Testament’s Alex Skolnick Implies Gene Hoglan Has a Huge Wang, Says There’s a Shortlist of Potential Drummers


Last month, it was revealed that drummer Gene Hoglan would be leaving his longtime gig in thrash act Testament. Now, guitarist Alex Skolnick has revealed that Testament won’t be doing auditions, but have a shortlist of potential drummers — and implies that Hoglan has a noteworthy wiener.

During an interview with the Meet Me For Coffee Podcast, Skolnick was asked about the possibility of auditions for Testament‘s next drummer. Skolnick said, “There’s no auditions,” then went on to clarify (as transcribed by Ultimate Guitar):

“Yeah, I think at this level, it could be crazy to do an announcement that the band is auditioning. We would just be overwhelmed. We would get overwhelmed with applications. Instead, there’s what we think of as a shortlist that’s being looked at. And it includes some known drummers, some that are more up and coming, like, more recent generation drummers.

“We’ll have no problem. I mean, I think everybody who’s being considered is really good. No question. These are tough shoes to fill, obviously. Very big shoes, big shoes, metaphorically. And… [laughs] And in real life.”

It’s pretty clear what Alex is talking about here: DICK. Obviously the real ‘hog’ about Gene Hoglan wasn’t the one in his name, but his “spare cymbal stand,” as it were. It’s good to know that even though Gene is no longer a band member, his band member is still on the minds of his former bandmates.

Check out the full, girthy interview below. Catch Testament with Exodus and Death Angel at one of the following dates:

4/9/2022 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater  
4/10/2022 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues  
4/12/2022 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues  
4/13/2022 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues  
4/15/2022 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre  
4/16/2022 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater  
4/19/2022 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom  
4/20/2022 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall  
4/21/2022 – Austin, TX – Emo’s  
4/22/2022 – Dallas, TX -Amplified Live  
4/23/2022 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues  
4/26/2022 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade  
4/27/2022 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz  
4/30/2022 – Sayreville, NJ -Starland Ballroom  
5/1/2022 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage  
5/2/2022 – Boston, MA – House of Blues  
5/3/2022 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts  
5/5/2022 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount  
5/6/2022 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom  
5/7/2022 – Cincinnati, OH – Madison Theater  
5/9/2022 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE  
5/10/2022 – Cleveland, OH – The Agora  
5/11/2022 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall  
5/12/2022 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre  
5/14/2022 – Joliet, IL – The Forge  
5/15/2022 – Joliet, IL – The Forge  
5/17/2022 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre  
5/19/2022 – Denver, CO – Summit  
5/20/2022 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot  

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