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Rob Zombie Posts New Album Update

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Rob Zombie has issued the following update:

"Work on the new album is moving along great. We have about 10 songs so far and are still writing away like maniacs. No release date as of yet."

Rob Zombie called the record labels "dinosaurs waiting to die" in an interview in the March issue of Metal Edge magazine. Zombie said that the labels "all have a defeatist attitude. And that's why in another couple of years, they won't exist...They're just overpaid and lazy, and it's all crumbled around them. But the art is not going anywhere. You go out there, and there's more tours than ever, the shows are bigger than ever, the crowds are crazier than ever, the fans are younger than ever; there's no lack of demand for the music or the bands or anything. It's just that the record labels are these overstuffed, overpaid dinosaurs. They're gonna die. The music's not going anywhere."

Zombie said in a recent conference call that he's not sure what future music distribution will look like. "There's got to be something else you can do because CDs, we know that's done," he said. "That's just done. And a download is just not that exciting. There's something missing when you — you can't walk up to someone and go, 'Oh, can you autograph my download?' There's got to be something else that can then happen. I just don't know. I mean, we're certainly trying to figure out what it is, because I want to figure out something special for the next musical release, whatever it will be."

Zombie, who is also a feature film director, also told Metal Edge, "The problem with the record industry is that they've tried to emulate the film business. The film business is very much about the opening weekend...But with a record, it used to be that you'd work it." He added that with his recent concert CD, "Zombie Live", "They put it out there, they put, like, five minutes of work into it, and they're, like, 'We're done'...They say 'No one buys CDs,'so they don't bother to sell them."

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. PT03 writes:

ok, this is just a repeat of the last rob zombie article. only one new sentence. kind of a disappointment of an article.

# Apr 5, 2008 @ 8:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Shoe Police writes:

The live album was decent. Downloading music is so easy, and record companies clearly don't know what to do about it. As long as they get paid somehow, why should they care? Media is getting more universal and accessable that in the near future, everything will be so easily obtainable and less anticipated that both bands and record companies will take a serious blow, and only the strongest mainstream puppets*..oops, i meant "acts" will survive. All that music sucks balls anyways.

Good for Rob Zombie making another record. Educated Horses was alright, but i hope his new stuff heads back in the direction of Hellbilly Deluxe and The Sinister Urge.

# Apr 6, 2008 @ 1:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Kalis_wrath writes:

^Well said! I agree fully!

# Apr 6, 2008 @ 3:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. iEATbabies writes:

I didnt even know he was working on another album, this was a nice suprise. I agree with the posts above though and I hope the album goes back to the hellbilly/sinister sound

# Apr 6, 2008 @ 3:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. MetallicPunk writes:

Glad to see he is making a new album,my only question is when he tours for this one is he gonna actually do his whole stage show or just come out in regular clothes cause as much as I love Zombie,I am not gonna pay to see him on stage just doing his songs in regular clothes.

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6. Kalis_wrath writes:

I would love to see more White Zombie influance too, but I know that wont happdn sadly.

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7. Kalis_wrath writes:

Happen* hahaha!

# Apr 7, 2008 @ 1:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. texlonghorn10 writes:

i agree kalis white zombiesque sounds would be nice to hear again. and last year i saw him he had the whole decked out stage. id honestly like to see him in shirt and jeans this time with his old dreads. but ive seen him a few times so i can see where u wanna see they whole shabang

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