According to The Boston Globe, ROB ZOMBIE is planning to phase out music in the next few years to concentrate on writing and directing horror films. His first feature, "House of 1000 Corpses", earned $15 million in theaters and another $45 million in DVD sales, he said. Zombie's second film, "The Devil's Rejects", comes out nationally July 22.
"My future is movies," Zombie told The Boston Globe. "The music is dwindling down, because you can't do both. There's just not enough time in your life. If you try to do both, both will suffer. So you've got to make the choice. . . . And it's a new challenge. I've been doing music nonstop for 20 years and now I'm just fired up about movies."
Zombie, who grew up in Haverhill, is not calling Ozzfest his farewell tour. He's nearly completed a new album — with backup from Tommy Lee of MÖTLEY CRÜE, Josh Freese of A PERFECT CIRCLE, and Wes Borland of LIMP BIZKIT — and may tour again to support that. Meanwhile, his band for Ozzfest includes guitarist John 5 (formerly with MARILYN MANSON) and drummer Tommy Cluefetos, who normally plays with ALICE COOPER.
To comment on a
story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of
does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.
reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).