vegan heavy metal icon Rob Zombie The singer-songwriter has been vegan for almost a decade. - Media Credit: Rob Zombie

Heavy Metal Icon Rob Zombie Reveals He’s Been Vegan For 9 Years

'You just realize, oh, this is one giant brainwashed lie we're fed from the moment we're born'


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Heavy metal icon Rob Zombie, real name Robert Bartleh Cummings, has been vegan for nine years.

The star, who is a founding member of the band White Zombie, made the announcement in a recent interview with GQ

Why Rob Zombie went vegan

He told the publication he ditched animal products while at school after watching a film ‘on how brutal’ factory farming is. Several years later he cut out dairy and eggs too – dubbing them ‘disgusting’.

“Once I went vegan, it was, like…now there’s nothing to eat,” Zombie said

“Every day it gets easier, and every day the food gets better. Veggie burgers used to be like tasteless hockey pucks, and now they’re so delicious.”

Vegan meat

Zombie also described faux meats such as the Beyond Burger as ‘transitional’ – stating that he and his wife no longer consumes them. 

“Your tastes change and what you consider healthy changes,” he explained. “But it is a process, and if someone tries to go hardcore instantly they might fail.”

“You just realize, ‘oh’. This is one giant brainwashed lie we’re fed from the moment we’re born.”

Rob Zombie, Singer-Songwriter

‘One giant brainwashed lie’

The singer-songwriter then talks about how veganism was prevalent in the punk era due to its link to being anti-establishment.

“Once you make these decisions, you can’t help but learn more about it. And every day you uncover what an evil industry everything is,” Zombie says. 

“Dairy is the leading cause of breast cancer, yet Dannon is a big sponsor of the pink ribbon walks. It’s like Marlboro sponsoring the lung society or something. 

“And you just realize, oh, this is one giant brainwashed lie we’re fed from the moment we’re born. You have to uncover each layer of the sham. “

You can read the full interview here

This article was updated on 18/08/21 to correct links

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1 year ago

‘Heavy Metal Icon Rob Zombie Reveals He’s Been Vegan Plant-Based For 9 Years’

There. I fixed it.

Rowland Ross
Rowland Ross
1 year ago

I thought the words “Zombie” and “Vegan” went rather well together.

10 months ago

No he isn’t plant based he is VEGAN. He isn’t like Kimye who has zero idea what being a vegan is. It’s not about the food either. It’s your lifestyle. Rob Zombie is a smart man and a compassionate man. Wish we had more true people like him. I have a new respect for Rob.

1 year ago

So nice to have another that sees through the BS we were all fed from birth. Spread the word Rob!

1 year ago

Yes we have been fed bullshit since birth. I remember saying to my Mother it’s wrong to eat meat. In 1984 I went vegetarian and never looked back, then I went vegan four year ago. Why murder an animal to please your taste buds when there are so many alternatives.

Sisa Sand
Sisa Sand
1 year ago

vegan for life!