Spider One

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Spider One
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Spider performing in June 2014
Background information
Birth name Michael David Cummings
Also known as
  • Spider One
  • Spyder Zombie
  • MC Spider
  • Master Spider
Born (1968-08-25) August 25, 1968 (age 49)
Haverhill, Massachusetts, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • rapper
  • record producer
  • director
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1990–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website powerman5000.com

Michael David Cummings (born August 25, 1968), better known as Spider One, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and director. He is the founder and only consistent member of the nu metal 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.

Style[edit]

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

Discography[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Death Valley Producer 12 Episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ DiVincenzo, Alex (November 2, 2009). "Spider One Interview". Horror-101.com. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  2. ^ mulatschag. "I hit ROB ZOMBIE with a Trashcan!". YouTube. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  3. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/tonight-the-stars-revolt-r423738/review

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