Rob Zombie appears to confirm that a classic member has rejoined the band

After returning to the scene with Rob Zombie for the first time in almost 20 years late last year, it seems classical guitarist Mike Riggs is here to stay in the wake of John 5 join Motley Crue.

Three weeks before that was confirmed that John 5 (who joined in 2005) had actually been given the role of Mick Mars‘ replacement in the veteran hair metal group, Riggs performed with Zombie at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, California on Oct. 6.

Fans have since speculated about what this means for the future of Zombies’ band, and whether Riggs was just filling the vacancy in an emergency, or if this would be a more permanent solution. Now, in a recent posts on social mediathe figurehead shared a live photo of himself, the bass player Piggy D and Riggs saying, “They’re back from the dead and ready to party.”

The post was accompanied by hashtags for each member of the band, as well as #returnofthelivingdead. Presumably, the last hashtag, with the mention of the word “return,” indicates that Riggs will continue to sling riffs with Rob Zombie and co. Moving forward.

Riggs’ first stint in Rob Zombie lasted from 1997 to 2003, contributing to Zombie’s only US platinum record – 1998’s Hellbilly Deluxe debut and the 2001s The horrible urge.

During John 5’s tenure, five more albums were released, the most recent of which was 2021’s Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracywhich reached No. 9 on Billboard 200.

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