How many musicians bring their toothbrush to an interview session? Well, if you are as busy as Dave Lombardo, this seems to be nothing new and with a big smile, the legendary drummer shows up in the media center of the German festival Rock Im Revier. He just came off stage from his show with Suicidal Tendencies, had barely time to catch his breath and still suffered from jet-lag, but still, Lombardo seems in a great mood and makes an interview seem like a friendly chat with your neighbor.
After 30 years in the business, there is nothing that Dave Lombardo hasn’t accomplished and he is considered one of the greatest and most influential drummers in the history of metal, especially since he doesn’t only focus on speed and mindless brutality when it comes to his work. Best known for his drumming in Slayer until 2013, he worked for multiple other bands over the years, currently tours Europe with hardcore veterans Suicidal Tendencies and finished the first album of his brand new punk project Dead Cross. If that ain’t a reason to have a little chat with the master of double bass. Metal Wani’s Anne Catherine Swallow caught up with the friendly Cuban born legend, who seeks new challenges every day, and after discussing his current work with Dead Cross and Mike Muir, he spoke about some new ideas for his art project, his very first drum set that he bought, and the evolution of Thrash Metal within the last 30 years. He also opened up about the thought of his sons stepping into his footprints, his reaction to the tragic death of Nick Menza and the fact that retirement would never be an option for him.
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