Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Rob Zombie looking forward to headlining Mayhem Festival

Rob Zombie will headline this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which begins June 29th in San Bernardino, California.

The tour follows the April 23rd release of his album, “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor,” and Zombie says he’s looking forward to playing to as many fans as possible.

“The more people, the better,” Zombie tells Rolling Stone. “Festivals – especially in Europe – they're just monstrously gigantic, and it's fun. It's a cool way to spend the summer because I don't see people much, as far as other musicians that I'm friends with, except in a festival scenario. I don't ever leave the house. It's a way to catch up with people.”

Asked if he’s planning a big production for Mayhem, Rob says, “Yeah, we have a massive production. One time about seven years ago I did Ozzfest with no production, just for the hell of it. But I love a big production. This is a huge, huge show for the summer. We've been working on it for a long time.”

“With a festival, it's almost like you're doing a greatest hits tour, in a weird sort of way,” he continues. “When you're doing a headline show, you know the people there are your fans, but with festivals you tend to want to do something that works better for the masses.”

As for the new material, Zombie explains “Maybe three songs max would be enough. Nobody ever wants to go to a concert and hear tons of new stuff. I certainly don't. It's a nightmare.”

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