Rocker and horror film director Rob Zombie has reportedly complained to his local council about the racket made by a local skate park.
According to Billboard, Zombie and his wife have contacted authorities in the town of Woodbury, Connecticut, to complain that the park, which opened near their home in April, is too noisy and should be moved.
Officials are reportedly looking into moving the park, but they are currently attempting to block some of the noise by stuffing the metal ramps with Styrofoam and installing soundproofing on fencing around the park.
“We do know the Zombies, on a side note, and they are just normal people like anyone else in our town,” First Selectman Gerald Stomski said. He added that he is responding to the complaint in the same way that he would with any other resident.
Earlier this month (August 1), Zombie responded to the reports, writing on Facebook: “It seems nuts to even have to address this but I guess I will. Some really crazy articles have popped up making claims about ‘hating skaters’ and ‘hating children’. None of this is true and it makes me sick that someone would print such lies.” He added: “There is a simple matter going on in which we are trying to find a solution that will make EVERYBODY happy. Unfortunately someone decided to turn it into a whole ugly event. What a bummer.”
Zombie, 48, started his career in the 1980s in rock band White Zombie before releasing a string of solo albums. He has since reinvented himself as a director, writer and producer of horror films including House Of 1000 Corpses its sequel The Devil’s Rejects and the recently released The Lords Of Salem.