POWERMAN 5000 (1991–PRESENT). Spider One, aka Michael Cummings (vocals), M.33, aka Mike Tempesta (guitar, replaced by Terry Corso, replaced by Dave Pino), Adam 12, aka Adam Williams (guitar, replaced by Johnny Rock, aka Johnny Heatley, replaced by Evan Rodaniche), Dorian 27, aka Dorian Heartsong (bass, replaced by Siggy Sjursen), Al 3, aka Al Pahanish (drums, replaced by AD7, aka Adrian Ost).
Powerman 5000 were a nu metal band led by Michael Cummings, aka Spider One, who is Rob Zombie’s younger brother. The band started in Boston as a hybrid band using electronic sounds, somewhat reminiscent of the experimentation of later White Zombie. They turned to a lighter punk phase in later years. Although never in the big leagues, Powerman 5000 plays a respectable analogy to Triple A metal, opening for Metallica and Korn and playing at Ozzfest. In perhaps a nod to glam metal pioneers, the band also developed a science fiction themed look and names for most of the band, which underwent numerous personnel changes, leaving Spider One as the sole remaining original member.
Discography: The Blood Splat Rating System (Conscience, 1995); Mega Kung Fu Radio (Dreamworks, 1997); True Force (Curve of the Earth, 1997); Tonight the Stars Revolt (Dreamworks, 1999); Anyone for Doomsday? (Dreamworks, 2001); Transform (Dreamworks, 2003); Destroy What You Enjoy (DRT, 2006), Somewhere on the Other Side of Nowhere (Mighty Loud!/Fontana, 2009).