From Metal Hammer. Zombie On His Career: “As Soon As It’s Not Fun, I’m Out”.
Metal Hammer have released another excerpt of their cover issue interview with Rob Zombie and his Twins of Evil co-headliner, Marilyn Manson. In this excerpt, Zombie talks about his career and how he doesn’t ever go through the motions, he would rather stop than not have fun. Read the excerpt below and at the end of the article follow the link to get your copy now.
Rob Zombie hits the UK with Marilyn Manson for four colossal dates next week, and because we’re smooth as fuck, we have both of them on the cover of our current issue! We talk to both Rob and Mazza about the tour, their unbelievable stage shows and the future of their respective careers. Here’s a snippet of what Rob had to say…
Has there ever been a period in your career when you felt like you were just going through the motions?
“No, because I always stopped. Like when White Zombie was miserable, when we were at the height of our fame, the shows were huge, it was a big arena tour, and I was just like, ‘I’m done. I can’t go on stage any more and pretend like this is awesome’. If I’m having fun, I’ll dedicate myself around the clock. But as soon as it’s not, I’m out. Kids think you’re doing things for money, but money became irrelevant a long time ago. It might be why a lot of people do it, but it’s not why I do anything.”
Are you looking forward to touring the UK and Europe?
“I really haven’t toured the rest of the world in a long time, because making movies was really starting to impact my touring, but England and Europe have always been great.”
Both you and Manson have managed to merge horror and hard rock seamlessly. What is the connective tissue that makes it work so well?
“I don’t know. I’ve never really thought of it that way, because truthfully, the band always reflected just the stuff I was into. Sometimes it was the horror stuff, sometimes it wasn’t. It was this weird mish-mash. It’s like The Misfits. They weren’t always writing about horror. The band are named after a Marilyn Monroe movie. But the sensibility is really weird, so it worked.”
Manson and Zombie hit the UK on the following dates:
- Nov 26 London O2 Arena
- Nov 28 Glasgow SECC
- Nov 27 Manchester Arena
- Nov 29 Birmingham NIA