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Slayer's Lombardo Downplays Big 4 Rivalry

(Gibson) In a new interview with, Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo addressed the rumors of rivalry between the Big Four, which also includes Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax. He also spoke of progress on a new Slayer album.

Asked about playing as part of the Big Four, Lombardo called it "exciting," saying: "Every time there's more in the pipe for us to play on. I, at least, am looking forward to hanging out with the other guys and doing these festivals that are amazing."

Lombardo also said that he leaves the much talked-about decades of dissension between Big Four band members to the groups' guitarists. "I can't really speak for anybody else, but there was never any rivalry from myself with the bands," said Lombardo. "I never had issues with any of them. I'm sure maybe with other guitar, er, musicians within the bands, maybe, of course there would have been … Twenty years… God, you can imagine the egos and the arrogance and attitude most musicians carry around with them when they haven't grown up."

When pressed about his reference to rivalry between Big Four guitarists, Lombardo said, "I don't know, I feel like drummers… we get along a lot better than guitar players do with each other… There's one thing that we all have in common, which all us drummers have, is we like to share what we do. There's no secret. I think guitar players tend to be a little more secretive and a little more passionate. Well, maybe passionate isn't the right word, but they're a little more secretive about their tricks and whatever they do. And 20 years ago, man, I tell ya, it was the same thing." more on this story is an official news provider for the Day in Rock.

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