Rob Zombie Blames Record Labels for Current Music Scene
The Japanese shows were Zombie's first performances there since his old band, White Zombie, split up. "The Japanese fans are great," says the Los Angeles-based Massachusetts native. Zombie doesn't blame American fans, though. He's perplexed by culture in his homeland as a whole.
"I don't know what's going on over here. The U.S. has become very much a disposable culture; it's all about what's the new thing? What's the thing of the minute? The new iPhone; the new application. In Japan, they don't feel any shame in loving things that are 20 years old. Here it's what's new? It's actually not even what's new. It's what's next?"
When it comes to rock, he blames the people at the top -- the record label executives. "I know the record labels did it to themselves. They stopped supporting bands with any longevity and just went for the hit song of the moment. Then you don't create any artists, just a bunch of one-hit wonders."
So, it's all about disposable culture and mindless consumerism, then? "Not even that, whatever's the quickest way to make a buck is what it's all about."