PICS: Rob Zombie at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

"More human than human": Rob Zombie, currently on the "Twins of Evil Tour" with Marilyn Manson, pummeled a packed Mattress Firm Amphitheatre recently.

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Zombie, born Robert Cummings, rose to fame in the mid-'90s while fronting/founding the heavy metal band White Zombie.
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Since the beginning of his music career, Zombie's music and lyrics have featured notable horror and sci-fi themes, and his live shows have been praised for their elaborate shock-rock theatricality.
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During the Aug. 24 show, Zombie pulled selections from his solo career as well as White Zombie classics and a couple covers.
He kicked off his set with "Meet the Creeper," "Superbeast," "Well, Everybody's F----- in a U.F.O.," "Living Dead Girl" and "In the Age of the Consecrated Vampire We All Get High"...
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Followed by "Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown," More Human Than Human" (White Zombie), "Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)," "The Hideous Exhibitions of a Dedicated Gore Whore," "House of 1,000 Corpses"...
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Along with "Thunder Kiss '65" (White Zombie), "Blitzkreig Bop" (Ramones cover), "School's Out" (Alice Cooper cover) and "Helter Skelter" (Beatles cover) that he performed with co-headliner Marilyn Manson. The encore consisted of the 1998 hit "Dragula."
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In '98, after releasing four studio albums with White Zombie, he disbanded the group and embarked on a solo career.
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He released his debut solo studio album, "Hellbilly Deluxe" that same year -- and it'd go on to sell more than 3 million copies worldwide and spawn three hit singles.
Zombie followed "Hellbilly Deluxe" with a remix album in 1999 and then his sophomore studio album follow-up "The Sinister Urge" in 2001, which would go platinum.
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In 2006, he released his third album "Educated Horses," and in 2010, he followed it with "Hellbilly Deluxe 2," which peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart.
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In 2012, Zombie released a second remix album. Four years later, he released his sixth studio album "The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser." Last August, the singer announced via his Instagram page that he had indeed begun working on a new album.
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The metal frontman is also an accomplished filmmaker and screenwriter. His debut feature length horror film, "House of 1000 Corpses," was directed in 2000, but wasn't released theatrically until 2003.
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Zombie followed that with the 2005 horror film, "The Devil's Rejects," a sequel to "House of 1000 Corpses." In 2007, he directed a remake of the 1978 horror film classic "Halloween." It became his highest-grossing film to date.
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Since the beginning of his solo career, Zombie has sold an estimated 15 million albums worldwide and earned three Grammy Award nominations.
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What an amazing show -- come back soon!
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