ROB ZOMBIE ATTACKS PITTSBURGH’S STAGE AE

Published On June 19, 2015 » 2541 Views» By Rich Frollini »

 

ROB ZOMBIE  AT STAGE AE

With hair flying and lights flashing, Rob Zombie put on a rock spectacular that will leave fans remembering this show for a long time. Pittsburgh’s Stage AE was the scene of a recent ‘Zombie’ attack. Thousands of die-hard fans filed into the venue as the gates opened on Tuesday, only to wait almost three hours for the main attraction (the only attraction) to take the stage. There was a short DJ set by Ginger Fish (RZ’s drummer), but the crowd was raring and ready to go for Rob Zombie from the time they entered the gates. As the clock struck nine and the sun disappeared behind Heinz Field the stage started to glow in red, and the time had come for faces to be rocked off…

Rob Zombie

While the show isn’t quite as over-the-top as in years past, Rob Zombie hits the stage running, literally. As the band opened the show with “Teenage Nosferatu Pussy” the crowd went wild as Zombie paced left and right across the stage. Guitarist John 5 and bassist Piggy D. along with the drummer Ginger Fish make up Zombie’s band and each adds their own touches to the amazing production. With every song the energy inside the venue just seemed to build. And by the time Zombie had ripped through “Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine” and  “Living Dead Girl” it was a full-on party. Crowd surfing, moshing and a lot of headbanging was a happenin’.

John 5

Rob lead the crowd in chanting “Rock Motherfucker Rock” over and over as it lead into the song “Sick Bubblegum” which he followed with “Pussy Liquor” and “Meet the Creeper.”  Zombie took time between songs to address the crowd and get them fired up even more. Next up was a ride in Rob’s Durango, “Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)” – the crowd screamed, as they wanted it. They finished up the main set with a killer version of The Ramones’ “Blitzkrieg Bop” and the White Zombie hit “Thunderkiss ’65” during which John 5 ripped out a bone-chilling guitar solo.

Encore, encore !!!  And man it was a good one, two – make that three…  The first song of the encore was another cover song, Grand Funk Railroad’s “We’re an American Band” had damn near every fan singing along. Getting back to Rob Zombie material they played the dark and sludgy “Lords of Salem” and finished off with “Dragula” for the finale. Rob Zombie sang, danced, jumped, thrashed and spun all over the stage from beginning to end, leaving the thousands in attendance with the memory of an amazing spectacle. No need for pyro, video walls or any other distractions. The music and the band spoke for themselves this night. In looking through the photos, you can even hear the songs playing in your head…

 

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