Welcome to the LOUDEST DOT COM ON THE PLANET!
KNAC.COM
LISTEN NOW!WATCH NOW! LOGIN JOIN
KNAC Magazine KNAC ON-AIR TALENT KNAC Downloads KNAC Contests KNAC Store
News

Slayer's Kerry King Gives The Scoop On Their Current Drummer Status

By Sefany Jones, Contributing Editor
Wednesday, June 12, 2002 @ 12:19 AM


King Discusses Lombardo, Ex-So

- advertisement -
- advertisement -
As reported by Blabbermouth.net:

In an exclusive interview with journalist Martin Carlsson, conducted on May 25th and published in its entirety (in Swedish!) on Close-Up Magazine's website at this location, Slayer guitarist Kerry King sheds some light on the group's current drummer situation, which has been the subject of countless rumors since the departure of Paul Bostaph last December. Here are the highlights from that conversation, as they appear in the original English-language transcript of the interview (as obtained exclusively by Blabbermouth.net).

On ex-Soulfly drummer Joe Nunez's audition with the group:
"That's a big story right there. That Internet shit is bullshit! Do you know why he turned the gig down? His mom wouldn't let him do it! His mom told him that he couldn't play in Slayer. That's [coming] straight from [original and current Slayer stand-in drummer Dave] Lombardo, who set his audition up. We were auditioning in Chicago or somewhere around there and we have two dudes [coming down]. Then there was this new guy [Joe]. Lombardo picked him, and no one knew he was coming down. Lombardo said: 'Joe Nunez, check him out.' He had his game face on and was singing lyrics to me, and I was like, 'Fuck, that dude is the real fucking shit.' We kept saying we wanted another audition and he kept balking at it: 'I don't think so.' I was like, 'Dave, why ain't your boy fuckin' into this? What's going on?' He's like: 'His family is giving him shit about Slayer.' You know, God complex. That's not me ditching his story, that's straight from Lombardo, who doesn't usually go out on a limb and say shit. I was like, 'Alright, whatever.' I don't have a computer, but someone read me [Joe's] statement [as exclusively given to Blabbermouth.net], and I was like: 'Motherfucker, trying to make himself look good.' I fucking hate people, they're such assholes. Joe was a good dude, but whatever…"

On other drummers that have tried out:
"Kevin Talley, [formerly] from Dying Fetus [and currently in Misery Index], came very close. At one point I thought he had the whole package, but maybe in a coupe of years he'll be ready for something like this.
"We had this one kid who was really good, but he was like 21 and so dumb-founded to be in our presence. He came in, fucking slammed everything and beat the fuck out of his kit. But he was like a stalker, so we didn't go down that road. We could always go back to him at a later time and say: 'Are you a little more sane now?' "

On Scandinavian drummers:
"I haven't seen a lot, but the only thing I've seen is a lot of soft hitters. Like the guy in Cradle Of Filth [Adrian Erlandsson], who used to play in The Haunted [and At The Gates]. He hits like a fag! He hits everything, but he hits like a fag. This is Slayer, people expect more."

On Raymond Herrera (formerly of Fear Factory):
"I heard Raymond was wondering why we never called him. This is all this hearsay now. I remember when Paul left the first time, or it might have been when Dave left, I went to see Fear Factory on one of their first two records when they were really slamming. They had our security guy out with them and I was like: 'Jerry, this dude is fucking bad-ass.' I didn't consider back then that his kicks are triggered. He has no hands and his kicks are triggered. Had I known that then I wouldn't have even fucking brought it up. I don't know if he said he wasn't interested [in the job]. We never asked him. He's a good guy, but he has no hands. We're a big roll-oriented band, whereas Fear Factory's all syncopated and there's not a whole lot of rolls and fills. It's all feet going with the guitar and I need more than that."

Why isn't Dave Lombardo a permanent member?
"I'm not sure he wants to be."

Do you want him to be?
"Yes and no. I have no reason for 'no' other than it's really odd right now, 'cause we're two different camps. Not that we're at each other's throats or anything, but we're not a unit. If it was always gonna be like that, I'd say 'no'."

What do you mean by "we're not a unit"?
"Well, he's a hired gun and he acts like it. I know he's got ties with [former Faith No More frontman and Fantomas bandmate] Mike Patton and I won't take a backseat to Mike Patton. Never. So that's an issue. I know he's having a good time. He'll come off stage nine times out of ten and go: 'That was euphoric!' There's nothing like a Slayer crowd, it's fuckin' sick, and he hasn't seen that in ten years. I'm sure it's like a big fuckin' boot in the face to him. I don't even know if he's cool with the things we write about. I don't know. Dave's on till the end of September. After that, either we tour some more or we don't. Maybe Dave stays, maybe Dave does the [next] record. I have no solid answer."


Please log in to view RANTS

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

Username: 
Password: 

Message: 
 
 

 





 Recent News
Represent! Get Your KNAC.COM Bumper Sticker
Happenings This Week on KNAC.COM
DEVILDRIVER Launches Second Video For Track "Iona"
IRON ANGEL Set For New Album Emerald Eyes
BLACK VEIL BRIDES Announce Re-Stitch These Wounds And Special Live Stream Album Release Show
MIKE LEPOND'S SILENT ASSASSINS Drop "Tell Tale Heart" Video
TONY MONTANA, BRENTT ARCEMENT Team Up For SHADOW & THE THRILL's Debut Album Sugarbowl
SVEN GALI Premiere Music Video For "Now"
AMARANTHE Reveal New Album Manifest
BRUJERIA Unleash New Video For "COVID-666"
MAD MAX Gets "Hurricaned" With New Streaming Single
HEATHEN Unveil New Album Empire Of The Blind
DORO Releases New Digital Single, Video "Brickwall"
VENOM PRISON Announce New Release Defy The Tyrant
SEVENDUST Release New SOUNDGARDEN Cover For "The Day I Tired To Live"
PALAYE ROYALE Release Music Video For "Anxiety"
THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX Announce New Album Scorpio
WHITECHAPEL Launches "Doom Woods" Animated Video
ANTHRAX Tip Hat To DIMEBAG With New Bourbon, 'The Healer'
AYREON Set For New Album Transitus
SICK OF IT ALL Share New Video For "Bull's Anthem"
INCANTATION Reveal Sect of Vile Divinities Album
TRIVIUM Announce Global Livestream Event "A Light Or A Distant Mirror"
NECROT Unleashes "Asleep Forever" Single
KILL THE LIGHTS Cover TESTAMENT's "Into The Pit"
STRYPER Unveil New Album Even The Devil Believes
Prog Supergroup FLYING COLORS Set For New Live Album Third Stage: Live In London
ANTI-FLAG Announce "Quarantine Sucks, Let's Party!" Digital Tour
SUICIDE SILENCE Reveal The Final Batch Of "Virtual World Tour" Dates
SKELETAL REMAINS Unveil New Album The Entombment Of Chaos
JOYOUS WOLF Debut "Odyssey" Animated Video
DEATH DEALER Announce New Album, Star Bass Player
BEYOND THE BLACK Drops New Video For "Human"
SCORPIONS Share New Song "Sign Of Hope"
MISERY SIGNALS Releases New Single/Video For "River King"
SEETHER Returns With First New Album In Three Years, Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (“If You Want Peace, Prepare for War”)
JERRY CANTRELL To Appear On GIBSON TV’s ICONS
ENSIFERUM Releases Video For Single "Amdromeda"
SUICIDE SILENCE Reveals The Second Batch Of "Virtual World Tour" Dates
LAMB OF GOD Launch New Video For "Gears"
GRAVE DIGGER Stream New Track "Barbarian"
ANGELES Unveil Hell On High Heels Album Tracklisting
PRIMAL FEAR Unleash New Single, Video "I Am Alive"
VALKYRIE Debut New Track "The Choice"
UNLEASH THE ARCHERS Share Otherworldly Music Video For New Track "Abyss"
STEEL PANTHER Debut "Let's Get High Tonight" Video
DAN REED NETWORK, RECKLESS LOVE Announce "Let's Hear It For The King" Co-Headline UK Tour
THE AGONIST Releases New Album Title Track Video For "Orphans"
MACHINE HEAD Drop 2-Track Civil Unrest Single
AIRFORCE Unveil New Album Strike Hard
RAGE Reveals New Lineup And Launches New Single/Video
SEPTICFLESH Announces Live Pre-Screening Event For Upcoming Concert DVD
ALCATRAZZ Drop New Video For "London 1666"
WILDSTREET ‘Kings Of The World Tour’ Tour Dates Announced
ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER Set To Release First Book, Wicked Words and Epic Tales
DEE SNIDER Reveals "I Am The Hurricane" Live Video
CLINT LOWERY Surprise Releases Grief & Distance EP
AVERSIONS CROWN Release Music Video For "Paradigm"
SUICIDE SILENCE Reveals The First Batch Of "Virtual World Tour" Dates
RUSH Launch Their New Official Conceptual Music Video For “The Spirit of Radio”
AVATAR Share New Single "God Of Sick Dreams"
KVELERTAK Reveal Special Plans For "Live From Amper Tone Studio" Livestream Show
JEFFREY NOTHING Shares New Track "Never Enough"
POWER TRIP Surprises Fans With Live In Seattle 05.28.18 Album
ANGELES To Release New Album Hell On High Heels
ENSLAVED Invite Fans To Vote On Setlist For Upcoming Roadburn "Chronicles Of The Northbound" Show
RA Sign New Record Deal, Return With First New Album In Seven Years
BPMD Releases Metallic Cover Of "We're An American Band"
ACK! An All Star Tribute To ACE FREHLEY Tribute Set For MORC Live Stream
HEAVEN BELOW Set For Rest In Pieces: A Tribute To The Departed Covers Album
AMARANTHE Announce The Cancellation Of Their North American 2020 Tour
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Are "A Little Bit Off" With New Video
ANVIL To Perform At The First Canadian Metal Streaming Event
SILVERTUNG Debut Video For "World Gone Mad"
ANTHRAX Announce Persistence Of Time 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
NIGHT DEMON Release "Are You Out There" 7" Single
IN FLAMES Announce 20th Anniversary Edition Of Clayman Album
ABYSMAL DAWN Premieres CANDLEMASS Cover "Bewitched"
BLACK CROWN INITIATE Unveil New Album Violent Portraits Of Doomed Escape
MUSHROOMHEAD Unleash Cinematic Post-Apocalyptic Music Video For New Track "The Heresy"
OCEANS OF SLUMBER Reveal Self-Titled New Album
FROM ASHES TO NEW Stream New Track "What I Get"
SUICIDE SILENCE To Stream 2015 Mental Health America Benefit Show
ENSIFERUM Launches "Rum, Women, Victory" Video
UNLEASH THE ARCHERS Unveil New Album Abyss
ONSLAUGHT Unleash First Single From Upcoming Generation Antichrist Album
ASPHALT VALENTINE Premiere Video For "Twisted Road"
ENSLAVED Announce 'CINEMATIC SUMMER TOUR'
BLACK STAR RIDERS Share New Single "Candidate For Heartbreak"
WARKINGS Set To Unleash New Album Revenge'
MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO Drops New LP Title Track Video For "More Machine Than Man"
NECROT Readies New Full-Length Album Mortal
LAMB OF GOD Reveals Fourth New Single, "Routes"
ALESTORM Debut "Pirate Metal Drinking Crew" Video
KAMELOT Announce Stunning New Live Album + DVD/BluRay, I Am The Empire - Live From The 013
MADAME MAYHEM Launches New Single "Breaking Down"
BLEED FROM WITHIN Launch New Album Title Track Video "Fracture"
VALKYRIE Set To Drop New Album Fear
DOKKEN Reveal Release Of The Lost Songs: 1978-1981
VANDENBERG Stream New Track "Skyfall"
VOIVOD Set To Release The End Of Dormancy EP
THE AGONIST Drops New Fan Video For "In Vertigo"
TRAPT Share "Make It Out Alive" Track
PUDDLE OF MUDD To Perform Live Stream Concert
THE QUIREBOYS Announce ‘A Bit Of What You Fancy’ 30th Anniversary UK Tour
STABBING WESTWARD Ink Record Deal, Ready First New Studio Album In Almost 20 Years
HAKEN Launch Video For "Invasion"
DEVILDRIVER Return With Dealing With Demons I' Album
DEF LEPPARD, MOTLEY CRUE Stadium Tour Postponed





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

©2020 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News