Rob Zombie Talks About The White Zombie Breakup
Posted by Mitch Michaels on 12.19.2008
"It was a painful situation most of the time..."
With the 5-disc Let Sleeping Corpses Lie hitting shelves last month, Rob Zombie spoke recently about the breakup of White Zombie.
"The funny thing was when I was putting [the box set] together, it seemed so long ago," said Zombie. "It felt like I was putting together a box set of someone else's band. It just seemed like forever ago, and some of the early songs are, like, 20 years ago or something. It just seemed weird."
Zombie said compiling the retrospective "brought up a lot of things I'd forgotten about -- unfortunately, some of it was negative." The negative times mostly being toward the end of the band's run.
"The main reason White Zombie ended was the people who were White Zombie didn't get along anymore," said Zombie. "That band had a lot of growing pains and a lot of baggage all the way through. I think we did a lot of good stuff and we were ahead of the curve in the beginning and did some groundbreaking stuff. But it was a painful situation most of the time, actually."
Zombie also talked about the band's lasting popularity, though he says those looking for a White Zombie reunion should look no further than the box set's title.
"I can see it, strangely enough, in the royalty checks. Every year the band makes more money," Zombie said. "Hot Topic is doing a new line of White Zombie merch. It's just one of those things that happens, I think. There's always a new wave of kids that gets super-jazzed on a band that's not around anymore."
Rob also talked about a new studio album being ON THE HORIZON for 2009.