The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are one of those bands that are just inherently cool. They’ve toured all over the world and shared the stage with hipster legends The White Stripes and The Strokes. Karen O is a fashion icon who has that seemingly unattainable ability to look good in anything. They’ve even had a song featured on Gossip Girl this season, which is ultimately what bands should be striving for these days if you ask me! But what’s more compelling is that the band is 2/3 vegetarian, and drummer Brian Chase and guitarist Nick Zinner never shy away from a chance to talk about why they choose to adhere to a meat-free diet.
Recently Brian posted a really insightful blog on the band’s website regarding his choice to become vegetarian. He did a great job of explaining why vegetarianism is important to him on a personal level, saying that after giving up meat he “became more sensitive” and “felt lighter, more open, and even stronger”.
Those are all reason enough for a touring musician to give vegetarianism a shot, but Brian took it one step further in noting the overall impact that eating meat has on the planet we all share. It’s important to realize the connection we as living beings have on one another and the importance of living compassionately and coexisting respectfully, or as Brian explained it, “it has to do with making the decision to willingly act for kindness and to renounce violence”.
Well said sir! I strongly recommend you check out the rest of Brian’s blog here. The band’s new album It’s Blitz! is in stores now and is just begging to be added to your summer playlists, so get on it!