Zombie speaks to Loudwire Nights: “The band is as good as it’s ever been, the show is bigger than it’s ever been”
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Taking a little time out from planning a US and European tour, Rob Zombie chats to ,‘Loudwire Nights’ host Full Metal Jackie about his upcoming DVD/Blu-Ray release ’The Zombie Horror Picture Show’ and its accompanying book, his plans regarding a Manson Family project and more.
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Rob Zombie is one of rock’s busiest men, continually balancing recording, touring and a career as a movie director. During one of Zombie’s brief breaks in his schedule, he took a few minutes to chat with ‘Loudwire Nights’ host Full Metal Jackie about his upcoming DVD/Blu-Ray release ’The Zombie Horror Picture Show’ and its accompanying book, his plans regarding a Manson Family project and more. Check out Full Metal Jackie’s chat with Rob Zombie below.
On the show with us, the one and only Rob Zombie. How are you?
Fine and dandy, how are you?
Happy to have you on the show, really excited about this upcoming DVD and Blu Ray. ‘The Zombie Horror Picture Show,’ the concert DVD and Blu Ray, will be available May 19. Over the years, Rob, you’ve always resisted the idea of releasing a concert video. What changed?
I don’t know. I really hate being filmed, truthfully. That’s part of the reason and when I’m doing TV shows or anything, I never watch them back. I found having cameras around really, really annoying. But then I thought, we’re not getting any younger and the show isn’t going to get any bigger, so we better film it now before it’s us live at Joe’s Bar and Grill somewhere.
The band is as good as it’s ever been, the show is bigger than it’s ever been. Now is the time, now or never. Even when we did it, I was like goddamn they get on my nerves. But I sucked it up and went with it, and it turned out fantastic. I was really happy with it.
Rob, the live show overwhelms the senses. What is the trick to making the ‘Zombie Horror Picture Show’ still seem bigger than life while watching it in your living room?
It’s like anything else. The trick to us was the way you film it. There’s a certain way everyone films home videos for the most part. The camera to the type of lenses, everything. They’ll film a Willie Nelson concert and a Slayer concert the exact same way. I knew what I needed to do, I needed all the cameras hand held and I needed them in the crowd, so you’re always shooting through the people. So at all times you see the show like you’re there. Our shows are chaotic, they’re hot and nasty. They’re a big mess by the end of the night.
I needed the cameras to capture that. It’s too clean. So we had about 20 cameras, we had them everywhere of all different types and it worked out great. When you watching it, if you’re a fan of our concerts or you’ve been to one of our concerts, you’ll say that’s exactly what it felt like to be at that show. That was my goal. A lot of times, you remember a show being crazy and you watch the concert video live and say, “Wow it seems to tame, or different than I remember.” That was the key. Capturing the moment.