Former Mars Volta singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala, seen here at the Monolith Festival in 2009, used to spend $1,000 a week on weed. (John Leyba, The Denver Post)

The Mars Volta’s Cedric Bixler-Zavala used to spend $1,000 a week on weed

Rock hero Cedric Bixler-Zavala of the Mars Volta no longer partakes: "I always had that cliché: I needed it for creativity"

If you’ve ever listened to The Mars Volta, this should come as no surprise, but singer and guitarist Cedric Bixler-Zavala used to spend $1,000 a week on pot. This revelation comes from Vulture’s “Stoner Week.”

That’s a lot of pot. Here’s what he told Vulture:

I was a total monster. I was spending $1,000 a week on weed, and everyone I was in the band with at the time smoked as much as I did. There’s so much stupid behavior caused by weed, but I always had that cliché: I needed it for creativity. I’ve come to realize that at the end of the day, it’s only you yourself that creativity comes from.

The Mars Volta song “Cotopaxi” uses the 11/8, 9/4 and 4/4 time signatures. That’s pretty freaking creative.

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This story was first published on HeyReverb.com