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anomynous 02-20-2013 11:10 PM

Trouble in Slayer Land
[URL="http://metalassault.com/news/2013/02/20/dave-lombardo-not-part-of-slayers-australia-tour-releases-statement/"]Dave Lombardo statement[/URL]

[QUOTE]I want to personally apologize to all of our fans in Australia who have bought tickets for the tour expecting to see me in my usual place on the drums.

So that you all know the truth, as of the end of the business day on February 14th, I was notified that I would not be drumming for the tour in Australia. Iím saddened, and to be honest I am shocked by the situation.

Last year, I discovered 90% of Slayerís tour income was being deducted as expenses including the professional fees paid to management, costing the band millions of dollars and leaving 10% or less to split amongst the four of us. In my opinion, this is not the way a bandís business should operate. I tried rectifying it by letting my band mates know, and Tom and I hired auditors to figure out what happened, but I was denied access to detailed information and the necessary back up documents.

I spent the Christmas and New Year holidays realizing I had toured all over the world in 2012, but yet, had not been paid (except a small advance) or provided a proper accounting for a full yearís sweat and blood. On top of this, I was told that I would not be paid until I signed a long form contract which gave me no written assurance of how much or on what basis management would deduct commissions, nor did it provide me access to the financial budgets or records for review. It also forbade me to do interviews or make statements having to do with the band, in effect a gagging order.

Last Monday, I sat down with Kerry and Tom to rehearse for Australia and to propose a new business model that I felt was the best way forward for Slayer to confidently protect itself so we could do what we do best . . . play for the fans. Kerry made it clear he wasnít interested in making changes and said if I wanted to argue the point, he would find another drummer. On Thursday, I arrived at rehearsals at 1 pm as scheduled, but Kerry did not show. Rather, at 6:24 pm I received an email from the lawyers saying I was being replaced for the Australian dates.

I remain hopeful that we can resolve our issues. But once again, I sincerely apologize to all of our fans in Australia who spent their money expecting to see the 3 of us original Slayer members.
I look forward to seeing you in the future.

Dave Lombardo[/QUOTE]


Looks like Slayer's imploding.

hellawaits77ny 02-20-2013 11:14 PM

Oh no. This is not good.

anomynous 02-20-2013 11:18 PM

Just read on FB: "Spider bit the wrong guy"


christopher 02-20-2013 11:19 PM

Uh oh :(

elturtleboy 02-20-2013 11:22 PM

Paul Bostaph?

MPF 02-20-2013 11:25 PM

Since it is an Australian tour...


InFlamesOfBirchmen 02-20-2013 11:27 PM

I feel like Kerry is simultaneously one of the band's biggest assets, as well as it's greatest detractor. This is a huge bummer, as it doesn't imply good things about the future, but I don't blame Dave one bit.

WOLVERINEKILLS 02-20-2013 11:29 PM

With Hanneman on the shelf and Lombaro apparently gone too it may be time for SLAYER to call it a day. If King and Araya want to keep touring I say form a new band, unless Hanneman returns soon.

anomynous 02-20-2013 11:33 PM

Name the King/Araya band Disciple or something.

adamclark52 02-20-2013 11:35 PM

Every dog has it's day and Slayer are going to end some day. I wouldn't write them off yet. But it's sad to see money and contracts possibly be the beginning of the end.

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