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Zombie at the Roxy on the Sunset Strip (April 8, 2016)

I got to see to Rob Zombie at the Roxy. Never would have thought I would see him in a five hundred capacity venue. I guess you could say I got really lucky to get a ticket for such an intimate show.

The show started right at 9:00 opening with White Zombie’s “More Human Than a Human.” He played for an hour and a half, which included an encore of three songs. Not bad for a rehearsal type gig. Zombie told the crowd, “We’ve been rehearsing all week and our rehearsal space is bigger than the Roxy.” With that being said, Zombie had no major stage props so the focus was on him and his band. His current line-up is bassist Piggy D., drummer Ginger Fish and guitarist John 5.

Zombie made his way into the crowd which made everyone just want to get even closer to him. So much so he apparently bumped his head a few times with cells phones that people were holding up. He asked the crowd to give him five minutes without a phone in the air; he wanted everyone to feel what it was like in a club twenty years ago. “Learn to have fun!,” he said. John 5 had a cool looking yellow lava like guitar that had yellow glow in the dark liquid running through it. John 5 also had the attention of the crowd over his face makeup and masks throughout the gig.

So I had always wondered about the song ‘Sick Bubblegum,” where the name of the song came from. Well he gave a quick explanation that night. It was an interview he heard from his friend Johnny Ramone. Johnny was describing the Ramones’ music and said, “bubblegum, sick bubblegum.” Zombie really liked that and wrote it down. After that he released huge round bubblegum looking balloons as the band played “Sick Bubblegum.”

Zombie also had a surprise special guest, Glenn Danzig. They did a cover of the Misfits “Vampira”.

No doubt that the band is ready to hit the road and promote the release of The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser, which is being released on April 29, 2016. Zombie will be on tour with Korn on the Return of the Dreads Tour.

Oh, did I mention that the gig was being taped? Zombie didn’t say what the footage would be used for.

Got to say the show did not lack energy!!!



Here is the setlist.
1. More Human Than Human
2. Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown
3. Superbeast
4. Living Dead Girl
5. Well, Everybody’s Fucking in a U.F.O.
6. Thunder Kiss ’65
7. We’re an American Band
8. Get Your Boots On! That’s the End of Rock and Roll
9. Sick Bubble-Gum
10. The Hideous Exhibitions of a Dedicated Gore Whore
11. House of 1000 Corpses
12. Demonoid Phenomenon
13. In the Age of the Consecrated Vampire We All Get High
14. Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)
15. Teenage Nosferatu Pussy
16. Vampira (Misfits cover with Glenn Danzig)
17. Dragula
18. Scum of the Earth
19. Meet the Creeper
20. Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga


Published by Zyner, on April 13th, 2016 at 1:55 pm. Filed under: metal,rock. | No Comments |

We Are Both Still Around and We Will Start Posting Once Again!!!

We have several up coming concerts we will be attending and will be sharing our experience and thoughts with you all.  In the meantime I will start posting the shows we have tickets for.

I have to say seeing our last post about Wayne Static just hurts. You may have noticed I’ve seen Static-X and Wayne a shit ton of times. The greats just die and that’s the way music goes. It’s time to bring some positivity around here. \m/

Zyner y Qmüngoüs

Published by Zyner, on April 6th, 2016 at 3:43 pm. Filed under: metal,rock. | No Comments |

Solo Static

Wayne Static @ The Key Club 10/10/11

For the millionth time seeing Wayne, I got to spend the night with birthday girl Jaelythe and Edweirdo. But this show was different than all the others. It was the first tour of Wayne Static as a solo artist. He has said he wanted to make an album with no compromise and Pighammer is the result.

Now the drummers and guitarists have come and gone, but the other piece of the Static-X puzzle that had remained constant was Tony Campos on bass. I feel that he has always been as much of a part of the band as Wayne has and not seeing him on the stage that night was a little heartbreaking. Still, the vibe of a Static-X show remained. The band is different but the crowd is not. We all came back to support Wayne.

The set consisted mostly of classic Static-X tracks with something played from every studio release . Only Assassins of Youth and Static Killer were played from the new Pighammer album. The Only made it’s way back to the setlist after not being played for a few tours. Between songs Wayne still called for shots brought out by his fully clothed wife, Tera Wray. She was also out dancing with her girlfriends during songs.

This tour and album are Wayne Static’s way of declaring himself King of Evil Disco. If you were ever a fan of Static-X, do yourself a favor and check out the Pighammer album.



Published by Qmungous, on October 13th, 2011 at 4:01 pm. Filed under: industrial,metal. | No Comments |


Rammstein @ Jimmy Kimmel 5/19/11

I hadn’t seen Rammstein since 2001 at the Pledge of Allegiance Tour so I was really excited to see them. They had been banned from the United States for nearly a decade and you could feel the excitement as we waited in line to be let in to the venue. I don’t think I have ever waited so long to see a band at the Jimmy Kimmel show as I did that day. We even got to hear the sound check.

The band was introduced by Jimmy Kimmel and they opened with their classic “Du Hast” complete with massive displays of open flames and fireworks. You could feel the heat from the flames even though I wasn’t that close to the stage! Till Lindemann had some crazy flamethrower gun that he used to set a roadie on fire during their performance of “Du Hast”.

I think it was the first time ever that a band has had pyrotechnics on the Jimmy Kimmel show and it was awesome. The band was GREAT!

Set List
1. Du Hast
2. Feuer Frei
3. Sonne
4. Keine Lust
5. Ich Will

Oh, and in case you are wondering the roadie is okay.



Published by Zyner, on July 13th, 2011 at 10:58 pm. Filed under: industrial,metal. | No Comments |

The New Heavy Metal Health Advocate

Ozzy @ Jimmy Kimmel 6/15/10

I have to say that it’s great to go see a band at The Jimmy Kimmel Live show.  For one, it’s free; second, it’s a small crowd; and third, you not only hear the two songs they do for the show but they play a few more after that.

We not only got to see Ozzy perform, but he was also interviewed by Jimmy Kimmel about his new health column.  If you have a chance, check out the interview on the Jimmy Kimmel Youtube channel.  I promise it is worth it!!!  Ozzy performed several songs that night.  His setlist was  Let Me Hear You Scream, Shot in the Dark, Crazy Train, I Don’t Know and Suicide Solution.  Great songs if you ask me!!!  After seeing Ozzy and the pit they started during Crazy Train I’m convinced that I want to go to Ozzfest.

*Hey Q, maybe next time you will join me at a Jimmy Kimmel Live show!!!


Published by Zyner, on June 23rd, 2010 at 4:05 pm. Filed under: metal,rock. | 1 Comment |

Iron Blue Balls

Iron Maiden @ The Glen Helen 6/19/10

Maybe they’re tired of playing old stuff. Maybe they didn’t sell enough copies of Brave New World. Or maybe Maiden just does whatever the fuck they want. Well great for them but suck for us, as they didn’t play classicks such as The Trooper, Run to the Hills, Two Minutes to Midnight, etc etc.

Maiden opened the show with Wicker Man and Ghost of the Navigator. Then they went into Wraithchild which made us think we were gonna hear a lot more of the old songs. Instead they did a string of tracks from the last two albums as well as some material from the upcoming album Final Frontier.  Blood Brothers was dedicated to the legend Ronnie James Dio, who Bruce Dickenson claims to be three inches taller than.  That would make him 5’4?

To end the main set they did the awesome singalong Fear of the Dark and Iron Maiden.  As they left the stage the crowd began to chant MAIDEN MAIDEN!! The lights went dim and the narrative opening to Number of the Beast began. Finally we felt like we were at the Maiden show that we expected.  Then they went into another epic with Hallowed Be Thy Name and ended with Running Free. Again the crowd chanted MAIDEN MAIDEN!! The lights stayed dim and we had hope for a second encore. The chant got louder but alas the house lights came on and it was over.


Published by Qmungous, on June 23rd, 2010 at 10:41 am. Filed under: metal,rock. | 2 Comments |

Yung Pag Sasamang-Sama Ulit Tour

Mga kaibingan, nan ditto ulit yung Bakal Sandok. Kaya lang, Bakal na lang ang tawag sa amin.  Matagal na kami naka estandby (sobrang matagal na) pero nan ditto ulit kami at sisipain namin ang puet ninyo.  Kolongin ninyo yung mnga asawa at anak ninyo. E tago ninyo yung prawncakes.  Hindi kami titigil!

PS – Walang lumalagay si baby sa sulok!



Published by Qmungous, on May 7th, 2010 at 4:42 pm. Filed under: metal. | 2 Comments |

Called it

So when Zyner told me that Nikki had a HUGE announcement to make, there were only two things I could think of…

1 – CRUEFEST 3 (wrong)

2 – Crue on Ozzfest


Ozzfest 2k10 @ The San Manuel (Glenn Helen for us old folks) August 14th!

Main Stage

  • Ozzy
  • Crue
  • Halford
  • Devildriver
  • Nonpoint

Second Stage

  • Black Label Society
  • Drowning Pool
  • Kingdom of Sorrow
  • Goatwhore
  • Skeletonwitch
  • Saviours
  • Kataklysm



Published by Qmungous, on May 1st, 2010 at 10:37 am. Filed under: metal. | No Comments |

Nothin’ But Metal

Sevendust w/Drowning Pool @ House of Blues Sunset 3/10/10

Drowning Pool is a band that I had never seen live and that I’ve loved since the release of their 2001 album Sinner.

I have to say that DP are fighters.  After the tragic death of frontman Dave Williams in 2002 and after Jason Jones left the band they bounced back with a new vocalist Ryan McCombs, former frontman of Soil.  He sounds amazing.

I got to enjoy 37 Stitches, Feel Like I Do and Tear Away which McCombs dedicated to Williams, finishing with Bodies their smash hit off their first album.

Georgia’s SEVENDUST performed next. The House of Blues-Sunset is the perfect place to unleash their metal onslaught.  This was the first time I’ve seen this band so I was really excited to see them.

The bond between the band and the audience was evident as lead singer Lajon Witherspoon was very friendly with the crowd all night.  He was constantly interacting with the crowd, especially those upfront.  The band connected with the crowd more than most bands I’ve seen.  Or perhaps it was because I made it to the front of the pit due to my height.  Sorry Q for leaving you behind but had to take advantage of the situation.

Whether it was John Connolly or Vince Hornsby singling out someone from the crowd to give them a pick or Morgan Rose personally picking out someone in the crowd to throw a drum stick, it was clear Sevendust was there to please the crowd.

They played a series of songs from the launch of their career to some of the more recent, plus a couple of amazing covers – Masters of Puppets and Walk.

The highlight for me came when Lajon introduced Angel’s Son, a tribute to Lynn Straight, the singer of the band Snot, who died in a car crash.

They performed some fan favorites like Driven, Black, Face to Face and Unraveling.  The raw energy of the show was sick!!! I highly recommend Sevendust live.  You can’t call yourself a true hard rock/metal fan until you’ve seen them rip the stage up!!

*Thanks to my friend Q I got a pick.  Not before he got his hand stepped on by a girl.

[Don’t worry, I made the bitch cry. – Q]


Published by Zyner, on March 22nd, 2010 at 2:10 pm. Filed under: metal,rock. | 2 Comments |

The Gruesome Twosome!

It’s about time they get together!


Published by Qmungous, on February 22nd, 2010 at 8:37 pm. Filed under: metal. | No Comments |