Matt “Piggy D” Montgomery was with Zombie for nearly 20 years

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Piggy D performing with Rob Zombie [The Rock Revival]

Just one day after announcing a summer tour with Alice Cooper, it looks like there’s more turnover in the Zombie camp.

Longtime Rob Zombie bassist Piggy D (a.k.a. Matt Montgomery) announced Tuesday that he is leaving the band after nearly two decades.

“Dear friends, my time with [Rob] Zombie has come to an end,” Piggy D wrote on Instagram. “It was an honor to entertain you for the last 18 years. I look forward to the future and wish everyone the beast. Peace and love.”

Montgomery leaves the band just over a year after guitarist John 5, who departed in October of 2022. John 5 joined rock icons Mötley Crüe on tour in place of founding guitarist Mick Mars. Before the official announcement was made, Rob Zombie performed at Aftershock 2022 in Sacramento, California with Mike Riggs, the original guitarist for his solo band. Riggs was with Zombie from 1997 until 2003. John 5 left Marilyn Manson’s band and linked up with Zombie in 2005, until his previously noted departure in 2022.

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Rob Zombie, right, and Piggy D, left [The Rock Revival]

With original guitarist Riggs back in the fold, it will be interesting to see if Zombie decides to re-ignite another old flame with original bassist Rob “Blasko” Nicholson. Blasko, now the successful manager of Black Veil Brides, is also Ozzy Osbourne’s bassist. He appeared on Zombie’s first three albums before his departure in 2006.

This summer, Rob Zombie and fellow shock rock icon Alice Cooper are mounting another Freaks on Parade Tour with special guests Ministry and Filter. The trek is scheduled to commence on August 20 at the Isleta Amphitheater in Albuquerque, New Mexico and wraps up on September 18 at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas.

Rob Zombie’s last album was The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy, which arrived in 2021 through Nuclear Blast. It performed well commercially, peaking at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 and topping Billboard’s Top Rock and Top Hard Rock albums charts.

Rob Zombie Alice Cooper tour 2024

Tuesday, August 20 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
Thursday, August 22 – West Valley City, UT – Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre
Saturday, August 24 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena ^^
Sunday, August 25 – Saint Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Tuesday, August 27 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater – Summerfest Grounds
Wednesday, August 28 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
Friday, August 30 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
Saturday, August 31 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
Sunday, September 1 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Tuesday, September 3 – Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
Wednesday, September 4 – Syracuse, NY – Empower Federal Credit Union Amphitheater at Lakeview
Friday, September 6 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
Saturday, September 7 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Sunday, September 8 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
Tuesday, September 10 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Wednesday, September 11 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
Thursday, September 12 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Saturday, September 14 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
Sunday, September 15 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Tuesday, September 17 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
Wed September 18 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena

Tickets will be available HERE