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/
See the video invite from Rob Zombie by clicking >>> (more…)
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
To watch the interview, click: (more…)
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’.
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…)
Yes that’s right, your eyes are not deceiving you, Rob Zombie is announcing a whole string of dates to his tour diary, for the month of September. This will include stop off’s in California, Idaho, Oregan, Oklahoma, Michigan and Texas.
Zombie will be appearing on the main stage, and other acts on the bill include Godsmack, Theory of a Deadman, Escape The Fate and BuckCherry.
Click to see the full tour poster >>
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
Rob Zombie will be playing Monster Energy’s AFTERSHOCK 2014, in Sacremento CA on Sunday September 14.
The festival will also see acts such as Five Finger Death Punch, Viza, Pennywise, Lacuna Coil and Black Label Society.
Tickets are on sale from Friday June 6, @10am PST: aftershockconcert.com/tickets
Bookmark the tour page here at robzombie.com to keep up to date with all new shows: robzombie.com/tour-dates/