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Dave Lombardo, who has had three stints behind the kit as the drummer of Slayer, has been dismissed from the band…at least for the upcoming Australian tour.

The skinsman, who was with the thrash legends from 1981 through 1986, returning in 1987 and staying until 1992 and then returning again in 2002, posted a note on his Facebook last night to share the news that he was being replaced for the Australian tour.

Lombardo is saddened and shocked by the situation and judging from his open letter to fans, it wasn’t up to him and he found it in a shady way. Some internal financial issues seem to be at the root of Lombardo’s dismissal for this tour and possibly beyond.

Metal Sucks reports that the drummer has been replaced by Joe Dette for the Aussie tour. Dette played with both Slayer and Testament in the ’90s, but did not record with either band.

Statement From Dave Lombardo Regarding Slayer Australian Tour 2013:

“I want to personally apologize to all of our fans in Australia who have bought tickets for the tour expecting to see me in my usual place on the drums.

So that you all know the truth, as of the end of the business day on February 14th, I was notified that I would not be drumming for the tour in Australia. I’m saddened, and to be honest I am shocked by the situation.

Last year, I discovered 90% of Slayer’s tour income was being deducted as expenses including the professional fees paid to management, costing the band millions of dollars and leaving 10% or less to split amongst the four of us. In my opinion, this is not the way a band’s business should operate. I tried rectifying it by letting my bandmates know, and Tom [Araya] and I hired auditors to figure out what happened, but I was denied access to detailed information and the necessary back up documents.

Read more statement from Dave Lombardo here: http://aol.it/XBHOuM

Sincerely,
Dave Lombardo”


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I’d never seen this rather splendid documentary on Kate Bush before. Made for German television in 1980, Kate Bush in Concert captures what was, and still is so irrepressible about the pioneering singer and performer, and explains the delightful (and naive) charm that caused so many young virginal fans to pine for her. Mixing live performance with an interview, in which we hear how Kate’s brothers’ taste in Prog Rock (Pink Fairies and Pink Floyd) and Folk Music that inspired her, and explaining the difference between her on-stage and off-stage persona.

‘When I perform, there’s just something that happens in me, it just takes over. It’s like suddenly feeling you’ve leapt into another structure, almost like another person, and you just do it. But when I’m not working, it’s me and I certainly wouldn’t dance around a table and sing.’

Och, well, there goes another wee fantasy of Ms Bush dancing and singing around a homely kitchen whilst baking fruit scones.

 

–source from dangerousmind.net with big thanks to john kowalski

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Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi posted an end-of-year update on his official website.

Iommi, who has been battling cancer since earlier this year, assured fans that the band are hard at work on their new album and that they’ll be touring as much as possible in 2013.

Here’s the complete message:

“What a year! Certainly not the one I was expecting.

Thanks to you all for your massive help and support, it was very encouraging. I’m still working on the album and managed to play three shows, not bad given the news a year ago. I’m looking forward to next year, seeing what you think of the record and touring as much as we’re able.

My Best Wishes to you all, I hope you have a great Christmas and New Year, most of all, stay positive,

– Tony”

Black Sabbath recently revealed that they are six tracks into recording their new album, which should be released in April 2013. Iommi has hinted that the new disc will feature 15 songs.

 

made by damian fanelli for guitarworld.com. image from innocentworld.com

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PEARL JAM FRONTMAN EDDIE VEDDER

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Today is Eddie Vedder’s (born Edward Louis Severson III) 48th birthday!

Have a great birthday and a Merry Christmas Eddie.

Below clips from his concert through the years with Pearl Jam and his solo career.

Guns And Roses Live at MEIS, Dec 16, 2012, Jakarta, Indonesia. Videos.

For those who couldn’t attend the gig today just like me maybe these compilation of videos might ease the pain. Or the opposite. Fakk!

The concert was moved due to safety reasons from Saturday 15th December 2012 at Lapangan D Senayan in the evening to Sunday 16th December 2012 at Mata Elang International Stadium, Ancol, Jakarta in the afternoon.

Enjoy!

SETLIST:
A Beautiful Mine (RJD2 song), Chinese Democracy, Welcome to the Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr Brownstone, Estranged, Rocket Queen, Richard Fortus Guitar Solo (Blacklight Jesus of Transylvania), Live and Let Die (Wings cover), This I Love, Better Motivation (Tommy Stinson song, he’s on lead vocals), Dizzy Reed Piano Solo (No Quarter by Led Zeppelin), Catcher in the Rye, Street of Dreams, You Could Be Mine, DJ Ashba Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Another Brick in the Wall Part 2 (Pink Floyd cover with Axl on Piano), November Rain, Objectify (Bumblefoot Cover with him on lead vocals), Bumblefoot Guitar Solo+Indonesia Raya (Indonesia’s national anthem) Don’t Cry, The Seeker (The Who Cover), Civil War, Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan cover), Jam, Night Train.
ENCORE: Jam (Richard Fortus and Bumblefoot on acoustic guitars), Patience, Jam, Paradise City

Appetite for Destruction (7), Covers (6), Chinese Democracy (5), Solos (5) Use Your Illusion (7), Lies (1)

*thanks to nelwin aldriansyah and fetboyslim for uploading the videos. 

sincerely, @agunsux

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