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Rob Zombie was born as Robert Cummings in Haverhill, Massachusetts on January 12, 1965. He was the former lead singer for the rock/metal group White Zombie, and later became a successful solo artist, disbanding the group after his first solo album, the 1998 release Hellbilly Deluxe, sold more in the first week than any of the band's albums ever did. Remixes of some of its tracks were released on 1999's American Made Music To Strip By, followed up by the studio release The Sinister Urge in 2001. Read more on

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Download Festival 2014 – Photos, Setlists, Reviews – all our coverage is here

June 16th, 2014

Download Festival 2014 Thrash Hits

You know the drill by now. This is the Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page and this is where you’ll find some of the most comprehensive coverage of Download Festival 2014 that you don’t have to pay for. It’s here!

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Rob Zombie @ Download Festival 2014 – 13 June 2014

June 13th, 2014

Rob Zombie @ Download Festival 2014 setlist:
Teenage Nosferatu Pussy
Living Dead Girl
Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown
Drum Solo
More Human Than Human
Sick Bubble-Gum
Scum of the Earth
House of 1000 Corpses
Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)
Thunder Kiss ’65


Click here to see the rest of our Download Festival 2014 coverage.

Sunday Slaylist: Download Festival 2014 – the bands you know

June 1st, 2014

Download 2014 Bands You Know Thrash Hits

In two weeks time, we will be at Download Festival 2014. Still the single biggest weekend in the UK rock calendar, once again around about 100,000 rock fans will descend upon Donington Park for three days of music, drinking, debauchery, and casual sexism. To get us in the mood for the first three of those things (let’s hope there’s a lot less of the fourth this year, right guys?), the next two Sunday Slaylists are all about the line-up to this year’s festival.

This week: The big guns. The heavy hitters. The bands you know.

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Is this the most ridiculous metal Christmas song of all time?

December 24th, 2011

In short: Yes, yes it is. We’re not entirely sure why Dez Fafara (DevilDriver, Coal Chamber), Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio), Rob “Blasko” Nicholson (Prong, Rob Zombie, Danzig, Ozzy Osbourne), and John Tempesta (White Zombie, Testament, The Cult) decided it would be a good idea to team up and cover ‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’ (for the Metal Christmas album, We Wish You A Merry Xmas and a Headbanging New Year). Neither are we quite sure whether or not the beyond OTT nature of the result in any way justifies the idea’s inherent stupidity. In either case, we’ll be damned if we have to suffer the knowledge of this song’s existence alone.

Thrash Hits TV: Andy Copping talks Download Festival 2011 – the headliners, the competition, and Snog Marry Avoid

June 9th, 2011

When we sat down with Download Festival promoter and all-round head honcho, Andy Copping, we’ll admit that we were expecting to gleam some fairly unique behind-the-scenes information about how the biggest rock festival in the UK is run. What we weren’t expecting, however, was quite so much gossip as he was prepared to divulge – resulting in the longest Thrash Hits TV interview do date.

We also find out who he would Snog, Marry and Avoid out of his three main stage headliners this year, but that’s somewhat beside the point.

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Live & Photos: Rob Zombie @ London Brixton Academy – 16 February 2011

February 18th, 2011

Can you believe it’ s been twelve years since Rob Zombie last performed in the UK? Just think in that space of time Machine Head went a bit shit and got good again, nu-metal died and came back, and Gary Glitter got caught being naughty abroad. Songs like ‘Dragula’ and ‘Superbeast’ are now 13 years old. Gosh that makes us feel ancient. With Joey Jordison back behind the kit, we knew this sold-out show was going to be too good to miss.

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Linkin Park (and Rob Zombie – huh!) for Download Festival 2011; Biffy Clyro for Sonisphere 2011

December 7th, 2010

The surliest of all Thrash Hits’ surly bastards, Hugh Platt, mulls over the latest line-up announcements from both Sonisphere and Download Festival. Hmmmm…

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By now you’ve probably heard the news – last night, Download Festival confirmed that Linkin Park, the biggest-selling rock band of the last decade, are the second headline act for at next year’s festival, as well as confirming that Rob Zombie actually would be joining the bill as well, despite an earlier statement by festival bigwig, Andy Copping, that he wouldn’t. Hmmmm.

Sonisphere Festival, after much trump and fanfare in the previous few days, also had an announcement last night: Scottish arena rockers, Biffy Clyro, would be the second of their headliners for 2011. Oh. Hmmmm.

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Festival Announcements are like Christmas – every year they start earlier. **UPDATED AGAIN**

November 29th, 2010

We wish Hugh Platt would just shut up sometimes. He’s such a miserable bastard. Can’t he be pleased about anything?
System Of A Down promo photo 2005 Thrash Hits

So System Of A Down are confirmed as one of the headliners of Download Festival 2011. Is this news? Insofar as: does this really come as a surprise to anyone? At all? Avenged Sevenfold have also been confirmed (albeit not as a headliner), and if we’re to believe the news story posted on BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat (which has subsequently been taken down), then Rob Zombie is also due to make his first appearance at a UK festival as a solo artist at next year’s Download Festival (UPDATED AGAIN: despite Andy Copping confirming via Twitter that Rob Zombie wasn’t going to be at Download Festival 2011, it’s subsequently been confirmed that he will. Hmmm.)
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Album: Rob Zombie – Hellbilly Deluxe II: Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls and the Systematic Dehumanization of Cool

January 27th, 2010

Rob Zombie
Hellbilly Deluxe II: Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls and the Systematic Dehumanization of Cool
Roadrunner Records
02 February 2010

By Andy Parker

Some 12 years since the flaming wheels of the Dragula peeled out of the Hellbilly Deluxe gas station, Rob Zombie returns to top form with an album title to envy most post-hardcore bands: Hellbilly Deluxe II: Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls and the Systematic Dehumanization of Cool, or from here on in just HD2.

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