Known for his long hair and full beards, Rob Zombie is a music artist, producer, director, and actor who co-founded the music group, White Zombie. While his group lasted, he made a few top records before eventually setting out to work on his own. Alone, he has released over 5 studio albums. Rob also ventured into acting, and as expected, he performed awesomely.
The musician is also known for his style of music, which is nothing short of unique, from the horror to the suspense element, the danceable grooves, and over the top guitar effects. Simply put, the musician has written his name in gold in the world of music for many generations to come. Rob’s widespread popularity also sparked speculations about his personal life. Now, we have loads of questions begging for answers.
Rob Zombie Met His Wife Through A Mutual Friend
Sheri Moon, who is an American actress, dancer, model, and fashion designer, admitted in an interview that she first met Rob through a mutual friend, and that was shortly after her relocation to California. Being a newcomer in town, she hadn’t heard of the heavily tattooed rocker, neither did she know his band. It was in 1993 when Rob was still the frontman for his band, White Zombie.
In another interview with NY Post, Moon admitted that they first met in a club called Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT, where she proceeded to give the music icon a chilly reception. She didn’t like him at the onset and was rather mean to him on the first night they met. However, the couple later hit it off with a super simple date, sitting at the table, eating pizza, and talking.
The Couple Exchanged Marriage Vows On Halloween
Nine years after the duo became an item, wedding bells began to chime, and they were already planning a wedding, setting a date for 9th November and scouting locations – but then, the loved up couple decided to elope on October 31, 2002, and that was the day they pledged the forever commitment to each other in a private ceremony; that day happened to be Halloween.
Going by what Rob Zombie told NY Post, they did not pre-plan their wedding date to fall on Halloween, it just happened as a coincidence. However, that would sound like they were trying to be all weird and spooky. Moon supported her husband by saying that it was all by accident, they already had their wedding date set with the wedding planner in place taking care of the fine details, but while they were out on a walk in the neighborhood, it suddenly struck them to elope, and according to Moon, that was the best thing they did, and she was so happy about it.
Rob Zombie was first known for his relationship with Sean Yseult; the two met while Rob was a student at the Parsons School of Design. They later started cohabiting and dated for seven years before their relationship hit the rocks.
Rob Zombie and Sheri Moon Seem To Be A Match Made In Heaven
One constant between Rob and Sheri is that they are always together whether they’re working on a film or one of the legendary musician’s music videos. These two are inseparable, and besides, the love they have for each other is palpable. The couple resides in a suburb of Connecticut, exploring the most intense part of their combined personalities, which happens to be their immense passion for creating horror movies.
While their artwork is considered weird by most people, the duo has a relatively normal, healthy relationship. The Zombies are a testament to the saying that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, and as spooky as Rob Zombie’s appearance is, Moon, says they go out on dates regularly, having dinner like any other pair, and taking walks on the Santa Monica Pier. Their union is inching towards the second decade, and from what is perceivable, they are still going strong.
Why They Don’t Have Kids
After spending almost two decades together, fans started asking questions on why they have remained childless for so long. In Rob Zombie’s own words, he told Howard Stern that he never really liked children and would not know what to do is Sheri gets in the family way.
Following Sheri Moon’s complaints about the noise coming from a skating park near the couple’s Woodbury home, Bloggers started accusing the celebrity duo of hating kids. However, Rob wasted no time in refuting the allegations.
He Has An Exceptional Style Of Delivering His Music
Fans of Rob Zombie’s music will be familiar with the singer’s use of horror and suspense elements, which are said to be inspired by his love of horror movies. Apart from that, elements of heavy metal music are also detected.
His style is best described as synchronization of metal with industrial, hypnotic rhythms, as well as haunting sounds. Other elements to be noted in his manner of delivery are the distinctive vocals, complicated beat, and a killer storyline.
He Also Embeds Samples and Quotes From Classic Horror Movies
Zombie’s love for classic horror movies also led him to feature samples and quotes from such films in his music. A good example is his album Hellbilly Deluxe, where he has several tracks featuring quotes from horror moves he watched during his formative years.
Rob Zombie has classified himself as a metal musician, and while his themes are usually of suspense and horror, the legendary singer has always had bombastic, almost danceable grooves, and over the top guitar effects. During his days with White Zombie, the style of using “spoken word lyrics” stuck, and he has been exploring it to date.
His Entertainment Career Started With Music
As a child, Rob Zombiet was quite fascinated with horror movies and idolized the likes of Alice Cooper, Bela Lugosi, and Stan Lee. He had a radical childhood, surviving from one riot to another, which led him to grow up quickly. The versatile entertainer started with music, but later diversified into movies. However, the pull of the music world will always be irresistible to the music icon as he always goes back to his first love after doing exploits with the movie industry
By the time he became a graduate in 1985, Robert had already gained an understanding of where his talent lies. That was when he co-founded the band, White Zombie, alongside the very lady who eventually stole his heart for seven years, Sean Yseult. Together, they worked for many years, releasing lots of singles and albums, as well as performing tours. Following the release of their debut album, Soul-Crusher, in 1987, the duo went ahead to release their second studio album, Make Them Die Slowly, in 1989, and it was unsuccessful commercially. That year, they also dropped the EP, God of Thunder.
White Zombie Went Under The Record Label Geffen Records
The band caught the attention of Geffen Records and subsequently released their third studio album with them. White Zombie’s thirds album, La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Volume One, which came to light on the 17th of March 1992, was critically acclaimed and also received commercial success. His single Thunder Kiss ‘65’ gained exposure on the popular MTV show, Beavis and Butt-Head, becoming a commercial success. Rob Zombie wrote and performed Feed the Gods in 1994, and the group’s fourth studio album, Astro-Creep: 2000, was released the next year.
White Zombie dropped their first remix album, Super Sexy Swingin Sounds, in 1996, following which the band dissolved. They attained many successes with the record label, as their first released album with the label sold over 2 million copies in the United States. Their fourth studio album appeared on the Billboard 200, selling over 200 million copies in the United States. More so, the group’s success subsequently pushed Robert to legally change his name to Rob Zombie sometime in 1996.
Sadly, the group disbanded in 1998 after a collaboration with Alice Cooper for the song, Hands of Death. Since White Zombie got disbanded, they had their shares of wins in the entertainment industry. While the group lasted, they were notable for their uniquely drafted lyrics and composure.
Rob Zombie Went Solo In 1997
After his group disbanded, Rob Zombie went ahead to work with Mike Judge for the 1996 animated movie, Beavis and Butthead Do America. In 1988, Rob Zombie decided to launch his record label, Zombie-A-Go-Go Records. With his records, he conveniently released lots of music, reaching out to the very heart of his fans. Rob released his first solo album, Hellbilly Deluxe: 13 Tales Of Cadaverous Cavorting Inside The Spookshow International, on the 24th of August 1998, and it proved to be a commercial success.
His second solo album, The Sinister Urge, became a reality in 2001 and was equally successful commercially. On the 28th of March 2006, Zombie came out with his third album, Educated Horses, which became a great success on the music charts, featuring the Grammy Award-nominated song, The Lords of Salem. He released his debut live album Zombie Live in 2007; this was recorded during the Educated Horses tour and got a favorable reception from critics.
Hellbilly Deluxe 2: Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls, and the Systematic Dehumanization of Cool was the title of his fourth studio album that hit the music stand on the 2nd of February 2010. The remix album, Mondo Sex Head, was dropped the same year. In April 2013, he released Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor – his fifth studio album, which came with a few hit tracks.
The Music Icon Is Also Part Of The Movie Industry
As Rob Zombie excelled with music, he also did likewise in acting. He was featured in films like Airheads (1994), Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1997), Spider-Man: The New Animated Series (2003), The 100 Scariest Movie Moments (2004), Slither (2006), and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2010). He was also part of Super (2010), Cupcake Wars (2013), Counting Cars (2013), Ink Master (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Mr. Pickles (2016), and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017).
The music icon also directed movies like House of 100 Corpses, The Devils Rejects, Halloween Remake, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, CSI: Miami Director Season 8, Tom Papa: Live in New York City, and lots more.