SUICIDAL TENDENCIES drummer Dave Lombardo has advised Billboard in a brand new interview that late SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman launched him to punk. “He was an enormous SUICIDAL fan, [and one-time SUICIDAL lead guitarist] Rocky George was one in every of his greatest pals,” Dave defined. “At first, the [other guys in the band] had been form of apprehensive. As time went on, and so they noticed me and Jeff singing the lyrics after we had been in a van touring up the coast of California to San Francisco, they acknowledged a [like-minded kind of] drive in punk.”
Lombardo, who can also be enjoying with DEAD CROSS and MISFITS, went on to say that it would not take a lot adjusting to modify amongst three completely different kinds of punk. “All of those kinds are brewing in me, however SUICIDAL has a specific groove and funk and swing that’s completely different than DEAD CROSS, which is simply over-the-top brutal as quick as you’ll be able to play,” he mentioned. “And then you could have the MISFITS, which is punk, however a rock ‘n’ roll form of vibe. For some motive, I do not discover [switching among the bands] troublesome. The most troublesome half is coping with the jetlag! I imply, among the SUICIDAL songs are difficult. They have these trickly little modifications in elements that you need to keep in mind. But I keep in mind once I did that [current SUICIDAL] present in Brooklyn after touring for six weeks in Europe with DEAD CROSS], it felt like a clean transition.”
Lombardo was successfully fired from SLAYER after sitting out the group’s Australian tour in February/March 2013 as a result of a contract dispute with the opposite bandmembers. He has since been changed by Paul Bostaph, who was beforehand SLAYER‘s drummer from 1992 till 2001 and recorded 4 albums with the band.
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES‘ newest launch is “STill Cyco Punk After All These Years”, which got here out September 7. It is a re-recording and re-imagining of a Cyco Miko (Mike Muir) solo album recorded in 1995, “Lost My Brain! (Once Again)”.