A dynamic performer with a fearless, extreme approach to music, Rob Zombie first made rock fans sit up and take notice with White Zombie; the band he formed in 1985, initially in homage to his musical heroes like Sonic Youth and Butthole Surfers. Their full-blooded heavy metal approach was peppered with lyrics inspired by horror films and pseudo-Satanic imagery. Heavily featured in cult TV show Beavis & Butthead, White Zombies enjoyed substantial success before disbanding in 1998, by which time Rob Zombie had already released his first solo album Hellbilly Deluxe. This followed a collaboration with Alice Cooper on the track Hands Of Death (Burn Baby Burn) on the X-Files tie-in Songs In The Key Of X. Hellbilly Deluxe sold over 3 million copies and was followed by The Sinister Urge (2001), including the singles Never Gonna Stop (The Red Red Kroovy), Feel So Numb and Demon Speeding. Subsequent albums were Educated Horses (2006) and Hellbilly Deluxe 2 (2010) but Zombie was also juggling a parallel career as a horror film director, which began in 2003 with House Of 1,000 Corpses and also included The Devil's Rejects (2005) and remakes of the classic 1970s Halloween movies.