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Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie Biography

Biography

Rob Zombie was born as Robert Cummings in Haverhill, Massachusetts on January 12, 1965. He was the former lead singer for the rock/metal group White Zombie, and later became a successful solo artist, disbanding the group after his first solo album sold more in the first week than any of the band's albums ever did. He released that album, Hellbilly Deluxe, in 1998. Remixes of some of its tracks were released on 1999's American Made Music To Strip By, followed up by the studio release called The Sinister Urge in 2001. In 2003 he made his directorial debut with the release of the film 'House of 1000 Corpses' to a lukewarm reception, though it garnered quite a cult-following. Its sequel, 'The Devil's Rejects,' was released in 2005. It was received much better than the first film, even getting the 'thumbs up' from well-known film critic Roger Ebert. Also in his films is his wife Sheri Moon Zombie. In March 2006, he released his newest album, entitled "Educated Horses". The album was a more stripped down, raw rock record, and quite a departure from the techno-industrial feel of the old Zombie albums. While this change, along with Zombie's change of appearance (he lost the dreadlocks and went back to his natural hair color, blonde), upset many of his fans, it allowed Rob to experiment with his style without deviating from his core fan base. The new album also featured two new band members. John 5, of Marilyn Manson fame, and Tommy Clufetos, the former drummer for Ted Nugent and Alice Cooper, replaced Mike Riggs and John Tempesta, who had left the band in 2003 to work on other projects. Hellbilly Deluxe 2, released in February 2010, is the first release where Rob Zombie worked with his full touring band. Previous albums were written and recorded by Rob Zombie himself and a rotating set of musicians. Commenting on the change, Zombie stated, "I've always had a revolving roster of studio and touring musicians, but the three guys in my band now have been on tour with me for years. So we're making it as a band. It's called Rob Zombie, but we're treating it like a band. His half-brother, Michael Cummings is the lead singer of Powerman 5000.

Rob Zombie Metal Albums

Past, Present & Future [w/ Bonus DVD] Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

The Windy City alt-metal provocateurs Disturbed surprised everyone when their debut, The Sickness , sold over 2 million copies. Here, once again, the band’s imperious chrome-domed vocalist David [...]

Hellbilly Deluxe Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

Malevolent megalomaniac or eerie artiste? Rob Zombie is a bit of both. With spooky metal music that’s as colorful and kitschy as its comic art, the [...]

Zombie Live Thumbnail Image
★★★★☆

The long-awaited first live album from Rob Zombie has arrived. A brain-bashing, soul-shaking sonic earthquake, ZOMBIE LIVE (Geffen Records/UMe), released October 23, 2007, in both clean [...]

American Made Music to Strip By Thumbnail Image
★★★½☆

With their aggro music, tattoos, piercings, and dreadlocks, P.O.D. (Payable on Death) might be conveniently filed next to Deftones or Rage Against the Machine. However, like U2, [...]

The Best of Rob Zombie (20th Century Masters) Millennium Collection (Eco Friendly Packaging) Thumbnail Image
★★★½☆

The 20th Century Masters series is the best-selling single-artist line in music history and is being re-released by Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) in its ground-breaking, environmentally-friendly [...]

M:i-2 : Music From And Inspired By (2000 Film) Thumbnail Image
★★★½☆

This is quite an impressive list of today’s modern rock heroes. Limp Bizkit incorporate a sci-fi space groove into their patented rap-metal and deliver the Mission: Impossible [...]

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