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Rob Zombie Doesn't Want Band To Get Lost Onstage

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Launch Radio Networks reports: ROB ZOMBIE is known for his spectacular live shows, but he's scaling things back a bit on his upcoming spring tour. Zombie told Launch that he still wants to give fans their money's worth without taking the focus off the music. "What I want to do is make it a big rock show where the human element of the band never gets lost, because I feel like that's what happened before a little bit," he explained. "It was a huge rock show, but the band was getting lost. This time I want to strike that delicate balance where, you know, you're getting the big show, but not to a point where the band becomes secondary to explosions."

Zombie begins a headlining U.S. tour on March 17 in Jacksonville, Florida, with LACUNA COIL and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE along as support.

The touring line-up for Zombie's band includes longtime bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson, ex-MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5 and former ALICE COOPER drummer Tommy Clufetos.

The former WHITE ZOMBIE frontman will be the featured musical guest on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Wednesday, March 15.

Zombie's new album, "Educated Horses", comes out on March 28. The first single from the album, called "Foxy, Foxy", is accompanied by a video directed by Zombie.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. superCHARGERheaven writes:

RIGHT ON!!!!!!! ZOMBIE KNOWS HOW TO GET HIS sh** STRAIGHT. CANT WAIT TO SEE HIM IN D.C,I SAW HIM AT OZZFEST AND HE TOTALLY OWNED THE SECOND STAGE

# Mar 12, 2006 @ 12:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. War Nerve writes:

I want Rob Zombie to get lost in making movies 'cause His music sucks huge donkey balls! Great Movies though I have to hand it to fhim.

# Mar 12, 2006 @ 3:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. psythe writes:

i disagree about the music, i enjoy it a lot - but yeah, he's not too shabby with the old video cam, hey. skills of an artist.

# Mar 13, 2006 @ 4:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Kingnothing writes:

I just saw the man at Orlando's House of Blues, and that show KICKS ASS! Good mix of old and new, lots of f**king with the fans, awesome support from Lacuna Coil and Bullet for My Valentine. The new song may be different, but it is still a cool track, and Superbeast live will make the ticket price worth it. SEE THIS SHOW!!!!

# Mar 20, 2006 @ 1:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. slayerdisciple writes:

i dont like his movies too much but his music is awesome, i think king diamond should start writtin movies cause his albums r pretty much horror concepts put to music i wonder wat abigal would be like as a movie

# Mar 20, 2006 @ 8:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Sandisaster writes:

That's bullsh** Rob. I don't feel that the band was secondary to the explosions. You guys were actually f***ing rocking hard enough to stand out next to the explosions is all. I was there in the front row on ozfest '99 for 20 something shows in a row! I couldn't take my eyes off of you or Riggs, or Blasko or Tempesta. It was phenomenal! If anything, the heat from the explosions was just adding to a feel. It was a hell of a show man, every time! You guys worked it hard! I like the idea of doing this without all of the added fancy shmancy but, please don't ease up on rockin' the f*** out! If anything else, I think the stage and everything else going on in those big shows allowed you guys to feel less self concious, that maybe you could open up more. I LOVE what your doing either way, but I don't understand when you say that the big show took away from the band. I mean, the band was f***ing awesome! I stood there in awe and absorbed it with open eyes over and over and over.
It seemed like you guys worked way harder back then is all, and I think some of the old fans just miss that. Now it's all so casual which is cool, but a casual stage still needs some ball busting action, now it's just all on you. Especially with Johns straight jacket a$$ just standing there like a statue with that weird smile like he just did some magic with one finger. I just keep missing the magic or something so far.
You and Blasko are still rocking, it just seems like the two of you are gonna have to f***ing work twice as hard now, and poor Blasko is doing the best he can I can tell. I don't know, maybe the whole thing about old fans is that we hate change.;)~ But, change is good so, we'll see.
And don't get p***ed about our comments, you do what you do great! We're just being honost about how we feel and that takes a lot of guts. Especially for someone like me who worships the ground you walk on. I just don't people having room to talk sh** when it comes to you, so I decided to speak up.
Take it or leave it.

# Mar 23, 2006 @ 1:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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