Rob Zombie used horror to make a life after metal. Now he's returning to the hard rock that made him a commodity, following a stint directing Hollywood major-studio B-movies The Devil's Rejects and the Halloween reboot. In the '90s, both White Zombie LPs went double-platinum before Zombie traded the group for his solo career, which started as a light retread of the band's big riffs and bigger beats and then trailed off through the curiously tepid rock of 2006's Educated Horses. Presumably, he'll get back to basics on the forthcoming Hellbilly Deluxe 2. The sequel to his solo debut has been pushed to next year after a surprising defection from his longtime label home, Geffen, to Roadrunner Records, whose roster includes Nickelback and Slipknot. For this tour, expect Zombie's greatest hits and his eye-popping first foray into the era of giant video-screen stage shows.
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