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Welcome to Rockville Artist Spotlight: Rob Zombie

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As a rock icon and filmmaker with a unique vision, Zombie has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of both music and film. He has sold more than fifteen million albums worldwide, and is the only artist to experience unprecedented success in both music and film as the writer/director of seven feature films with a worldwide gross totaling more than $150 million.
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Rob Zombie has achieved great success as a solo artist with several multi-platinum and gold albums including Hellbilly Deluxe, The Sinister Urge and Educated Horses. In 2013, the seven-time GRAMMY® nominee released his fifth solo album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, on his Zodiac Swan label through T-Boy Records/UMe. The album debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 and spawned two Top 10 Active Rock singles, “Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Super Town” and Zombie’s spin on Grand Funk Railroad’s anthemic “We’re An American Band.”
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February 24, 2015, Zombie released his first live album in over eight years called SPOOKSHOW INTERNATIONAL LIVE. Filled with nineteen tracks recorded during his critically acclaimed US tour in 2014, the record became an instant fan favorite. Rob has also been spending more time in the studio as of late and will be releasing a new full-length album soon.
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In terms of his film career, Zombie’s Halloween, released in 2007, earned the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend, and his first two films House of 1,000 corpses and The Devil’s Rejects have become cult favorites among critics and fans. Rob Zombie’s seventh feature film, the highly anticipated 31, will be making its world premiere this month at Sundance Film Festival. Last year he also released his first live album in over eight years, SPOOKSHOW INTERNATIONAL LIVE, which is filled with nineteen tracks from the highlights of Rob’s critically acclaimed US tour of 2014. Zombie’s seventh feature film, 31 made its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival before its theatrical release on September 1.
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Rob Zombie’s first concert film, The Zombie Horror Picture Show, was released May 19 2015 by Zodiac Swan/T-Boy/UMe. The feature-length film held the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Music DVD chart for two consecutive weeks. Recorded live over two sizzling nights in Texas, The Zombie Horror Picture Show captures Zombie’s elaborate, multi-media production of mind-blowing SFX, animatronic robots, pyrotechnics, oversized LED screens and state-of-the-art light show combined with his powerhouse band featuring John 5, Piggy D and Ginger Fish.
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In April 2016, Zombie released of his 6th studio album, The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser. Produced by Zeuss, it was recorded and mixed at Goathouse Studios. A full return to form by the rock icon, The Electric Warlock… features John 5 (Guitar), Piggy D (Bass) and Ginger Fish (Drums). This album marks Rob Zombie’s first solo studio album since 2013’s Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor.
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On May 22, 2017, Zombie posted a short snippet of audio to his Instagram account of a live recording of the White Zombie song “Electric Head Part 2″ stating he was in the process of mixing the Astro Creep 2000 live set from the Chicago date of the 2016 Riot Fest. Zombie released Astro-Creep: 2000 Live on March 30th, 2018.
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On August 1, 2017, Zombie announced on his Instagram page that he has begun working on his seventh studio album.
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