The founding member of the American heavy metal band White Zombie, Rob Zombie, posted a photo of himself on his Instagram account and showed off his talents as a video director while talking about his journey leading him to the film industry.
Rob Zombie is a multi-talented metal star, to say the least. First, he co-founded the successful metal band White Zombie with which he released four studio albums. In 1996 he went on to work on his solo career and his song ‘Hands of Death (Burn Baby Burn)’ was written and performed with Alice Cooper, which then received a nomination for ‘Best Metal Performance‘ at the 39th Annual Grammy Awards.
As if all this success was not enough, Rob Zombie started working on his debut solo album ‘Hellbilly Deluxe‘ which was released in 1998 and sold over 3 million copies worldwide. Aside from music, Rob also had an increasing interest in directing and co-directed some of the White Zombie until 1995, when he solo-directed his band’s ‘More Human Than Human‘ video clip.
Although some people were doubtful about Rob Zombie’s talents as a director, the video won an MTV AWARD as the ‘Best Hard Rock Video’ which made Rob the first self-directed artist to ever win. Finally, five years later, Rob wrote and directed ‘House of 1000 Corpses‘ which received mixed reviews but was also enjoyed by millions.
Here’s what Rob Zombie said in the caption of his recent Instagram post:
“1995 directing the ‘More Human Than Human’ video. The first video I directed alone. The others were co-directed to keep Geffen Records calm. They didn’t think I could handle it. This video won the MTV AWARD Best Hard Rock Video making me the first self-directed artist to ever win. Five years later I made ‘House of 1000 Corpses.’ ☠️”
It should not be surprising that Rob Zombie wanted to take a moment to appreciate his own work as it is clear how much effort and time it took him to get to the point that he wanted to both as a musician and as a director.
Click here to check out the photo that Rob Zombie posted on his Instagram account.