ROB ZOMBIE splits with longtime bassist PIGGY D | Revolver

ROB ZOMBIE splits with longtime bassist PIGGY D

18-year run comes to an end
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Matt Montgomery, a.k.a. Piggy D., is no longer a member of Rob Zombie's band, a role he's played for the last 18 years. Montgomery joined Zombie in 2006, replacing current Ozzy Osbourne bassist Blasko, and has appeared on all of the horror-metal icon's albums since, including 2021's The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy.

"My time with Zombie has come to an end," Montgomery wrote in his social media post breaking the news. "It was an honor to entertain you for the last 18 year." Read the full post below.

In addition to his work with Zombie, the bassist has collaborated with Alice Cooper, John 5 and Wednesday 13. He's also released solo music and helms the horror-pop group the Haxans along with New Years Day singer Ash Costello.

Outside of making music, Montgomery hosts the Gibson TV video series Metal and Monsters, dedicated to the worlds of heavy metal and monster culture.

As for Zombie — who just announced a 2024 installment of the Freaks on Parade tour — he has yet to comment on the split or reveal a replacement. In late 2022, he also went separate ways with longtime guitarist John 5, who left to join Mötley Crüe. Former Zombie guitarist Mike Riggs stepped back into that open spot.