Sinister Urge

The Life and Times of Rob Zombie

Book Description

ÊSinister UrgeÊ is the first in-depth career-spanning biography of heavy-metal musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie. Born Robert Cummings in 1965 Zombie is now as well known for his movies as he is for his music which he has released and performed both as a solo artist and as part of his early band White Zombie. In both fields he imbues his art with the vivid sense of macabre theater that has thrilled his millions of disciples since he and his band first emerged with ÊSoul-CrusherÊ in 1987.ÞAlthough he has sold millions of albums and generated many more millions of dollars at the box office Zombie has never taken the easy option or the predictable route. Indeed while the music industry ä and many of his peers ä have fallen to their knees in the last decade or so Zombie has found a new edge his work undiluted by success or middle age.ÞDrawing on original research and new interviews with bandmates and associates ÊSinister UrgeÊ takes a detailed look at Zombie's challenging oeuvre offering close analysis of his albums and films alongside tales of his life and work on and offstage.

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