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 not only puzzled by May's lousy timing, but also 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 get behind 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.