Heavy magazine landed an interview with Jon Dette, the drummer at the center of this whole Slayer vs. Dave Lombardo drama.
Lucky for us, the gal over there who did the interview asked the tough questions.
Will he rejoin Slayer? Yes or no, Jonny boy!
“It’s baby steps right now,” says Dette, which isn’t a no. It’s closer to a yes.
“I think it would be too early for me to make a comment like that at this time, but all I can tell you is that we’re having a great time [during the Australian tour],” says Dette.
“It feels great on stage and everybody that’s actually at the shows and seen the shows, not just the fans, but even the crew on the side of the stage all have smiles on their faces so I must be doing something right and I guess we’ll see what the future brings.”
She also asked him about the animosity between Dave and Dette.
“I don’t know how Dave feels. I haven’t spoken to Dave in a few weeks. I saw Dave back in January at the NAMM convention, which is a large music convention in California that happens every year, and… I’ve known both of those guys for years now, obviously. I certainly don’t hold anything against them. There’s nothing to hold against them for the fact that they’ve recorded albums. There’s no reason to hold a grudge on anything like that, and as far as my history with Slayer in the past, it’s just something that was so long ago.
“You know, it’s funny because when people start asking me questions about it again because of all of this has happened so suddenly I’m trying to remember because it was literally 16 years ago when I was in the band… I think that, obviously, [Paul] Bostaph has done an amazing job with his time in Slayer and he’s done an amazing job in Testament as well and it’s great that he’s still on there playing and I’m sure regardless of what happens with Dave, if he comes back to Slayer, great, if he goes on and does other things, I’m sure whatever he does will be phenomenal as well.”
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