Five Lame Causes Embraced By Musicians
Last week, Queen guitarist Brian May interrupted a performance of his musical We Will Rock You to denounce the Welsh government's plan to reduce its badger population. Audience members were equally puzzled by May's lousy timing and his passionate support of the badger, a sort of white trash wolverine without the awesome superhero namesake. May has been widely goofed on for his outburst, but he is far from the first musician to back a dubious cause. We dug up a few more examples of musical advocacy that make Freddie Mercury's shambling ex-sideman look like Bob Geldof in comparison.