Rob Zombie Shrinks To 18", Sings About Crippletown, Kroovy

Leather coat-clad rocker's The Sinister Urge coming amidst deluge of Zombie-fied toys.

Rob Zombie will pop up all over the place to shepherd in his new solo album — literally.

Among the new creations to be rolled out around the release of The Sinister Urge is a doll of the former White Zombie frontman that pops up from a music box playing "Dragula." Zombie-N-the-Box will be available on Zombie's Web site beginning September 1, along with a line of Rob Zombie masks. On November 1, two days after the release of The Sinister Urge, an 18-inch action figure of the leather coat-clad rocker will be unveiled.

Zombie recently finished recording The Sinister Urge, which he will promote with a fall tour, according to his management. He collaborated with several heavy metal icons on the record, including Ozzy Osbourne on "Iron

Head," Slayer's Kerry King on "Dead Girl Superstar" and former Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee on both tracks (see "Ozzy's A Guest In Rob Zombie's 'Iron Head' ").

Beastie Boys DJ Mix Master Mike also appears on "Iron Head" and "Dead Girl Superstar," while fellow turntablist DJ Lethal of Limp Bizkit guests on "(Go to) California." The never predictable Zombie worked with a 30-piece

orchestra for "Bring Her Down."

"Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)" will be the first single, according to his management. It will hit radio in September.

The album includes a track titled "House of 1000 Corpses," which shares the name of Zombie's yet-to-be-released debut horror film (see "Studio Ditches Rob Zombie Movie"), though management said it is not part of the movie.

The Sinister Urge is the follow-up to 1998's Hellbilly Deluxe and 1999's remix album, American Made Music to Strip By. Hellbilly producer Scott Humphrey was also on board for the new


Track list for The Sinister Urge, according to Rob Zombie's management:

  • "Sinners Inc."

  • "Demon Speeding"

  • "Dead Girl Superstar"

  • "Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)"

  • "Iron Head"

  • "(Go to) California"

  • "Feel So Numb"

  • "Transylvanian Transmissions Pt. 1"

  • "Bring Her Down (To Crippletown)"

  • "Scum of the Earth"

  • "House of 1000 Corpses"