Robert Bartleh Cummings became famous as the founder of the heavy metal band White Zombie. He is also a musician, filmmaker, and screenwriter. Keep reading further to know more about the early life, career and net worth of Rob Zombie 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Rob Zombie was born on the 12th of January 1965 in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He is the brother of Spider One. Spider One is the lead vocalist of the American Rock Band, Powerman 5000.
When he was young, he was interested in horror films. His parents worked in a carnival until a riot broke out and tents were set on fire. Rob remembers those days very well. He graduated from Haverhill High School in 1983 and moved to New York. He attended Parson’s School of Design. Here, he met his girlfriend, Sean Yseult.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Rob and Sean worked as co-founders for a band that later came to be known as White Zombie. The band released three extended plays. These did not succeed. Rob and Sean broke up after seven years of dating. He then began dating Sheri Moon.
Geffen Records started taking an interest in them after the release of their fourth extended play. Their third studio album was finally released in 1992, as a huge success.
White Zombie’s fourth studio album Astro Creep 2000 was their first album to enter the top ten of the Billboard 200.
It was in the year 1996 that Rob officially changed his name to Rob Zombie.
Zombie and Alice Cooper worked on the song Hands of Death-Burn Baby Burn for Songs in the key of X-Music- from and Inspired by The X Files. This song was nominated for the best metal performance at the 39th Annual Grammy Awards.
White Zombie broke up in the year 1998.
Zombie began working with numerous artists on his solo album in 1997. This album, Hellbilly Deluxe- 13 Tales of Cadaverous Cavorting Inside the Spookshow International was finally released in the year 1998. The record did well and was placed at number five on the Billboard 200. Hellbilly Deluxe has done so well that it is Zombie’s highest selling album till date. Many of the songs have been used in video games and films.
Zombie formed his record label in 1998. It was called Zombie-A-Go-Go Records.
He composed the original score for Twisted Metal-3. This is a video game.
He designed a haunted attraction in 1999. He also began working on a film called House of 1000 Corpses. The studio did not release it because it was too violent.
Zombie contributed towards Song of The Earth and Mission Impossible 2 soundtracks.
His second studio album The Sinister Urge was released in 2001. It was his second album to enter the top ten in the United States.
Rob Zombie has been awarded the famous Eyegore Award in 1999 & 2000, Fangoria Chainsaw Awards in 2006, New York City Film Festival in 2012 and many more.
Net Worth & Earnings
Life of Rob Zombie has been incredible till date. The star has come through a journey full of ups and downs and is here to stay still long. Starting as a successful musician, Zombie had achieved massive success as a screenwriter. After that, he had made his flamboyant mark in the Hollywood by showing ecstatic success as a film director as well as a producer. He has built up his fortune solely on his own. Owing to the incredible journey, the net worth of Rob Zombie has been approximated to be $45 million.
Zombie became famous for his horror and suspense elements. Few metal singers have been successful for as long as he has. On August 1st, 2017, he began working on his seventh studio album. Apart from his career, Zombie is known as a loving husband to his wife, Sheri. The couple jointly supports PETA and strictly follows a vegan diet.