PLANT-BASED MUSICIANS

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Geezer Butler
Geezer Butler

Vegetarian since the age of 8, Geezer (Black Sabbath bassist) chose to go meat free when he found out that the blood that came out from cutting meat was from animals. (image by DigitalStudioMe.com)

YG
YG

"Just seeing people getting cancer and dying from it, and me hearing that that’s the stuff that we put inside of us is what’s causing this cancer….it was my peoples who passed from cancer. I’m asking around like, ‘Where this cancer s— coming from?’ Everything we eat–the processed food and the stuff they put inside it." (rapper / vegan)

Adele
Adele

"I can find another way of getting all the stuff out of meat you need. I hate that tofu stuff though. It’s rank. Whenever I’m about to eat meat I always see my little dog’s eyes." (singer / vegetarian)

Jared Leto
Jared Leto

"It’s probably just down to sleep and diet. If you travel long haul a lot or don’t sleep much, it’s not going to last very long, that’s for sure. I’m pretty healthy so I think that helps a lot. I’ve been that way for a long time – 20 solid years of eating vegetarian/vegan and taking care of myself. That probably helps the preservation process." (singer / vegan)

Miley Ray Cyrus
Miley Ray Cyrus

“I am vegan. The reason that I started this, was because I had a fish that was highly intelligent… and one day I went to a sushi restaurant… and they were serving blowfish, and I thought, “You know, this is an intelligent animal.” (singer / vegan)

Raury
Raury

"I didn’t want to die from a heart attack – I don’t want to end up like everybody else, and I decided to try not eating meat."/"My eyesight going better, I woke up just feeling a lot better. I would go to school at 6am, and everything felt lighter, because my blood got more fluid, my joints were less clogged up, I just felt like a better me for some reason." (singer/rapper / vegan)

B.B. King
B.B. King

"I don’t eat sweets, no sugar,", "I don’t smoke, haven’t since I was 25, and don’t drink: I had a small bit of cognac for Christmas, hardly a thimblefull. I’ve hardly had a drink of any kind for five or six years or more. I’m also a vegetarian, so I don’t have any real bad problems." (American blues singer, electric guitarist, songwriter, record producer / vegetarian)

Moby
Moby

"If you don’t want to be beaten, imprisoned, mutilated, killed or tortured, then you shouldn’t condone such behaviour towards anyone, be they human or not." (singer / vegan)

Fiona Apple
Fiona Apple

In 2013, Fiona Apple created an emotional video to highlight and uncover the brutal and tortured lives of factory-farmed animals. (singer / vegan)

Prince
Prince

"No member of the animal kingdom ever did a thing to me. It’s why I don’t eat red meat or white fish. Don’t give me no blue cheese. We’re all members of the animal kingdom. Leave your brother and sisters in the sea." (singer / vegan)

Travis Barker
Travis Barker

"Honestly, ever since I found this way of eating I have endless amounts of energy. I can go all day, and after it all I never find myself getting tired. No matter what kind of shows I have done, or workouts I do on top of it, I still have to force myself to sleep at night." (Drummer with Blink 182 / vegan)

Brian Bell
Brian Bell

(Guitarist with Weezer / vegan)

Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande

"I am a firm believer in eating a full plant-based, whole food diet that can expand your life length and make you an all-around happier person." (singer / vegan)

KRS ONE
KRS ONE

"The cow doesn’t grow fast enough for man/So through his greed he makes a faster plan/He has drugs to make the cow grow quicker/Through the stress the cow gets sicker/Twenty-one different drugs are pumped/Into the cow in one big lump/So just before it dies, it cries/In the slaughterhouse full of germs and flies/Off with the head, they pack it, drain it, and cart it/And there it is in your local supermarket/Red & bloody, a corpse, neatly packed/& you wonder about heart attacks?" (rapper/vegan)

Vanilla Ice
Vanilla Ice

"I had high cholesterol. You know how some people can have a bunch of cheeseburgers and get high cholesterol? Mine was hereditary. I tried being vegetarian for three months, and it brought my cholesterol from over 300 to 133 without drugs." "But, boy, there’s a lot of good food out there, like curries and sauces. It opened up a whole new menu to me. I love it." (rapper / vegetarian)

Flo Rida
Flo Rida

"Its been great gone vegan. I’ve been seeing a great change. I feel great. I feel energetic." (rapper / vegan)

Shania Twain
Shania Twain

"I don’t eat meat, fish, or eggs. I was never a big meat-eater, but I’ve got more energy now. I think there’s something odd about eating another living anything." (singer / vegetarian)

Masta Killa
Masta Killa

"Growing up, I was taught to love and respect all life. Now that I’m a parent, I’m teaching my son to love and respect all life too. We don’t think any creature should suffer or die for our dinner when there are so many foods to choose from." (rapper / vegetarian)

Ellie Goulding
Ellie Goulding

"In being vegetarian, I realized I could be an athlete and not need meat for the protein. There’s actually more protein in greens than meat. Once I fully understood where meat came from… I found that concept quite hard to live with.” (singer / vegan)

Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen

(singer / vegetarian)

Erykah Badu
Erykah Badu

"Vegan food is soul food in its truest form. Soul food means to feed the soul. And, to me, your soul is your intent. If your intent is pure, you are pure.” (singer / vegan)

Mickey Madden
Mickey Madden

"I have a general affection for animals and a respect for all living things. And having those sparks of interest led me to do some research, and when you dig a little below the surface, what you find is really disturbing. It kind of makes veganism seem like the only option. I can't even conceive of going back to eating animal products at all." (bassist of Maroon 5 / vegan)

Anthony Kiedes
Anthony Kiedes

“I’ve been vegetarian since the 80s and lately, even vegan. And I once happened to witness the slaughter of a cow. What atrocity must undergo an animal to satisfy the appetite of those fat men who eat hamburgers.” (singer / vegan)

KD Lang
KD Lang

"I grew up in a cattle country - that’s why I became a vegetarian. Meat stinks, for the animals, the environment, and your health." (singer / vegetarian)

Leona Lewis
Leona Lewis

“I am vegetarian so I don’t have clothes, shoes or bags made from leather or suede or any animal products. I’m on a mission.” (singer / vegetarian)

Adam Young
Adam Young

"I actually really like those vegetarian Boca Burgers. Lately I've been finding myself sprawled out on my front lawn with my shirt off listening to the pleasant, friendly hiss and crackle of a couple vegetarian patties sizzling away on the gas grill. Pure bliss.” (singer / vegetarian)

Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood

“I would feel guilty that what was on my plate was walking around yesterday. Either I could live with that or stop eating meat. I chose the latter and I’m happier for it.” (singer / vegetarian)

Morrissey
Morrissey

“(Eating meat) is really on the same moral level as child abuse. It’s the same things. Animals are like children, they look to us for protection. We should protect them.” (lead singer of the band The Smiths / vegan)

Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish

"I understand that meat tastes good… and I know you think you’re just one person and it “won’t change anything if you stop”??? But that’s ignorant and stupid. If you have half a brain, you should know “one person” adds up. Be smarter." (singer / vegan)

Jason Mraz
Jason Mraz

"I ride longer distances on my bike, can do more pull-ups than ever, and my brain seems to have a larger capacity for new projects, problem solving, songwriting, and fielding random questions... It also makes me a lot better in bed." (singer / vegan)

Joan Jett
Joan Jett

"Twenty years ago I thought: What's the difference between eating a bloody steak and killing my dog, slitting him open and roasting him?" (singer / vegan)

Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams

"I became a vegan for my health 20 years ago. I abide by the rule that if it looks like it's going to clog your system, it probably will. People don't understand about me being vegan, but I'm not a preacher, I simply have my view on what works for me." (singer / vegan)

RZA
RZA

“There’s nothing on this planet that doesn’t want to live. I had animals as friends, they were happy to see me in their own animal way. I’m quite sure they did not want to end on my plate.” (rapper / vegan)

Alanis Morrissette
Alanis Morrissette

"Longevity. I realized I want to live till I’m 120. There’s a lifestyle that I am now happily creating that can, as best as is possible, prevent most forms of cancer and other diseases." (singer / vegan/vegetarian)

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