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Rob Zombie

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    September 2, 2014

    Best Metal Concerts to See in Phoenix in September

    Our desert summer is finally winding down; and really, it wasn't so bad, now was it? It's probably in part to the awesome parade of metal shows that came through our fair state since the music industry's touring season was in full swing. Either way, at least the September nights will only be in the ... More >>

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    June 23, 2014

    Rob Zombie's Twisted Haunted House Coming to Scottsdale

    Last year when heavy metal musician and horror icon Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare debuted in LA, I was pretty close to heading out there over Halloween to check out what The New York Times called "the best example yet of the upsizing of haunted houses in the last decade." Imagine: the theat ... More >>

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    December 30, 2013

    The 21 Best Heavy Metal Albums of 2013

    It's that time of year where our focus is officially shifting from reflecting on 2013 to preparing for 2014. Another 365 days have swept by, full of heavy metal ups and downs, groupies and drug overdoses, mind-blowing riffs and sold-out shows. The state of metal in 2013 certainly hasn't blown my min ... More >>

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    December 6, 2013

    Alice Cooper: Our Christmas Is More Ozzie Nelson Than Ozzy Osbourne

    From blasting "Schools Out" during my teenage wasteland days to jamming out to the chugging guitar in "Under My Wheels" in my office, Alice Cooper has always played a prominent position in my heavy metal playlist. Not only did he help shape the sound and look of heavy metal with his horror and va ... More >>

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    October 3, 2013
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    September 17, 2013

    Tech N9ne: "The Beats Tell Me What To Do"

    Kansas City's Aaron Dontez Yates has dipped his hands into both the worlds of hip-hop and rock 'n' roll, sold more than one million albums, founded a record label, and been featured in a ton of video games and films--including the upcoming sequel to the huge underground cult hit Devil's Carnival. Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Golden Gods 2013: How Gene Simmons Gets Out Of Interviews And Other Black Carpet Tales

    If you've been reading this whiskey-drenched, devil-horn-throwing column every week for more than a year, here's a little thank-you flashback to the beginning. In one of the first Metal Mondays installments, I talked about the Revolver Golden Gods Awards in Los Angeles--basically the heavy metal Gra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Rob Zombie: Lords of Salem Is My Last Horror Film "for a Really Long Time"

    Rob Zombie is now a force to be reckoned with in the world of heavy metal and cinema, and his footing is only growing stronger. Starting with White Zombie and solo albums like Hellbilly Deluxe and Educated Horses and continuing with his decade as a film director and screenwriter, Rob Zombie has thri ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013
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    April 15, 2013

    Record Store Day's Hot Heavy Metal Vinyl Releases

    It looks like all these Record Store Days are paying off. In 2012, global sales for vinyl records hit $171 million, their highest point since 1997--the same year that Hanson's "MMMBop" topped the charts. This Saturday, April 20, marks the sixth annual Record Store Day, when artists and labels dish ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    The 17 Most Anticipated Metal Albums of 2013

    I'm almost a little bummed that the world didn't end on December 21. No War of the Worlds or 2012 scenes became a reality, although I was so sure that the only reason gas prices were down was because all the rich people were holed up in their submarines, burrowed into the Alps like a goddamn modern- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    The Year in Heavy Metal: 2012

    The year 2012 brought an array of exciting moments in heavy metal, from album releases by veteran acts like Napalm Death and younger bands like Goatwhore, to some of the biggest ever heavy metal festivals, to a few of my personal favorite interviews with metal legends. Enjoy -- and happy metal fuc ... More >>

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    October 15, 2012

    10 Most Unreadable Metal Band Logos

    By Alee Karim Once upon a time, extreme metal bands opted to contort their logos into the most stylized mutations possible as a way to visually represent their music, and as a proud testament to the obscurity of their appeal. But by now it's all become a bad joke, and you're likelier to find the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Rocktober's Metal Picks: Bloody Art, New Gwar Guitarist, Rob Zombie's Lords of Salem Trailer

    If there's one month that you can count on to be on metal's side, it's October. We're allowed to adorn our residences with skulls, fake blood, and motion-sensor demons without being judged. Hell, we are also allowed to indulge in an array of freaky, horrific activities, orchestrated by record compan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2012

    Top Five Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2012

    Desert Uprising: Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, and More, Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion, 9/28/12

    Desert Uprising, featuring Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Buckcherry, Corey Taylor, The Art of Dying @ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion| 9/28/12There have been a lot of ups and downs during the planning of 98 KUPD's first annual Desert Uprising last night, which found Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie's ... More >>

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    September 29, 2012

    Desert Uprising: Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, and More, Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion, 9/28/12

    Desert Uprising, featuring Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Buckcherry, Corey Taylor, The Art of Dying @ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion| 9/28/12There have been a lot of ups and downs during the planning of 98 KUPD's first annual Desert Uprising last night, which found Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

  • Music

    September 27, 2012
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    September 25, 2012

    Rob Zombie's Guitarist John 5 Has a Motto: "More is More"

    "I love Phoenix," Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 says excitedly. "Rob [Zombie] and the other guys in the band, they like the colder weather, but for some reason I love the really hot weather." He pauses, then anxiously asks, "It should be really warm there still when I'm there in September, right?" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Rob Zombie on His New Record, New Movie, and Why Metal Shows Need Girls

    Rob Zombie isn't out to terrify you. He's out to blow your mind. He holds a number of titles: director, artist, musician, actor, writer, lover, and freak show. And everything he does is loaded up with theatrics, subtle intelligence, and aggression. Zombie is fresh off his August release Mondo Sex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    The Coolest Metal Shows To See in Phoenix This Month

    See also: Six Desert Metal Bands You Need to Hear See also: Do You Look "Metal Enough" For Metal Shows See also: Sci-Fi Thrash Group Vektor on Mexican Food in PhiladelphiaIt's tempting to dash off some sort of cliché metal salutation here, like "Get your devil horns up! It's a good month for metal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson to Headline KUPD's Desert Uprising

    See also: We Chat with John Holmberg About "Mom Farts" See also: A Closer Look at KUPD's MILF Contest Phoenix heavy music fans, prepare to bust out the heavy metal sex playlist and celebrate: KUPD has announced Desert Uprising, a huge, two-day metal festival headed to Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Slipknot's Corey Taylor and Shawn M. Crahan Launch Production Company; Taylor Explains

    There's always been a connection between horror flicks and heavy metal, so it comes as sort of a surprise that it's taken Corey Taylor and Shawn M. Crahan of Slipknot this long to start a Living Breathing Films, a film and television production company aimed at creating "psychological dramas." Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Here's The Heavy Metal Soundtrack to Your Sexcapades You've Been Looking For

    We might not all agree on musical taste, I mean, metal, indie rock, jazz, hip-hop, none of it is made for everyone, but I think we can all agree that there's really nothing so appealing as all-out sex appeal. Sex might not be the first thing you think of when you think of heavy rock, but it's in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    I Know You're Here Because I Can Smell Your Brains: Eight Songs About Zombies

    Some guy eats another guy's face while sitting at a bus stop. A student killed his roommate and ate his heart and brain. A New Jerseyan stabbed himself 50 times and threw his guts at the police. If you haven't noticed, we're clearly living at the dawn of the zombie dead. When exactly is Bruce Camp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Metal Tuesday: Confessions of a Groupie (Well, Sort Of)

    Editor's note: We normally run Metal Mondays on, well, Monday, but took yesterday off in honor of Memorial Day. So please enjoy today's "Metal Monday" column, by our resident rock 'n' roll lady Lauren Wise, one day later than usual. Groupies have always fascinated me. They look like supermodels, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Our Favorite Non-Metal Horror Soundtracks

    Don't mess with Huey Lewis fans...​In recent years, horror flicks and metal have enjoyed a loving relationship. Metalheads love horror, and the feeling is mutual. (Where did we put that copy of The Blair Witch 2 soundtrack?) Obviously many metal musicians truly enjoy sci-fi, monster and horror ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011
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    March 28, 2011

    Mercury Records Will No Longer Produce Physical Singles

    ​Mercury Records is moving forward with technology and sticking to digital downloads. With a few grand exceptions, the label has decided it will be doing away with producing their singles on compact discs and vinyl due to a significant decline in sales, according to Telegraph.Now that the digital ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2010

    Alice Cooper's A Taste of Christmas Pudding at Comerica Theatre Last Night

    Jonathan McNamaraAlice Cooper performs at his annual Christmas Pudding benefit concert.​Alice Cooper's A Taste of Christmas Pudding Comerica Theatre December 18th, 2010 In a lot of ways Alice Cooper's yearly Christmas Pudding charity concert is like most families Christmas gatherings. ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010

    Mayhem Explained

    A Look At Each of the Mayhem festival’s Headliners

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    July 15, 2010
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    November 12, 2009
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    November 12, 2009
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    October 30, 2009

    Rob Zombie at Dodge Theatre

    Victor J. Palagano III​ Notes on the show by photographer Victor J. Palagano III. I haven't seen Rob Zombie live since I witnessed White Zombie back in the day (circa 1990) but that doesn't mean I'm not familiar or that I'm not a fan. I have several Rob Zombie albums and "The Great America Nightm ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009
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    September 15, 2009

    Rob Zombie "Hellbilly Deluxe 2" Tour To Open Tour in Phoenix

    ​ Just like the horror movies he gets so much inspiration from, Rob Zombie is not afraid to revisit a successful past project when there's money to be made. Thus we have the The Hellbilly Deluxe 2 Tour, which will open in Phoenix before hitting the rest of the U.S. around Halloween. Lest you thin ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2008

    To B or Not to B

    Hanging with sorta-stars on Halloween

  • Film

    January 3, 2008

    Bad Blood

    Horror films failed to scare up the big bucks in 2007

  • Home Entertainment

    December 20, 2007
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    August 30, 2007

    Zombie Vision

    The rocker turned Halloween director on demonic gargoyles, the drive-in, and growing up without YouTube

  • Music

    December 21, 2006

    Banjo & Sullivan

    The Ultimate Collection 1972-1978
    (Hip-O Records)

  • Music

    September 21, 2006

    Monster Mash

    Inspiring "everybody from Slayer to Beyoncé"

  • Music

    April 27, 2006

    Rob Zombie

    Sick. Disgusting. Fun

  • Home Entertainment

    November 10, 2005
  • Film

    July 21, 2005

    The Devil & Mr. Zombie

    Director's second stab a true gore fest

  • News

    January 1, 2004

    A Year That Trembled

    From the grind house to the art house, movies in 2003 made us shake with paranoia and fear

  • Music

    March 7, 2002

    Astro Creep

    Rob Zombie rebounds from a Universal nightmare with another Sinister offering

  • Music

    February 29, 1996

    Creep Show

    Jacked up on more volts than Frankenstein's monster, White Zombie patrols the perimeter of garish pop metal

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