Wednesday, July 3, 2013

VIDEO: Rob Zombie – Watch complete Mayhem Festival opening night concert

Video footage of Rob Zombie’s complete headlining set at the opening night of this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in San Bernardino, CA has surfaced.

The tour also features Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, Amon Amarch, Machine Head, Children Of Bodom and many others.

Zombie is on the road promoting his new album, “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor,” and he’s looking forward to playing to as many fans as possible.

“The more people, the better,” Zombie told Rolling Stone recently. “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 say, “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 says “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.”

The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival runs to August 4 in Dallas, TX.

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