This past weekend, Rob Zombie hosted the tenth annual Johnny Ramone Tribute Night at LA’s Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Rolling Stone Magazine was there and followed the event which saw guests including Kirk Hammet, Steve Jones of The Sex Pistols, as well as Johnny Ramones widow Linda Ramone, who has organized the event yearly. This year was the first following the death of Tommy Ramone, whose death made this the first Tribute event without a living Ramones member. Said Zombie on his friend Johnny Ramone; “I miss him every day. He was a wonderful kind guy. There was nobody like him. There was nothing like the Ramones, so we’re here for Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee and Tommy.”
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Still looking for a way to help crowd fund the next Rob Zombie project ’31′? And also going to see him play live in September? Well why not combine the both and buy a meet and greet upgrade to your ticket, for which the proceeds will go towards the fundraising pot for ’31′. As part of the package, you will be bale to meet Zombie before the show, get your picture snapped with him and the band, get early access to the venue to get the best point to see the show, AND walk away at the end with a fantastic goody bag of exclusive treats, which includes an exclusive poster, signed by Rob and the band.
These meet and greet packages will go quickly and are only available until September 5. So pop over to rz-31.com and find out how to hit the preverbal two birds with one stone!
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Last summer, while on the Mayhem tour, Rob Zombie met up with the folks at the Puppy Rescue Mission charity – which helps dogs rescued by soldiers while on their tour of duty – animals that not only give the soldiers much needed bonds, but whom have also saved the soldiers. Said Rob of the campaign last year: “… soldiers in Afghanistan would find these dogs and bond with them and sneak them on the bases, even though they weren’t supposed to have them. It was probably the only moment of sanity for these guys, when they spent time with them….But they weren’t allowed to take them home, and if they could, it was so expensive. That was a cause I could really understand and get behind.”
To that end he has narrated a video campaign, directed by Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival documenter Strati Hovartos, to bring more light on this wonderful charity. The video features a cast of active duty and veteran warriors.
Ubisoft, premiered a new animated trailer for their upcoming game release, Assassin’s Creed Unity during a demo/Q&A at Comic-Con this past Friday. Our friends at Rolling Stone magazine were given the trailer for an exclusive airing yesterday, and now its you can watch the gory excerpt here at robzombie.com. The animated short was Rob Zombie and The Walking Dead co-creator Tony Moore.
The clip is a retelling of the French Revolution, the period in which the game is set. Rob Zombie spoke to Rolling Stone Magazine about working on a video game piece: “I thought it was interesting because I never work in the medium of video games, so it was a new thing to do“.
Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare has announced a second engagement for 2014. The ultimate Halloween horror event will invade the Chicago metropolitan area select nights from September 26-November 1 at Odeum Expo in Villa Park, IL. (Find out more on the tour page)
Opening night will also feature a special one-night-only concert with groundbreaking musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie. (more…)
Following Rob Zombie’s sudden withdrawal from the stage, after two songs, at RockFest this saturday, it is understandable fans were upset at missing a full show from the band – something Rob is as much saddened by, having played through thick and thin for the past 29 years. However as the following statement from Rob says, this was not something he did lightly and he hopes these words may go some way to state why he had to stop the show early.
From Rob Zombie:
I am very sorry to everyone who was at RockFest. Believe it or not this is the first time in 29 years I have not been able to finish a show. I have played through many many nights with a fucked voice. I knew it backstage but came out and tried anyway, but failed. I understand people are pissed, but what can you do? It is easy to say “man up and just do it” but when no sound is coming out there is nothing you can do. If you have ever lost your voice before, then you know it doesn’t magically return just because you want it to. If there was a way to do the show I would have done it, as I have many, many times before. Fuck, I done shows where I walked to the side of the stage between songs to vomit I was so sick. Whatever. I’m not looking for sympathy and I don’t expect anyone care but these are the facts. (more…)
From Rob Zombie:
“Lots of news on my next film 31 will be coming your way very soon. But until then I thought I share with your one many awesome production drawings from the film courtesy of Alex Horley.”
An animated short by Rob Zombie and Tony Moore, inspired by ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity‘, will be unveiled at the San Diego Comic Con. The animation, will be shown at a Q&A and demo for the game on Friday, July 25: 2:00pm – 3:00pm. Zombie has a long history with animation and comics; El Superbeasto animated film, and Bigfoot, The Nail and Spookshow International comics come to mind, while Tony Moore is known for being co-creator of The Walking Dead series and contributed a cover to Zombie’s Spookshow International series.
Find out more about the event at Comic Con, by visiting http://sched.co/1jytFgN (Please note Rob Zombie will not be attending)
Image courtesy of Ubisoft
Tooti-Fuckin’ Fruity, did I stutter, it’s Sid Haig’s birthday today. Haig who has appeared in many of Zombie’s movies, including as Captain Spauldin, in House of 1000 Corpses and The Devils Rejects, as well as an appearance in Zombie’s 2013 The Lords of Salem, will be 75 today.
So why not drop a man a happy birthday wish!, or What’s the matter, kid? Don’t ya like clowns?
Rob Zombie will be hosting the tenth anniversary tribute to friend Johnny Ramone on August 24 in LA. The event, presented by his wife Linda Ramone who has held the tribute every year in his memory, will take place at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Says Zombie of The Ramones, “The Ramones were the great American rock band of our time. Endlessly copied but never equaled.”
Zombie will be leading Steve Jones (Sex Pistols) and Duff Mckagan, through a series of Ramones classics, and it will benefit cancer research through the Johnny Ramone Foundation and the Center for Applied Medicine at USC.
The event at the Hollywood Forever cemetery which includes a statue tribute to Johnny Ramone, will be broadcast on giant screens to the overflow crowd.
Rob Zombie: ‘The worst thing in the world would be to get too old and go: “Why didn’t I do that stuff when I could have?!”’
Rob Zombie is currently in tour in Europe. Before he made his way over for the summer metal festival season, he spoke with RadioMetal.com about touring with Alice Cooper, working on numerous projects, The Zombie Horror Picture Show, and what his next film project ’31′ is NOT about.
To read excerpts from the interview and find out how to read more, click >>> (more…)
Rob Zombie played Hellfest, the biggest annual metal fest in France. Before the show (20 June), he and guitarist John 5 sat down in front of the press for a questions and answers session.
Famed horror rocker/director, Rob Zombie is back and he is releasing an exquisite limited edition photography book, documenting his multiple headlining tours in 2013. Shot exclusively by Zombie’s personal rock photographer, Rob Fenn, fans can finally get an all access pass to the “Zombie Horror Picture Show.” Join Zombie, his band, his family and even some very famous friends as they tour across the underbelly of America. Fenn has captured Zombie in all his glory, as he survives the fast pace and intense journey that comes with living life on the road. From sold out arenas, massive festivals, and tour buses to backstage high jinx, mischief and some introspective moments. This photo collection drops the curtain on the world of Rob Zombie and lets us all into his thrilling and extraordinary life.
Purchase yours today ($49.99): amazon.com/Zombie-Horror-Picture-Show
Rob Zombie was in the UK this past Friday 13, for Download Festival 2014. He took the main stage this year, to open for headlining act Avenged Sevenfold. Whilst there, he had a chat with TeamRock Radio, and talked about subjects including why the States could not have a show like Download, and his views on the effects of grunge on rock music in the ’90′s.
To listen to the interview click >>> (more…)
Rob Zombie is out on tour in Europe right now and has also announced in the past week a series of new dates in the USA, including opening for his frightfest, Great American Nightmare 2014. Loudwire had a chat with Rob, and they covered subjects such as the new Zombie Horror Picture Show Blu-Ray, playing a stripped down show, the next Zombie album and sunblock tips!!! “If I have to see one more person that looks like their nose is going to fall off and it’s bright red. I am just like, “Really you are like 40 years old and you don’t know about sunblock by now. It’s like cancer running wild all over your face. Get a hat or something!”
To read excerpts click >>> (more…)
Event includes screening of The Devils Rejects and Q&A with director Rob Zombie and the one and only Baby Firefly – Sheri Moon Zombie.
From Sitges Film Festival: Film director and musician Rob Zombie will be receiving the Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival’s Grand Honorary Award on Saturday 21 June. The Festival is making the most of Rob Zombie’s visit to Barcelona for the concert he’ll be offering the next day, to give him the award and put together this event in recognition of his career.
The award-giving event will take place during the screening organized by the Festival at the Aribau Multiplex, Saturday 21 June at 20:00. During the event, the Festival Director, Àngel Sala, will be presenting the Grand Honorary Award to Rob Zombie, who will be attending with his wife, actress Sheri Moon Zombie. Immediately afterwards will be the screening of The Devils Rejects, followed by a Q&A with Zombie and his wife. The Devils Rejects is the sequel to House of 1.000 Corpses (2003) and tells the intense and delirious story of murders and vengeance in Texas. The film was screened at Sitges 2005. Rob Zombie’s latest movie, The Lords of Salem, was also screened at the Festival, in 2012. In addition, the aforementioned House of 1,000 Corpses (2003), Halloween(2007) and The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009) were also screened here previously.
For more information go to: http://sitgesfilmfestival.com/eng/noticies/?id=1003210
Rob Zombie’s first concert film, The Zombie Horror Picture Show, released May 19 by Zodiac Swan/T-Boy/UMe, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Music DVD chart and has retained the chart’s top spot for its second week of release. Zombie also recently teased out his next feature film project called ‘31.’ To celebrate, Zombie has teamed with ZUUS Media (“ZUUS”) and CraveOnline for a horror filmmaking contest. Fans of Rob Zombie’s music and films are invited to create three-minute short horror films for the chance to have their entry selected to premiere across ZUUS, CraveOnline and RobZombie.com. For more information about the contest, visit http://zombiehorrorpictureshow.com/. Contest ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on July 10, 2014: see > rules (more…)
After a successful inaugural opening year in 2013, for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare attraction, he is doing it all over again, this time in Phoenix, AZ from September 19 to November 1st. Bringing the nightmare to more audiences across the USA, the main attraction being in Arizone, while on select nights, the WestWorld of Scottsdale will play host.
“The first year was such a blast. I am thrilled to be able to take the Great American Nightmare to a new city this year,” said Zombie. “My only goal is to make it even sicker than last year.”
The three haunted house experiences for this year will include, ‘The Lords of Salem in Total Black Out,’ ‘Captain Spaulding’s Clown School in 3D’ and ‘The Devil’s Rejects’ .
Tickets are on sale from Friday 13th June at 10AM PT at the Great American Nightmare website.
To find out more about this years Great American Nightmare, including prices and park open times, click >>> (more…)
Before embarking on his European festival tour, Rob Zombie shared with Shortlist his ultimate playlist. He also shares the reasons behind his choices, which includes, favourite movie soundtrack song, favourite sad song, song from childhood, wedding song and many more.
And see the track list and explanations here: shortlist.com/rob-zombies-ultimate-playlist
Nerdist’s Matt Grosinger, catches up with Rob Zombie, whom is described as “this guy has no time for anything except being creative“, to “talk shop about zombie culture, performing in the digital age, and how he befriended Fred Armisen.”
To read excerpts and see links to the interview in full click >>> (more…)
Rob Zombie heads to Europe in June, including dates in the UK, Germany, Holland and Barcelona.
[WATCH] Rob Zombie speaks to Fanpass about touring; “Doing a tour with Alice was one of the best tours”
An interview conducted with Zombie by Fanpass, while the band rocked the Welcome To Rockville festival, sees Rob speaking about one of his favourite tour partners. Speaking to Matt Pinfield he says; “Cause usually, you’re on tour with people and they might be your friends, but maybe… they’re just your buddies, but musically, you’re not compatible. That was the first time I remember being on tour and it felt like what I thought touring should be.”
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