Rob Zombie

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    August 27, 2013

    50 States of Song Part 1: Alabama to Georgia

    When I was in third grade I learned all 50 states in alphabetical order thanks to a catchy tune. Now I'm hoping to stick that bit of trivia in your heads this week, just in time for the new school year by celebrating each state with an appropriate song. Alabama: Phosphorescent, "It's Hard to Be H ... More >>

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    August 5, 2013

    Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival at The Woodlands, 8/3/2013

    Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Feat. Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, Amon Amarth, etc. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 3, 2013 On Saturday, I couldn't quite decide which was more brutal: 20 metal bands in one afternoon, or your average Houston summer. Maybe it's because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    Your Guide to This Year's Mayhem Fest

    Last week, I told you all about the Summer Slaughter Tour which blew through the House of Blues this past Saturday, and alluded to the numerous metal tours still to come up. Well, you may have just had your ass kicked last weekend, but it's already time for another one. This weekend's fest is the Ro ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013
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    April 1, 2013

    Happy Birthday, Lon Chaney! A Playlist For a Monster

    As resident Houston Press astrolabe polisher, chirurgeon and goth expert, the world of old horror-movie actors falls under my purview. My heart is given most to Boris Karloff, because any man who can rock horror and narrate the Grinch is more badass than any of us will either be. That said I want to ... More >>

  • Music

    November 8, 2012
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    October 31, 2012

    Last Night: Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson at Reliant Arena

    Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson Reliant Arena October 30, 2012 The men of the "Twins of Evil" tour made two important statements at Reliant Arena Tuesday evening. Marilyn Manson's was that people are zombies. Rob Zombie's was that fire is awesome. Which one do you think was more fun? Manson must have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    A Birthday Playlist for Edge (No, the Other One)

    It's been a fair few years since I watched professional wrestling regularly, something you can trace back to absolute mishandling of the ECW invasion and the death of women's wrestling in favor of juvenile sex fantasies. That being said, WWE Raw was on the other night and I decided to take in a few ... More >>

  • Music

    October 25, 2012
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    October 23, 2012

    Rocks Off's Marilyn Manson YouTube Video Contest

    OK, the big Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie "Twins of Evil" tour hits Houston and Reliant Arena on October 30, just one short week from now. No doubt if you are a big fan of the boys, you have already got your tickets in your paws in sweaty anticipation. That's awesome, because the show looks like it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Rob Zombie, Lord of Salem, Now a Twin of Evil on Tour

    Rob Zombie's career has played out like a good horror movie: A surprise at every turn. His '90s band White Zombie put a firm tongue in cheek (and a whole lotta metal) into Alice Cooper-style theatrics, and after 1996's Supersexy Swingin' Sounds, exited stage left as one of the most remix-friendly ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Are These the Most Anticipated Albums of 2013? Seriously?

    A Web site (magazine?) called Loudwire posted their list of the most anticipated rock albums of 2013. The first question we have is "anticipated by whom?" Because if the answer is "people who love music," then we've got some major problems here. 10. Motley Crue Really? The tenth most anticipated n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    Career Editing: 6 Songwriters Turned Screenwriters

    Last week singer-songwriter and dubious indie sensation Lana Del Rey told Australian Vogue that film work is her "happy place" and that she plans to make the transition into writing for film and "stay there." Whether this means she will stop making music or not is anyone's guess and whether that's a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    The 4 Best Cocktails Named For Rock Stars

    I played rock star for a few years here in town, loading in equipment at 7 p.m. to go on around midnight. You know what you do in the interim? You drink, heavily, because you're in a bar and you're bored off your ass. I even ended up writing the Black Math Experiment song "Alcohol" about it. Alcoh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Marilyn Manson & Rob Zombie Coming To Houston For Halloween

    And just like that, your Halloween festivities just got all the more freakier with the announcement that gruesome twosome Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie are coming to Houston on October 30. Gross, that means Halloween is on a Wednesday. The concert at Reliant Arena will be the first Bayou City dat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    When Car Commercials And Rock And Roll Collide

    This weekend is the big Houston Art Car Parade, where children and adults of all ages can gander at their fellow Houstonians' labors of car love. Each car is a marvel to the ingenuity and the insanity of this race known as the modern Texan. The Art Car festivities have cars on our brains. Rock a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Dear Obama: You'd Make A Great Goth Musician

    Dear President Barack H. Obama, I want you to know that I am very impressed by your recent musical endeavors. While it's clear that you could use some practice and professional vocal coaching, it's equally clear that you possess more than enough raw talent to excel as a musician. I know right now, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Brain-Eating Bands and Songs for the Walking Dead​Zombies or vampires? It's a classic debate along the line of The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones. We're not sure the Fab Four qualifies as either monster, but with The Glimmer Twins' propensity to remain upright and touring despite advanced age, decay, and a million other complicat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Five Great Uses Of Music As A Weapon

    Ed. Note: Jef With One F does not distinguish fiction from reality from video games. We let it slide because he accepts checks from the "Bank of Mordor"... we just hope it's not rubbing off on us.​Music is a weapon. That's what angry political bands will tell you. They'll bend yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Rob Zombie Makes Detergent Commercials Now (We Approve)

    Rocks Off got this video in a press release just minutes ago, Rob Zombie's debut as director of Woolite commercials. Yes, Woolite. The detergent. The thing you use to make your clothes not stank and to look whiter. And we approve of the direction that the '90s shock-maven and '00s filmmaker is tak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    10 Albums We're Not Supposed To Like But Do

    ​In everyone's record collection there are junk-food albums, the ones that you feel bad for consuming but coat your ears with happy, because you have been conditioned by everyone else to either hate them or disown them. But when push comes to shove on that media player or stereo, the junk-food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Jesse Dayton's "Fans": Singer Is "Faggy," "Douchebag"

    ​Jesse Dayton is learning the joys of Facebook. The ex-Houston honky-tonker and Rob Zombie rockabilly muse, who plays the Armadillo Palace February 26 and Conroe's Texas Independence Day Festival March 5, took to YouTube Tuesday to explain why he had to start a new fan page. Not only had his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Jesse Dayton Lands Kinky Friedman Role In New Play

    Houston socialite Carolyn Farb co-producing dramatization of eccentric Texan's life ​Former Houstonian Jesse Dayton has been tapped to play the lead role of Kinky Friedman in Becoming Kinky: The World According to Kinky Friedman, Dayton told Rocks Off this afternoon. Written by New York aut ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    Music's Top Five Hottest Trends For 2011

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn Gray​Every year-end Rocks Off prognosticates the likeliest trends in music for the upcoming year. So far, we've got a 100 percent success rate, although since the FBI made us take down all of our previous predictions, we have no way to prove it. So you'll j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    What Can Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne And Other Stars Claim On Their Taxes?

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn Gray​ Got your taxes done? No? You poor dumb bastard. They won't let you just not do them, you know that, right? Unpleasant as it is, finding out you owe still more money after having paid a sales tax all year, it's nothing compared to what the government will d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Never Mind Twilight, Here Are the Best Werewolf and Vampire Music Videos

    ​ Werewolves and vampires have been at each others' throats long before Twilight: New Moon (opening tomorrow) had them making pouty duck-faces at one another. Thankfully, the tradition of the vampire and the werewolf in the art of the music video is a much richer one than the antics of the crybaby ... More >>

  • Music

    November 5, 2009
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    September 1, 2009

    Jesse Dayton - Sorry, "Captain Clegg" - on Rob Zombie and His Role In Halloween II

    Jesse Dayton's star just keeps rising. You have to give the former Beaumont lad credit, he works at it steadily, and these days has his finger in writing, performing, producing, and acting as well as operating a label. As anyone who checks Facebook knows, Dayton posts something about every twenty m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    The Best Wrestler Theme Songs of All Time

    With Wrestlemania in town for its 25th anniversary, Rocks Off thought we could take a little stroll down memory lane and relive some of the WWE's best wrestling theme songs. Nowadays, the WWE can afford to purchase the rights to slick, well-produced songs by popular music acts such as Saliva, Our L ... More >>

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    May 29, 2008

    Graveyard BBQ

    Winners of the 2005 “Be a Guitar Hero” contest, this four-piece dirtcore band features twang, sleaze and scantily clad dancers

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    December 20, 2007
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    October 9, 2007

    Give Us a Hand

    If there’s one thing we learned from the Press’ recent H-Town 100 list, it’s that Houston has produced a lot of great songs. If there’s another thing we learned, it’s that lists – of anything, but since this is the music blog we’ll stick with songs – can sure draw a lot of comments v ... More >>

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    August 23, 2007
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    February 23, 2006
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    November 10, 2005
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    July 28, 2005

    Jesse Dayton

    Banjo & Sullivan -- The Ultimate Collection 1972-1978

  • Film

    July 21, 2005

    The Devil & Mr. Zombie

    The rocker's second directorial stab yields a true gorefest

  • Music

    April 22, 2004
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    November 8, 2001

    Merry Mayhem Tour

    Friday, November 9

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    February 3, 2000


    If the X-Men were a metal band: Powerman 5000

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    November 19, 1998


    Korn ignores critics of its heavy metal attitude

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    October 8, 1998
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