SLAYER's DAVE LOMBARDO: Pro-Shot Footage Of GUITAR CENTER's 'Drum Off' Performance

Guitar Center TV has uploaded professionally filmed video footage of SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo's January 8, 2010 performance at Guitar Center's Drum Off finals at The Music Box, Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywood, California. You can see it in three parts below.

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King joined PHILM the Los Angeles-based experimental post-hardcore triumvirate featuring Lombardo (SLAYER), guitarist/vocalist Gerry Nestler (CIVIL DEFIANCE), and bassist Pancho Tomaselli (WAR) on stage at Guitar Center's Drum Off finals to perform the SLAYER classic "Raining Blood".

Guitar Center's Drum Off finals is the culmination of the world's largest drum competition. Hosted by Stephen Perkins (JANE'S ADDICTION), the show was headlined by an eclectic, jazz-infused project from Steve Smith (VITAL INFORMATION, JOURNEY), whom Rolling Stone magazine named one of the greatest drummers of all time. Other performers included a rare collaboration by Gavin Harrison (of British prog-rockers PORCUPINE TREE) and Simon Phillips (who has played with and alongside artists including Mick Jagger, Brian Eno and Jeff Beck, among others). Kicking off the evening was a special collaborative performance from two of Guitar Center's Drum-Off alumni Cora Coleman-Dunham (PRINCE) and Tony Royster Jr. (JAY Z) alongside hip-hop/R&B drum icons Nisan Stewart (50 CENT, JAMIE FOXX) and Trevor Lawrence Jr. (EMINEM, DR. DRE, HERBIE HANCOCK) before the five finalists took the stage to compete for the title of Guitar Center's Drum-Off champion.

Continuing its support of aspiring artists, Guitar Center, the world's largest musical instrument retailer, is on the hunt to select America's next great undiscovered drummer in a nationwide competition: Guitar Center's Drum-Off. The live competitions, consisting of more than 4,000 drummers spanning more than 850 competitions nationwide, culminate in this final event. Five of the country's best are competing for the coveted title of Guitar Center Drum-Off Champion and a grand prize package valued at over $40,000.

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