Rob Zombie has three rescue cats. This one is named Mister, seen here with Godzilla the Pug. Zombie adopted this white fluff ball in August 2021, when Mister was already 17 years old! He posted this to Instagram, “My name is Mister. I’m an old dude (17) and my original human family moved. I was boarded at the vet for a long time until my ringworm cleared up. I have sadly and cruelly been declawed. I was scared and abandoned and didn’t know where I was going to live. It’s hard for an old dude to find a new place to live! Luckily my friend Beth @bethostern heard about my situation and helped me find my new family. Rob & Sheri and a few furry friends took me into to their home and now I feel cared and loved. It was a little weird at first, but I now have 2 sister cats and a brother dog! I love sleeping and I’m gonna get back to my afternoon nap. 🐾”
In the 2000s, Rob Zombie had a previous black Pug named Dracula. He took Dracula on every tour and made sure everyone kept their cool so they wouldn’t upset the pug. He told Entertainment Weekly in August 2006, “My pug [Dracula] has been on every tour…. He’s a good stress barometer,” and ”As soon as he thinks anyone is fighting or in a bad mood, he freaks out.”
Rob Zombie is a musician, filmmaker, and artist known for his unique blend of horror, heavy metal, and pop culture references. He rose to fame as the lead singer and founder of the band White Zombie in the late 1980s and early 1990s, before embarking on a successful solo career.
Born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, Zombie (born Robert Bartleh Cummings) grew up with a love for horror movies and heavy metal music. He moved to New York City in the late 1980s and formed White Zombie with his girlfriend, Sean Yseult, on bass guitar. The band released their debut album, Soul-Crusher, in 1987, followed by Make Them Die Slowly in 1989 and La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1 in 1992. The latter album became a commercial success and produced the hit single “Thunder Kiss ’65.”
White Zombie continued to release albums and tour extensively throughout the 1990s, gaining a dedicated fan base and critical acclaim. In 1998, Zombie released his debut solo album, Hellbilly Deluxe: 13 Tales of Cadaverous Cavorting Inside the Spookshow International, which included the hit singles “Dragula” and “Living Dead Girl.” The album reached number five on the Billboard 200 chart and has since been certified triple platinum.
Zombie continued to release successful albums and tour throughout the 2000s, including The Sinister Urge (2001), Educated Horses (2006), and Hellbilly Deluxe 2: Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls and the Systematic Dehumanization of Cool (2010). In addition to his music career, Zombie has directed several horror films, including House of 1000 Corpses (2003), The Devil’s Rejects (2005), and the remake of Halloween (2007).
Throughout his career, Zombie has collaborated with numerous artists and musicians, including guitarist John 5, drummer Tommy Clufetos, and producer Scott Humphrey. He has also worked with actors and celebrities such as Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, and Danny Trejo in his films.
In addition to his music and film career, Zombie is known for his artwork and has exhibited his paintings and sculptures in galleries around the world. He has also been involved in various charitable causes, including donating proceeds from his music and merchandise sales to animal shelters and rescues.