Rob Zombie Talks Travel: Ridiculous Overseas Security and Staying Disconnected
Does the name Robert Bartleh Cummings ring a bell? Probably not but I bet you'll recognize his stage name, Rob Zombie. This Grammy nominated musician is probably best known for his stint with the rock band, White Zombie. He's also went solo for a number of years and is now diving into the dark side of directing by focusing on horror flicks.
His writing and directing debut came with House of a 1,000 Corpses which was released in 2003. He followed up with a sequel titled The Devil's Rejects and then came his biggest hit yet. In 2007, he wrote and directed Halloween, a reimaging of the original 70's film. That film went on to gross over seventy-eight million dollars and is the highest grossing "Halloween" film of all time.
What's next? Mr. Zombie just released this past weekend his newest flick. Halloween II. We got the chance to sit down with this master of horror and the undead to talk about what his worst travel experience was and why he chooses not to stay connected on tour.
From what Rob just shared, it doesn't sound like security back then was that much different from security now. We hear a lot of complaints on how strict and ridiculous security can be when traveling these days but it looks like it may have been like that overseas for quite some time. Maybe America is just catching on?
What's funny is when he says "I want to go on tour to get disconnected", but isn't that the reason musicians go on tour to "connect" with their fans. I know he's talking about a different connection but still sounded funny to me.