Suicidal Tendencies frontman Mike Muir has praised new touring drummer Dave Lombardo for his “musical mindset.”
The band, who are currently trekking North America with Megadeth, announced the addition of former Slayer sticksman Lombardo last month.
Muir tells The Bulletin: “Dave’s a legend. It’s a little bit different than other things – people call him the godfather of the double-kick and bass and stuff.
“He just has an amazing intensity, but besides intensity, he just has a musical mindset – he totally understands what we’re doing, where we came from and when we started.
“We’ve always kind of done shows together, this and that, been kind of close. He knows where he’s coming from is the right place.”
There’s been no official word on the status of the band’s regular drummer Eric Moore, but he’s hinted he’s working on another project.
In an Instagram post he says: “I have been blessed to tour and share my gift all over the world gaining friends, family and fans along the way and that will never stop.
“I have some upcoming events that I am extremely excited about that will be announced in the near future. I am always working on the next best thing. I definitely hope you guys continue to support me on my journey.”
Suicidal Tendencies and Megadeth wrap up the tour at Boston House Of Blues on March 21.
Megadeth and Suicidal Tendencies tour dates 2016
Mar 05: Penticton South Okanagan Events Centre, BC
Mar 06: Calgary Grey Eagle Resort, AB
Mar 08: Dawson Creek Encana Events Centre, BC
Mar 09: Edmonton Rexall Place, AB
Mar 10: Moose Jaw Mosaic Place, SK
Mar 13: Chicago Aragon Ballroom, IL
Mar 15: Niagara Falls The Rapids Theatre, NY
Mar 16: New York Terminal 5, NY
Mar 17: New York Terminal 5, NY
Mar 19: Bethlehem Sands Bethlehem Event Center, PA
Mar 20: Philadelphia Electric Factory, PA
Mar 21: Boston House Of Blues, MA