And Finally

Rob Zombie dismisses the album format

By | Published on Thursday 12 August 2010

Former White Zombie frontman Rob Zombie has proclaimed that the album is a dead format and said that the record industry will never recover from the slump it has suffered in recent years.

Speaking to AOL’s Noisecreep, Zombie said: “Truthfully, when you make a new album … you go, ‘OK here’s eleven new songs, five of which we’ll never play live. And here’s the two or three singles that will always be in the set. I think they [the record industry] dropped the ball a long time ago and they’re never going to recover from it. Nobody wants to actually purchase music any more … it’s a weird time because the music scene is alive and well, it’s just the music buying public is not … A year from now, I don’t even know if they’ll be pressing CDs anymore or, if they do, stores won’t even bother carrying em”.

Zombie was being interviewed to promote the new special edition re-release of his latest album ‘Hellbilly Deluxe 2’, which is due out next month.