Monday, July 29, 2013

Rob Zombie discusses White Zombie reunion

Rob Zombie, who established himself with White Zombie, says he has no interest in a reunion of his former band.

"No. We did it, and it's done,” Rob told Rock It Out Blog! at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival stop in Tinley Park, IL over the weekend. “And it wouldn't be good. That's the thing. I mean, a lot of people forget, because they went to see White Zombie and they were 15 years old and it was their first concert and everybody in White Zombie was, like, 23 years old. They're no longer 15 and they're gonna come to the concert at 40 and look at White Zombie, who are all gonna be 50, and go, 'This sucks now.' I mean, they forget that time marched on and changed. So I don't wanna come back and do it again just so that it can be inferior."

White Zombie released four albums between 1987 and 1995 before disbanding in 1998.

"White Zombie stopped at the height of our career,” he added. “We had a triple-platinum record and we just did our huge, sold-out arena tour everywhere and then we stopped, and that's the best way to leave it."

Currently on the road in support of his latest album, “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor”, the rocker also offered his opinion on the the concept of band reunions.

"Most of the time — I'm not gonna lie; I never like to lie about stuff — everybody does everything for money,” he says. “You know, bands that can't stand each other, hate each other's guts, get back together 'cause they can make more money that way. And that's not a good reason to do it. I mean, I like the band I have now; we're all friends. To get back with a bunch of people that I literally haven't even spoken to in 20 years to go do a run for a bunch of money, I just think that's a big lie and I'm just not into it."

"In '99, when I saw Black Sabbath reunite for the first time with all four original members, it was great,” explained Zombie. “I mean, they sounded great, they looked great; it was wonderful. I mean, I haven't seen them on this tour, but… So, it's not that it can't work. But it's all up to the individual band to see what they're gonna do."

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival wraps up early next month with three dates in Texas.

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