Robb Flynn of Machine Head recently did an interview with Metal Sucks and Robb gave his thoughts to the situation between drummer Dave Lombardo and Slayer.
“Being in a band is hard — much harder than anybody realizes, especially after all that time,” he said. “It’s a lot more fragile than people want to believe.”
He continued: “This is the third time he’s quit, I’m sure he’ll be back at some point.
“I wish both parties the best.
“Dave is a great dude, amazing drummer, and Slayer are one of the greatest bands in history, thrash or otherwise.”
In a February 2008 online post, Flynn stated about Slayer: “”If it weren’t for Slayer, there would be no Machine Head, and I have no problem saying that. Even before we toured with them, I had seen Slayer more times than any other band in my life. My friends and I lived and breathed Slayer, and Phil [Demmel, guitar], Adam [Duce, bass], and I all shared many pre-Machine Head moments worshipping Slayer, whether it was driving across country listening to ‘Seasons’ on the first Vio-Lence tour, or driving all over California as friends for hours to follow the band around. At this point I can confidently say, that including the over 90 shows Machine Head have played with them, I have seen probably 130 Slayer shows all together, more shows than any other band in existence for me.”