As a rock icon and filmmaker with a unique vision, Rob Zombie has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of both music and film. He has sold more than fifteen million albums worldwide, and is the only artist to experience unprecedented success in both music and film as the writer/director of nine feature films with a worldwide gross totaling more than $150 million.
Rob Zombie initially rose to fame as a founding member and the frontman of heavy metal band White Zombie, with whom he released four albums. His first solo effort, the 1996 song “Hands of Death (Burn Baby Burn)”, was written and performed with Alice Cooper and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance. His debut solo studio album, Hellbilly Deluxe, was released in 1998; White Zombie disbanded a month later. Hellbilly Deluxe sold over 3 million copies worldwide and spawned three singles. Zombie directed the horror film House of 1000 Corpses in 2000, though the controversial project was not released until 2003. His second studio album, The Sinister Urge, was released in 2001 and became his second platinum album in the U.S.
Zombie directed the House of 1000 Corpses sequel The Devil’s Rejects (2005), which received a more positive reception than its predecessor. His third studio album, Educated Horses was released in 2006 and marked a departure from his earlier style. It became his third album to enter the top 10 of the Billboard 200, but saw a decrease in sales compared to his previous releases. Deciding to focus on his filmmaking career, he directed Halloween (2007), a remake of the classic 1978 horror film. The film became his highest-grossing to date, though was generally received negatively by critics. He later directed Halloween II (2009), which failed to match the success of its predecessor. He released the animated film The Haunted World of El Superbeasto that same year. He returned to music with the release of his fourth studio album, Hellbilly Deluxe 2 (2010), which peaked at no. 8 in the U.S.
Throughout his career, Rob has sold over 15 million albums worldwide. Rob Zombie’s latest record, The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy (2021), debuted at #9 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, making it his 7th consecutive solo album to debut in the top 10. In addition to over 20 different vinyl iterations of the album, Rob Zombie produced the first commercially released functioning 8-tracks in nearly 40 years.
Rob Zombie’s rendition of The Munsters, released September 2022, introduced his work to a whole new world of fans, being his first PG-rated horror comedy film. Based on the 1960s family sitcom of the same title, the story takes place prior to the events of the series, serving as an origin story for the characters. The Munsters, like Netflix’s Wednesday, satisfies a forgotten market for nostalgia classics that can be enjoyed by the whole family.