GUESTS: Dave Lombardo and John 5
MUSICAL GUEST: John 5
John 5 talked about everything that he is working on:
- Solo album called “Careful With That Axe”
- Film score for a new Rob Zombie film called 31.
- Just finished recording a new Rob Zombie record.
- A new live Rob Zombie record is coming out that has absolutely no overdubs!
- A record with David Lee Roth that started out as two friends hanging out and writing and turned into an album.
In addition to everything that he’s been working on, John 5 discussed playing live instrumental shows. He was very apprehensive to do it at firest, but Zombie was very supportive and encouraged him to do it.
GUEST: Dave Lombardo (Philm, ex-Slayer)
Lombardo was showered with praise from the guys when he sat down to talk, but was very humble about his accomplishments. He talked about his influences (Bill Ward, Ginger Baker and John Bonham). He learned to play drums on his own by teaching himself “100,000 Years” off of KISS Alive I.
When asked how he transitioned to the type of drummer that he is based on his beginnings, Lombardo said that he had a ton of energy when he started Slayer when he was around 16-yrs old. He also credited a punk influence that Jeff Hanneman brought to the table.
Lombardo revealed that he never warms up before a show, because he would be too exhausted. He feels that his nightly shows are his warm-ups. Whereas many drummers start to wear down as they age, Lombardo (who just turned 50) says that he feels great. There is something to be said for not warming up.
When asked about the possibility of returning to Slayer for a fourth time, Lombardo said… “let’s just say that if you ever see me on stage with Slayer again, you’ll know that everything is resolved.”
Although he is now playing much smaller venues with his new band (Philm), he is really enjoying the freedom that comes with being the leader of this trio. He also said that the feeling that he gets when he is on stage is the same regardless of whether the venue is big or small.
TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT: Artists playing in numerous side projects
JIM – Take it. He feels that artists can’t be as creative in their main band, so side projects offer a creative outlet.
DON – Take it (to a degree). He said that he will follow the main band and ONE side band only, especially because you don’t know how long they will last.
EDDIE – Take it (very reluctantly). Like Don, he doesn’t mind one side project, but doesn’t like the supergroups that come and go without ever playing a live show. He feels that it builds up fan expectations, but never delivers.
TMS TOP 5: Best Side Projects
- A Perfect Circle
- Stone Sour
- Black Label Society
TMS Fans Picks
- A Perfect Circle
- Temple Of The Dog
- Velvet Revolver
PUT IT ON THE TABLE – Dave Lombardo & John 5
If you could be in any other band, what band would it be, and what would you play?
JOHN 5 – Guitar in the Rolling Stones
DAVE – Drums for Led Zeppelin
What is your one vice?
JOHN 5 – The occasional Peanut Butter Cup
DAVE – Caffeine
What is the best concert that you’ve ever seen?
JOHN 5 – Iggy Pop (first live show ever, he was shocked)
DAVE – Judas Priest in ’87-’88 (Slayer opened)
What is the first album you bought with your own money?
JOHN 5 – KISS – “Love Gun” (bought it at Sears because of the cover)
DAVE – KISS – “Alive”
PICK OF THE WEEK
EDDIE – Black Star Riders – “The Killer Instinct”
DON – Visigoth – “The Revenant King”
JIM – King 810 – “Memoirs Of A Murder” & The Pretty Reckless – “Going To Hell” (Jim got two because of the album cover, which shows Taylor Momsen naked from behind)
METAL MODEM – MOTORHEAD
The band is in the studio now recording their 22nd album. Lemmy is back in good health, and ready to tour again. The band will be touring extensively throughout U.S. from the end August and ending on the 28th of September with the Motorboat Cruise. On the last cruise, they broke a 17-yr old alcohol consumption record (they ran out).
THROWDOWN – Who is the better showman? (Marilyn Manson vs. Rob Zombie)
JOHN 5 – Rob Zombie
DAVE – Marilyn Manson
EDDIE – Rob Zombie
JIM – Rob Zombie
DON – Rob Zombie