Welcome to the LOUDEST DOT COM ON THE PLANET!
KNAC.COM
LISTEN NOW!WATCH NOW! LOGIN JOIN
MAGAZINEON-AIRDOWNLOADSCHATBOARDSCONTESTSSTORE
News

Dave Lombardo Out As SLAYER's Drummer For Australian Tour

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Thursday, February 21, 2013 @ 7:26 AM


Questioned The Band's Business Practices

- advertisement -

- advertisement -
Unfortunate news SLAYER fans. Drummer Dave Lombardo appears to be out of the band for their scheduled Australian tour. Dave has issued the following statement:

"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. I’m saddened, and to be honest I am shocked by the situation.

Last year, I discovered 90% of SLAYER’s 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 band’s business should operate. I tried rectifying it by letting my band mates know, and Tom (Araya) 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 year's 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 (King) 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 wasn’t 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 three of us original SLAYER members.

I look forward to seeing you in the future."

Drummer Jon Dette has been announced as his replacement.

SLAYER as part of Soundwave 2013:

  • 2.23 – Brisbane, Australia - RNA Showgrounds
  • 2.24 - Sydney, Australia - Olympic Park
  • 2.25 - Sydney, Australia - Big Top Luna Park *
  • 3.1 – Melbourne, Australia - Flemington Racecourse
  • 3.2 – Adelaide, Australia - Bonython Park
  • 3.4 - Perth, Australia - Claremont Showground
* - Sidewave Show


Please log in to view RANTS

If you don't have a username, click here to create an account!

Username: 
Password: 

Message: 
 
 

 



 Recent News
TOM KEIFER In Houston Photo Gallery (11)
Represent! Get Your KNAC.COM Bumper Sticker
Happenings This Week on KNAC.COM
Former MEGADETH Drummer NICK MENZA Dead At 51
OZZFEST MEETS KNOTFEST Ticket/VIP Package Details Announced
CATTLE DECAPITATION Debut "Clandestine Ways (Krokodil Rot)" Video
D.R.I. Unveil New EP But Wait… There's More! Details
STEVE VAI To Release Modern Primitive/Passion And Warfare 25th Anniversary Edition
SKILLET Get Unleashed In August
DIAMOND HEAD Announce North American Dates
YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Sets World On Fire In June
PUNKY MEADOWS Releases "Straight Shooter" Video
FOGHAT Set To Release Under The Influence
VALIENT THORR To Release Old Salt In July
AMARANTHE Reveal New Album Teaser
ROCKLAHOMA Band Performance Times Announced
INCITE Premieres Virtual Reality 360º Music Video For "Life's Disease"
SANTA CRUZ Are "Skydiving Without A Parachute"
(HED)P.E. Return With New Album Forever!
MAKE AMERICA ROCK AGAIN Tour Announced
NIGHT DEMON Cover GOLDEN EARRING's "Radar Love"
ZAKK WYLDE Announces ZAKK WYLDE Emoji Set
WHITECHAPEL Premieres New Track, "The Void"
RICHARDS/CRANE Debut Album To Be Released In June
D.R.I. To Release New EP In June
JIM BREUER AND THE LOUD & ROWDY Premieres New Track, "Mr. Rock n' Roll"
TRIBULATION Announce North American Headlining Tour
TRICK OR TREAT Debut New Track "United"
OMEN Announce Limited Vinyl Edition of Hammer Damage
SLAYER To Take Over COMIC-CON 2016
DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Announce Transcendence Album
SOTO Premieres "Unblame" Video
VIMIC Debut "She Sees everything" Video
Inaugural HOUSTON OPEN AIR Festival Announced
AFTERSHOK Returns To Detonate
THE 69 EYES Release "Jerusalem" Video
Debut HIGH ELEVATION ROCK FESTIVAL Announced
DORO Says "Raise Your First In The Air" In New Live Video
DAMON JOHNSON Releases New EP Echo
TRIVIUM Songs Get Lullaby Treatment
DEVILDRIVER Release "Daybreak" Video
CANNIBAL CORPSE To Headline Summer Slaughter 2016





HOME | MAGAZINE | ON-AIR | DOWNLOADS | CHAT | BOARDS | CONTESTS | STORE | HELP

©2016 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News