Rob Zombie has explained how and why he became a full on vegan in a new and revealing interview with GQ magazine.
The rocker has been a vegetarian since he was 18 but made the move up to full on vegan nine years ago. While speaking to GQ recently, he explained his reasoning for doing so.
“The vegetarian thing started when I was in high school,” Rob said. “I never really liked eating meat. 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.’
Over the years I would eat cheese or put some creamer in my coffee or something. It was about nine years ago that I was eating eggs for breakfast. And I was just, like, ‘This is disgusting and I’m done.’ And that was it. I’ve been 100% vegan since that moment.”
When pressed on what he enjoyed eating, Rob gushed over his wife and regular routine: “My wife is an excellent cook, which makes my life easy. Every day we eat the exact same breakfast. I’ve always been like that — I could eat the same meal every day and never get bored of it. We have oatmeal, toast, and fruit. And I have coffee.”
“Lunch always varies,” he continued. “There’s a lot of decent frozen vegan stuff if we’re in a hurry, like frozen burritos or pad thai or different pasta dishes. Sheri’s very good at making these super-elaborate salads. Salad used to be awful iceberg lettuce and a tasteful tomato.
That’s why so many people don’t care about vegetables; we grew up eating vegetables that had no taste. When you get good vegetables that are prepared right, they’re super delicious.
We have a pretty big garden, and when you get stuff directly from your garden, you’re, like, woah. I didn’t realize the taste could vary that much. We also have a lot of peach trees.”
Away from dietary matters, Rob’s seventh studio album, the chaotically-titled The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy, is scheduled to be released on March 12th through Nuclear Blast. I’d buy that record for the name alone, honestly.