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Misfits Choose Dave Lombardo to Drum During Reunion Shows

Frazer Harrison, Getty Images / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo continues to explore all opportunities, and the latest will find him behind the kit for the Misfits reunion shows. According to Rolling Stone, Lombardo will drum for Misfits during their Riot Fest appearances next month, joining Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle onstage.

“The Misfits created the horror punk attitude and had a massive influence on modern rock, punk and metal,” Lombardo says. “It was an easy decision for me to join them for these monumental shows. I was honored to be asked, and am very excited to be playing with the band.”

“I first met Dave back in 1988 when Danzig did four shows with Slayer in the U.S., before the first Danzig album was released,” Danzig adds. “Dave is one of the best drummers around, and I can’t wait for everyone to see him pounding Misfits songs live for these special shows.”

Only says Lombardo is “a master at what he does,” adding, “With the immensity of the two shows we’re planning together, the biggest decision we had was who is going to keep time and power this monster machine on drums? When Dave Lombardo’s name was thrown into the ring, Glenn and I were immediately on the same page from the very start; a good sign of things to come. I think the darker side of punk we created with the Misfits spawned the growth and evolution of punk into thrash, and sired bands like Metallica and Slayer, just as we inspired countless others in the punk revolution.”

After parting ways with Slayer, Lombardo continued with his other band Philm until they split as well. This year, Lombardo has launched his punk-leaning Dead Cross band, while also taking a spot behind the kit for Suicidal Tendencies.

At present, Misfits are booked for the Denver installment of Riot Fest the weekend of Sept. 2-4 and the Chicago edition the weekend of Sept. 16-18.

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