It is a summer of absolute mayhem for triple threat talent Rob Zombie. Never one to rest on his laurels, the superstar musician/director/writer is currently co-headlining the massive North American Mayhem Festival tour with bandmates John 5, Piggy D and Joey Jordison (see below for tour dates), and is also prepping for the special edition release of HELLBILLY DELUXE 2. Set to street on September 28th, this deluxe extra zombified version of HD2 will feature 3 brand new tracks called "Everything Is Boring," "Michael" and "Devil's Hole Girls And The Big Revolution," as well as a reimagining of "The Man Who Laughs." In addition, the package will include a brand new video for "Mars Needs Women" (shot during the Gruesome Twosome tour with Alice Cooper), a live version of Cooper's classic "School's Out" with Cooper himself and a DVD tour documentary entitled "Transylvanian Transmissions," along with all-new expanded artwork. Drummer Joey Jordison, who has been touring with Zombie since April, will make his recorded debut with the new Zombie material. The new video for "Mars Needs Women" just made its premiere and can be viewed below!
HELLBILLY DELUXE 2, Zombie's first album for new label home Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records, debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart earlier this year. The Los Angeles Times declared "HELLBILLY DELUXE 2 is Zombie's most consistently tuneful record to date," while USA Today referred to the album as "masterfully crafted."
In other news, Rob Zombie and Universal Studios Hollywood are partnering to recognize the nation's top short-form filmmaking horror genre talent with the "Halloween Horror Nights - Rob Zombie Film Competition," offering filmmakers an opportunity to have their scariest short film judged by a panel lead by the multi-media horror auteur. The winner will be rewarded with a premiere showing on Chiller TV, a posting on SyFy.com, a $1000 cash prize and a trip for two to the opening night of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood. Contest entries will be accepted from July 7th through August 14th and prospective filmmakers are invited to submit short films from 90 seconds to three minutes in length on DVD. For more information, please click here.
With more than 15 million albums sold, 7 Grammy nominations, the helming of 5 major motion pictures and dozens of music videos under his belt, Rob Zombie is a force to be reckoned with in today's entertainment landscape. Zombie's unique meld of horror and hard rock has influenced his sound as a musician, and more recently his vision as a director and writer. Watch "Mars Needs Women" live from the Gruesome Twosome tour below, and don't miss Zombie's explosive live show on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival's remaining dates, also below.
ROB ZOMBIE co-headlining Mayhem Festival:
27 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
28 Holmdel, NJ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
30 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
31 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
1 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
4 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheatre
6 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
7 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion At Star Lake
8 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
10 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
11 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheater
13 Dallas, TX SuperPages.com Center
14 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre