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This Is How Many New Songs Rob Zombie Will Debut on Tour This Summer

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If you were hoping that Rob Zombie might debut some new material on his big summer tour with Marilyn Manson, well, sorry to tell you, friend, but you are shit outta luck. When recently asked by Revolver about the possibility of breaking out fresh jams during the trek, the man known in France as Robert, Le Mort Vivant shot the idea down real fast:

“Absolutely not. [Laughs] First of all, nobody wants to go to concerts and hear songs they don’t know. Nobody — and if they say they do, they’re full of shit! Second, if you do that, everybody films it and puts it on YouTube, and starts prejudging something they don’t even know about. When we do put it out, we’ll put it out perfectly: You’ll have your record, your artwork, your videos and yada, yada, yada…”

I understand that this may be disappointing news for hardcore Zombie followers, especially given that it’s been more than three years since Robbie released his last record, the economically-titled The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser. Thing is, I think Zombie is making a wise decision here. Every point he makes is completely valid, even if he’s exaggerating the number of people who’d like to hear some new material (I don’t think it’s a lot, but I suspect it’s more than “nobody”). When you go see an artist you love and they debut something new, sure, it can be kinda neat, but it’s also usually a crowd energy-stopper, even under good circumstances. Like, the best case scenario is everyone stands perfectly still and tries to hear the song. The best case scenario.

Hopefully, you’ll still get a new Zombie/Manson collaboration at some point soon to tide you over. Otherwise, the silver lining is that Zob Rombie’s new album is complete, and is tentatively scheduled for release this year. In the meantime, you can grab those dates with Manson here. Meanwhile, Roberto’s new movie, 3 from Hell, will be screened in select movie theaters on September 16, 17, and 18. Details are here.

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