One of the most talented guitarists of the century and the Exodus star at the same time, Gary Holt, was recently interviewed by ‘No Fuckin’ Regrets With Robb Flynn’ and exposed the untold story of how the band fired Paul Baloff from Exodus.
You might already know that Paul Baloff was the co-founder and the member of Exodus from 1982 to 1986. Unfortunately, he was fired from the band because of ‘personal and musical differences‘ between them.
Exodus star Gary Holt recalled that times and revealed who broke the news to Paul and how he was heartbroken after hearing the bad news.
Here is what he said:
“We all did. We called for a band meeting and it sucked man, heartbreaking. He didn’t explode or anything, but he was heartbroken. It’s one of those things, you know?
I won’t say it was a mistake because then I’m undermining all Zetro’s contributions to the band, but you go back… History stopped there. Would I go back and change it? Yeah, certainly. But we did great stuff with Zetro, which ended badly.”
“And then I was back with Baloff again, and then Zetro back again, but Zetro we have right now is awesome.
“I think sometimes it takes some people – I’m counting myself in this – it takes some people longer than others to really realize what’s important. ‘Fuck all the bullshit, let’s just make music,’ you know?”
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