Sinister Urge: The Life and Times of Rob Zombie

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Hal Leonard Corporation, Sep 1, 2015 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
(Book). Sinister Urge 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 Soul-Crusher in 1987. Although 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 and many of his peers 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. Drawing on original research and new interviews with bandmates and associates, Sinister Urge 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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I had misread that this wasnt written by Rob Zombie himself so the book was a turn off for me. It is someone elses views about him and I didnt find it entertaining. Read full review


Foreword by Jeremy Wagner Introduction
Its Alive 196584
House of Dark Shadows 198592
The Brotherhood of Satan 199395
And Now the Screaming Starts 1996
I Monster 19972002
The House That Dripped Blood 2003
The Crazies 200406
Night of the Sorcerers 200708
Vampire Circus 200912
The Wizard of Gore 201315
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Joel is the author of 20 books on music: another 30 exist in translation. His best-known book is 2004 s Justice For All: The Truth About Metallica, which has sold close to 50,000 copies in several languages. He regularly appears on radio and TV and was labelled the top rock scribe writing today in a 2009 anthology of music writing.

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