"Rob Zombie" (born "Robert Bartleh Cummings" on January 12, 1965 in Haverhill, Massachusetts) is a Heavy metal and Industrial Rock musician, a director, and a writer. His dreadlocks, gruff vocal style and fascination with B-movies have helped him become a distinctive element in American heavy metal. He is best known as founder, lead singer and songwriter for White Zombie. In recent years he has also established himself as a solo singer and as a director. His directorial career began with the horror exploitation feature, ''House of 1000 Corpses'', and its sequel, ''The Devil's Rejects'', released July 22nd, 2005. ''El Superbeasto'', an animated film based on his comic book series ''The Haunted World of El Superbeasto'', is due for release in the summer of 2006.
He is the older brother of Powerman 5000 vocalist Spider One (Michael Cummings).
From a young age Zombie and his younger brother, Michael, immersed themselves in a heavy mixture of classic monsters, pro-wrestling, EC Comics, 1960s counter-culture, gore movies and the weirder, more esoteric corners of the American artistic map. Both became interested in design, but Michael dropped out of art school to pursue an in...