DAVE LOMBARDO: All Of My Classic SLAYER Drum Kits Were Stolen

Dave Lombardo

During a recent appearance on Hangin’ & Bangin’, classic SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo said that all of the drum kits he used for the band’s classic recordings were stolen.

When asked how many drums does he have, Dave responded (watch full chat below): “Unfortunately… I don’t have many. Two storage units, at two different times in periods of my life, were broken into.

“So, I think, probably five-six drum kits out of the first storage unit were stolen. It was cleaned out – everything, road cases… And SLAYER‘s rehearsal room that we were at in Riverside was broken into; everything was stolen, all my classic drum sets.

“So I’m slowly building everything up again and trying to piece together some of my old classic kits, from kits that I see online that are similar.”

Asked how he is handling the lockdown, he said: “I moved to Ventura approximately two years ago. And I wanted to get into a house where I can set up a studio, set up some drums, and, fortunately, pandemic hit and made me just focus on everything — all drums and recording here at home.

“And I’ve been able to knock out some projects. I did a song for Ice-T. That was the first song I did here, which was a remake of ‘Colors.’ And let’s see what else… I worked on this really bizarre project, SATANIC PLANET. So there’s been a lot of productivity, which I’m really fortunate and happy that things have been – still, even with this pandemic, I’ve been able to stay busy and productive.”