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Rob Zombie was the frontman of the Grammy Award-nominated band ‘White Zombie,’ which he co-founded, and was one of the most celebrated characters in the heavy metal genre. This heavy metal legend is noted for his thick mane, dreadlocks, and tattoos that he sculpted himself. After releasing a few albums and extended plays, ‘White Zombie’ disbanded, and he went on to pursue a solo career. Zombie has five studio albums, five compilation albums, and a live album to his credit. He opted to branch out into filmmaking during the height of his singing success, directing and co-writing six feature films. ‘House of 1000 Corpses,’ ‘The Devil’s Rejects,’ ‘Halloween,’ ‘Halloween II,’ and ‘The Haunted World of El Superbeasto’ are just a few of his directing credits. He’s also appeared in a number of films. ‘Hellbilly Deluxe,’ ‘Educated Horses,’ and the Grammy Award-nominated single, ‘The Lords of Salem,’ are just a few of his chart-topping albums. Both his music and his flicks exhibit his passion of horror films and suspense aspects. Some of the musical compositions are thought to be references from famous horror movies.

Childhood and Adolescence

Robert Bartleh Cummings, better known by his stage name Rob Zombie, was born parents Robert and Louise Cummings in Haverhill, Massachusetts, on January 12, 1965. Michael David Cummings, his brother, is the lead singer of the band ‘Powerman 5000.’ He graduated from Haverhill High School in Haverhill, Massachusetts, in 1983. He went on to Parsons School of Design in New York after that.

Career of Rob

He co-founded ‘White Zombie,’ an American heavy metal music band, in 1985. They began by releasing extended plays, which were not commercially successful. He was a member of the production and composition crew for ‘White Zombie’s debut album, ‘Soul-Crusher,’ which was released in November 1987. Kurt Cobain, Iggy Pop, and Thurston Moore were all fans of this limited edition CD. ‘White Zombie’ released their second studio album, ‘Make Them Die Slowly,’ in 1989, however it was a commercial failure. ‘God of Thunder,’ the group’s extended play, was also released that year.

The band ‘White Zombie’ released their third album, ‘La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Volume One,’ on March 17, 1992. The album gained critical acclaim as well as financial success. In 1993, he co-wrote the band’White Zombie’s single, ‘Thunder Kiss ’65,’ which was featured on the iconic MTV show ‘Beavis and Butt-Head.’ This contributed to the song’s commercial success. He sang ‘Feed the Gods,’ a song he also authored, in 1994. The band ‘White Zombie’ released their fourth studio album, ‘Astro-Creep: 2000,’ the following year, which included the single ‘More Human than Human.’

In 1994, he starred in Michael Lehmann’s American comedy picture ‘Airheads,’ in which he played himself. Film critics were harsh in their assessments of the film. ‘White Zombie’ released one of their first remix albums, ‘Super Sexy Swingin’ Sounds,’ in 1996. The band disbanded after two years. Meanwhile, in 1997, he began working on his own business. In the same year, he appeared in an episode of ‘Space Ghost: Coast to Coast,’ an American animated discussion show. Cartoon Network broadcasted this show. He released his solo CD, ‘Hellbilly Deluxe: 13 Tales Of Cadaverous Cavorting Inside The Spookshow International,’ on August 25, 1998. The album was a big hit on the charts.

In 2001, he released ‘The Sinister Urge,’ his second solo studio album, which was a commercial success. Many films and television series have featured songs from the albums. In the American animated series ‘Spider-Man: The New Animated Series,’ he provided the vocal character of ‘Dr. Curt Connors’ in 2003. He also had a vocal role in ‘Justice League Unlimited’ the same year. He directed and wrote the American horror film ‘House of 1000 Corpses,’ which was released on April 11, 2003. ‘The Devil’s Rejects,’ ‘Halloween,’ ‘Halloween II,’ and ‘The Haunted World of El Superbeasto’ are among his subsequent directorial endeavors.

He released his third album, ‘Educated Horses,’ on March 28, 2006, and it was a huge hit on the music charts. ‘The Lords of Salem,’ which was nominated for a Grammy Award, was included on the album. In 2007, he released his first live album, “Zombie Live,” which was recorded during the “Educated Horses” tour. The album garnered positive reviews from critics. He released his fourth album, ‘Hellbilly Deluxe 2: Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls, and the Systematic Dehumanization of Cool,’ on February 2, 2010. ‘CSI: Miami’ season 8, episode 16 was directed by him the same year.

He directed ‘Tom Papa – Live in New York City’ in 2012. In the same year, he released the remix album ‘Mondo Sex Head.’ He directed, produced, and scripted the film ‘The Lords of Salem’ the following year.
‘Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor,’ his fifth studio album, was released in April 2013. ‘Teenage Nosferatu Pussy’ and ‘Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown’ were among the album’s tracks.

Major Projects of Rob

‘Educated Horses,’ his debut album, reached number one on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart. The album also sold 120,000 copies in its first week of release. One of his best-selling albums, ‘Hellbilly Deluxe,’ sold 121,000 copies in its first week of release. The album reached number 5 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Personal History and Legacy

While attending Parsons School of Design, he met his girlfriend, Sean Yseult. They later moved into a shared flat. Their seven-year romance came to an end. He had a romantic relationship with Sheri Moon, an actress and fashion designer from the United States. On October 31, 2002, they married. He is a vegan and a member of PETA.

Estimated Net Worth

Rob Zombie has a net worth of $50 million USD as a musician, film director, screenwriter, and film producer. Zombie sprang to prominence as the frontman and creative force behind the rock band White Zombie, but he has since established himself as a horror film director, with credits including the 2007 adaptation of John Carpenter’s Halloween and the 2005 cult smash The Devil’s Rejects.

Trivia

This singer and film director from the United States owns a pair of boots that he has worn for more than two decades.