Metalheads like to think of themselves and their music as inherently too hardcore for your average music fan. In a meatlhead’s eyes, they’re pushing the boundaries of taste at all times. But it’s becoming more and more obvious that metal musicians don’t always give a shit about genre boundaries, and are happy to hang out with anyone who stands outside the mainstream. Case in point, shock rockers Rob Zombie just posted a picture of him partying with rapper Snoop Dogg, and it makes us incredibly happy.
Rob posted the following image to his Instagram, with the caption, “Yo! Sometimes @snoopdogg enters your dressing room and shit gets real.”
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Okay, so, first of all: we’re here for this collaboration. Maybe Snoop could rap a verse over a remix of Rob’s 2021 song “Shake Your Ass – Smoke Your Grass.” Second, it just makes us so damn happy to see Rob Zombie and Snoop hanging together backstage like it’s nothing. We wouldn’t be surprised if these guys have run into each other a lot over the years, but it’s still fun to see.
Meanwhile, maybe Rob’s not such a psycho in real life. According to a recent interview with his brother, Powerman 5000 frontman Spider One, the spookshow ringmaster grew up in a very typical household.
“[There’s] only a couple of years difference in age [between us], so we grew up loving all the same stuff,” said Spider, as transcribed by Blabbermouth. “But the funny thing is we grew up in a household that was about as normal as you could possibly have. [Our] parents weren’t artists. My dad worked in a furniture factory for his entire life. My mom stayed home, raised the kids. And there wasn’t a lot of that around us. We grew up in a small town where there really wasn’t anything to do. So TV and music was really like this gateway to the world, that there were other things out there other than this little town that we lived in. I mean, we watched everything and anything. And growing up in the ’70s and ’80s, there was a lot of crazy content… It just opened up the world.”
Words by Chris Krovatin