Rob Zombie Says He Finds It ‘Really Draining’ To Jam Out Song Ideas With a Band

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Apparently, horror-rocker Rob Zombie has not jammed out and worked with a band on album ideas since the “early ’90s” because that approach has been “really draining” to him.

Recently while chatting with the Howie Mandel Does Stuff podcast, Zombie talked about how excited he is for his upcoming North American tour with Alice Cooper and how he’s working on his next studio album. At the time of this writing, Zombie’s latest album is 2021’s The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy.

In regard to his creative process when it comes to music, he starts off by talking about how he likes to work on albums over the course of a long time. Zombie goes on to share that while his band will bring up ideas, he ultimately likes to work with one other person, as opposed to jamming out ideas with a band.

Speaking about his creative process, Zombie shares the following (as transcribed by MetalSucks):

“Usually it starts with just me and the producer coming up with ideas, mapping out rough ideas.

“And then the band will start, ‘I’ve got this idea. And this idea…’ I haven’t stood in a room with a band and jammed on ideas since the early ’90s. ‘Cause I just always found that to be really draining… I like working with one guy behind the board and we formulate ideas and you piece it together — kind of like you would a movie; it’s kind of similar.

“As opposed to a bunch of guys jamming all day long. You’re, like, ‘Anyone got any ideas?’ ‘Not really.’”

It’s a tad odd to hear of Zombie’s disinterest in regard to jamming out ideas with his band, given that his band is full of incredibly talented musicians. What do you think of his approach to working on ideas?

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