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Vegans That Rock!

It’s Friday.  Are you ready for Vegans That Rock?  I bet you are.  There’s been a lot of press lately about vegan fitness buffs, bodybuilders and extreme athletes.   This 80’s guitarist is one of those.  Our plant-strong friend gave up booze 23 years ago and meat, 27 years ago.  Today he is vegan and in the best shape of his life, benching twice his body weight.  As guitarist of the multi-platinum band Def Leppard, Phil Collen gets his rock energy without steroids, chemical enhancements, or animal products.  Clean vegan living is all he needs.

What made Phil go vegan?  “Eating dead bodies started freaking me out, you know? I always kind of loved animals and stuff but I think it really hit home…when you actually figure out what you’re eating and all the suffering that the animals go through. So that was it for me….I was only eating, like you know, milk and coffee and chocolates and stuff like that but you know I actually read this book “The China Study” and saw the documentary “Forks Over Knives” and that really kind of put an end to the dairy stuff as well.”

Collen’s typical meal is mixed greens, veggie burger, hot chili peppers with soy sauce.  Like Russell Brand and Ozzy, Phil Collen joins the long list of vegans converted by viewing the documentary Forks Over Knives.  If you don’t want to become a vegan, best steer clear of that movie. 

Current, Vegan Phil at age 52

When Phil’s vegan son was 7,  he said “Look, kids at school are going to give you shit at some point so just tell them that they’re “eating assholes and eyeballs.” Cause you know, that’s what they put in burgers and hot dogs and that’s the current fare for most young kids…It works every time.”

Mr. Muscles, Super Dad, a defining 80’s guitarist, is there anything this vegan can’t do? Phil Collen you’re an inspiration and raise the bar for vegans everywhere. Keep lifting, fathering and rockin’.  You are truly a Vegan That Rocks!


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