Rob Zombie
American singer
Rob Zombie
Rob Zombie is an American musician, film director, screenwriter and film producer. He legally changed his name to Rob Zombie in 1996. He rose to prominence as a founding member of the band White Zombie which formed in the mid-1980s, and rose to fame in the early 1990s. As a solo artist, he has released four studio albums, five compilation albums, and a live album.
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Rob Zombie delivers his greatest horror hits - and no more - in '31'
LATimes - 4 months
If there’s a filmmaking equivalent to a band “just playing the hits,” that pretty well describes what Rob Zombie does with “31.” From its classic rock and country soundtrack to its cast of lowlifes and carnies, this picture gives the cult director’s fans just what they want — and no more. After...
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Man Arrested For Reporting False Creepy Clown Sighting
Huffington Post - 6 months
A North Carolina man who told police someone dressed as a clown had knocked on his window at night landed in jail on Friday after admitting he fabricated the story, the latest twist in a string of such reported sightings in recent weeks. David Wayne Armstrong, 24, described to Winston-Salem police how he had chased the clown into nearby woods, but authorities said in a statement he had lied. He was arrested on a charge of filing a false police report. Winston-Salem police also said Friday it had found no evidence to substantiate a report earlier this week of a clown attempting to lure children into a wooded area by offering them treats. Reports of clown sightings in the state and neighboring South Carolina since late August have residents on edge and prompted more police patrols. In most cases, investigators have found no one matching the varying descriptions of the clowns. function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_trac ...
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Rob Zombie: 'The Life And Times Of A Teenage Rock God'
NPR - 9 months
Rob Zombie mixes horror, humor and heavy metal in this devilish video for his song "The Life And Times Of A Teenage Rock God."
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Sarah Jessica Parker Defends 'Sex And The City 2' On 'Billy On The Street'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
"Billy on the Street" took a break from its regularly scheduled obstacle courses and streetside confrontations to discuss one of the most polarizing films of the last decade: "Sex and the City 2." In case you were living under a rock in 2010, here's an excerpt from Salon writer Andrew O'Hehir's review to give you a sense of how poorly the film was received.  It would have been more merciful for writer-director Michael Patrick King to have rented Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda out to the “Saw” franchise, or to Rob Zombie, so we could watch them get shot in the head or skinned alive by Arkansas rednecks. Instead of that, we get something that’s truly sadistic: the SATC girls as haggard specters, haunted by their freewheeling ’90s past and stupefied by the demands of work, marriage and/or motherhood.  Before delving into a game of "Santa's Reindeer or Sex App," host Billy Eichner asked "SATC" star Sarah Jessica Parker how she reacted to the negativity.  ...
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From news to comedy, there's something for everyone in our top 100 podcasts
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Podcasts are awesome. You can stream or download them and listen to them at home or on your way to work. Plus, they cover just about every topic you can think of. The only thing not to love? There are so many to pick from. So let us help with the decision-making process so you can spend less time fumbling through the bad and more time listening to the good. Update on 12-14-2015 by Rachel Grozanick: Added a business category and a total of 28 new podcasts, including Reply All, Limetown, Codebreaker, and others. Related:  How listen to podcasts on Android and iOS Podcasts Categories: News Comedy Music For Your Brain Stories Sports Technology Art & Culture Business Podcasts Categories: News Comedy Music For Your Brain Stories Sports Technology Art & Culture Business News PRI’s The World The World is PRI’s daily news show that reports news, as the name might suggest, from around the world. What makes it a standout is how the reports connects listeners to topics and people from arou ...
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20 Spooky Music Videos To Make You Poop Your Pants This Halloween
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Happy October, ya' freaks! The spookiest night of the year is only days away, which means there is no better time than the present to lock your door, turn off the lights, and watch a bunch of spooky YouTube videos until you poop your pants.  Can you survive our Roundup of Terror? [Cue evil cackle.] 1. "Come to Daddy" by Aphex Twin Let's get this horrifying piece of work out of the way.  2. "I Fink U Freeky" by Die Antwoord If bad grammar doesn't give you chills, Roger Ballen's haunting visuals sure will.  3. "I Say Fever" by Ramona Falls A two-dimensional nightmare. 4. "Crazy Clown Time" by David Lynch What's scarier -- frat parties or clowns? There is no longer a need to choose. 5. "Running Up That Hill" by Kate Bush Not that I think there is anything wrong with a room full of people in Kate Bush masks, but ...  6. "Dragula" by Rob Zombie If there was ever any doubt in your mind: Rob Zombie is very scary looki ...
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7 Most Extreme Haunted Houses Across the U.S.
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Credit: Ricky Brigante / Flickr By: DeAnna Janes The days of your parents recruiting Grandpa to act out a goofy ghost story in the garage are done. These days, haunted houses feature studio-quality gore, freaky masked monsters, and immersive storylines that will have you convinced you're trapped in a real-life den of horror. So put Gramps back in his La-Z-Boy and hit the road to one of these scream houses. READ MORE: 16 Most Haunted B&Bs in America 1. THE HOUSE OF SHOCK - NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA Credit: House of Shock Though co-founder Phil Anselmo, front man for Pantera, is no longer involved in NOLA's Satanic lair, heavy metal vibes still reverberate from wall to wall. Located amid the shadows cast by the Huey P. Long Bridge, the 25,000-square-foot attraction almost saw its demise last year. Alas, it's been resurrected and features two new scares: carny freak show Bordello of Freaks and clown assault Laff in the Dark. As for the original house, it too has g ...
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Howard Stern's 60 Birthday Was Star Studded, Including A Ryan Phillippe Striptease
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Naturally, Howard Stern's 60th birthday bash was one of the hottest events of the year. Held at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom Friday night (Jan. 31), Lena Dunham, Heidi Klum, Jewel, Chelsea Handler, Katie Couric, Rob Zombie, Steven Tyler, Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Levine, and Joan Rivers were among the many guests. But one in particular stole the spotlight: Ryan Phillippe, who gave Stern's sidekick Robin Quivers a sexy lap dance. Oh, and he took off his shirt, "Magic Mike" style. No big deal. Grohl (And I just gave robin a lap dance on stage) — RP (@RyanPhillippe) February 1, 2014 Last October, Stern's beloved Quivers returned to the radio show after battling cancer. See the stars at the raging fun party below:
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Season of the Witch
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The new season of American Horror Story has been predictably psychotic. If Kathy Bates keeping slaves in an underground torture chamber and turning one into a Minotaur doesn't provide you with enough grindhouse fare, you can always be "shocked" by the gang rape or the living burial or the assemblage of body parts that becomes the "perfect" boyfriend. Perfect, at least, in a "Monkey's Paw" sort of way. Witchcraft represents the least outré element of the new season. AHS:Coven nods to the idea of witchy women as threatening to male power and representing a spiritual attitude opposed to the patriarchy of the Abrahamic religions. But this seems just a bit threadbare at this point. Allison Hannigan's spell-casting character Willow in Buffy the Vampire Slayer conveyed all these idea about the neo-pagan movement more than a decade ago, In fact, she both embodied the feminine principle in spirituality and critiqued it by talking about all the "wanna-blessed-be's" she had to contend with in h ...
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‘Carrie’ star Chloe Grace Moretz plays a hit-girl of a higher power
LATimes - over 3 years
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Easy, Happy Halloween Alternatives for Single Moms
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Single moms are always busy and Halloween can add to the stress. Children anxious about costumes, candy choices and keeping up with the Halloween Joneses can be too much. This October 31, you might want to ditch the door-to-door trick-or-treating and try out one of these fun-filled alternatives. 1. Decorate Pumpkins Carving a pumpkin is a pre-Halloween tradition, but it is a difficult task and sharp knives prevent children from really participating. A great time-saving alternative to pumpkin carving and trick-or-treating is to decorate pumpkins on Halloween. All you need are a few small pumpkins and a pack of multicolored markers. Bring your pumpkin to life by using an old hat, false eyelashes, buttons or pieces of fabric to add to the design. Kids will enjoy being able to decorate their pumpkins themselves. Help your kids give their pumpkins faces and personalities for extra fun. The best part about opting out of carving? Your kids get to enjoy their handy work for longer, because un ...
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Rob Zombie lists Hancock Park home at $3.95 million
LATimes - over 3 years
Musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie, known for his horror and sci-fi themes, has listed his stately home in Hancock Park at $3.95 million.
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Rob Zombie complains of skate park noise in Conn.
Yahoo News - over 3 years
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The noise from a new skate park in Connecticut is too much for rocker Rob Zombie.
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Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare
Monsters and Critics - over 3 years
Rob Zombie will unleash his Great American Nightmare on Los Angeles this Halloween season.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rob Zombie
  • 2016
    Zombie is set to launch his "Spookshow International" pinball machine in February 2016.
    More Details Hide Details The limited edition item features ten of Zombie's classic songs, as well as voice contributions from Zombie, Sheri Moon, and Sid Haig. Zombie's music has been noted for its use of horror and suspense elements, which is inspired by Zombie's love of horror films. Zombie's music also contains elements commonly found in heavy metal music. Zombie's music has been described as "melding metal with industrial, hypnotic rhythms and haunting sounds" and having a "complicated beat, distinctive vocals and a killer story line". Zombie's songs have also been known to feature quotes and samples from classic horror films. Numerous songs on his debut album, Hellbilly Deluxe, feature quotes from classic horror films that Zombie grew up with. Zombie has classified himself as a metal musician, and stated "It felt like hard rock and heavy metal had really been struggling you know, like top of the charts – it felt like they were being kicked to the curb for a long time. It was almost like you were doing something but you feel like nobody cares anymore so now you’re just chuggin’ along doing what you do and it’s like the world had forgotten. However it’s felt like in the last few years that’s kind of changed and you feel it coming back."
    Zombie has stated that he wanted to have a "very nasty, gritty, guerilla-style approach to the filmmaking" for 31, as it "fits the story and the vibe of the movie". 31 premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2016.
    More Details Hide Details It has been announced that Zombie signed on to direct the film Raised Eyebrows, a movie about the life of comedian and actor Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx. The film has yet to receive a release date.
    On January 11, 2016, Zombie confirmed the title of the record to be The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser, along with the album's cover art and track listing.
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  • 2014
    He released his first video album, The Zombie Horror Picture Show, on May 19, 2014.
    More Details Hide Details He released his second live album, Spookshow International: Live, on February 24, 2015.
    In 2014, Zombie had the voice-only role of Ravager Navigator in the superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy.
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    Zombie began working on a new horror film, 31, in 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Zombie described the film as "old-school", and raised money for the film through crowdfunding. The film is set to follow a group of individuals attempting to survive a night in a carnival filled with murderous clowns.
    Zombie announced work on his sixth studio album as early as April 2014, having begun working on the project that January.
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  • 2013
    He designed the attractions "Lords of Salem Total Black Out", "The Haunted World of El Superbeasto 3D", and "House of 1000 Corpses", which were combined with a music festival from artists in hard rock, alternative, EDM, and more in 2013.
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    Zombie designed and launched the Great American Nightmare haunted attraction in 2013.
    More Details Hide Details The attraction, based in Chicago, featured references to Zombie's films and other significant horror events in pop culture.
    On January 30, 2013, Zombie announced that the album was titled Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor.
    More Details Hide Details The album was released on April 23, 2013. Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor became Zombie's fifth consecutive studio album to debut inside the top ten of the Billboard 200, though it boasted his lowest first week sales of his career. The album has since became Zombie's lowest selling album to date.
  • 2012
    Zombie embarked on the Twins of Evil Tour with American rock band Marilyn Manson beginning on September 28, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details The tour concluded following a publicized feud between the artists while on tour, with the two groups often feuding while on stage. The tour officially concluded on December 12, 2012.
    Zombie released a second remix album, titled Mondo Sex Head, on August 6, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details The album featured remixed material from Zombie's first four studio albums, as well as his releases with White Zombie. The album was released through Geffen Records, despite Zombie having left the label.
    Zombie later stated that Tyrannosaurus Rex would be his next released film after The Lords of Salem, though the project has since been put on hold for a second time. In 2012, it was confirmed that Zombie would be writing and directing a film titled The Broad Street Bullies, which would be based on the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team.
    More Details Hide Details The film will be Zombie's first non-horror film. He has since stated that the film was in the "research stages", and a release date is unknown. Much like Tyrannosaurus Rex, the film, along with Rock Bottom Creek, has been put on hold indefinitely.
    Recording for Zombie's fifth studio album began in June 2012, with Zombie announcing the then-untitled project in July 2012.
    More Details Hide Details On the record, Zombie claimed "We just want to make a dark, heavy, weird record and stick to that idea If something comes up that isn't, we won't finish it. We'll stick to the plan." Zombie parted ways with Roadrunner Records, instead releasing the album through his new record label Zodiac Swan through Universal Music Enterprises and T-Boy Records.
  • 2011
    Zombie announced work on the horror film The Lords of Salem in 2011.
    More Details Hide Details The film, whose name is derived from the Rob Zombie song of the same name, is about a coven of witches in modern-day Salem, Massachusetts. In an interview Zombie said that the film would be his cinematically biggest film and described it as "if Ken Russell directed The Shining". The Lords of Salem premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2012, with a limited theatrical release following in April 2013. The Lords of Salem became the last film of veteran actor Richard Lynch, who died in 2012.
    In 2011, Zombie directed a horror-themed commercial for Woolite.
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  • 2010
    Zombie had another voice-only role in the 2010 film Super, portraying God.
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    Zombie launched his seventh and final comic book series, Whatever Happened to Baron Von Shock?, in 2010; the series spawned four issues.
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    Zombie released the Icon greatest hits album on October 5, 2010 through Roadrunner Records.
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    Zombie released a special edition of the album on September 28, 2010 featuring three new songs.
    More Details Hide Details Zombie promoted the release through his Hellbilly Deluxe 2 World Tour, which served as his first international tour since beginning his solo career. The tour featured 150 dates, spanning over a two-year time span.
  • 2009
    It was announced in 2009 that Zombie had begun working on his fourth studio album, the follow up to his 2006 album Educated Horses.
    More Details Hide Details Prior to the release of the album, it was confirmed that Zombie had parted ways with longtime label Geffen Records, penning a new deal with Roadrunner Records. Zombie later claimed that Geffen had "morphed into a different label" and that being signed didn't "work for him anymore." The album was confirmed to be titled Hellbilly Deluxe 2: Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls and the Systematic Dehumanization of Cool, with Zombie describing it as a sequel to his 1998 debut as they sounded similar in both "vibe" and "attitude". Hellbilly Deluxe 2 was released on February 2, 2010. The album sold 49,000 copies in its first week of release, becoming his fourth top ten album in the United States. The album received a mixed to positive critical reception upon its release.
    The film was released in limited showings at selected theaters on September 12, 2009, and to DVD on September 22, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details It features the voices of Tom Papa, Paul Giamatti, Zombie's wife Sheri Moon Zombie, and Rosario Dawson. The film received a generally mixed reaction upon its release.
    Dayton later toured in character as the band as the opening act for Zombie throughout 2009 and 2010.
    More Details Hide Details The release of Rob Zombie Presents Captain Clegg And The Night Creatures marks the final release from Zombie-A-Go-Go Records, before Zombie formed his new Zodiac Swan label in 2013. Zombie was the executive producer of the animated film The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, based upon his comic book series The Adventures of El Superbeasto. The series previously appeared in his Spookshow International comic book.
    Zombie announced work on a new film, Tyrannosaurus Rex, which was slated for release in 2009; the film was ultimately scrapped.
    More Details Hide Details Despite previous comments made by Zombie that he would not do a sequel to Halloween, it was later announced he would both write and direct the series' next film, tentatively titled H2. H2 was ultimately the reason for the postponement and eventual cancellation of Tyrannosaurus Rex. Halloween II was released on August 28, 2009. The film received a worse critical reception than Zombie's original remake, and failed to achieve the commercial success of the remake but it was a box office success never less. Unlike the original Halloween II (1981), Zombie's version of the film focused on the prior film's survivor and the effects that the film's events had on her mentality. Following the completion of the film, Zombie confirmed he would not make another sequel. Variety Magazine announced the weekend before the release of Halloween II that Zombie would be directing a remake of the 1950s film The Blob. Zombie later chose to back out of the film as he "didn't want to do another remake".
  • 2007
    Zombie's version of the film was officially released on August 31, 2007. Thanks to its opening weekend of $30.5 million, the film broke the box-office record for the Labor Day weekend, surpassing the record set in 2005 by Transporter 2 with $20.1 million.
    More Details Hide Details It still currently resides as the top Labor Day weekend grosser. The film went on to become Zombie's highest grossing release to date. Despite these achievements, the film was generally panned by critics upon its release. Based on 109 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes, Halloween received an average 25% overall approval rating based on 110 reviews, with the consensus "Rob Zombie doesn't bring many new ideas to the table in Halloween, making it another bloody disappointment for fans of the franchise." Zombie directed a fictitious trailer for a film Werewolf Women of the SS, which was featured in the film Grindhouse (2007). That same year, Zombie released his first live album, Zombie Live.
  • 2006
    It was confirmed in 2006 that Zombie had signed on to write and direct a remake of the horror classic Halloween (1978).
    More Details Hide Details Zombie later referred to the film as a "re-imagining" of the original John Carpenter film.
    Zombie released his first official greatest hits album, The Best of Rob Zombie, on October 10, 2006.
    More Details Hide Details The album was re-released only months later under the title The Best of Rob Zombie: 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection. The project debuted at number 166 on the Billboard 200, and went on to receive a gold certification from the RIAA. The album featured no new material, and was released with little promotion on Zombie's behalf. It remains his final album to receive an RIAA certification to date. Zombie opted to focus on his career as a director in 2007, following the release of his third studio album a year prior.
  • 2005
    Zombie began working on his third studio album in 2005, whilst finishing work on The Devil's Rejects; the album was influenced by glam rock artists like Slade, T.
    More Details Hide Details Rex, and Gary Glitter. The release was described as "experimental" by Zombie, who claimed the project featured numerous acoustic-led songs. The album, Educated Horses, was released on March 28, 2006. It sold 107,000 copies in its first week, becoming Zombie's third album to enter the top ten on the Billboard 200. The album received mixed critical reviews, with Rolling Stone writing "A handful of cuts are too long on sludgy instrumental grooves, but whether Zombie is out-Trent Reznoring Trent Reznor on the sitar-laden grindfest '17 Year Locust' or spitting fire amid the apocalyptic blues riffs of 'The Devil's Rejects', he sounds like a gifted schlockmeister that Strokes fans can enjoy. Or at least tolerate." The song "The Lords of Salem" was nominated for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards. Educated Horses saw a further decline in sales for Zombie, selling just over 500,000 copies in the United States. The album became his first studio album as a solo artist to not receive a certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It served as Zombie's final studio album to be released through Geffen Records. Zombie had a cameo appearance in a voice only role for the film Slither (2006).
    Zombie released a number of The Devils Rejects comics throughout 2005 to coincide with the film.
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    Zombie's second film, The Devils Rejects, serves as a direct sequel to House of 1000 Corpses, and was released on July 22, 2005.
    More Details Hide Details The film featured a more "violent Western film" theme as opposed to the horror aspects of its predecessor. The film received a much more positive reception than its predecessor, though was still criticized for its violence and material. The film has been described as "one giant loogie that comes straight from the heart", filled with moments of nihilism and cunning wit. Much like the first film, The Devil's Rejects went on to gain a cult following after its release. The film has a 53 out of 100 rating on Metacritic, meaning mixed to positive reviews.
  • 2004
    His second series, The Nail, spawned four issues between June and October 2004, while his Bigfoot series lasted from February to May 2005, featuring four issues.
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  • 2003
    In November 2003, Zombie launched his Spookshow International comic book series.
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    Zombie released his first compilation album, titled Past, Present & Future, on September 23, 2003.
    More Details Hide Details The release featured a collection of songs taken from Zombie's solo albums as well as his releases with White Zombie; new material is also present on the album. The album debuted at number eleven on the Billboard 200, and would go on to become Zombie's third release to sell over one million copies in the country. Zombie guest starred on episodes of both Spider-Man: The New Animated Series and Justice League Unlimited that year, in a voice only role for both.
    The release features original songs from Zombie such as "Pussy Liquor" and "Little Piggy", as well as Zombie's own rendition of the Commodores hit single "Brick House" (1977), re-titled "Brick House 2003".
    More Details Hide Details The soundtrack peaked at number fifty-three on the Billboard 200, and number four on the Top Soundtracks chart.
    Zombie worked with Scott Humphrey on the majority of the film's soundtrack, which was released on March 25, 2003.
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  • 2002
    In 2002, Zombie announced his engagement to longtime girlfriend Sheri Moon, with a wedding date set for November 9, 2002. Only ten days before the wedding date, the couple decided to elope on October 31, 2002.
    More Details Hide Details On the decision, Sheri claimed "We were actually taking a walk in our neighborhood the day before. The wedding date was to be November 9th. We're like, 'Oh, God, we've been together for nine years. We should just say our vows privately'. It was just like a spur-of-the-moment decision. It just happens that the next day was Halloween. We didn't do it for any spooky reasons or anything". Now married, Moon officially changed her name to Sheri Moon Zombie. Following years of struggling to find a distributor and various re-shoots, Zombie confirmed that his film House of 1000 Corpses would finally be released through Lions Gate Entertainment. The film was released theatrically on April 11, 2003. The film received a generally negative reception from critics, though grossed over $16 million worldwide. The film was criticized for being too "grotesque" and "violent", but has since garnered a cult following. Despite vastly negative reviews, the film garnered a warmer reception in later years, and is frequently listed as one of the "best horror films ever made".
  • 2001
    Zombie's second studio album, The Sinister Urge, was released on November 13, 2001.
    More Details Hide Details The album expands on the horror and shock rock elements seen in his debut album, and features collaborations with artists such as Ozzy Osbourne. The album became his second to enter the top ten in the United States, with its first week sales topping that of his previous album. The album went on to sell over one million copies in the United States, his second to accomplish this feat. The album was preceded by the single "Feel So Numb", with a second single being released the following year. Despite the album's success, it was noted as a decline in sales when compared to his first studio album. The Sinister Urge and its subsequent singles were met with a positive critical reception, with AllMusic writing "It is the slow burn of album's last track that shows the most promise; after years of making good heavy metal, he finally expands the boundaries of his own sound. Few metal musicians kept their sound fresh for as long as Zombie, and this album is no exception." The Sinister Urge was voted as the fans' favorite album on Zombie's official website. The album is the final project to feature guitarist Mike Riggs and drummer John Tempesta, who had been with Zombie since the start of his solo career.
  • 2000
    Zombie directed the horror film House of 1000 Corpses in 2000, though the controversial project failed to see a release until 2003.
    More Details Hide Details His second studio album, The Sinister Urge (2001), became his second platinum album in the United States. In 2003, Zombie released the compilation album Past, Present, & Future. Zombie directed The Devil's Rejects (2005), a direct sequel to his prior film House of 1000 Corpses. The project received a more positive reception than its predecessor. His third studio album, Educated Horses (2006), was a departure from his earlier recordings. The album became his third to enter the top ten of the Billboard 200, though saw a decrease in sales when compared to his previous releases.
  • 1999
    Zombie designed a haunted attraction for Universal Studios in 1999, which was later deemed instrumental in reviving the Halloween Horror Nights annual attraction.
    More Details Hide Details It was during this time that Zombie began working with the studio on his directorial debut, a film titled House of 1000 Corpses. The project began filming in May 2000 with a scheduled release date of the following year, though the studio ultimately cancelled its release due to the violent themes present throughout the film. Zombie's song "Superbeast", taken from Hellbilly Deluxe, received a nomination for Best Metal Performance at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards. Zombie contributed the song "Scum of the Earth" (2000) to the Mission: Impossible II soundtrack.
  • 1998
    He composed the original score for the video game Twisted Metal III, released in 1998.
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    Zombie formed his own record label, Zombie-A-Go-Go Records, in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details The label released the final album from American instrumental band The Bomboras, as well as the debut album from the Ghastly Ones. Both albums were released on June 2, 1998 though received little critical or commercial success. The label next released the compilation album Halloween Hootenanny (1998), featuring appearances from artists such as Reverend Horton Heat and Rocket From the Crypt. Zombie himself contributed the song "Halloween (She Get So Mean)" to the soundtrack, which had previously appeared on promotional releases of "Dragula" (1998). Zombie released the album Rob Zombie Presents The Words & The Music Of Frankenstein on October 12, 1999 through Zombie-A-Go-Go Records. The album, considered a soundtrack, features the original score and some dialogue from the original Frankenstein (1931). Zombie was set to make his directorial debut with the film The Crow: 2037, and even wrote the film's script. The film was set to take place in the future, though it was never released. It was decided that the film was not suited for the franchise, but would instead serve as a standalone project.
    White Zombie officially broke up in September 1998, with Zombie stating "Sometimes a band just breaks up because the band has run its course and the best days are behind them.
    More Details Hide Details White Zombie went through a lot together and did tons of great stuff, but it was time to stop. The good times were over and we were all moving in different directions." A box-set for the group was released in 2008 featuring all of their released material.
    Zombie's solo debut album, Hellbilly Deluxe: 13 Tales of Cadaverous Cavorting Inside the Spookshow International, was released on August 25, 1998.
    More Details Hide Details The album was a commercial success, debuting at number five on the Billboard 200 with first week sales of 121,000 copies. The album's first week sales topped that of his prior album's with White Zombie. Hellbilly Deluxe went on to become Zombie's highest selling album to date, with sales exceeding three million copies in the United States. The album was influenced by classic horror films, with numerous songs on the album containing samples and quotes from some of Zombie's favorite horror films. The album spawned three singles, all of which charted on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Numerous songs from the album were used in films and video games, mainly in the horror genre. The success of the album led to the release of Zombie's first remix album, American Made Music to Strip By (1999). The album entered the top forty of the Billboard 200 in its debut week.
  • 1997
    Work on Zombie's debut solo album first began in 1997, before the band had officially broken up.
    More Details Hide Details For the album, Rob worked with numerous artists, including Charlie Clouser of Nine Inch Nails fame and former White Zombie bandmate John Tempesta.
    In 1997, he began working on his debut solo studio album, Hellbilly Deluxe, which was released in August 1998.
    More Details Hide Details A month later, Zombie officially disbanded White Zombie. His solo album went on to sell over three million copies worldwide, and spawned three singles. He released a remix album the following year that contained songs from Hellbilly Deluxe.
  • 1996
    In 1996, Rob legally changed his name to Rob Zombie.
    More Details Hide Details White Zombie released a remix album that year, marking their final release before their eventual disbandment. Zombie collaborated with Alice Cooper on the song "Hands of Death (Burn Baby Burn)" (1996) for Songs in the Key of X: Music from and Inspired by the X-Files. The song was nominated in the category of Best Metal Performance at the 39th Annual Grammy Awards, though lost to Rage Against the Machine.
  • 1991
    Yseult and Zombie ended their relationship in 1991, and Zombie began dating Sheri Moon shortly afterwards.
    More Details Hide Details The band caught the attention of Geffen Records following the release of their fourth extended play; their third studio album was subsequently released through the label in 1992. The album became the band's breakout hit, going on to sell over two million copies in the United States. Their first single, "Thunder Kiss '65", was released through the label in 1993. White Zombie's fourth and final studio album, Astro-Creep: 2000 – Songs of Love, Destruction and Other Synthetic Delusions of the Electric Head (1995), became their first to enter the top ten of the Billboard 200; it went on to sell over two million copies in the United States. Rob directed the music video for the album's single "More Human than Human" (1995), and would go on to direct all subsequent videos for the band.
  • 1987
    The band released three extended plays to little success, with their debut studio album following in 1987 through the band's own record label, Silent Explosion.
    More Details Hide Details They released their second studio album two years later, to little commercial reaction.
  • 1978
    Deciding to focus on his directing career, Zombie directed the horror film Halloween (2007), a remake of the 1978 horror classic of the same name.
    More Details Hide Details The film became Zombie's highest-grossing film to date, though was met with a lukewarm critical reception. He later directed Halloween II (2009) which failed to match the success of its predecessor. He released the animated film The Haunted World of El Superbeasto that same year. Zombie returned to music with the release of his fourth studio album, Hellbilly Deluxe 2 (2010). The album peaked at number eight in the United States, and sold over 200,000 copies in the country. In 2012, Zombie released a second remix album and directed the horror film The Lords of Salem, which was released the following year. He released his fifth studio album Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor the following year (2013). He directed the upcoming horror film 31, and has purchased the rights to a film about the NHL team Philadelphia Flyers, titled The Broad Street Bullies; no release date for the film has been announced. Since the beginning of his music career, Zombie's music and lyrics have featured notable horror and sci-fi themes. His live shows have been praised for their elaborate shock rock theatricality. Since beginning his solo career, Zombie has sold an estimated fifteen million albums worldwide.
  • 1965
    Born on January 12, 1965.
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