The approach of veganism has grown increasingly among different cultures over the past decade due to the continuous barbaric acts against our fellow animals that many people became aware of and even witnessed themselves. Some others chose to adopt a green-based diet to avoid any ongoing or future health issues and spare the next generation them, too. The knowledge of the necessity of a cruelty-free life and a whole-green food system can be seen promoted by a great deal of celebrities who we all love and appreciate, what makes them more of role models to their fans and societies.

As a music fanatic, I decided to make a list of famous musicians who are vegansvegetarians (either for ethical or dietary purposes), as well as animal rights advocates and environmentalists. This is our thank-you to all of them for being devoted, inspiring and thoughtful of innocent beings in need of our compassion and mercy.

– Sir Paul McCartney of The Beatles [¹]
– Krist Novoselic of Nirvana
– Robert Smith of The Cure
– Peter Gabriel of Genesis
– Robin Gibb of Bee Gees
– Thom Yorke of Radiohead
– Peter Murphy of Bauhaus
– Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxise and the Banshees
– Antony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers
– John Marr of The Smiths & Modest Mouse [²]
– Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie & The Postal Service
– Tim Commerford of Rage Against The Machine
– Robin Pechnold of Fleet Foxes
– All members of 30 Seconds To Mars
– Sherif Sami of Go! Save The Hostages
– Moataz Rashad Malinky of The Chicken Came First

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– Bryan Adams

– Moby
– Pink
– Justin Timberlake
– Shania Twain
– Avril Lavigne
– Joy Valencia


– Geezer Butler & Bill Ward of Black Sabbath
– Kirk Hammett of Metallica
– Attila Csihar of Mayhem
– Bill Steer of Napalm Death
– Gaahl of Gorgoroth [³]
– Rikki Rockett of Poison
– Kin Owen & Jiff Walker of Carcass
– Rob Zombie
– Mille Petrozza of Kreator
– Ville Valo of HIM
– Marco Benevento of The Foreshadowing & How Like A Winter
– Derrick Green of Sepeltura
– Serj Tankian of System of a Down
– Angela Gossow of Arch Enemy
– Liv Kristine of Theatre of Tragedy
– Alissa White-Gluz of The Agonist
– Fallon Bowman of Kittie
– Chris Adler of Lamb of God
– Brian Fair of Shadows Fall
– Oliver Skyes of Bring Me The Horizon
– 4 members (out of 5) of Between The Buried And Me
– Jona Weinhofen of Bleeding Through & I Killed The Prom Queen
– All members of Heaven Shall Burn
– Ted Kirkpatrick of Tourniquet [4]


Gossow                                                            Benevento


Heaven Shall Burn                                              Kirkpatrick

1. Watch “Glass Walls“, a documentary on factory farmed animals narrated by Paul McCartney.

2. Watch Modest Mouse’s “King Rat“, a music video opposing illegal commercial whale hunt and directed by deceased actor Heath Ledger. The song’s 1st month of iTunes purchases was donated to Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

3. Not confirmed.

4. The American Christian Metal band addresses animal abuse in their lyrics and has a tribute song “86 Bullets” to Tyke the circus elephant who was shot 86 times. The band also runs a Facebook page The Tourniquet Ark in association with The Barking Army, promoting awareness against animal cruelty.

*Special thanks goes to Francesco Sosto of The Foreshadowing and Ted Kirkpatrick of Tourniquet.


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