Rob Zombie believes the Slayer split is not going to be permanent
During an interview with Jason Rockman for Canada’s CHOM 97.7 radio station, Rob Zombie has stated his thoughts about the continuity of his 30-year career and weighed in on Slayer’s break up early this year. He said,
“No rock guys have ever retired, they just… they died. That’s why they retired. And when I hear [people say], ‘Slayer are retiring,’ I go, ‘No fucking way. No way.’ They think they wanna be home and have a life. After two years they’re gonna go cuckoo and they’re gonna be back on the road.”
He continued, “That’s what we’re all built for. We’re all crazy and we need to do this. And I don’t know why. And I don’t see any retirement ever. We’ll keep going until we can’t go anymore.”
When asked about other rock stars’ career longevity, he said,
“I don’t think anyone ever thought they would be doing it this long. Just a couple of days ago I was hanging out with Alice Cooper, because he was at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and I just dropped by to say ‘Hi.’ He’s 70, and he has no plans of retiring. I mean, Jesus Christ, Jerry Lee Lewis hasn’t even retired yet.”
Do you agree with Rob Zombie that Slayer will return to the spotlight eventually?