There’s something about music that can turn a boring drive to work or a morning shower into a Beatles Mania Live Tour. But if you’re like me, your “sessions” are probably more like those cringy auditions on American Idol but in my head, it sounds amazing – Am I right?
While were killing the air guitar and rocking out to our favorite tunes, it’s hard not to think about the amazingly talented people behind the music. They do a fantastic job at evoking emotions that it’s only natural we’d want to know more about them and their lives. They almost start to feel like a friend or acquaintance. Whether it’s pop, hip-hop or rock, the artists that crank out these number one hits embody their music with the feelings and emotion that mean something to them. This makes it easy to figure out if those issues mean something to you as well.
This is why we were excited to so many of our favorite singers and musicians following a vegan lifestyle. But let’s keep in mind that they are humans so it’s natural that some are more strict to the diet than others but they are all doing their best, which is more than we can ask for. Since artists and musician have such influence over the minds of the population, whenever they speak up about the benefits of a cruelty-free lifestyle, it makes the diet seem more doable but more importantly, cool!
1. Weird Al Yankovic
Famous for his Hawaiin shirt, accordion playing, and curly hair, Weird Al wasn’t playing around when he stated that he was “Addicted to Spuds.”
2. Hunter Burgan
100% vegan and a member of the all veg band, AFI’s bass player choose to live a cruelty-free lifestyle. It’s reported that he’s said , “I’d never eat a horse” in response to a question about why he doesn’t eat meat. Haha, we definitely couldn’t say it better Hunter!
3. 30 Seconds to Mars
Can you believe that the entire band is vegan? Me neither. It’s amazing that these guys can create such amazing songs like “The Kill” without actually killing anything. We love you guys for that!
4. Carrie Underwood
The beautiful country singer and former winner of American Idol calls herself a “practical vegan” which means that she eats a plant based about 99% of the time. It’s also been rumored that as her favorite kitchen tool is her tofu press. And it’s ours too!
5. Jason Mraz
Not only does Jason have an amazing voice but he also lives on a farm which produces a boat load of avocado, he also grows microgreens on his tour bus, and he sings “I’m Yours” about us. Okay maybe I’m lying about that last one but either way, we’re happy to have him on the list.
6. Frank Iero
The backup vocalist and rhythm guitarist for My Chemical Romance is vegan as well as an animal advocate. He says of his choice that a no normal human could sit through a video of animals being slaughtered and grab a hamburger.
7. Leona Lewis
Leona’s been a vegetarian since the age of 12 and made the dive into veganism in the year 2012 and also supports the animal sanctuary in Essex. We don’t care what anyone says about you Leona, we’re in love with you ;).