A BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitor by the name of Philip L. has filed the following report:
“I have just returned from former SLAYER and current PHILM drummer Dave Lombardo‘s clinic in Geneva, Switzerland (on November 26), which was very impressive.”
During the autograph session, Dave made it clear that he was open to the possibility of joining MEGADETH if the invitation were extended to him.
“As Dave was signing my copy of FANTÔMAS’ ‘The Director’s Cut’, I mentioned that MEGADETH are in need of a new drummer as of yesterday. Lombardo looked up with a big smile and said, before a number of other fans (verbatim): ‘I know. I just heard. Dave [Mustaine] has my number, so I’m waiting.’ He looked up at us, grinned, and moved on to sign the next fan’s item. He might have made this reply in jest, but if nothing more, this indicates that Lombardo is open to the possibility of replacing MEGADETH’s Shawn Drover. He appeared genuinely interested in the opportunity.
“Lombardo stated during the clinic that he has touring plans with his new project, PHILM, in the immediate future, but he didn’t mention this in his reply to me concerning the MEGADETH slot.
“If Dave Mustaine is interested and were to reach out to him, there are strong chances that Dave Lombardo would consider collaborating with MEGADETH, especially now that he is no longer a member of SLAYER.