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From: New York, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active
Since 1985 Zombie has been carving out a strange legacy of music in the world of rock, beginning in with the formation of his brainchild White Zombie. From the start, White Zombie was a bizarre hybrid of hardcore/punk aggression, Lower East Side art-damage and hard rock thunder. As if that weren’t enough, these fixations were filtered through Mr. Zombie’s love of classic horror/sci-fi films, trash hot rod culture and generally, all things on the dark side.
White Zombie was most noted for their release 'Astro Creep 2000'. The album reached #10 on billboard and stayed for two months. After this record, we started to see a little different style from Zombie. What might best be called Techno-Horror Rock. Since then Zombie has gone solo, simply renaming the band 'Rob Zombie'.
Rob Zombie is a man of many faces. He has done work on the Beavis and Butthead movie, directed all videos since going solo, wrote a script for 'The Crow 3' (which got scrapped), and is currently in the works of creating and directing his first feature film entitled 'House Of 1000 Corpses'. In short, Rob Zombie is an entertaiment genius.
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Rob Zombie is joining forces with American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis and Alcon Television to develop a project with Fox about the infamous Manson Family murders.
Zombie, who has long held a fascination with the murders - which included the killing of actress Sharon Tate - told Variety Magazine:
“I have been obsessed with this insane story since I was a kid, so obviously I jumped at the chance to be involved in this incredible project. After speaking with Bret, I immediately realized that we shared the same vision for this epic madness.”
At present the production is seen as a limited series but is still in early development with Fox. Further details have been made available at Variety.com here.
Following previous film "The Lords of Salem," Rob Zombie has announced he is currently working on a new movie. In an interview with 3News, Zombie revealed there's another flick in the works, stating:
I was working on this thing called Broad Street Bullies, which was a hockey film, but that got put on the backburner because something else popped up.
I think it’s something fans of the other stuff will like. Probably fans of The Devil’s Rejects will enjoy the most. It’s not connected to that film but it’s more on that headspace.
He also goes on to discuss his previous films, adding:
The first film [House of 1000 Corpses], which people seems to love, is just a calamitous mess. Well, when it came out it seemed like everyone hated it. Now everyone acts like it's beloved in some way. All I see is flaw, upon flaw, upon flaw… upon flaw.
Read the full article at 3News.
2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the Austrian Nova Rock festival, an annual event that saw some of the greatest names of the scene performing on its previous nine iterations.
For the jubilee tenth edition organizers are preparing a special event, with headliners Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, and The Prodigy.
The event takes place in the Nickeldorf’s Pannonia Fields II from June 13th to June 15th. The line-up for the upcoming edition is not final, as organizers say that there will be more acts added with the event getting closer. See the currently announced lineup in the poster below. More...
Monster Energy's Welcome To Rockville triumphantly returns to Jacksonville, Florida's scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River April 26th and 27th.
Full details can be found at the festival's website, and the initial daily band lineup for Monster Energy's Welcome To Rockville is as follows (with more to be announced):
Saturday, April 26
Memphis May Fire
We Came As Romans
Middle Class Rut
Devour The Day
We As Human
Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands winner More...
Radio.com is celebrating metal all October long, and now the site has posted a new video interview online with Rob Zombie.
Check out the clip below, in which Rob Zombie discusses his two week Halloween festival The Great American Nightmare, his upcoming film "Broad Street Bullies," and The Puppy Rescue Mission.
In just four weeks, Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will open its doors at FEARPlex in Pomona, just outside Los Angeles. Check out a video preview below.
Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will be held every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October 10th - November 2nd. The event will feature 15 nights of music, culminating with a November 2nd headlining performance by Rob Zombie himself.
This bone-chilling experience will combine the most advanced haunted house attractions with a music festival. Each Thursday night will feature rock alternative music, Fridays EDM, most Saturdays will feature hard rock/metal, and most Sundays will be Latin music focused.
Fullerton, California’s The Slidebar has partnered with Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare to host a battle of the bands live local music showcase this September and October.
Unsigned talent will compete for a chance to play the Monster Energy Main Stage on one night of Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare.
The live music showcase nights for Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare Battle Of The Bands will begin with preliminaries at Slidebar on September 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 25th, and will culminate with the four finalists competing on October 6th.
One winner will earn the honor of performing on the Monster Energy Main Stage at Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare. The performance date for the winning band will be announced at the final battle at Slidebar on October 6th.
To enter the competition, bands should email firstname.lastname@example.org by September 13th, 2013. Each entry should include: Band Name, Genre, Facebook Page, Twitter, Contact Name, and Contact Email. Bands will be chosen from these entries to perform at the weekly battles, each featuring five bands. Also visit the SlideBLOG at this location for more details.
Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will feature 15 nights of music, culminating with a November 2nd headlining performance by Rob Zombie himself. The Halloween music and horror event will be held every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October 10th - November 2nd at FEARPlex in Pomona, just outside Los Angeles.
This bone-chilling experience will combine advanced haunted house attractions with a music festival from top artists in the realms of hard rock/metal, rock alternative, EDM, and Latin music. More...
As the kick-off date for San Bernardino, CA was ramping up and the fans were lining up, Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival main stage closing artist Rob Zombie was doing a bit of heavy metal double tasking: filming behind-the-scenes for History's “Counting Cars” latest episode, in which the Count’s Kustoms crew delivers a custom macabre-style overhaul on Rob’s 1967 Ford F-100.
The premiere episode, partially filmed on location at the Mayhem Festival kick-off date, will air on Tuesday, July 16th at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central Time. The following press release was also issued:
"Although the crew at Las Vegas based Count’s Kustoms are not new to the game, the finished product was no small feat. History's 'Counting Cars' star Danny 'The Count' Koker and his crew had just seven days to work on the truck and deliver it to Rob at the San Bernardino, CA kick-off— a turnaround faster than they’ve ever experienced on any project. Starting on July 19th in Camden, NJ, Rob Zombie’s 1967 Ford F-100 will be touring with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. More...
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is proud to announce the partnership of iHome and Metal of Honor, an awareness and fundraising effort focused on the needs and challenges of active duty military, veterans, and their families.
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has supported Hope For The Warriors and the Pathway Home, both national not-for-profit organizations dedicated to the many challenges facing veterans, since their inception.
“Giving back and showing gratitude to those that have sacrificed for all of us and those who continue to sacrifice is the message we want to spread,” comment Mayhem producers John Reese and Kevin Lyman.
As a part of this effort, all ,ilitary personnel will be allowed early entry to the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival shows with military I.D. All military veterans are encouraged to go to the Metal of Honor tent, located in the festival area, to obtain a wristband and information on the various charities supporting their needs. More...
Musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie will unleash his Great American Nightmare on Los Angeles this Halloween season.
This bone-chilling experience will combine the most advanced haunted house attractions with a music festival from top artists in hard rock, alternative, EDM, and more, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October 10th through November 2nd, 2013 at the Fairplex in Pomona, CA, just outside Los Angeles.
A creative collaboration between masters of the macabre Rob Zombie and haunted house producer Steve Kopelman, the haunted house experience will feature three attractions based on Zombie’s own horror films: Lords Of Salem Total Black Out, The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D, and Haunt Of 1,000 Corpses.
The following press release was issued about the Great American Nightmare:
"The fright attractions will offer a three-dimensional experience with animatronics and effects, a maze that is the ultimate definition of claustrophobia and fear, sudden chills and startling thrills, and salacious humor that will make one scream with fright and laughter.
"As if these sinister attractions weren’t enough, Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will also feature 15 nights of music from top national and regional artists in the indie/punk, EDM, metal, rock and Latin genres including Andrew WK, BL3ND, Blood On The Dance Floor, Dirtyloud, Dirtyphonics, Doctor P, Emilie Autumn, Evol Intent, Fei-Fei, Goldfinger, Heavygrinder, Kottonmouth Kings, Metalachi, One More Time, Ozomatli, Reel Big Fish, Terravita, The Used, Twiztid, William Control, Zomboy, and many more.
"In addition to music, one special night will also feature the outrageous pro wrestling sensations Lucha Libre USA. Look for details about the music performance schedule--including additional major headlining acts--to be announced on June 29 and visit this location for details.
"The FEARplex for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will include 150,000 square feet of horror and entertainment and is not geared towards young children or the faint of heart. Patrons should be prepared for maximum scares! At Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare, patrons will sequentially enter three different attractions, each completely different in look, theme and effects:
"Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out: This harrowing attraction--based on Zombie’s 2012 The Lords Of Salem independent horror film--is designed to twist the mind. It will accentuate some senses while limiting others. Fear of the dark, claustrophobia, and fear of the unknown will be preyed on as the visitor attempts to traverse this sixty-degree maze.
"The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D: Utilizing Chromadepth glasses, this innovative attraction will take the patron right into the middle of the irreverent world of Rob Zombie’s El Superbeasto2009 animated exploitation musical horror comedy film based on the comic book series of the same name. The attraction’s unique surprise entrance, brilliant colors, sudden chills and startling thrills, and salacious humor will make one scream with fright and laughter. More...
Rob Zombie's latest movie "The Lords of Salem" is set to hit theaters on April 19th, 2013. A new brief clip from the movie has been posted online, and can be viewed below.
"The Lords of Salem" stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Sid Haig, Dee Wallace, Meg Foster, and Jeff Daniel Phillips.
Rob Zombie, known from White Zombie and his solo outings, has previously directed the "Halloween" remake and it's sequel, as well as "The Devil's Rejects" and "House of 1,000 Corpses."
Metal Injection west coast correspondent Johnny Orlando Jr. was on the scene at the Whisky A Go Go on Monday, March 18th to cover the official Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest press conference where all the bands were unveiled (check out the full lineup right here).
Johnny made some guesses as to who would be performing, asked Rob Zombie the silliest question ever, and ended up with this video recap featuring interviews with Battlecross, Butcher Babies, Five Finger Death Punch and Motionless In White. Check out the clip here or through the player below.
The lineup for the sixth annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival was announced today. Artists performing on the 2013 fest include main stage metal and horror legend, festival closer, ROB ZOMBIE, plus, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and a lineup that includes additional main stage bands MASTODON and AMON AMARTH. The festival area is led by stage closers CHILDREN OF BODOM and MACHINE HEAD as well as BEHEMOTH, JOB FOR A COWBOY, EMMURE, BORN OF OSIRIS, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, BUTCHER BABIES, BATTLECROSS, HUNTRESS, THROWN INTO EXILE and CITY IN THE SEA. Four stages will be presented this year for the first time ever and the stages include the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE, THE JAGERMEISTER STAGE, MUSICIANS INSTITUTE STAGE, as well as, the SUMERIAN RECORDS/HEADBANG FOR THE HIGHWAY CONCOURSE STAGE, (local bands performing on the Sumerian Records/Headbang for the Highway Stage will be announced in June).
All tickets go on sale March 22nd at 12:00 Noon local venue time via www.rockstarmayhemfest.com or www.livenation.com. The tour will stop in 26 cities across the United States and Canada as it makes its way to the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas on August 4th, 2013. The latest Mayhem Festival 2013 tour dates and venues are listed below: More...
Rob Zombie's new film "The Lords of Salem" is now officially set to hit theaters this coming April 19th, 2013.
A new teaser trailer for the movie is available online and can be viewed below. "The Lords of Salem" stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Sid Haig, Dee Wallace, Meg Foster, and Jeff Daniel Phillips. Rob Zombie has previously directed the "Halloween" remake and it's sequel, as well as "The Devil's Rejects" and "House of 1,000 Corpses."
For more info on "The Lords of Salem," head over to the movie's official Facebook profile here.
Rob Zombie, who previously directed such films as "The Devil's Rejects" and a remake of "Halloween," has now posted a teaser trailer online for his upcoming new movie "The Lords of Salem."
The movie stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Bruce Davison, and Jeff Daniel Phillips and the teaser trailer can be viewed below. In other news, Rob Zombie released a remix album titled "Mondo Sex Head" back in August.
The daily band lineup has been announced for Rock Vegas - powered by Rockstar Energy Drink - which is being billed as "Sin City's Loudest Two-Day Rock Music Festival" and takes place Friday, September 28th and Saturday, September 29th at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.
The two-day rock extravaganza will feature performances from Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, and Godsmack, plus Staind, Stone Sour, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Adelitas Way, All That Remains, P.O.D., Art of Dying, Redlight King, New Medicine, Deuce, Otherwise and more.
Rob Zombie provides some insight into what fans can expect from his theatrical live performance, noting: "I am packing up the trucks with everything I need to destroy Sin City's loudest music festival. I know Las Vegas has seen it all, but you ain't seen nothing like this."
The daily performance lineup for ROCK VEGAS powered by Rockstar Energy Drink is as follows:
Friday, September 28
Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, P.O.D., Adelitas Way, Deuce, Redlight King
Saturday, September 29
Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Stone Sour, Buckcherry, All That Remains, Art of Dying, New Medicine, Otherwise
Tickets go on sale Saturday, July 28th at 10:00 AM Pacific Time and are priced as low as $39 each, plus fees. VIP packages will also be available for purchase. Discounted hotel rates at Mandalay Bay, Luxor, and Excalibur are exclusively available for Rock Vegas attendees. To buy tickets, make hotel reservations, visit this location.
Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie are hitting the road together this fall, co-headlining the “Twins of Evil” tour.
Kicking off September 28th when both Zombie and Manson co-headline the first day of the Desert Uprising Festival in Phoenix, Arizona, expect defiant rock’n'roll showmanship in the form of these unholy rollers with the first U.S. date wrapping in Dallas on Halloween, October 31st. For tickets on sale and purchasing info, log onto Marilynmanson.com or Robzombie.com.
“Finally! Why did the most obvious tour take so long to happen? Who knows? Who cares? It’s happening now,” stated Zombie. “If good taste is the chief enemy of great art, then we should be able to fill the Louvre with this fucking tour. Be prepared for something wicked this way a-coming.”
“I have sympathy for the Whore of Babylon that gave birth to these twins of evil, and this abomination of a tour,” says Marilyn Manson. “There is no babysitter, and there is no repairing her womb. If Rob Zombie doesn’t fuck you up, than I surely will. Hide all drugs and firearms… I’m coming to town."
J Devil, the DJ alter ego of KoRn’s frontman Jonathan Davis, will support the Manson/Zombie dates with his chaotic electro-metal. “I like to think of JDevil as the ‘anti-christ’ of EDM,” he said. “To play alongside Zombie and Manson is going to be a fucking sinister night all around, and an unbelievable theatrical experience. I can’t wait.”
With more to be announced, dates for the “Twins of Evil” tour are as follows: More...
Rob Zombie is currently working on his new movie "The Lords of Salem," and he has now posted a series of photos from the filming. Check out a still of special effects supervisor Wayne Toth working on "some nasty witch business" below, or find more photos from the movie at Rob Zombie's Facebook profile.
Rob Zombie has announced the release of an all-remix album titled "Mondo Sex Head." The promotional poster for the release can be viewed at this location, and the artwork is available below.
The remix album is set for release on August 7th, 2012 and pre-orders are now online at Amazon.com. "Mondo Sex Head" includes new and unique remixes of Rob Zombie classics from KoRn’s Jonathan “JDevil” Davis, Photek, the Bloody Beetroots, Drumcorps, and Ki:Theory. More...
Artisan News service has posted a video clip online of Rob Zombie discussing his nearly completed new movie The Lords of Salem, which follows his previous films The Haunted World of El Superbeasto and Halloween II. Check out the video clip below.
Rob Zombie is also currently working on a new album, and previously commented "It has been way, and I mean way too long without any new music. I am dying to get back to it. I have not felt this much excitement within the band since recording the first Hellbilly Deluxe record almost 15 years ago. We have been working on tons of songs for quite some time and I can safely say this will definitely be our best record yet."