Rob Zombie, Nikki Sixx, and John 5 Form New Supergroup, L.A. Rats

Rob Zombie by Travis Shinn; Nikki Sixx and John 5 by Christopher Peterson and Tyrel Snowden, via Wikipedia.
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Earlier this year, Rob Zombie wowed fans with a new full-length album, The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy, and was also revealed to be working on the cinematic reboot of The Munsters. But it seems that critically-acclaimed records and massive movie shoots aren’t enough for Zombie, as it’s now been announced that he’s started a new supergroup alongside his own guitarist John 5 and Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx.

The new project is called L.A. Rats, and is rounded out by drummer Tony Clufetos, who plays with Ozzy Osbourne and performed on Black Sabbath’s comeback album 13. As reported by Ultimate Classic Rock, the band have recorded a cover of the classic Geoff Mack song “I’ve Been Everywhere” for the soundtrack to the upcoming Liam Neeson film The Ice Road.

Zombie, Sixx, and 5 all posted the logo for the new group on their social media accounts last night with the date “5.21” featured thereon, suggesting that fans can hear new music tomorrow, May 21st.

Where Zombie has found the time to perform in a new band is anybody’s guess, given that his schedule is already filling up with big festival dates for 2021. Sixx, however, has unfortunately got plenty of time since it was recently announced that Mötley Crüe’s upcoming rescheduled tour with Def Leppard had to be once more rescheduled to 2022.

“To all our loyal fans,” wrote the bands in a statement, “we wanted to let you know that we learned today that the tour is getting moved to 2022.

“This is the only way to ensure that we can play ALL of the dates for ALL of you who have purchased tickets. We appreciate you hanging in there and can’t wait to get back on stage and bring ‘The Stadium Tour’ to all of our fans.

“It is going to be one for the history books!”


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