Every Thursday, we’re unveiling a new installment of Rolling Stone‘s original video series “The Encore,” which profiles major artists in the midst of a comeback. Today marks the premiere of a new three-part episode featuring U.K. psych-pop legends the Zombies.
The band recently released a new album, Still Got That Hunger, and are currently touring in support of the 50th anniversary of their signature LP, Odessey and Oracle. Above, you can watch the first segment of our feature, in which co-founders Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone discuss the band’s beginnings and the inspiration behind their name. In Part 2, Argent and Blunstone recall recording at Abbey Road on the heels of the Beatles:
And in Part 3, the pair talk us through their fateful reunion and the resurrection of the Zombies:
Past “Encore” episodes have profiled former teen idol Rick Springfield, alt-metal survivors Faith No More and Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas. Each video is a candid mini documentary that chronicles the struggles and successes these veteran artists have faced on their respective journeys back to the limelight. Stay tuned for a new episode every week.