Famous vegetarians Pop Stars & musicians

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Something for inspiration:-) It’s nice to sit down to dine and to know that because of your stomach “no one was killed”. Here’s a list of some famous Pop Stars & musicians who are vegetarians or vegans.


Abnegation (punk rock band out of Penn.) (vegan)
Bryan Adams
Rose Alba
Damon Albarn (lead singer of Blur)
Rick Allen (Def Leppard)
Dee Anderson
Jon Anderson (singer with Yes) Source: Vegetarian Times (don’t have exact date)
Jon Anderson (lead singer of Yes, Visionary solo artist) Source: pretty well known fact
Fiona Apple (vegan)
Joan Armatrading
Joan Baez (folk singer) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Becoming a Vegetarian
Gary Barlow (Take That) Source: internet
Martin Barre (guitarist with Jethro Tull) Source: Jethro Tull 1995 tourbook. Also it was said on the concerts.
Shirley Bassey
Jeff Beck
The Beloved
Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub)
Michael Bolton
Elkie Brooks
Peter Buck (REM guitarist)
Charlie Burchill (Guitarist, Simple Minds) Source: Interview in French animal rights magazine (again)
Kate Bush
Terry “Geezer” Butler (Ozzy Osbourne Band)
BOYAA T.R.I.B.E (Samoan L.A Rap Act) Source: WOM Music Magazin 1995
Montserrat Caballe (Opera singer) Source: Magazines and TV interwievs
Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard) Source: Kerrang!, not sure about the issue
Carcass Source: Aarschok Magazine and Carcass lyrics
The Captain & Tennille
Belinda Carlisle
Gary Clail
Neil Codling (Keyboardist with Suede) Source: interview in Expressen (swedish paper)
Jessica Cody (vocalist for Brunswick Spirit) Source: The Daily Gleaner
Leonard Cohen (Canadian poet and musician) Source: Toronto Vegetarian Assoc. 1996 pamphlet
Phil Collen (Def Leppard) (vegan)
Julian Cope (British singer/songwriter/neo-Druid w/ cult following) Source: artist’s LPs “Peggy Suicide” and “Jehovahkill”
Elvis Costello
Sarah Cracknell (St Etienne)
Beverley Craven
Peter Cunnah (Ream)
Dick Dale (King of surf) Source: Watt July issue ’96
John Dankworth
Dave Davies (Kinks)
Carol Decker (Former lead singer of T’Pau – now has solo career.)
Brad Delp (Boston – Vocals) Source: Boston’s “Third Stage” album.
Cathy Dennis
Des’ree (British pop singer) Source: VH1 television
Michael Diamond (Beastie Boys drummer/singer) Source: Grand Royal Magazine, No. 3
Corinne Drewery (Swing Out Sister)
Judith Durham (lead singer, The Seekers) (vegan)
Bob Dylan (60’s Folk Icon and Current Rock Star) Source: The Vegetarian Handbook by Gary Null
Earth Crisis (Hardcore Band) (vegan) Source: Lyrics
Earth Crisis (vegan)
Melissa Etheridge Source: interview on VH-1 Naked Cafe
Julie Felix
Fini Tribe
Peter Frame (music historian-rock)
Michael Franks (jazz singer)
Justine Frischman (lead singer of Elastica) Source: Seventeen magazine
Edgar Froese (Founder and head of Tangerine Dream) Source: evident from various interviews and homepage
Fugazi (straightedge as well)
Peter Gabriel
David Gedge (Wedding Present)
Boy George
Dizzie Gillespie
Gary Glitter
Kevin Godley
Dave Goodman (original producer of Sex Pistols) (vegan) Source: Record Collector magazine
Eddie Grant
Martin Gore (Depeche Mode)
Omar Hakim (drummer, formerly of Weather Report and Sting’s first band)
Kirk Hammett (guitarist with metallica) Source: mtv
Vijay Hariharan (drummer for Puritan) (vegan) Source: personal acquaintance
George Harrison (musician, Beatles/solo)
Polly Jean Harvey (Rid of Me; To Bring You My Love)
Julianna Hatfield Source: Seventeen magazine, Dec 1993
Kirsty Hawkshaw (Opus III)
Tony Hicks (Hollies)
Doug Hoekstra (Singer/Songwriter (appearing at Bottom Line in NYC June 28th))
Susannah Hoffs (ex Bangles)
Steve Howe (guitarist with Yes, GTR, solo) Source: Vegetarian Times (don’t have exact date)
Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders)
Billy Idol
Indigo Girls
Eddie Jackson (bassist for Queensryche)
Joe Jackson
LaToya Jackson
James (the band, all vegan apparently)
Wendy James (Transvision Vamp)
Daniel Johns (Singer and guitarist of silverchair .) (vegan) Source: Llama Apprecation Society newsletter #6 silverchair fan newsletter.
Daniel Johns (vegan) Source: Kerrang!
Daniel Johns (lead singer of silverchair) (vegan)
Eric Johnson (world famous guitar virtuoso, won grammy, cover of guitar player.) Source: personal aquaintance
Howard Jones (British singer/songwriter)
Martin & Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet)
Jim Kerr (Singer, Simple Minds) Source: Interview in French animal rights magazine
Nik Kershaw
Gladys Knight
Edward Kowalczyk (Lead vocalalist of ‘LIVE’) Source: Tour Diary enteries for Secret Samahdi World Tour
Lenny Kravitz
K D Lang (vegan)
John and Yoko Lennon (rhythm guitar with Beatles, Formed Plastic Ono Band) (vegan) Source: Lennon by Ray Coleman
Annie Lennox (singer, Eurythmics/solo)
Living Colour
Lisa Loeb (singer) Source: Metro Cafe – T.V.
Lene Lovich
Willy M (London Beat)
Johnny Marr
Sarah McLachlan (singer/songwriter) Source – — Nettwerk’s WWW site
Paul & Linda McCartney — Linda’s New Factory Source: VegSocUK – the McCartneys are VegSocUK’s patrons
Yehudi Menuhin
Natalie Merchant (ex- 10,000 Maniacs)
Moby (vegan)
Morrissey (singer, also The Smiths)
Larry Mullen Junior (drummer and founder of ‘U2’ band) Source: interview with larry and bono prior to current pop-mart tour
Olivia Newton John
Chris Novoselic (Nirvana)
Jason Orange (Take That)
Mark Owen (Take That)
Sinead O’Connor (vegan)
Ozzy Osborne
Doris Pearson (Five Star)
Linda Perry (4 Non Blondes)
Steve Perry (Lead singer Journey) Source: S.P.I.N. Steve Perry Info Network
Keith Potger (guitarist/vocalist)
Jackie Quinn
Rebel MC
Marisa Robles
Rikki Rocket (rock group Poison) (vegan)
Tim Rogers (lead vocalist and guitarist with You Am I) Source: Juice magazine
Doug Savor (singer for Puritan) Source: personal acquaintance
Tom Scholz (Mastermind behind the rock-n-roll band Boston) (vegan)
Dave Scott (bassist w/ Reach) (vegan)
Sandi Shaw
Shelter (krsna-core band) Source: numerous interviews and the song “civilized man” from the Mantra album
Captain Sensible
The Shamen
Siouxsie Sioux
Grace Slick (Singer with Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship) Source: Grace talked about it during her workshop for The Learning Annex, San Francisco.
Heather Small (M-people, vegan)
Robert Smith (The Cure)
Jimmy Somerville
Ringo Starr (and his wife, Barbara Bach)
Keni St George
Geoff Tate (Vocalist for Queensryche) (vegan)
Richard Thompson (singer/songwriter) Source: August/September Dirty Linen Magazine
Tanita Tikaram
Farin Urlaub (singer of the German band “Die Ärzte”) Source: German magazines
Steve Vai (guitarist (David Lee Roth, Whitesnake, Frank Zappa)) Source: Personal knowledge/Guitarist magazines
Eddie Vedder (lead vocalist with Pearl Jam)
Sarah Washington
Charlie Watts (Stones)
Jane Weidlin (ex Go-Go’s)
Alan Wilder (Depeche Mode)
Vanessa Williams (pop singer) Source: Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
Wendy O. Williams (Lead singer with the Plasmatics / solo) Source: Vegetarian Times, July 1984, Issue 83
Womack & Womack
“Weird” Al Yankovic (vegan) Source: John “Bermuda” Schwartz, drummer of Al’s band
Yazz (vegan)
Dweezil, Moon, Ahmet, Diva Zappa (Children of Frank Zappa. Dweezil and Ahmet have rock band “Z”. Moon is an actress. Diva hasn’t chosen a carreer yet. All are drug and alcohol free as well.) Source: April 1993 Playboy Interview with Frank Zappa. Liner notes from “Confessions” (1991 Dweezil Zappa). Personal Conversations with Dweezil.
Benjamin Zephaniah (vegan)

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