Spider One: Zombie guest spot was surprise

Powerman 5000 frontman Spider One was taken by surprise when big brother Rob Zombie invited him onstage in Germany last week – and his only regret is that it won't happen again at Download.

Spider was delighted to help his sibling deliver a rendition of Thunder Kiss 65. He tells TeamRock Radio: “He just looked at me and said, ‘You remember the words? Come on.’ I jumped up there and did it. It was completely unplanned and the greatest moment.

“Tonight I can’t promise anything – I don’t think i’m even going to be able to stay for Rob, because we’re travelling. Unless he jumps on stage for one of our songs, I can’t promise anything. But you never know.”

Incredibly, today’s Download set is Powerman 5000’s first time in the UK for almost 15 years Spider says: “The Pantera tour around 2000 was the last time we were in Europe.

“For whatever reason, Europe has been eluding us all this time – which is insane. Now we’re back here, we’re all kicking ourselves, like, ‘Why haven’t we just been here all the time?’

“To come back like this is the best, doing these festivals.”

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Stef wrote close to 5,000 stories during his time as assistant online news editor and later as online news editor between 2014-2016. An accomplished reporter and journalist, Stef has written extensively for a number of UK newspapers and also played bass with UK rock favourites Logan. His favourite bands are Pixies and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Stef left the world of rock'n'roll news behind when he moved to his beloved Canada in 2016, but he started on his next 5000 stories in 2022.