take them to Europe and South America this year. Stay tuned for the latest Slayer updates as news continues to break.