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Dave Lombardo

He’s drummed on some of the greatest metal records ever made, will boogie to Abba and definitely isn’t dead. May we present...

What was your most extreme fan experience while you were in Slayer?

“There were a few. Just getting off the tour bus and having people drop to their knees in front of you – that’s pretty hard to deal with. Having a guy kissing your feet, screaming, ‘You’re the double bass god!’ is just like, ‘Come on, dude, really?’ Just stand up and shake my hand, you know?”

How did you feel about the fan who carved Slayer into his forearm?

“I wasn’t in the band then so I can’t actually remember the first time I became acquainted with that. But what did I think? I just thought it was a lame publicity stunt.”


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