Michigan Live interviews Rob Zombie about touring, his new movie ‘Lords of Salem’ and directing commercials
MLive.com caught up with Rob Zombie before he played in front of a packed audience in Grand Rapids.
The wide ranging interview sees Rob talking about his forthcoming movie The Lords of Salem, his tour with Megadeth and a lot more.
Rob Zombie Q&A: Horror-rocker talks touring, his new movie ‘Lords of Salem’ and directing commercials by John Serba
Rob Zombie is one of heavy metal’s true Renaissance men.
He’s widely recognized as the dreadlocked, platform-booted former lead singer of White Zombie, and now the frontman of his solo band, currently in its 14th year. He’s also a visual artist, in two different mediums: Most notably, a film director, having helmed “House of 1000 Corpses” and two “Halloween” remakes in his horror oeuvre, along with several mainstream TV commercials. He also designs all the album artwork for his music projects (and famously designed the set of MTV’s “Headbanger’s Ball” in the early 1990s).
Right now, as Zombie’s band – featuring bassist Piggy D., guitarist John 5 and drummer Ginger Fish – stomps through two weeks’ worth of tour dates co-headlining with Megadeth, he has major film and music projects on the front burner. His next horror film,“The Lords of Salem,” which he wrote and directed, is in post-production, and will tentatively be released later this year. And he has studio time booked starting June 1 for his next album, the follow-up to 2010’s “Hellbilly Deluxe 2.” (more…)
Here are the fan reviews from the Rob Zombie/Megadeth co-headliner date at The Deltaplax in Grand Rapids. To find out how to leave your review click HERE
From Amanda: Holy shit! This was the best concert I have ever been to. It wasn’t just a concert it was a fucking stage show. You could feel the passion that Rob Zombie has for what he does. I was blown away. I would see him over and over again. The energy that Rob Zombie had on stage could be felt throughout the crowd. He even jumped off the stage and came into the crowd!!! Thats a real rock star if you ask me.
From John Krusinsky: The show was fucking awesome from beginning to the end. Well worth being squashed in the front row for four hours. Could not ask for a better time, Looking forward to the next go round!
From Kristal Boda: I LOVED IT!!!!! The concert kicked major ass! Definitely want to see it again!! m/
From Dakota Lee: the concert at the Deltaplex in Grand Rapids MI was fucking awesome every song each band played was killer and the playing of each band was outstanding sounding basically exactly like the albums and the pyrotechnics on the zombie show were phenominal, overall i think zombie had the best show however Megadeth played better imo Daves voice sounded great including the high notes which surprised me due to the fact that in some live shows his voice wasnt great but all in all every band played well, if you get a chance to attend i highly suggest you take it you will not be disappointed, youre in for a hell of a show, well worth the price of the tickets (more…)
Rob Zombie is now half way through the Zombie/Megadeth co-headliner. On Saturday he will be in Maryland’s Verizon Wireless Amphitheater for another explosive show. STLToday.com caught up with Rob to chat about the show, going back into the studio in June and more.
Rob Zombie promises plenty for fans at Pointfest by BY KEVIN C. JOHNSON
Seeing Rob Zombie and Megadeth co-headlining a major tour this summer, including this weekend’s date at Pointfest, might seem like a reunion of the hard-driving rock legends.
The tour is billed as their first time touring together since the early ’90s, but Zombie suggests that hype may be overstated.
“Sadly, we really didn’t tour together that much. We only did three shows, one weekend back in ’91, or maybe it was ’92,” he says. He was fronting White Zombie at the time. (more…)
Artisan News caught up with Dave Mustaine and Rob Zombie just before they set out on their co-headliner tour dates.
Watch the video below.
Here are the fan reviews from the Rob Zombie/Megadeth co-headliner date at STAGE AE in Pittsburgh. To find out how to leave your review click HERE
From Jess: The Pittsburgh show was a-fucking-mazing! I’m one of those short Pittsburgh girls in the back, shaking my ass, and screaming at the top of my lungs! Great show.
Even with the tiny flare up in the middle, Mr. Zombie remained calm and finished the song. I’m not sure what happened, but I’m really happy you continued to play!
Thank you for coming to Pittsburgh! I love seeing you guys perform!
From Rick and Laura Brown: HOLY PARTY!! Just got back from the A&E in Pitts. PA. from the Zombie/megadeth show. (more…)
Check out the fantastic shots from photographer David Turcotte of The Full Frame, who chronicled the show on May 11 at the PNC Bank Arts Center.
You can see the full portfolio of this shoot at http://thefullframe.org/2012/05/15/rob-zombie/
As David notes about the shoot and the show:
Unlike the simple and straight forward stage of openers Megadeth, Rob Zombie pulled all the stops with elaborate pyrotechnics, giant risers and backdrops. Between the skeleton mic stands, projected visuals and motorized monsters on stage, there wasn’t a dull moment in trying to capture the action provided by Rob Zombie and Co. Even the detail of Rob Zombie’s costume was something of a spectacle if you look closely enough.
Lighting was as expected…wild! There was flames, hard washes of green and red, and lots of fog.
Guitar International interviews Rob Zombie: The Only Thing That Matters Is Playing Live For the Fans
With the co-headliner tour with Megadeth just days away and the band heading to the studio in June, Guitar International sat down with Rob Zombie for an interview to discuss all these things and more.
Rob Zombie has been terrifying audiences for close to 25 years. Not only on stage as a musician in White Zombie and as a solo artist, but as a cult horror movie director. He is a 7 time Grammy-nominated recording artist; he has sold over 15 million albums worldwide, and directed House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects as well as the movie sequel of the re-imagined Halloween franchise, Halloween 2. (more…)
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Rob Zombie has been speaking about the forthcoming new album he and his band will be working on from June this year. The as yet named album, will be the first studio album since Hellbilly Deluxe 2 annd will feature for the first time, the drumming of new band member Ginger Fish.
“It has been way, and I mean way too long without any new music. I am dying to get back to it,” he said. “I have not felt this much excitement within the band since recording the first ‘Hellbilly Deluxe’ record almost 15 years ago. We have been working on tons of songs for quite some time and I can safely say this will definitely be our best record yet.” (more…)
The new dates are 13 May at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD and May 19th at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St Louis, MO.
To see full tour dates and ticket purchase links then click through to the Tour Page
This week’s question comes from Zombie Head Inc member Timothy H who asks about touring with the band as a roadie.
And don’t forget if you want to get your question answered by Rob, go to the forum and submit a question in the Question of the Week section. Remember only questions asked on the forum will be answered. (more…)
TREK KICKS OFF MAY 11; INCLUDES HIGH-PROFILE ROCK FESTIVAL APPEARANCES AND WRAPS MAY 26 AT ROCKLAHOMA
The trek, which marks the first time the two bands have toured together, kicks off Friday, May 11 in Holmdel, NJ and encompasses high-profile appearances at several rock festivals including M3 Rock Festival, Rock On The Range and wraps Saturday, May 26 at Rocklahoma. ROB ZOMBIE will headline Rocklahoma, co-headline Rock On The Range (with Incubus), and will close all shows on the MEGADETH dates. A complete list of dates is below.
Rob Zombie and the “greatest show on earth” will be back on the road this year and the first show to be announced is the Columbus Ohio Rock on the Range festival. The band will be co-headliners over the festival weekend. Rob Zombie spoke to Blabbermouth and said “If you thought last time was a blast, then this time we are gonna blow your fucking mind”.
The festival will take place on May 18th, 19th and 20th and will also feature bands such as Lacuna Coil and fellow co-headliners Incubus, Shinedown and Marilyn Manson.
Tickets will be on sale Friday, Feb 10 at 10am EST (Tickets available through Ticketmaster & the Crew Stadium Box Office) with pre-sales starting: Feb 7 at 10am EST and ending: Feb 8 at 10pm EST. You can find out more about how to get tickets etc by going to Rock on the Range’s website: http://rockontherange.com
From Rob Zombie’s Facebook page:
The greatest show on earth returns in 2012. Shows to be announced soon!