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QOTW: Is there concern? by Zombiehead member Timothy H

It’s been a while since we did one of those, so lets head into another Question of the Week.

This time Rob Zombie answers a question from Zombiehead Timothy H who asks a question about band’s concerns with fans at shows.

And at the end of this question find out how to get your question in with a chance to be picked by Rob Zombie.

Rob Zombie Fan Question of the Week

Zombiehead Timothy HQuestion: Went to the la crosse show. drove about 4.5 hours. My question is. Do any band members have any CONCERN when there is someone laying in a POOL of BLOOD right in front of the stage and that people well over 150 lbs or more are thrown over the tops of people that dont see them coming and then get KICKED in the face have a full grown person come down on top of you . While magadeth played a guy was thrown over the rail in front and landed on his head on the cement and layed there almost 10 min in a pool of blood Dave M was more into looking at the girl who showed her ass after she made it to the front. He never even gave the guy. A FAN a second look while that fan lay in his own blood.. I may be old and un cool for what i say but I did not pay over $200.00 bucks to watch people have life changing injuries and be around a bunch of fucking RETARDS. I love Rob and his band .they are all that and by far have the coolist show out there but the way people act is more then childish and so fucking wrong. Tell me how can you enjoy a show when the whole time you have to look behind yourself for incoming people that have know brains . What is cool about having people hurt to a point there life may never be the same. OVER A CONCERT> WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW

Answer from Rob: Obviously I am concerned with the safety of our fans, but I can’t control what some people will do. Anytime I see someone hurt or crushed I bring it to the attention of our crew or security. It is the rare incident where I have stopped the show because of this, but it has happened. Seriously though sometimes from the point of view of the stage it is hard to see what is exactly going on out in the chaos of the crowd.

 I guess there is no right answer since the same guy who is gonna kick you in the face is most likely the same guy who is going to throw something at the stage. Basically fans have to exercise some brain power over their actions. No concert is worth ending up in a wheelchair for the experience.

To put forward your own question for Rob Zombie to answer, go to the Forum and click on the first category Question of the Week – click New Topic and away you go – and remember BE ORIGINAL! And remember Rob doesn’t just pick one a week – he’s known in the witching hour to browse the forum and answer posts live so keep posting!

Rob Zombie talks to The Current

Just before Rob Zombie rounded up his co-headlinging tour with Megadeth by performing at this years Rocklahoma, he spoke to Andrew W. Griffin of The Current to discuss his new movie, touring and more.


For musician and moviemaker Rob Zombie, balancing the two creative passions can be quite a balancing act, but somehow the horror fan and heavy rocker manages just fine.

Finishing up a film and starting a movie, all within months of one another – it’s a tall order. And then there’s his upcoming gig co-headlining Rocklahoma with Megadeth on Saturday, May 26th.

Zombie said that while some outdoor rock festivals can be a drag or simply not well organized, Rocklahoma proved to be a one of the country’s top hard rock and heavy metal festivals. (more…)

Fan Reviews Zombie/Megadeth tour May 26 2012

Rocklahoma 2012Here are the fan reviews from the Rob Zombie/Megadeth co-headliner date at Rocklahoma 2012.

Thank you to all the fans that took part in the Rob Zombie Fan Review (submissions now closed).  It’s been great to read all the feedback – same again next tour!

Coming soon, news from the studio and more….

From Marvin Simmons: Was a killer show at rocklahoma last night 5-26-12. Zombie had a awesome stage show and present. 4 th time seeing him and show gets better everytime.

From Kelly Martin: Best fucking show ever. Would have been worth the entire ticket price if it was just him. Guitarist John 5 is a motherfucking badass, keep rocking. Drummer is spot on as well. Rob even came out in the crowd and it was soo cool. I will definitely be going to more zombie shows as this was my first and I don’t think anything else will be able to compare until I see more zombie shows. Guitarist played the national anthem with his fucking teeth! Show was perfect. Will be waiting impatiently until the next.

From Barry: Took my daughter to her first real concert…we both had a BLAST!!! Hopefully we’ll get to see the show here again!!!

Fan Reviews Zombie/Megadeth tour May 25 2012

Here are the fan reviews from the Rob Zombie/Megadeth co-headliner date at the Hartman Arena in Witchita.  To find out how to leave your review click HERE

From Mike M:  Awesome fucking show, as always. Thanks for always playing our market. We don’t get a ton of top notch rock acts coming our way, so it’s always appreciated. You’ve got a ton of fans here, and everyone on the floor with me had a great time. Megadeth was awesome as well. Always wanted to see good ol’ Mustaine kick out the jams. Nice pairing to kick off my summer.

Side note: as a graphic designer, I fucking loved your stage design and on-screen graphics. Kudos to whoever does your stuff. It made a great show that much better.

From Angela: I took my son to his very first concert im soooooo thrilled it was a zombie show,it was amazing it always is. i love your shows they alaways get better and better…..

From Corey Mellenbruch: Wow another great show tenth time i have seen zombie got to finaly get to meet and greet with him and john 5 truly wonderful zombie took the time to sign autographs and talk to you. Thank you Rob!

From Terry Meyer: The show rocked as always . just wish the sound guy had upped the vocals a bit , but i hear from my son you “discussed” that with him on your tour of the crowd. you keep coming and i keep buying tix (more…)

From Tulsa World: Rob Zombie promises Rocklahoma fans ‘monstrously huge’ show

Photo of Rob Zombie by Rock FaganWith Rob Zombie set to wrap up touring with Megadeth this weekend at Rocklahoma, before going into the studio with the band to make his next album, he just had time to catch up with Tulsa World where he explained the show he plans to put on for the fans.


Rob Zombie promises Rocklahoma fans ‘monstrously huge’ show by Gene Triplett from NewsOK.com

This year’s Rocklahoma festival should be one of the biggest yet, with Rob Zombie, Megadeth and Theory of a Deadman on Saturday and Chickenfoot, Queensryche and Jackyl dominating Sunday.

Organizers expect attendance to top 20,000 a day, more than the 35,000 total attendance the 2011 show drew, according to Joe Litvag, AIG Live senior vice president of the Midwest Region.

“One of the things I really admire about Rocklahoma is that we here in America finally have a premiere rock festival again,” said David Ellefson, bassist, backing vocalist and co-founder of Los Angeles thrash-metal veterans Megadeth.

“When I was growing up in Minnesota in a rural area, and I remember there were all these festivals – Iowa Jam, Texxas Jam, California Jam. America had real rock ‘n’ roll festivals, you know, multiple days, big events, and all the biggest bands would go play ’em. And then by the time we got into the ’80s, and certainly by the ’90s, those were gone.” (more…)

Fan Reviews Zombie/Megadeth tour May 24 2012

Here are the fan reviews from the Rob Zombie/Megadeth co-headliner date at the Sioux City in Iowa.  To find out how to leave your review click HERE

From Colin Browen: All of the zombie clan members are geniuses. A totally epic fucking show from the most creative man alive. They rocked the shit out of the house and created mass chaos. Best show I’ve ever seen, congradulations! I hope you watch those movies I gave you man! I highly suggest hitting a show, Wichita you’re in for a treat!

From Markie McGinty: Your concert was awesome! My 3rd one! You always put on a fucking great show! I touched you & went to hug you but got pushed away, disapointing. I shake.everytime i see you in.concert! So great. on another note i love writing, if you ever need a co producer for a movie! Call me! Id love to help write a movie. i absoultely love your movies!

From Christopher Holbrook: This was my second Zombie show and it happened on my 30th birthday. The whole Zombie crew delivered tonight and made it one of best shows I’ve seen in Sioux City. The preview of Lords of Salem followed by Dragula was one of best birthday experiences. Can’t wait for the next tour. (more…)

Bodhi from 997TheBlitz interviews Rob Zombie at Rock on the Range [VIDEO]

Watch this video interview with Rob Zombie taken at last weekends Rock on the Range 2012.

Thank you to 997TheBlitz for the interview

Fan Reviews Zombie/Megadeth tour May 22 2012

Here are the fan reviews from the Rob Zombie/Megadeth co-headliner date at the La Crosse Center in WI.  To find out how to leave your review click HERE

From Mark H: LaCrosse, WI – What a killer show. Sounded awesome. As a fellow ‘1965’ creation, it is great to see the energy Rob brings with his band. Loud and IN YOUR FACE!

Megadeth was a perfect addition. My two favorite bands …. for only $42!!

Do NOT miss this show.

From Eric: Fourth time I have seen Zombie and it just keeps getting better!!! Awesome stage and excellent sound!! John 5 kicks ass as always.

From Tyler: Best show I have been to yet love to see rob zombie again . (more…)

Fan Reviews Zombie/Megadeth tour May 20 2012

Here are the fan reviews from the Rob Zombie/Megadeth co-headliner date at Rock on the Range.  To find out how to leave your review click HERE

From Dean: Killer show, one of the best shows I have seen from him. Ginger Fish and John 5’s solos were amazing. Loved the trailer for The Lords Of Salem, can’t wait for the movie to come out.

From Broseph: I think last Night at Rock on the Range 2012 Rob Zombie Bring the best Show I have ever see in my all life I think this was better then 2 years ago.



From Floyd: First time at Rock on the Range in Columbus, Oh. Megadeth, Manson, and Zombie to close the show.

Outstanding. Zombie definitely stole the show. Music was amazing, visual effects were well thought out. I rocked for a solid 4 hours without taking a break!

Thank you Mr. Zombie for melting my face off! (more…)

Loudwire speaks to Rob Zombie about Upcoming Album, New Film Lords of Salem and More [Video]

Watch this video interview with Rob Zombie taken before this weekends Rock on the Range performance from Loudwire.com

Loudwire had a blast at this year’s Rock on the Range festival in Columbus, Ohio, but the highlight came when we were called upon by the rock gods to sit in a room and have a conversation with Rob Zombie. The rocker and filmmaker was incredibly gracious and offered insight into a number of items on his plate.

We got the skinny on the creative process for his new album, for which he’ll head into the studio to record this summer; we discussed the relationship between him and Marilyn Manson (now that a couple of Manson’s former band members are in Zombie’s group); and we even squeezed a few details about his upcoming movie ‘The Lords of Salem.’

Step deep into the mind of Rob Zombie by checking out our video interview with the rocker below:

Fan Reviews Zombie/Megadeth tour May 19 2012

Here are the fan reviews from the Rob Zombie/Megadeth co-headliner date at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St Louis.  To find out how to leave your review click HERE

From LisaM67: Just got home from PointFest 30 here in St Louis! Mr Zombie is a TRUE performer. He takes pride in his stage presentation. He is definitely worth the price of tickets. Would absolutely do it again. Great job, Rob! Keep on rockin’ 🙂

From Carlos: The show was one of the best that I’ve seem it left me wanting more from rob zombie. The fire the robots and lights and the whole theme was insane great f- ing show. (more…)

Sioux City Journal catches up with Rob Zombie

Last Thursday Rob Zombie played the Tyson Events Center as part of the Rob Zombie/Megadeth co-headliner.  Before the show the Sioux City Journal chatted with Rob in a phone interview about the tour, his movie The Lords of Salem, and politicians.


Theatrical Rob Zombie ready to bring some controversy to Sioux City by  Laura Johnson

Call Rob Zombie anything – spawn of Satan, master of horror, in need of a shower – just don’t call him lazy.

This year alone he’s touring with longtime friends Megadeth along with playing multiple music festivals, wrapping up his latest film “The Lords of Salem” and planning to record a new album. Rolling through Sioux City Thursday for a quick tour stop, Zombie took time to talk about how he balances it all.

“I just go from one thing to the next to the next,” Zombie said in a recent phone interview. “I was just in post-production of my movie. Now I have to put it on ice for a bit to go on tour.”

He said the biggest problem is just not having enough time in the day to get it all done. Take touring with heavy-metal rockers Megadeth. The last they time they hooked up in concert it was the 1990s.

“I’m surprised it took so long for us to play together again,” Zombie said. “I don’t know why anything takes so long – just one of those things.” (more…)

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…)

Rob Zombie directs his second Amdro commercial – watch it here

Earlier in the year we posted the news about Rob Zombie directing his first commercial for Amdro Ant Killer, starring cult classic actor Clint Howard.  Rob has done it again by this time directing a second commercial for Amdro, this time starring Daniel Roebuck, who has appeared in Matlock, The Fugitive and Glee, as well as lending his vocal talents in Rob Zombie’s The Haunted World of El Superbeasto.


Fan Reviews Zombie/Megadeth tour May 18 2012

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…)

From STLToday.com: Rob Zombie promises plenty for fans at Pointfest

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…)

[VIDEO] Rob Zombie, Megadeth interviewed by Artisan News

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.


Pittsburg Post Gazette interviews Rob Zombie

Last night (May 16) Rob Zombie played at STAGE AE in Pittsburgh as part of the Rob Zombie/Megadeth co-headliner.

Before the show the Pittsburg Post Gazette caught up with Rob for an interview.


Music preview: Rob Zombie shines up the metal By Scott Mervis / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

If all goes as planned, when Rob Zombie hits the road later this year, he’ll arrive with the follow-up to 2010’s “Hellbilly Deluxe 2,” which included such theatrical new concert staples as “Jesus Frankenstein” and “Sick Bubblegum.”

The metallic horror rocker has a June 1 date in the studio after this tour, which hits Stage AE today. It will be the first time in the studio with these current Zombie-ites: former Marilyn Manson members John 5 (guitar) and Ginger Fish (drums) and bassist Piggy D. (more…)

Fan Reviews Zombie/Megadeth tour May 16 2012

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 these images of Rob Zombie performing at the PNC Bank Arts Center on May 11 2012

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.


Screencrush speaks to Rob Zombie about upcoming movies and why musicians make horrible actors

With fans watching the latest tour being treated with a tease of The Lords of Salem trailer, what better time than to read a new interview with Rob Zombie, this time from Screencrush.


Rob Zombie Interview: Talks Upcoming Projects and Why Musicians Are Horrible Actors by: Liz Ramanand

Renowned horror film director, screen writer, producer and heavy metal frontman Rob Zombie is best known for his work on ‘The Devil’s Rejects,’ ‘Halloween,’ ‘Halloween II’ and other projects in both television and film.

He recently finished production his latest film ‘The Lords of Salem’ and when we spoke to him he talked all about being a film director and it’s challenges. Mr. Zombie also dished on his upcoming projects and why he thinks musicians are terrible actors. (more…)

Fan Reviews Zombie/Megadeth tour May 12 2012

Here are the fan reviews from the Rob Zombie/Megadeth co-headliner date at the Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain.  To find out how to leave your review click HERE

From John: Megadeth was great as usual. Wish RZ would have played past curfew. He was great. Sensory Overload. Go see this tour.

From Marketa NYC: I have been to over a 100 plus concerts in my lifetime, not including shows at small venues, and I can honestly say that Rob Zombie last night was one of the best shows I’ve EVER seen. I have even seen White Zombie and Rob Zombie before. But last night was totally OFF THE HOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The show was rockin’!! Lost my voice and can’t move my neck or body from headbanging and dancing for 3 straight hours. EXACTLY how I’m supposed to feel after a metal show. Came up to Scranton, PA from NYC to see it. SO WORTH IT!!!

From Devin: I just seen the Rob Zombie and Megadeth concert at Montage Mountain Pennsylvania and I have too say it was amazing megadeth was great but Rob Zombie is the king of putting on a great horror show never stop what your doing cause im never gona stop coming too see an amazing show like that. (more…)

TimesOnline interview: Rob Zombie invades Pittsburgh

TimesOnline conducted a phone interview a little while ago, just before he set out for the latest tour with Megadeth. Read the article below.

Thanks to TimesOnline for the interview.

By Scott Tady

Horror and thrash will reign Wednesday at Stage AE, where Rob Zombie and Megadeth will play the third night of their co-headlining tour. The two hard-rocking acts last toured together in the early 1990s.

“I’m a lot older and a little grayer, but it’s going to be awesome,” Zombie said last month in a phone interview. “Twenty years later, I think I’m kicking more ass.”

That’s the result of some lifestyle changes, the 47-year-old headbanger said. (more…)

Loudwire interviews Rob Zombie on band chemistry, touring and a lot more

Check out this new interview from Loudwire who recently chatted with Rob Zombie.



It’s no secret that Rob Zombie is an accomplished musician, film director, screenwriter and much more. This year, he’s as busy as ever as he wraps up his new film ‘The Lords of Salem,’ prepares to hit the studio for a new album and rocks concertgoers on a co-headlining U.S. tour with Megadeth.

Loudwire recently had the chance to talk to Mr. Zombie, and he dished on the energy of the current members of his band, his forthcoming album, his enthusiasm for the future of the hard rock / heavy metal industry as a whole and much more.