Welcome to the LOUDEST DOT COM ON THE PLANET!
KNAC.COM
LISTEN NOW!WATCH NOW! LOGIN JOIN
MAGAZINEON-AIRDOWNLOADSCHATBOARDSCONTESTSSTORE
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
SERENITY Premiere Music Video For "United"
TYGERS OF PAN TANG Announce UK Tour Dates
MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE 2018 Final Public Sale Going On Now
SILVER SNAKES Debut Cover Of MINISTRY’s "Burning Inside"
EDDIE VAN HALEN Launches New Online Store
IRON SAVIOR Set To Release Reforged - Riding On Fire In December
BEAST IN BLACK Stream "Beast In Black" Lyric Video
Say Hello Again To RUSH’s A Farewell To Kings
GWAR Unleashes "I'll Be Your Monster" Video
'ROCKIN' THE CITY OF ANGELS Book Available Now
SATYRICON Debut "To Your Brethren In The Dark" Video
KNAC.COM Exclusive: DIAMOND BLACK Release "Sorrow" Video
WHITE WIZZARD Reveal Infernal Overdrive Album Details
From The SEX PISTOLS' Ashes Come THE PROFESSIONALS
JACKAL Release New Album God Of War
CANNIBAL CORPSE Premieres Title Track Of New Album
THE WINERY DOGS Set To Release Limited Edition Vinyl Of Dog Years: Live In Santiago & Beyond 2013-1026
DEUCE To Drop Sophomore Album Invincible
TRAUMA Announce Upcoming West Coast Performance Dates
EVERGREY Re-Issue Two Early Classic Albums, The Dark Discovery And Solitude, Dominance, Tragedy
MALLEN Release "The Otherside" Video
SILVER SNAKES To Release New Covers EP "Scathe"
DAVID GLEN EISLEY, CRAIG GOLDY Announce Debut Album Blood, Guts, And Games As EISLEY/GOLDY
STEEL PANTHER To Release Limited Edition Picture Disc Version Of Lower The Bar For Black Friday Record Store Day Exclusive
ARCH ENEMY Debut New Video For Single "The Race"
ANTHRAX, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE To Mount Epic Sequel With "Killthrax II" Tour
DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA Announces Pacifisticuffs Album
A PERFECT CIRCLE Release New Song "The Doomed"
DOLL SKIN Release "Daughter" Video
WEAPONS OF ANEW Launch New Video Series: Creating The Collision Of Love And Hate
NUCLEAR BLAST Unveils Limited Edition SUBROSA Blast Beast Bikes
GWAR Premiere New Single "I'll Be Your Monster"
KISS Alive Forever: The Complete Touring History – 2018 PledgeMusic Edition Now Available For Pre-Order
DEAD HORSE TRAUMA, EKTOMORF Team Up For The "Death Before Dishonor Tour"
CKY Debut "Head For A Breakdown" Video
BLACK WATER RISING Get Electrified With New Album
HELLOWEEN Offer New Song, "Pumpkins United", As Free Download
STAGMA Unveil "Pokerface" Single, Lyric Video
TRIVIUM Stream New Song "Betrayer"
GRANNY 4 BARREL Releases "Freak Flag" Single, Video
Inaugural DEFENDERS OF THE NORTH Festival Announced For Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
ANVIL Will Be Pounding The Pavement With New Album
TENGGER CAVALRY Sign With NAPALM RECORDS, Unveil New Track
POWERMAN 5000 Releases "Cult Leader" Music Video
HELLA HORROR NIGHT Announced For Los Angeles
OMNIUM GATHERUM Stream New Single, "Blade Reflections"
WEDNESDAY 13 Unleashes "Cadaverous" Video
THROUGH FIRE Announces The 2017 "Breakout Tour"
HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD Debut "We Own The Night" Video
BIG DUMB FACE, Featuring LIMP BIZKIT Guitarist WES BORLAND, Returns With New Album, New Song
GRAVEN IMAGE Reissue Classic EP People In Hell Want Ice Water
A NIGHT IN TEXAS Announce The Release Of Their New Album Global Slaughter
THE SISTERS OF MERCY Guitarist BEN CHRISTO Reveals New Project DIAMOND BLACK
MONTE PITTMAN Launches "New Blood Keeps Us Alive" Video
RAM Releases "On Wings Of No Return" Video
PRETTY BOY FLOYD Return To Become Public Enemies
CRUISE TO THE EDGE 2018 Final Public Sale Begins
THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX Set To Release New Album Force Field
RED FANG Share "Not For You" Animated Video
ROCKTOPIA Announces Six Week Broadway Run
TONY HARNELL Announces Departure From TNT (Again)
DRAGONHAMMER Are "Fighting The Beast" With New Song
Chicago Prog Metallers DISSONA Cover Blade Runner’s “One More Kiss, Dear”
THE FRIGHT Unleash New "Oblivion" Single, Video
Original FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Vocalist FRANCESCO PAOLI Returns To Band
TARJA Premieres "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" Video
SNAKEYES Reveal Artwork, Tracklist, Trailer For New Album Metal Monster





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

©2017 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News