Whether you’re entertaining the idea of going vegetarian, just beginning your journey, or looking for inspiration, there’s plenty of artists in the music world that have made the decision to go meat-free.
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From Rock, Jazz, Hip Hop, Pop, Country, and everything in between, here’s a look at some of the most famous musicians who have kept a vegetarian diet.
© Provided by RADIO.COM Shania Twain
Twain is a devout vegetarian maintaining a plant-based diet also including cheese and dairy.
© Provided by RADIO.COM Joan Jett
Jett has been a long-time vegetarian making the decision to go meat free in the 80’s. She continues to advocate for animal rights to this day.
© Provided by RADIO.COM Jerry Garcia
Garcia became a vegetarian after encountering health issues and maintained the diet until he passed away in 1995.
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Ricky Martin announced his decision to go vegetarian back in 2013. He’s fully embraced the diet with spiced mango chutney as one of his staple dishes.
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Kesha maintains a vegetarian diet and frequently advocates for animal rights.
© Provided by RADIO.COM Michael Jackson
Jackson kept a strict vegetarian diet with his former chef saying spicy smoked red chile enchiladas and grilled tofu shish kebabs with couscous and Moroccan sauce were among the pop star’s favorite dishes.
© Provided by RADIO.COM RZA
The Wu-Tang Clan cofounder currently maintains a vegan diet, but began keeping a vegetarian diet back in 1995.
© Provided by RADIO.COM GZA
RZA’s Wu-Tang Clan compatriot has kept a vegetarian diet since the mid-90’s and admits he hasn’t eaten pork since he was eleven.
© Provided by RADIO.COM Weird Al Yankovic
Weird Al Yankovic
Weird Al stopped eating meat in the early 1990’s. He’ll try to keep a vegan diet, but admits to snagging a slice of cheese pizza if it’s on the tour bus.
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The Radiohead frontman is a long-time vegetarian having been meat-free since the 90’s.
© Provided by RADIO.COM Carrie Underwood
Underwood keeps a mostly vegan diet these days, but went vegetarian at the age of thirteen and decided to stop eating meat. She was named the “World’s Sexiest Vegetarian” by PETA in 2005 and 2007.
© Provided by RADIO.COM George Harrison
Harrison became a vegetarian in the late 1960’s once saying “the thing that repelled me about eating meat was the idea of killing animals. But the main issue is that meat-eating is not healthy and it’s not natural.”
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The Weezer frontman was raised a vegetarian and has kept the diet for most of his life.
© Provided by RADIO.COM John Coltrane
The legendary jazz saxophonist kept a vegetarian diet. Ravi Shankar once described his surprise when meeting Coltrane that he was vegetarian and practiced yoga.
© Provided by RADIO.COM Joan Armatrading
The British singer-songwriter notoriously keeps her public and private life separate, but has revealed her preference to keeping a vegetarian diet.
© Provided by RADIO.COM Paul McCartney
McCartney and his wife Linda were vegetarians for most of their 29-year marriage. The couple made the decision to go meat-free when Paul saw lambs in a field as they were eating a meal of lamb.
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