Dave Lombardo says Slayer’s Tom Araya “has been wanting to retire when I was in the band”

Posted by on September 18, 2019

Drummer Dave Lombardo was the latest guest on Dean Delray’s Let There Be Talk podcast and expressed how Slayer frontman Tom Araya wanted to retire six years ago when he was still behind the kit.

“Apparently, from what I hear. Tom has been wanting to retire when I was in the band — he wanted to stop. He had the neck issues. He’s been wanting to retire for a long time now. So now that he’s got it, I’m happy for him, and I hope he gets what he wants out of life and his future.”

Lombardo also mentions how he has not had communication with the band since his departure back in 2013.

Since leaving Slayer, Lombardo has been keeping busy by playing with Suicidal Tendencies, Misfits and Dead Cross. The drummer will be joining the original line-up of Mr. Bungle at several reunion shows this February.

You can listen to the entire Let There Be Talk podcast below:


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