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The Dead Will Walk the Earth Before There’s a White Zombie Reunion


No White Zombie Reunion

Are you one of the several family members of Jay Yuenger and Sean Yseult who is pining for a White Zombie reunion? Well, it looks like you are just fuck outta luck. In a new interview with Consequence of Sound, Rob Zombie (one of the most fairly shat upon acts in metal, if MS readers are to be believed) asserts that White Zombie went out on top, and there ain’t no reason for ’em to ever get back together:

“No. We did it, and it’s done. And it wouldn’t be good. That’s the thing. I mean, a lot of people forget, because they went to see White Zombie and they were 15 years old and it was their first concert and everybody in White Zombie was, like, 23 years old. They’re no longer 15 and they’re gonna come to the concert at 40 and look at White Zombie, who are all gonna be 50, and go, ‘This sucks now.’ I mean, they forget that time marched on and changed. So I don’t wanna come back and do it again just so that it can be inferior.”

But I’m asking seriously now: Does anyone really wanna see a White Zombie reunion? And, if so… why? Zombie the Dude still performs all of Zombie the Band’s old hits, most of which rely so heavily on samples as to render the issue of which musician is playing them virtually moot (as opposed to, say, Megadeth, where it might make a real difference if Marty Friedman or Chris Poland or whomever is in the band). But even if that wasn’t the case, it’s hard to see it being much of an issue, because Zombie works with talented dudes in his solo outfit (if Yuenger is a better guitarist than John 5, he has done a heckuva job hiding it from the world). Plus, a LOT of Zombie the Dude’s solo material sounds JUST LIKE Zombie the Band anyway (see: pretty much everything he made before 2006’s Educated Horses). Really, the only way I can see the experience of a Zombie the Band show being different from a Zombie the Dude show is the presence of Yuenger, Yseult, and drummer John Tempesta… who, P.S. played on two of Zombie’s solo albums, giving them as much of a claim to being White Zombie records as a new album by Kerry King, Tom Araya, Gary Holt and Paul Bostaph would have to being a Slayer record.

Still, whomever the hell is waiting for this reunion to happen shouldn’t take Zombie’s comments too hard. He can always change his mind later. It’s not as though he hasn’t done that before.

[via Metal Injection]

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