Rob Zombie on the COVID-19 Pandemic: "There'll Be Another One"

His new album 'The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy' is out today
Rob Zombie on the COVID-19 Pandemic: 'There'll Be Another One'
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Rob Zombie has a new record out today, and while he expects he'll be able to perform cuts from The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy for a real-life audience one day now that vaccinations are on the rise, he's not so sure that the COVID-19 pandemic will teach society a lesson.

Speaking with Consequence of Sound, the artist shared his doubts about our ability to handle the next global pandemic and our collective "short memory" when it comes to the important lessons we've been forced to reckon with over the last year.

He said:

I think it will be changed for a while. Obviously, I think it's going to be a while before people feel like, "Yeah, I want to be packed in with 100,000 people [at a festival]." That's going to be a while before people feel comfortable with that. Then it'll eventually get back to normal.

The big "but" here is that if the world keeps doing what it's doing to cause these pandemics, it's not going to get back to normal. Because we'll get over this one, things will get back to normal, and then there'll be another one. It'll happen again.

I mean, what happened is really a surprise to no one. You can go back and see interviews with Bill Gates and different people, even Obama talking about it. Everybody knew a pandemic was coming in some form. So my fear is that everybody has a short memory. So once people are vaccinated and life returns, they'll just do the same and make it happen again.

Zombie's The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy arrives via Nuclear Blast. In tandem with the release, the artist has also shared a new music video for the record's "Crow Killer Blues." Watch that and listen to the album in full below.

Previously, Zombie delivered videos for "The Eternal Struggles of the Howling Man" and "The Triumph of King Freak (A Crypt of Preservation and Superstition)."