Rob Zombie’s solo debut album Hellbilly Deluxe: 13 Tales of Cadaverous Cavorting Inside the Spookshow International, came out 17 years ago (August 25, 1998). It debuted at number 5 in the Billboard charts, and reached Platinum status just three months later. It carried on the vein of sounds fans were familiar with from the White Zombie years, and its mix of metal and industrial sounds meant it garnered new fans as well as placated loyal fans.
Speaking to Loudwire, Zombie says; “I think people could tell I was having a good time making this music and playing around a little with this different technology and these different sounds,” he said. “As long as I’m having fun with what I’m doing then it will probably come through in the music.”
The album has sold over 3 million units and continues to be a fan favorite with tracks such as “Dragula“, “Living Dead Girl” and “Superbeast” still being played in Zombie’s live set. It also received a re-release in 2005 with new artwork, and was the basis for the successful remix album American Made Music to Strip By.
Coming on the back of their announcement last month, Rob Zombie and Godsmack are adding two more dates to their co-headliner.
October 8: Erie, PA at the Erie Insurance Arena: Pre-Sale Tickets
October 9: Binghampton, NY at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena: Pre-Sale Tickets
Pre-sales for these two shows begin this Wednesday, August 26, at 10am local time and continue until Friday, August 28, at 10am local time. The password for both presales is: thirtyone
Onsale ticket info will be announced on August 28 via the tour page
Rob Zombie continues to tease fans with more images from his movie 31, which is currently in post-production. The movie – due out sometime in 2016 – stars Malcolm McDowell, Judy Geeson, Sheri Moon Zombie, Lew Temple and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs.
The film centers around five carnival workers, kidnapped and hunted by a gang of evil clowns, stalking their every move.
The latest batch of images shared, come from the behind the scenes documentary, from Honeyspider filmmaker Josh Hasty.
To view the images, click >> (more…)
Jeff Daniel Phillips will be appearing in the next Rob Zombie film ‘31‘ and here is a great behind the scenes picture from the film, as he gets ready to take on the next maniac.
Phillips previously appeared in Zombie’s last movie The Lords of Salem.
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Here is your first look at ‘Sick-Head‘ from Rob Zombie’s next movie ‘31‘. Sick-Head is one “crazy fucker” and is played by actor Pancho Moler-Pascal.
’31’ is currently in post-production and stars Malcolm McDowell, Judy Geeson, Jeff Daniel Philips and Sheri Moon Zombie. ’31’ is expected to be released sometime in 2016.
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Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare–the ultimate Halloween horror event–returns to Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, IL (just outside Chicago) for its second engagement from September 25-November 1.
Tickets go on sale for all Great American Nightmare dates on Friday, July 31.
October 2 & 4 will also feature two special concerts with groundbreaking musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie. (more…)
Last Night (7/22), Rob Zombie was awarded with the Vanguard Award at the 2015 AP Music Awards in honour of his legendary music career.
The award was presented to him by Slipknot’s Corey Taylor. Accepting the award, Rob said: “My first big [AP] review literally said ‘This is the worst band ever. Ignore this band. Whatever you do ignore this band.’ So I’d like to thank Alternative Press — and the fans for ignoring the review.”
After, Rob joined Motionless In White to sing Thunderkiss ’65.
You can watch that gem and see photos from the show by clicking >>> (more…)
Rob Zombie will be joining Godsmack at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, WV on 6 October 2015.
Tickets will be on sale from 24 July and you can get yours HERE (<< click)
Check out the tour poster in full (its pretty cool) by clicking >>> (more…)
On July 22, 2005, Rob Zombie unleashed the Firefly Family again on the cinema audience, with The Devils Rejects. The sequel to his debut movie House of 1000 Corpses saw Baby (Sheri Moon Zombie), Otis (Bill Moseley) and Captain Spaulding (Sid Haig), on the run from Sheriff Wydell (William Forsyth), a man obsessed with bringing the blood shedding family to justice (in one way or the other) for the death of his brother.
So today, July 22, 2015, is officially The Devils Rejects day, to mark the 10th anniversary of the release of the film (already??!!).
To celebrate, watch the infamous “Free Bird” end scene PLUS the “Midnight Rider” clip from the film. And why don’t you share your memories of the movie. To do so, just click >>> (more…)
From Rob Zombie:
Here’s your first look at LEW TEMPLE as PSYCHO-HEAD from my next film 31!
Psycho-Head is a real mean piece of shit best described in his own words… “count yourself lucky you got fucked by the best!”
To see the full gory beast, click >>> (more…)
From Rob Zombie:
Panda aka Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs is ready to get busy in this shot from my next film 31.
For catch up on all 31 news, click here.
To see the image in its busy fullness, click >>> (more…)
At the end of the recent Loudwire Festival, Rob Zombie sat down for an exclusive chat with Loudwire, to discuss some of the projects he has coming up in the future. He talks about how he juggles multiple projects, his next movie 31, and working on the next Zombie album (due out 2016).
As well as this, Zombie talks about some of his personal heroes, and working with the legendary Malcolm McDowell.
To watch the interview in full, click >>> (more…)
A great, and very detailed interview and feature article from Grantland.com, which focuses on director Rob Zombie, and beyond the horror that he is most known for. The article comes in light of the news that Zombie is to direct a movie about his comic idol Groucho Marx, based on the book by Steve Stoliar entitled “Raised Eyebrows”.
This is a really interesting and thoroughly in-depth look at Zombie’s career.
It is with sadness we hear of the passing of another friend – actor Irwin Keyes. Rob Zombie reflects on the news “I have just heard the terrible news that our friend Irwin Keyes has passed away. Irwin was a cool guy and a big part of the House of 1000 Corpses family. He will be missed by us all.”
Keyes made his screen debut in the 1979 cult classic “The Warriors” but also worked with Woody Allen, the Coen Brothers and of course with Rob Zombie as Ravelli in House of 1000 Corpses. Our thoughts are with his wife Tracey Fontaine and his family.
Steve Stoliar explains why he approves of Rob Zombie to direct his Groucho Marx story “Raised Eyebrows”
Steve Stoliar, friend, and former personal assistant to the legendary comic genius Groucho Marx, writes a guest column for the Hollywood Reporter in which he explains why there is “nothing scary” about the prospect of Rob Zombie directing the film adaptation of his book “Raised Eyebrows”.
“Nothing Rob has said or done since has given me second thoughts about having placed the care and feeding of my story in his hands. As we’ve gotten to know each other, I’ve come to realize what kindred spirits we are — despite outward appearances — not just in terms of this project, but in other areas, including a shared love for classic rock and lesser Bela Lugosi films.”
It’s a really interesting read. Read the column in full here: hollywoodreporter.com/news/how-horror-meister-rob-zombie
From Rob Zombie:
Yet another shot from 31 featuring Father Murder (Malcolm McDowell) and Sister Serpent (Jane Carr) during a rather calm moment in their secret 31 hideaway.
The naughty bits have been censored for your protection, ha ha!
UPDATE: 8 Jul: All European Tour Date Meet and Greets are now closed. Have a great time all!
Meet and Greets for European Rob Zombie fans will end at midnight UK time on Tuesday 7 July. The M&Gs have been held open a week longer to allow those wanting to take part a chance to grab them.
At midnight the links will become void and will be removed completely through Wednesday 8 July.
So if you want one go to www.rz-31.com NOW!
’31’ is currently in post-production and includes stars such as Malcolm McDowell and Jeff Daniel Phillips.
Rob Zombie has teamed up with Spooky Pinball LLC to launch his first ever licensed pinball machine. ‘Spookshow International‘ will be out in January 2016, and will be limited to 300 units.
From the machine makers “This is a fully authorized, licensed, and bad ass arcade quality pinball machine. We’re currently taking pre-orders, with no obligation or money down. Once we have the full art package we’ll show the complete game, and you’ll get all the details on how to buy your own Rob Zombie Spookshow International pinball game!”
Spooky Pinball LLC is a family based business based in Benton, WI. The game is set to feature 10 Zombie tracks as well as the voice of Rob Zombie himself.
Keep updated here: http://www.spookypinball.com
To watch a video launch featuring Rob talking about the machine, click >>> (more…)
The daily band lineups for Louisville’s LOUDER THAN LIFE have been announced and single day General Admission and VIP tickets, along with weekend tickets, VIP, hotel and camping packages, are on sale now at www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com.
Rob Zombie will be headlining on Saturday October 3 with other acts including Godsmack, Chevelle, Bring Me The Horizon, Seether, Of Mice & Men, Sevendust, and Hollywood Undead.
Rob Zombie will receive this years “Vanguard Award” at July’s Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards. The singer, director and all round visionary has enjoyed a storied career, beginning with White Zombie, to his success globally as a solo artist and director of movies which have seen box office draws totalling over $150 million. He has also branched into directing TV shows and commercials.
The awards will take place on July 22 and Zombie will be putting in a special performance. You can buy tickets here: http://smarturl.it/83bh5t
The show will be broadcast LIVE on axstv.
Rob Zombie will be moving away from horror to direct a movie about his favourite movie star, Groucho Marx. The film, based on Steve Stoliar’s memoir Raised Eyebrows: My Years Inside Groucho’s House, tells the bizarre story of “most iconic comedians of our time” (producer Miranda Bailey) and Stoliar’s own experiences with Groucho in his last years.
Zombie told Deadline: “I have been a huge Groucho Marx fan ever since I was a child and have read countless book on the comic legend, but after reading the book Raised Eyebrows, a totally new perspective on Groucho’s life emerged,” says Zombie. “I immediately saw this project as Groucho’s Sunset Boulevard and knew I had to bring it to the big screen. It is a sad, funny and very dark tale of a one of Hollywood’s greatest stars final years.”
For more, go to: deadline.com/rob-zombie-groucho-marx-raised-eyebrows
From Rob Zombie:
Here is your first look at Malcolm McDowell from my next film 31. Malcolm plays Father Napoleon-Horatio-Silas Murder the mastermind behind the most dangerous game alive 31.
Rob Zombie is to join the stellar line-up playing in Louisville KY, at the Louder Than Life Festival on the weekend of 3 to 4 October.
The “music, whiskey and gourmet man food festival” will also see the legendary ZZ Top play, as well as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slash, Godsmack and many more.
For the full tour schedule, go to: robzombie.com/tour-dates/