Thrash drumming legend Dave Lombardo (PHILM, ex-SLAYER) was recently in Northern Ireland for a drum clinic. My Global Mind caught up with him for an interview, you can read some excerpts below:
Musically then, outside of the clinics are you working on anything specific at the moment?
Dave ”Yes at the moment I just finished recording and producing the new Philm album which is the second release. We haven’t nailed down a record company and we are probably thinking about releasing it independently. I hope to find a good record company and put it out.”
Looking back over your extensive musical career, what have been the particular high and low points?
Dave ”Well it fluctuates, up and down you know. A low point was probably January of last year when ever they went down, you know with Slayer. It was leading up to that you know unfortunately. Well not really leading up to it because my bags were ready and packed to go.”
Still must be difficult for you on a personal level? As they were your friends, and people that you had grown up with.
Dave ”Yeah, it’s strange. It’s unfortunate as well because I realize now that they weren’t really my friends. They were just business partners. I lived and hung out with them, as if they were friends. Wow these guys are watching out for me-and it didn’t quite turn out that way.”
How do you feel one year on? Has your attitude to the situation mellowed, or…..?
Dave ”Yeah I have, I am more like-oh well, shit happens. Move on, you know”
To read the complete interview, go to this location.