well, again, not to get too controversial, but it would be interesting to think about why so many musicians are loud and proud vegetarians. Clearly there is a history in England of being light years ahead of the U.S. in terms of this whole meat is murder thing. But honestly, tons of famous American musicians/bands are also veggies: almost every single Beatle, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez, Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir from The Dead, Elvis Costello, Joan Jett, Kate Bush, Chrissie Hynde, Billy Idol, SusannahHoffs, Kirk Hammet of Metallica, SteveVai, members of FNM , Siouxsie Sioux, Martin Gore of Depeche Mode, Robert Smith of The Cure, Sinead O’Conner, KD Lang, Prince, Moby, Henry Rollins, Lenny Kravitz, Melissa Etheridge, Natalie Merchant, PJ Harvey, Sarah McLachlan, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Sting, Shania Twain, Seal, Fugazi, Wu Tang Clan, Erykah Badu, and Outkast's Andre 3000. Oh and music mogul Russell Simmons is a huge promoter of vegetarianism. Heck, even Michael Bolton is down with the veggies. So The Smiths kinda broke this issue, but the whole industry is saturated with people sympathetic to the cause.