Rob Zombie drew inspiration for the video for his electronic-tinged dance-rock track “Get High” from an unusual source. “I always loved the way Elvis looked on his comeback special standing in front of a giant ‘ELVIS’ sign,” the singer tells Rolling Stone. “So I figured let’s do that, but instead of my name it will say ‘GET HIGH.’ It’s a simple message for everyone.”
The track – under its full title, “In the Age of the Consecrated Vampire We All Get High” – will ultimately appear on Zombie’s new record, The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser, due out April 29th. It follows the release of “Well, Everybody’s Fucking in a U.F.O.,” the explicit video for the album’s lead single, in which topless women dance, vintage sex-ed reels play and big-eyed space aliens make their presence known.
Zombie has been working on the 12-track album over the past two years, between touring and film projects. In 2014, he told Rolling Stone he’d hoped to have the album done before he began work on his new picture 31. “I don’t want to come back to the record after the movie,” he said. “It’s too long of a break. We have a ton of stuff written and, little by little, we’re finishing them up. We’re more than half done at this point.” That movie ended up premiering at this year’s Sundance film festival and currently has a wide release slated for September.
In the meantime, Zombie will join Korn on a co-headlining tour of the U.S. from July through September.