Posts Tagged ‘Hellbilly Deluxe 2’

John 5 performs with Rob Zombie at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest in Bristow, Va.

John 5 performs with Rob Zombie on Aug. 8, 2010, at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest in Bristow, Va.

John 5: Killing with kindness

Most music fans know John 5 from his current gig as Rob Zombie’s guitarist or his previous stint filling the same position for Marilyn Manson. But he has worked with a seemingly endless list of musicians and is building an impressive body of work as a solo artist. The Art of Malice, his fifth album of instrumental, guitar-driven music, was released earlier this year. While winding down from Zombie’s co-headlining run on this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and gearing up for this fall’s Halloween Hootenanny tour with Alice Cooper and the special-edition release of Zombie’s Hellbilly Deluxe 2 album, John checked in with Live Metal’s Greg Maki. (more…)

From left: Piggy D., Rob Zombie, John 5 and Joey Jordison.

From left: Piggy D., Rob Zombie, John 5 and Joey Jordison.

Live on Mars: Rob Zombie bassist Piggy D.

Bassist, guitarist, songwriter, artist. Matt “Piggy D.” Montgomery is a man of many talents, and those skills led him in 2006 to becoming the bassist for Rob Zombie. With him on board, along with guitarist John 5 and Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison, Zombie now has arguably the best band he’s ever had behind him. After soldiering through the summer heat as a co-headliner of the Rockstar Mayhem Festival, Zombie and his band are looking to the special-edition release of Hellbilly Deluxe II in September and an October run, the Halloween Hootenanny Tour, with Alice Cooper. When the Mayhem Festival came to Bristow, Va., Greg Maki and Jeff Maki of Live Metal sat down with Piggy to discuss both versions of the latest album, the upcoming tour and more. (more…)

Review by Greg Maki
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I don’t believe a reason has been given on Geffen Records’ end for allowing Rob Zombie to walk before the release of his fourth solo studio album, the sequel to his 1998 solo debut. If the decision was linked somehow to the quality of the material, someone at Geffen, Zombie’s longtime home dating back to the White Zombie days, has some explaining to do. Hellbilly Deluxe 2 is easily Zombie’s best since his first Hellbilly offering. (more…)

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Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie live photos
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Review by Greg Maki

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A label change from his longtime home at Geffen Records to Roadrunner’s Loud & Proud imprint delayed the release of Rob Zombie’s new album for nearly three months—but, as always, the show must go on. Zombie’s fall tour, his first jaunt supporting Hellbilly Deluxe 2: Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls and the Systematic Dehumanization of Cool (now due Feb. 2, 2010), went on as scheduled and ended on a night with a treacherous mix of snow, sleet and rain at the famous 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. (more…)