Along with Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie is the rightful heir to the shock-rock throne of Alice Cooper. In the early 1980s, the Haverhill, Mass., native moved to New York City, where he worked as a production assistant on the television show “Pee Wee’s Playhouse” and a graphic artist for magazines before making a career switch to music, forming White Zombie with then-girlfriend/bassist Sean Yseult. They went through a number of guitarists and drummers, including John Tempesta, while issuing such albums as 1985’s Gods of Voodoo Moon, 1986’s Pig Heaven and Psycho-Head Blowout, 1987’s Soul Crusher, and 1989’s Make Them Die Slowly as an underground sensation. Eventually, they settled on a permanent guitarist in J., whose metallic riffage blended well with the band’s increasingly industrial sound. Geffen Records signed White Zombie and released their major-label debut, La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1, in 1992. At a time when grunge was king, White Zombie’s blend of horror-movie imagery and delirious, almost danceable, heavy metal was an anomaly, as the album worked its way into the Top 30 a year after its release, due in part to their relentless touring and a wild MTV video for “Thunder Kiss ’65.” Three years in the making, the follow-up, Astro-Creep 2000: Songs of Love, Destruction and Other Synthetic Delusions of the Electric Head, exploded on the metal scene, rising all the way to No. 6 on the Billboard charts thanks to the mega-hit “More Human than Human.” However, Rob Zombie’s growing disenchantment with the group and his own solo aspirations led to White Zombie’s dissolution, but not before they issued a remix album, 1996’s Supersexy Swingin’ Sounds. Hit solo albums like 1998’s Hellbilly Deluxe ensued, and in the years since then, Rob's ambitiously theatrical stage show has grown bigger and bigger as he broadened his horizons by becoming a film director. White Zombie gold and platinum record awards are valuable collectibles, worth hundreds of dollars, while concert posters, tickets and handbills, as well as promo photo prints, can sometimes be found for under $50. Any stage-worn clothing or props would surely be worth a pretty penny.
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