Rob Zombie Gets Fish
It looks like former Marilyn Manson drummer Ginger Fish, whose real name is Kenneth Robert Wilson, will be the new touring drummer for Rob Zombie this summer. Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison had been on the kit for Zombie up until this point but he is needed by his main band Slipknot, who are touring this summer. Fish actually played a string of U.S. gigs in February with Zombie, starting on February 6th in Santa Cruz, California, while Jordison was touring Europe with his side band Murderdolls. Jordison rejoined Zombie’s band for some headlining U.K. dates before departing again.
Zombie told Pulse Of Radio that welcoming a new band member is always a challenging prospect:
You know, at first it’s always tricky because whenever you bring in somebody new, they have just a different vibe and you’re used to the vibe you had. I think sometimes you can get complacent and it’s actually nice bringing in new people ’cause they just mix it up and you have to work harder to make it work. But then when it does work, it’s better.
* Until his departure from Marilyn Manson in February of this year, Fish was Manson’s longest lasting band member, having played with the shock rocker since 1995.
* Fans will get to see Fish on the road with Zombie this summer, when Zombie co-headlines a string of North American dates with Slayer. The trek begins on July 20th in Reading, Pennsylvania, finishing up on August 6th in Seattle.
* Zombie also recently began production on his next film as a director, The Lords Of Salem. The movie follows a 300-year-old coven of witches that return from the dead for revenge on the inhabitants of modern-day Salem, Massachusetts.
* Zombie has been on the road behind his 2010 album, Hellbilly Deluxe 2.
[Pulse Of Radio]