|Zombie to Fill in for Rage Against the Machine at Ozzfest 2002|
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|Written by AVRev.com|
|Thursday, 11 April 2002|
The votes are in and Rob Zombie will be replacing the space left empty by Rage Against the Machine due to former Soundgarden frontman leaving Rage V2.0 this past March. Zombie was originally scheduled to bring a more “stripped down” set to the Ozzfest side stage, but maintains that he has no plans to change his set for the main stage.
Zombie recently told the Los Angeles Times about his plans for the new live show "As much as I love the big show and all the production, it becomes this huge thing of its own. Sometimes the show is so huge everything else gets lost...I haven't done anything like [this] in 12 years or something."
Ozzfest, which raked in over $26 million in ticket sales last year making it one of the most successful tours of 2001, is scheduled to begin July 6 in Bristow, Virginia, and end September 8 in Dallas. Ozzy Osbourne, System of a Down, P.O.D. and Drowning Pool are also scheduled to perform on the main stage. The New Oreleans based band Down fronted by Pantera's Philip Anselmo and featuring members of Corrosion of Conformity, EYEHATEGOD, and Crowbar will take Zombie’s slot on the side stage.
There are also a few date changes for the tour as well. The July 10 Jones Beach show has been moved to Scranton, Pa., and the Indianapolis and Cleveland dates have flip-flopped: Cleveland is now Aug. 4 and Indianapolis is Aug. 13.
Sources: CNN.com, The Los Angeles Times