ROB ZOMBIE: ALICE COOPER 'RESONATED THE MOST' WHEN HE WAS YOUNG
Rob Zombie is currently tearing it up on the Halloween Hootenanny tour, a co-headlining run with the legendary Alice Cooper. Zombie told us that it's not very often that he gets to hit the road with one of the handful of rock stars who had a huge impact on him growing up: "There was three things in the '70s when I was a little kid that were incredibly influential to me. I think Alice is the most apparent, but it was like, you know, Alice Cooper, Elton John and Kiss. As a kid I was just crazy about all three of those. But obviously Alice is probably the one that's resonated the most."
The Zombie/Cooper tour pulls into Bloomington, Illinois on Friday (October 8th) and wraps on the 24th in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Cooper has been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. The final list of inductees will be unveiled in December.
Newly released Zombie sets include a special edition of his latest album, Hellbilly Deluxe 2, as well as a "best-of" compilation from his former label, Geffen Records, under its Icon banner. The single-disc, 12-track Icon set is exclusive to Wal-Mart, while the 24-track, two-disc package is exclusive to Best Buy.
After finishing this run with Cooper, Zombie will turn his attention to his next movie as a director, The Lords Of Salem, a supernatural horror picture scheduled to begin production next spring.
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