I hadn't heard anything about when the new season was starting, but while going to IMDB to look something up, saw that it is debuting this Sunday. A quick check of the Tivo schedule shows that they are showing the last season on Friday and Saturday for a primer of the new season.
I just can't wait to see how the airplane crash effects things.
House of 1000 Corpses is exactly why I don't trust Rob Zombie. All the changes they are making are the exact reasons that the original Halloween was awesome and didn't suck like typical horror cookie cutter garbage these days.