According to The Boston Globe, ROB ZOMBIE is planning to phase out music in the next few years to concentrate on writing and directing horror films. His first feature, "House of 1000 Corpses", earned $15 million in theaters and another $45 million in DVD sales, he said. Zombie's second film, "The Devil's Rejects", comes out nationally July 22.
"My future is movies," Zombie told The Boston Globe. "The music is dwindling down, because you can't do both. There's just not enough time in your life. If you try to do both, both will suffer. So you've got to make the choice. . . . And it's a new challenge. I've been doing music nonstop for 20 years and now I'm just fired up about movies."
Zombie, who grew up in Haverhill, is not calling Ozzfest his farewell tour. He's nearly completed a new album — with backup from Tommy Lee of MÖTLEY CRÜE, Josh Freese of A PERFECT CIRCLE, and Wes Borland of LIMP BIZKIT — and may tour again to support that. Meanwhile, his band for Ozzfest includes guitarist John 5 (formerly with MARILYN MANSON) and drummer Tommy Cluefetos, who normally plays with ALICE COOPER.