From Stereogum/We’ve Got A File On You:
We’ve Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest appearances, random internet ephemera, etc.We’ve Got a File On You | March 10, 2021
Rob Zombie is quite possibly the only living musician who’s been both the subject of a Numero Group compilation and has appeared on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The 56-year-old heavy metal legend’s career is a practical funhouse that basically began in a literal funhouse — specifically, working as a production assistant for Pee-wee’s Playhouse in the late ‘80s. Since then, he’s navigated two musical careers — one with White Zombie during the ‘90s, and another with still-going-strong solo run — alongside establishing himself as a filmmaker dabbling in the type of ultra-gory horror that’s cultishly beloved and extremely divisive.
During our hour-long conversation, Zombie was matter-of-factly gregarious about the many accomplishments that make up his career in the entertainment business, including his forthcoming seventh studio album, The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy. But when talk turned to his new LP, he found himself slightly reticent while revealing the methodical approach that’s made his career a multi-decade success.