Spider One

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Spider One
Cummings performing in June 2014
Cummings performing in June 2014
Background information
Birth nameMichael David Cummings
Also known as
  • Spider One
  • Spyder Zombie
  • MC Spider
  • Master Spider
Born (1968-08-25) August 25, 1968 (age 51)
Haverhill, Massachusetts, U.S.
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • director
Years active1990–present
Associated acts

Michael David Cummings (born August 25, 1968), better known as Spider One, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and director. He is the founder and only consistent member of the rock band Powerman 5000 and the owner of Megatronic Records. He created the horror/black comedy mockumentary series Death Valley, which aired on MTV for one season in 2011.[1]

Early life[edit]

Michael David Cummings was born on August 25, 1968 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, the second of two sons. His older brother, Robert Bartleh Cummings (born January 12, 1965), is better known as musician and film director Rob Zombie. Contrary to popular belief, Cummings stated that there has never been a sibling rivalry between him and his brother, neither personally nor musically.[2] In 1991, Cummings dropped out of art school, bought a cheap 4-track home studio and drum machine and recorded Much Evil with producer Lamar Lowder. Building on local success, Spider One's band Powerman 5000 was born.


Spider's vocal style is usually based in spoken word or chanting.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2011 Death Valley Producer 12 Episodes

Beverly Hills, 90210 Season 6, episode 27 - “Strike A Match” - playing himself


  1. ^ DiVincenzo, Alex (November 2, 2009). "Spider One Interview". Horror-101.com. Archived from the original on October 7, 2011. Retrieved August 24, 2010. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ mulatschag. "I hit ROB ZOMBIE with a Trashcan!". YouTube. Retrieved September 2, 2015.
  3. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/tonight-the-stars-revolt-r423738/review

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