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 >>
"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?"
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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 >>
Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest, our top five must-see shows this week.
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 >>
If you've attended a local punk show anytime in the last two decades, chances are good you've seen (or rubbed elbows with) Alvin Bitsue. The 36-year-old vinyl freak and punk fan has been a part of the Valley's punk scene for years -- whether working the door or hanging in the audience -- and wit ... More >>
If you're a Static-X enthusiast, then you'll probably like Pighammer, the new album from Wayne Static.
Actually, when Wayne Static founded Static-X, his original vision was the concept of Pighammer--more electronic and industrial, not based on live performance. Imagine plenty of the evil disco, co ... More >>
Band: American Gods, a Phoenix hard rock/metal/industrial twosome with a sense of humor.
Record: EC-10, which is either a very long 8-song EP or a very short 8 song LP.
Basics: The band claims Fear Factory, Nine Inch Nails, White Zombie, and KMFDM as influences and you'll hear plenty of that here ... More >>
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 >>