Coming Zombie Apocalypse – Rob talks to WSJ [Video]
While still on the Twins of Evil tour, the Wall Street Journal, for their ‘Speakeasy‘ blog, sat down with Rob Zombie before the Hammerstein Ballroom show to talk about “business decisions, branching out and how he survived the rise and fall of alternative rock in the ‘90s”.
To read the short article and watch the video interview
The Coming Rob Zombie Apocalypse by John Jurgensen
“Danger: Zombies!” read the sign taped to the door of dressing room 7A in New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. Inside, the room had been decorated for its temporary resident, singer Rob Zombie, with posters of Frankenstein, the Creature from the Black Lagoon and other movie monsters. In the air was the whiff of leather that’s been repeatedly soaked with sweat. A bottle of blue Lysol fabric freshener sat on crate near a cowboy hat and a studded jacket. On another case rested the giant skeleton hand that Zombie would later brandish on stage.
It was just another night on the Twins of Evil tour, Zombie’s co-headlining tour with Marilyn Manson. After finishing a month-long U.S. leg on Halloween, of course, the tour heads to the United Kingdom later this month, and then on to Europe.
Anyone who still thinks of Zombie as the front man for the ‘90s moto-grunge band White Zombie has some catching up to do. He’s also a director of commercials and movies, including two “Halloween” installments. At the recent Toronto International Film Festival, he sold his latest movie, an occult thriller called “The Lords of Salem,” to distributor Anchor Bay. Now, in an effort to break out of the horror niche, he’s writing a film about the mid-1970s Philadelphia Flyers, “Broad Street Bullies.”
Zombie, who is recording new music and recently released a collection of remixes (“Mondo Sex Head”), sat down with us before his New York concert to talk about business decisions, branching out and how he survived the rise and fall of alternative rock in the ‘90s.