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Slayer confirm Bostaph will replace Lombardo

By | Published on Monday 3 June 2013

Paul Bostaph

Slayer have confirmed that Paul Bostaph will replace Dave Lombardo as the band’s full time drummer.

Lombardo exited the band back in February amidst disputes over financial matters, and Jon Dette – who previously drummed with the group in 1996 – has been filling in since then. But it is Bostaph who will take over from the band’s original drummer full time (presumably meaning Lombardo didn’t “resolve the issues” as he hoped, despite the band being united recently in mourning their fellow founder member Jeff Hanneman, who died last month).

It’s the second time Bostaph has replaced Lombardo, the former taking over on drums when the latter first quit the group in 1992. Bostaph then played with the metallers until 2002, with a one year break in 1996 when Dette first stood in.

The band said in a statement last week: “[We] are very pleased to announce that Paul Bostaph has rejoined the band on a full time basis. He will be behind the drumkit beginning 4 Jun when Slayer kicks off the first leg of its 2013 international tour in Poland”.