Before the last show of the recent US tour, Rob Zombie spoke to Fox 17 West Michigan, about his crowd funding project for 31 – and why he wanted to make sure people took something away with them for supporting the project. He also talks about the next Zombie album, which he hopes to have out out by early 2015, and why there’s never any downtime for himself.
Support ’31′: http://rz-31.com
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Phoenix New Times gets inside Rob Zombie’s head as he talks them through his Great American Nightmare, which this year is in Scottsdale as well Chicago. PNT also chat with horror maze maker Steve Kopelman, who gives an insight into one of the baddest haunts on the area this year. And John 5 takes PNT on a personal tour of one of the three Haunted House mazes at the Great American Nightmare.
To find out more about the shows go to: greatamericannightmare.com
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“There are people that get so terrified, they’re just in tears.” – Rob talks scaring the bejezzus out of people!
Rob has a fiendish plan – he wants to scare you so much you cry. And although it sounds terrible – its part of the fun! After the success of last years inaugural Great American Nightmare in California, Rob brings the haunted house experience – based on three of his movies – to Arizona and Chicago. He explains the early genesis of the GAN with AZCentral, including his families involvement with carnivals and what makes a perfect show that keeps the audience interested from beginning to middle to the screaming end!
Find out more about Great American Nightmare here: greatamericannightmare.com
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Rob Zombie took some time out to talk to Billboard on the eve of the opening of the Great American Nightmare in Scottsdale, Arizona. He talks candidly about his fears – especially when it comes to one exhibit at the GAN, which requires maze goers to don a paper bag over the head. He also talks about how his haunted house experience was an inspiration for his latest movie project “31”.
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Rob will be answering your questions on Reddit Wednesday, October 1 at 1 pm EST. Stay tuned for more info & the link soon!
Rob Zombie stopped in to visit with Troy Hayden at FOX 10 Phoenix to talk about music, movies, and his new haunted house, Great American Nightmare, that is opening in Scottsdale for Halloween.
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Enjoy this interview that the San Jose Mercury News conducted with Rob Zombie just a few days ago. In it he talks about why the latest tour will be the last for a little while, hints at the next Zombie record (following up from Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor) and gives information on ‘31‘, as well as the differences in process’ between moviemaking and music musicmaking.
See all tour-dates here: tour dates page
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Heavy metal frontrunners Rob Zombie, Scott Ian, and Gary Holt will be guest-judging a special vegan menu, on Bravos’ Top Chef Duels, this September 10th at at 10pm ET/9pm CT.
For more information on the show, the judges and the contestants, please visit: www.bravotv.com/top-chef-duels
Bret Easton Ellis, the controversial best-selling author and screenwriter behind such modern American classics as ‘American Psycho’, is joined by Rob Zombie on his podcast show “The BEE Podcast“, where they discuss their “lost” Charles Manson project, this summers blockbuster movie Guardians of the Galaxy, in which Zombie had a voice cast credit, remaking John Carpenter’s Halloween, Cannibal Holocaust and much more.
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Last weekend, Rob Zombie hosted the 10th Annual Johnny Ramone tribute night. Joined by a host of artists, including Duff McKagan, Billy Idol and more, as well as being compere, and hosting a special screening – with Q&A – of The Devils Rejects, Rob Zombie and the band performed at the Hollywood Forever Cemetary. One of the gems of the night was their cover of the classic Ramones song “Blitzkrieg Bop”.
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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.
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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.
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