In a new interview with Mitch Lafon’s radio show “Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon”, former White Zombie bassist Sean Yseult is at peace about when the band broke up and that she was able to pursue her true calling of art and photography. Yseult had previously expressed her disappointment about the end of the group, forced by Rob Zombie, during interviews and her incredible book I’m With The Band(Soft Skull Press), back in 2010. White Zombie was one of the greatest metal bands of the early 1990s, along with their peers like Pantera, Type Of Negative, Fear Factory, Marilyn Manson and more.
Asked if she missed being part of the team in a band relationship, Yseult replied:
“Well, the team completely broke up and split four different ways in ’96, so there’s not a part of being… part of the team anymore,” she replied (hear audio below). “I’m still great friends with Jay [Yuenger, guitar], I’m still great friends with Johnny Tempesta [drums], and even past members — Tom Five [guitar], Ivan De Prume [drums]; I’m in touch with all these guys.”
She continued: “Rob [Zombie, vocals] is Rob. He’s just decided he doesn’t wanna talk to any of us once he went solo. And I don’t know his reasons why exactly, but having been in a relationship with him for seven years and [having] had a band with him for 11 years — something like that — I do know that was kind of his pattern, so it wasn’t a huge surprise. And no, I’m not upset [that White Zombie ended] — I was definitely ready for that to be over with and get back to the reason I moved to New York City, which was to create designer photography. So I’m fine with it. And I love being friends with Jay and Johnny. I get postcards from all over the world from Jay, like, every other day, so it’s pretty fun.”
Yseult’s new photography series, They All Axed For You, is being displayed at the Boyd Satellite Gallery in her home of New Orleans, Louisiana. The photographs serve as both a love letter and birthday gift for the city of New Orleans on the anniversary of its Tricentennial.