Rob Zombie rockin' the mic in someone's backyard. | Source: MTV
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The 1990s were a glorious time for music, especially rock music.

It was a time when it wasn’t uncommon to see quality bands rockin’ the stage on television, with the heavier, and sometimes more unlikely acts entering the spotlight — often in unique venues. Back in 1995, MTV Invades Your Space served up a chance for one lucky winner to play host — at their home — for shows like Singled Out, The Grind, and a performance by White Zombie.

What’s particularly interesting about the latter is that in a pre-show interview with Kennedy, Rob Zombie seemingly makes reference to a show I was at. “I like the Midwest,” he says, “People know what it’s all about out here. Breaking the seats and causing as much trouble and damage to every venue as possible so we can never come back again.” Could this have been the infamous show at the Adler Theater in Davenport, Iowa from January of 1994? The one I wrote about here?

Check out the 1995 MTV Invades Your Space performance, straight from a backyard in Vincennes, Indiana…

Look for more Rock Father Rewind features very soon…


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James Zahn aka The Rock Father is the founder and publisher of The Rock Father Magazine, Editor-in-Chief of the Toy Book, and a Senior Editor of the Toy Insider and the Pop Insider. Zahn is an Illinois-based writer, media personality, commentator, director, actor, adventurer, raconteur, and overall pop culture and toy enthusiast. James is frequently called upon for expert commentary on the toy industry and has been seen on or quoted in Yahoo! Finance, CNN, FOX Business, MarketWatch, Forbes, NBC, ABC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The NY Post, The Chicago Tribune, PopSugar, Fangoria, Starlog, and many more. He has been involved with entertainment and media for nearly 30 years, with a passion for music and film. Follow James on Twitter @TheRockFather. Email him: james@therockfather.com