There are great guitarists and then there’s John 5. Being Rob Zombie’s guitarist for over 15 years now is possibly what he’s most known for, but have you ever seen him live? Better question: Have you ever seen him live on one of his solo tours? I was fortunate enough to see him (I’ve seen him with Rob a ton of times) a few years ago and it blew my mind. What he does to that guitar should be illegal, and I mean that in the absolute best possible way. John 5’s new SINNER tour starts this month on April 19th (that date is sold out btw), and runs through mid-June:
With special guests The Haxans??? But who are The Haxans you ask? Well it’s the duo of Rob Zombie bassist Piggy D and New Years Day vocalist Ash Costello (swoon….)! They’ll be supporting John on a good chunk of this tour. But seriously though (and I’m not just blowing smoke up your ass), go check out this tour and you can go HERE for more info, tickets, merch, and copies of his newest album SINNER (which is what this tour is supporting of course). I’ll see you at the Garden Grove show if you’re there! Might even buy you a drink if you’re good.
Oh! How could I forget. Go check out both John 5 and Piggy D this summer on Rob Zombie’s ‘FREAKS ON PARADE tour, featuring support from Mudvayne, Static-X, and Powerman 5000!
2016 is about to come to an end. That’s sounds somewhat ominous, but if we’re talking about horror movies then it can be looked at as both a celebration and a reflection. A celebration of the movies that made us jump up and down with glee – and a reflection on the movies that made us throw something violently at the screen while watching them. Let’s start with some celebrating though and get into my Top 5 Horror Movies Of 2016! Continue reading →
Let’s all go to the lobby…..Let’s all go to the lobby…..Let’s all go to the lobby, to get ourselves a treat! Delicious things to eat, the popcorn can’t be beat…..The sparkling drinks are just dandy, the chocolate bars and nut candy…..So let’s all go to the lobby, to get ourselves a treat! Why am I starting this review of Rob Zombie’s new movie 31 with lyrics from an old 50’s tune that you would hear play before a movie starts? Beats the fuck outta me, but it’s more interesting than most of what’s going on in 31 unfortunately. Continue reading →
Tis the season for all of you kiddies and grown up kiddies to gather up your hard earned cash and pick up your best Michael Myers mask this year for Halloween. Will you go the old school route and grab one based off of the John Carpenter classic? Or will you delve deep into your pockets and support the Rob Zombie remake in mask form (one of the only redeeming qualities of that franchise unfortunately). But before you do that, look inside this post and buyer beware!! Continue reading →
For my loyal Dirty Horror readers out there, you know that I’ve already talked about my anticipation for Rob Zombie’s new voyage into horror, The Lords Of Salem. If you’re not a loyal reader, then you can read that insightful feature here. Well it has turned out to be a Happy Thursday for me indeed, because the trailer for this soon to be mind fuck of a movie has been released! Check it out below and please make sure you haven’t done any hard drugs before watching:
Let’s all take that in for a minute, shall we? The Lords Of Salem debuted recently at the TIFF and was applauded for it’s visual style and for the welcome detour from Mr. Zombie’s Halloween attempted flicks. Continue reading →
Ok. Get prepared to grab your tar and feathers and think of other medieval ways to torture me. I like Rob Zombie. And yes, for the most part, I like Rob Zombie’s movies (ducks a flying rotten tomato). Now upfront, I will say that I didn’t overly like his Halloween re-imaging, but thought it hit enough notes to justify it a decent unnecessary remake/reboot. And the sequel had me for the opening 20 mins (love the hospital carnage), but then completely lost me and I became bored to the point where I was counting how many moles I had on my arm. But let’s be real here – this wasn’t Rob Zombie’s lane. Numerous studio interference issues hindered these Halloween flicks (not that it would have mattered that much honestly), and his real bread & butter was and always has been House Of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects (Roger Ebert even loved the Fireflys).
*does this mask make my face look fat?*
Now the reason for this post though isn’t to talk about Zombie’s mediocre Halloween franchise, but to rejoice in the fact that he’s back at directing and writing an original story with The Lords Of Salem. Continue reading →