Metal Wani’s Laura Vezer & Dave Lombardo talk about SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, fan response to live shows around the world, whether the band plans to write another record in the future, MISFITS reunion & a project with Lorenzo Aruga where he drummed over Vivaldi compositions. Here are some of the excerpts:
You been playing with SUICIDAL TENDENCIES for more than a year now and you played on the latest record, “World Gone Mad“. Fans are loving every bit of SUICIDAL on road as well as the record. How has it been so far with Mike [Muir] and the other guys?
Dave Lombardo: “It’s been amazing working with Mike Muir and the rest of the band. I’ve been a fan of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES since probably ’82 when I first saw them play in Orange County, a neighboring city. And working with them now, listening to the music and the style just brings back a lot of memories — really good memories — of the SLAYER/SUICIDAL years, when we used to tour together and just enjoy SUICIDAL‘s music, let’s say. In the van, when SLAYER would travel across the country in a van, we’d listen to SUICIDAL, and other punk bands as well, but I remember in particular [Jeff] Hanneman [late SLAYER guitarist] and I trading off lyrics, singing along to SUICIDAL records. Very, vert good memories. And even on stage right now performing with them, it’s just a lot of fun. It’s just a great band, a great organization. And I love the ‘World Gone Mad’ album. It taps into a different style that I’m able to play — a little more groovier, funkier, but still [with] the punk edge. So it’s just another perfect album to add to my list of albums I’ve recorded.”
Mike recently said “World Gone Mad” is probably the last SUICIDAL album although you keep asking [him to] write new music. Do you think there will be another SUICIDAL album in the future?
Dave Lombardo: “I hope. I really hope. I feel like that guy has a lot more creativity in him and a lot more energy than to throw in the towel. I feel Mike is on top of his game, and he’s got a great band and great history with this band and I think that we should keep going, and I hope he does. And I’m not gonna stop asking him to record. I’m going to make sure that I keep bugging him: ‘Man, we’ve gotta record. Let’s do some recording. C’mon, let’s record another album. Why not?’ I try to motivate the musicians I’m with because there’s no reason to stop. You’ve gotta keep recording, you’ve gotta keep creating. It’s what we do for a living.”
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