Lombardo performing with Suicidal Tendencies in 2016
|Birth name||David Lombardo|
David Lombardo (born February 16, 1965) is a
Lombardo is widely known as an aggressive heavy metal drummer. His drumming has been praised as "astonishingly innovative".
|Dave Lombardo Plays ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’, Loudwire, 14:37|
Lombardo was born in
His musical interests were fueled by his first musical performance when he was eight years old; he played bongos to
Lombardo asked his parents for drum lessons. Although they agreed, the lessons were short-lived. Lombardo grew bored because the lessons were repetitive and did not challenge him. Lombardo's friends introduced him to
Lombardo returned to playing rock music in 1978 and befriended several like-minded musicians around South Gate. Lombardo moved to
Lombardo's parents convinced him to quit the band because he was withdrawing from everything except music. Knowing her son was set on pursuing a life on the stage, Lombardo's mother asked him to at least graduate high school. He honored her wish and graduated from South Gate High School in June 1983. Immediately following, Lombardo was recommended by his Technical Drafting teacher to Diesel Energy Systems Company. Impressed with his skill, Lombardo was hired on the spot. Around this time, Lombardo's musical career was ready to take off.