On November 16, Deuce of the Indianapolis, Indiana radio station X103 conducted an interview with Rob Zombie and drummer Tommy Clufetos, who plays in Rob's solo band. Watch the chat in two parts below.
Rob Zombie's North American trek kicked off on October 29 in Phoenix, Arizona. The singer is performing with the same band that toured behind his 2006 CD, "Educated Horses", consisting of guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D. and Clufetos.
It was announced last month that Zombie has left Geffen Records, his label home for 18 years, and signed a new deal with Roadrunner Records' Loud & Proud imprint. The label will release his new album, "Hellbilly Deluxe 2", on February 2, 2010.
Zombie sold more than 15 million records on Geffen as a solo artist and with WHITE ZOMBIE. He said in a statement, "It certainly wasn't an easy decision to make after all this time, but it had to be done. I love this new record and wanted to surround myself with an excited new group of people who can reignite my enthusiasm for working within a hard rock record label. Roadrunner seems to be the perfect place."
Geffen was initially supposed to issue "Hellbilly Deluxe 2" on November 17. It was abruptly yanked from that date, with sources saying that Zombie was at odds with his longtime label.
The singer also said he "toyed with" the idea of bringing out the original "Hellbilly Deluxe" stage set from 1998, but decided in favor of an updated version.