After leaving this fall's Family Values tour under less than cordial circumstances, Rob Zombie has wasted no time in putting together his own metal caravan as well as a few other surprises.
Zombie will join Monster Magnet and Fear Factory for a fall tour that is expected to kick off on October 6. The outing will see the White Zombie frontman roll out material from his soon-to-be-released solo album, "Hellbilly Deluxe," and roll out the larger-than-life stage production he had hoped to mount as part of the Family Values tour.
Considering that just two weeks ago, Zombie was part of the Family Values tour, the singer has put together a formidable line-up. Fear Factory turned heads with a run on last year's Ozzfest and with their recently released album "Obsolete," while, Monster Magnet is generating buzz with its glitz-encrusted Mase-spoofing video for "Space Lord" off of its "Power Trip" LP.
Zombie has another October project in the works in the form of "Halloween
Hootenanny," a compilation from his recently launched Zombie a Go-Go Records.
The Cramps, the Rev. Horton Heat, and Zombie a Go-Go Records' own the Bomboras will be on the record when it arrives this October. Zombie himself will also turn up on the album, lending his vocals to a track by another Zombie a Go-Go signing, the Ghastly Ones.
A number of other artists may join the line-up as well, including the Misfits and the Amazing Crowns (the artists formerly known as the Amazing Royal Crowns before losing a legal decision to the Royal Crown Revue).
"We're wrapping up a song for a Halloween compilation on Rob Zombie's label, Zombie A Go-Go, it's called the Halloween Hootenanny I believe," Crowns frontman Jason "King" Kendall told MTV News during a recent stop on the Warped tour. "The Cramps are on it, the Misfits, Horton Heat, and we're doing a Screamin' Jay Hawkins cover, 'Little Demon,' [500k QuickTime] so we're going
to do that and we're also going to start the new album."
A spokesperson for Geffen records, which handles Zombie's label, could not confirm that the Crowns or the Misfits would be on the album, but we'll keep you posted as Zombie's plans for a tour and the "Halloween Hootenanny" develop.