White Zombie reunion ‘would be inferior’
Rob Zombie says there’s no chance of a White Zombie reunion, because it would be inferior to the band’s original work – and because he’d only be doing it for the money.
They split in 1998 but talk of a comeback has risen from time to time. Now frontman Zombie appears to have ruled it out for good.
He tells Consequence Of Sound: “It wouldn’t be good.
“A lot of people forget they went to see White Zombie and they were 15 years old, and everyone in White Zombie was 23 years old.
“They’re going to come to the concert at 40, look at White Zombie, who are all going to be 50, and go: ‘This sucks.’”
He believes the band bowed out at exactly the right moment.
“We had a triple-platinum record, we did our huge, sold-out arena tour everywhere, and then we stopped,” he says. “That’s the best way to leave it.
“I don’t want to come back and do it again just so that it can be inferior.”
But that’s not his only argument against a reunion. “Bands that can’t stand each other get back together because they can make more money that way,” he says.
“That’s not a good reason to do it. To get back with a bunch of people I literally haven’t spoken to in 20 years, to do a run for a bunch of money – I just think that’s a big lie, and I’m just not into it.”