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So Dave Lombardo is Officially Drumming For The Misfits

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Last month, we heard rumblings that former Slayer drummer and current Suicidal Tendencies drummer Dave Lombardo would be playing live with the reunited Misfits.

Well, now it’s official: Lombardo is, in fact, playing with the Misfits at their upcoming reunion shows at Riot Fest.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Lombardo was duly reverential about the shows:

“The Misfits created the horror punk attitude and had a massive influence on modern rock, punk and metal. 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.”

And, thankfully so was Glenn Danzig:

“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. 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.”

And Jerry Only:

“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.”

And as much as I worship the Misfits, I think it’s as important that Only and Danzig give Lombardo as much respect as possible. Because, as many of our commenters pointed out when we first posted about this, Dave’s talent far outweighs that which would be needed to drum for the Misfits. Honestly, they could’ve picked anyone to drum with them on these shows; choosing Lombardo is like bringing a bazooka to a knife fight.

Anyway, kudos to Dave for playing with the coolest punk band ever, and kudos to Danzig, Doyle, and Jerry for bringing him along. Let’s see how these shows go.

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