Anyone who is a fan of 90s alternative music knows the name, Rob Zombie. Rising to prominence as the frontman of the band White Zombie, before starting a solo career in the late 90s, Zombie has sold millions of albums across the globe and has also ventured into writing, directing, and acting in horror films. While his music and movies may often revolve around themes of horror, Zombie takes an ethical stance against violence and cruelty. He became a vegetarian in the early 80s at the age of 18 and has been vegan since 2012.
In an interview with GQ, Zombie spoke about never enjoying the taste of flesh,
Whenever I was served pork chops or something it would just taste awful to me. We’re all brainwashed from the moment we’re born that all the cows are happy and the pigs are happy and everybody’s so happy and it’s all, Old McDonald Had a Farm. And then I saw a movie that was the first time I really saw how brutal and disgusting factory farming was. That’s when I was, like, I’m done.
Further research into the cruelty inflicted upon innocent animals in the dairy and egg industries led Rob to the next logical step of becoming a vegan. Rob spoke about the progression of veganism and the fact that following a vegan lifestyle has never been easier, while also highlighting the anti-establishment nature of the lifestyle,
Veganism is … anti-establishment [but] it’s becoming more of an established thing — every day some new chain like McDonald’s or Burger King starts working a sandwich into their repertoire, because they can see the meat industry has an unsustainable future.
Veganism obviously benefits Rob’s stamina. He is well into his 50s but shows no sign of slowing down with his artistic output.
In March 2021, Zombie released his seventh studio album as a solo artist, The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy. Have a listen to it on Spotify and if you enjoy horror movies, check out the numerous films he has written and directed such as, 3 From Hell and The Lords of Salem.