With his spookshow maze set to open at Universal Studios in California in a couple weeks, Rob Zombie has returned his attention to music.This week, Zombie began mastering “American Made Music To Strip By,” an album comprised completely of remixes of the songs found on his last effort, 1998’s “Hellbilly Deluxe.” For the album, Zombie enlists the remixing help of Rammstein, Limp Bizkit’s DJ Lethal, God Lives Underwater, Nine Inch Nails’ keyboardist-drummer Charlie Clouser, and onetime NIN drummer Chris Vrenna, among others. A spokesperson for Zombie’s record label notes that the remix album will follow the same sequencing as “Hellbilly Deluxe,” and that fans should look for it in stores on October 26. When the album arrives, fans will find: “Dragula” remixed by Charlie Clouser, “Superbeast” remixed by the Damage Twins, “How To Make A Monster” remixed by God Lives Underwater, “Living Dead Girl” remixed by Charlie Clouser, “Spookshow Baby” remixed by Rammstein, “Demonoid
Phenomenon” remixed by Poly 915, “The Ballad of Resurrection Joe and Rosa Whore” remixed by Phillip Stein, “What Lurks On Channel X” remixed by Spacetruckers, “Meet The Creeper” remixed by Steve Duda, “Return of the Phantom Stranger” remixed by Chris Vrenna, “Superbeast” remixed by Charlie Clouser, and “Meet The Creeper” remixed by DJ Lethal. Zombie has already wrapped up the first video for the album, for Clouser’s remix of “Superbeast,” and it should begin popping up soon. Meanwhile, a video for the original version of “Superbeast” will turn up on an upcoming Zombie home video collection that will feature clips for each of the tracks on “Hellbilly Deluxe.” No release date has been set yet for the home video. “American Made Music To Strip By” marks Zombie’s return to music after a number of other endeavors, including creating “The Thrilling, Chilling World Of Rob Zombie” for Universal Studios. The maze, part of the theme park’s “Halloween Horror Nights III,” will open in mid-October
and promises to take patrons through Zombie’s twisted mind, literally, as visitors will enter the attraction through a giant model of Zombie’s head (see “Rob Zombie Bringing His ’World’ To Universal Studios” ). Zombie will also spawn a collectible figure next year courtesy of the folks at McFarlane Toys, who have previously given action figure makeovers to Ozzy Osbourne, Kiss, and the Beatles.