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Watch Rob Zombie Talk Wild New LP: ‘I Live in Fear of Being Boring’

Singer also speaks to the virtues of keeping songs short and not-so-sweet

Rob Zombie is releasing a new album today, and it has a psychedelic, eye-popping title: The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser. “To me, that [title] is what the record sounded like,” he tells Rolling Stone.

It’s also an extension of a larger philosophy of his. When asked about how he challenges himself while making LPs some 30 years into his career, counting White Zombie, he says his main goal is to make something interesting. It’s an objective that applies to his whole outlook on life. “I live in such a fear of being boring,” he says.

It seems the only thing he has time for is song and album titles. “With this record, one thing I tried to do is keep it short. It’s a short record, and the songs are short,” he continues. “Whenever I go through records that I love and I listen to over and over and over, I go, ‘Man, this record is short. That’s why I loved it so much. It’s 30 minutes, so I’ve listened to it 9,000 times.’ … I go back and look at Beatles records, the songs are a minute-and-a-half long. … I love long songs, but if you’re going to write a song that long, it better be ‘Freebird’ or ‘Stairway to Heaven.'”

One short song that Zombie put out ahead of the album is “In the Age of the Consecrated Vampire We All Get High,” or as Vevo shortened it, “Get High.” The electronic dance-rock number sounds gritty like Zombie tracks of past and clocks out a little after the two-minute mark. He also put out another new song, “Well, Everybody’s Fucking in a U.F.O.,” a noisy dance-floor-ready rocker that lasts less than three minutes.

Zombie will be celebrating the release of the record with an anything-but-short co-headlining tour this summer with Korn, which kicks off in July.

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