TESTAMENT’s Chuck Billy has shot down Rob Dukes’s allegation that Chuck was “responsible” for getting him fired from EXODUS. Billy, who is part of the EXODUS management team, was accused by Dukes of masterminding his exit from the band and bringing back his predecessor, Steve “Zetro” Souza, who previously fronted EXODUS from 1986 to 1993 and from 2002 to 2004. Now, in a brand new interview with Sticks For Stones, Billy has denied that he was pushing for Dukes to be dismissed from EXODUS, insisting that the decision was ultimately made by the members of the band. Asked if there is any truth to Dukes’s statement that Chuck was responsible for EXODUS’s split with Rob and reunion with Zetro, Billy said: “No, there’s not at all. I know Rob knows the truth about that. The only thing I did was, working with the band at the time, I made a suggestion, ‘Either get somebody brand new or give Zet a shot.’ And so they gave Zet a shot. And no matter how bad three of the guys in the band didn’t want Zet back in, I think Zet proved himself by kicking ass on the demo. And I think Zet is a recognizable EXODUS voice. So, you know, it made sense, but it wasn’t me pushing it. It was just me presenting it to the guys, and the guys made the decision.”