In a recent Interview, Rob Zombie was asked whether he ever thought he would still be performing 30 years after the formation of his previous band White Zombie. He said (via Blabbermouth):
“I don’t think anyone ever thought they would be doing it this long. Just a couple of days ago, I was hanging out with Alice Cooper, ’cause he was at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and I just dropped by to say hi. He’s 70, and he has no plans of retiring. I mean, Jesus Christ, Jerry Lee Lewis hasn’t even retired yet.
“No rock guys have ever retired — they just… they died; that’s why they retired. And when I hear, ‘Oh, Slayer are retiring,’ I go, ‘No fucking way! No way!’ They think they wanna be home and have a life. After two years, they’re gonna go cuckoo and they’re gonna be back on the road. That’s what we’re all built for — we’re all crazy and we need to do this. And I don’t know why. And I don’t see any retirement ever. We’ll keep going until we can’t go anymore.
“The only time I said I would retire is when I thought I just can’t do it anymore and you know you’re not good — you know the shows aren’t good, you know you can’t bring it. But until then, yeah. And time goes by fast, too.”
He also added:
“I don’t even get tired anymore. It’s fine. I mean, I would feel more wiped out 20 years ago playing than I do now.
“I think when you’re young, because you are young, you can treat yourself like shit and still do the show. But now, everything I do is with being fit and healthy to do the show, so we actually can do it better.
“I was watching some footage of Mick Jagger from a recent [The Rolling Stones] show. He’s 74, and he’s amazing. Of course, he looks old. Who gives a shit? And you look at Ron Wood — he looks like the same guy, except he looks like an old version [of himself]. It’s kind of cool. And Iggy Pop.”