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ROB ZOMBIE reunites with original bassist BLASKO

Taking Piggy D.'s spot in the band
Rob Blasko Nicholson 2016 getty 1600x900, Miikka Skaffari/FilmMagic
Rob "Blasko" Nicholson
photograph by Miikka Skaffari/FilmMagic

Rob Zombie has reunited with another OG member. 

Earlier today, the horror-metal maestro's longtime bassist Matt Montgomery, a.k.a. Piggy D., announced that he was departing the band after 18 years.

Montgomery joined Zombie's unit after original bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson — currently serving in Ozzy Osbourne's live ensemble — left in 2006, but now, Zombie has revealed that Blasko's back in the band. 

"After 18 years I am thrilled to announce that Blasko has returned," Zombie wrote on Instagram. "The original four-string Zombie monster is back. Get ready for a crazy summer of mayhem."

Blasko was a member of Rob Zombie from 1997 through 2006, holding down the bass on the first three Zombie albums: Hellbilly Deluxe, The Sinister Urge and Educated Horses

This is the second major shift in the Rob Zombie lineup in recent years. Back in 2022, longtime guitarist John 5 left to join Mötley Crüe, and Zombie filled his position with OG guitarist Mike Riggs. 

Now, the lineup consists of Zombie, Riggs, Blasko and drummer Ginger Fish, who's been sitting behind the kit since 2011. 

Earlier this week, Zombie announced a 2024 co-headlining tour with Alice Cooper, so fans can expect to see the newly-minted lineup shredding the stage at those shows. See the dates here.