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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Holy shit and grab your hats! Rob Zombie is already starting to pencil in the dates for 2015! Thats right, while everyone else is thinking about the last months of 2014, Zombie has signed up to play next July 30 at the Wacken Open Air Festival near Hamburg. Zombie will be o-headlining with the band, Savatage.
Tickets for Wacken are already sold out, but for all your lucky guys and gals who have tickets – well look who’s coming to shake up the place! Find out more at wacken.com
For all forthcoming Rob Zombie tour dates – check out the tour page!
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
Rob Zombie has unleashed more concept art from the ’31’ studio, of characters to be featured in his next twisted film. The artwork, by Alex Horley who has collaborated with Zombie on various projects, features characters named Death-Head, Sex-Head and Sick-Head.
Zombie is currently crowd-funding the project at www.rz-31.com and there are – at this moment – 29 days left to back the project.
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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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For Fangoria’s recent Rob Zombie special, (FANGORIA Legends Presents: Rob Zombie), they spoke to actor Danny Trejo, who appeared in Zombie’s films, Halloween, The Devils Rejects, and lent his voice to The Haunted World of El Superbeasto.
Trejo opens up about what it was like to work with Zombie, what Zombie expects from his cast members, and how Trejo views Zombie as a director and visionary.
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.
From Rob Zombie: Join me for a live video chat on Friday August 8th at 1pm ET at http://RZ-31.com/ as I discuss everything concerning 31 and how you can be part of it. You can ask questions on twitter using the hashtag #RZ31, via Facebook or in the comments section at http://RZ-31.com/
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Rob Zombie’s next movie, ’31’ is kicking off now. Zombie is getting the fans involved this time round by offering a chance to be part of the crowdfunding project, for which he explained this decision to Rolling Stone magazine; “I’ve noticed with all of the movies I’ve made that so many people get tattoos from the movie,” Zombie explains. “When you love something so much, you just want to be a part of it. And that’s what I think about this crowd-funding campaign – you can be a part of it.”
Find out more: rz-31.com
To watch Rob discuss the inspiration behind the story for the gritty ’31’, click (more…)
Rob Zombie talks about his next film, ’31’
“Welcome to my next film. It is called 31. It is the story of five random people kidnapped on the five days leading up to Halloween and held hostage in a place called Murder World. While trapped inside this man-made Hell they must fight to survive playing the most violent game known to man… a game called 31.
31 has no rules. 31 has no boundaries. It is ever so simple. Do whatever you can do to kill your opponent before they kill you. Keep this up for 12 hours and freedom is yours. Who are the opponents? Well… a group of vile, filthy, blood-thirsty clowns known as THE HEADS. They come in all shapes and sizes and each grows nastier than the last. ”
To read more from Rob about the film’s premise, and find out how YOU (yes you sat there right now) could be a part of this project and help in this crowd funded effort, (more…)
Rob Zombie is crowd funding for his next movie ’31′; a scare-fest which he summarises as; “31 has no rules. 31 has no boundaries. It is ever so simple. Do whatever you can do to kill your opponent before they kill you. Keep this up for 12 hours and freedom is yours. “.
He speaks to Eugene at “Eugene’s Entertainment Report” about the film, and why he wants the fans involved.
Get involved: RZ-31.com
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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“.
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
There’s always room to squeeze in another tour date. Today it is announced that Rob Zombie has joined the line-up for ‘Revolt on The Rio Grande‘, powered by Rockstar Energy. The event will take place at at Isleta Amphitheater, in Albuquerque, NM on 20 September. Tickets go onsale at 10am local on Friday. Doors are at 11:30am and the show starts at 1pm. Other acts on the bill include Godsmack, Seether and Buckcherry.
European fans it was a blast, but we can imagine you may be wanting to relive some of those moments from the recent festival shows. So why not watch not one, but TWO fan filmed video from this years Roskilde, as Zombie and the band perform More Human Than Human, Am I Evil and Thunderkiss ’65.
Thanks to mathiasnielsen83 for the footage.
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Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbi joined Rob Zombie on stage on June 27, at at Alcatraz in Milan, Italy, for a cover of Diamond Head’s ‘Am I Evil’.