Rob Zombie Says His New Album is Finished

2019-07-12

Rob Zombie – Story by Anne Erickson, photo by Ken Settle

Rob Zombie has completed work on his new album, and he’s in the midst of “figuring out how to release it”

Fans are patiently waiting for a new album from Rob Zombie and his crew, and now, the shock rocker has announced that the album is in the can. That said, he’s still in the process of trying to figure out just how to release the new music to best fit the current era.

“The record is done,” Zombie says in a new interview with Revolver. “Now we’re just figuring out how to release [it], and deal with [it] while still being on tour.”

He added that “with a record, even though MTV and all these old concepts are gone, you still need to make a… ton of video content, because that’s how people get to the music. So it’s just a matter of figuring out how to find time to do all that.”

Zombie will be on tour this summer, but don’t expect to hear any new music on the run. He has his reasons.

“First of all, nobody wants to go to concerts and hear songs they don’t know,” Zombie explained, adding that, “Second, if you do that, everybody films it and puts it on YouTube, and starts prejudging something they don’t even know about. When we do put it out, we’ll put it out perfectly.”

When asked if making a record has the same meaning as it did for him 30 years ago, Zombie replied, “Yes and no.”

“Artistically, creating the songs feels better than ever — like, it’s more fun to make a record, and to get together with the guys in the band,” he said. “The band I have now, we’ve all been together a long time — this is the longest I’ve ever worked with the same group of people in my life, and [guitarist] John 5 is the musician I’ve worked with longer than anyone, ever.”

He added, “I think we’ve been working together for, I don’t know what it is, 14 years or something? So that part of it, creating music, is great. And when we play live, our new and our old songs blend together in a way that, if you didn’t know any of our songs, you wouldn’t know the difference, because our fans are so reactive…”

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