Steel Notes Magazine October "Halloween" Issue 2016 - Page 16

Steel Notes Magazine October 2016 Music Review ROB ZOMBIE / SANDS EVENT CENTER Everybody’s Messing with UFOs By Derek Oels, Photos By Mike Dorn It was a sunny and warm day. No actual opening band was listed on the show bill. Ginger Fish, Rob Zombie’s drummer, came out to DJ. He spun some old tunes like classic Van Halen, Primus and some Nine Inch Nails. He was dancing around and holding his head but not really going along with the music. The fans tried to get into it, but it was just not interesting enough to hold the attention of the crowd. In today’s rock culture where radio and record labels support a very small amount of new rock and metal music, it honestly would have been nice to expose an opening act people would become new fans of, rather than just having a DJ. The backdrop for the Zombie show was of larger 16 Steel Notes Magazine banners of the Wolfman, Frankenstein and Phantom of the Opera. The lights went dark and the music was turned high. Then John 5 and Piggy D hit the stage. All of a sudden Rob Zombie appeared. They were all dressed in what seemed to be gold. The music started playing for the first song, “Dead Radio.” Everyone started jamming out to it. It was followed up by “Superbeast.” Rob Zombie started bringing out alien sex dolls which he sent out to surf around the crowd. He then played a long lost song dating back to the White Zombie era called “Real Solution #9” which he hasn’t played in over 20 years. They then started playing “Everybody Fucking