Apart from rocking the crowd every night, some famous rock musicians are also rocking the vegan lifestyle. Whether it's for health of ethical or any other reason, these boys and gals carry the vegan flag in the guitar-driven world.
October 1st was the World Vegetarian Day, so check out the rundown, as well as their quotes on being vegan below.
"I was brought up vegetarian. Me mum didn't eat meat, and a lot of it was because we had such a big family. We had seven kids in the family, and me dad used to get about $30 a week to feed us on, so there was never that much meat around anyway. So I didn't really miss it," Black Sabbath bassist told Attention Deficit Delirium.
"Then the older I got, when we started doing up riders for the road, as soon as you would say you were vegetarian, people always would think you had fish for some reason. I said, 'How is fish a vegetable?' I always had these arguments with them and I always had eggs and everything. I just decided to do vegan stuff, nothing to do with any animals or anything. I just went full vegan from there."
"I gave up meat in the early Nineties, touring was playing havoc with my digestion," Radiohead frontman told GQ Magazine.
"I'm definitely vegan for ethical reasons, but all of the other benefits, like the environmental benefits, health benefits are a happy bonus," former The Agonist and current Arch Enemy vocalist stated back in June.
"The second on your tongue is not worth a lifetime of torture. That fleeting moment of tasting something isn't worth somebody else's life and you actually don't have to sacrifice any taste to go vegan anyway, since there's such a wide variety of delicious food included in the vegan diet."
Former Queensryche vocalist Geoff Tate is not a vegan anymore, but he was one for well over a decade. He told New Times: "I'm not a vegan anymore, but I was for about 15 years, I guess.
"That was very difficult on the road. People hadn't heard of it yet. There wasn't a lot of selections to choose from on the menu. But since then, it's really caught on and a lot of people kind of eased up on the meat consumption quite a bit in our country. I think meat in moderation is probably a good idea for a lot of reasons."
"I became a vegan for my health 20 years ago," the rocker told The Guardian. "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.
"It would be wonderful to convince people without having to say much. For example, I'm very slim due to my diet. When I see men and women my age with their guts hanging over their trousers I wish someone was able to explain the benefits of diet, and that they are likely to be toxic and blocked from the things they've eaten."
Weird Al Yankovic
Not fully a vegan, but your favorite rock comedian is giving his best. "I am still a vegetarian, and I try to be a vegan, but I occasionally cheat," he told OnMilwaukee.
"If there's a cheese pizza on the band bus, I might sneak a piece."
Def Leppard guitarist is in an amazing shape, and he claims that being vegan plays a critical role in it. "Last year when I was 53, I was bench pressing twice my body weight," he told Ecorazzi when asked about potential physical issues of vegan lifestyle.
"I've never thought I'd be able to do that. I think, you know, if you eat 80% raw or try to and the less cooked stuff the better. The less, you know, sauces and condiments and all that stuff, I think you're better off. That's it really. I mean, a lot of the time, me and my wife, we just rustle up something really quick... mixed greens, veggie burger, hot chili peppers and maybe a little bit of soy sauce."
Once named the sexiest vegan alive, Red Hot Chili Peppers set the record straight by pointing out that he's not fully vegan, but definitely supports the ideology. "I'm not a true vegan," he told Maxim. "I dabble in sustainable fish and dawdle in the consumption of eggs. Steak doesn't speak to me, and tempeh is so-so. I'll savor a solitary apricot that's been kissed by my baby."
"I was on the road eight months a year, and meat was too heavy to eat late at night, so I ate other things. I slowly lost my taste for meat, and at the same time, I experienced a slowly dawning awareness that it is unnecessary to eat animals in order to live in this world," she told Peta2.
"I see no difference between eating animals and pedophilia. They are both rape, violence, murder. If I'm introduced to anyone who eats beings, I walk away."
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