DAVE LOMBARDO WANTS TO SCHOOL LARS ULRICH
From a Rhythm magazine interview with Dave Lombardo that I saw on Blabbermouth:
Rhythm: Playing with METALLICA at Download in 2004 must have been quite an experience.
Lombardo: “Yeah. Show ’em how it’s done! No disrespect to Lars [Ulrich], because Lars is great and he’s a very nice guy, but he needs to spend a week at my house and we need to sit down and play. I could show him — ‘No, Lars, like this!’… ‘Let’s chill, let’s relax, have some coffee and let’s play!’ Hahahahaha!”
If you’ve ever seen/heard this show, then you’re already aware that Lombardo ain’t dicking around – he and Joey Jordison both made Metallica sound at least 95% better (alas, Hetfield still insists on using those honky-tonk “wom-ahn” vocals he’s become so fond of). Check it out:
And while we’re on the topic, here’s Jordison playing with the band: