US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders unveils musician-heavy celebrity endorsement list

Members of RHCP, Foo Fighters, Faith No More and The Doors have backed the democrat

Democratic presidential nomination candidate Bernie Sanders has unveiled a list of celebrities who have endorsed him, numbering more than 120 and including some high-profile musicians.

Each signatory has signed on their own behalf, but Sanders’ support base clearly includes plenty who can claim high-profile musical influence, including all of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and The Wonder Years’ Dan Campbell.

Jello Biafra of The Dead Kennedys, System Of A Down man Serj Tankian, Lou Barlow of Dinosaur Jr and Sonic Youth‘s Thurston Moore are also listed.

Alongside the musicians, actors Will Ferrell, Juliette Lewis and Susan Sarandon feature, as does Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.


The celebrities put their names to a letter on Sanders’ website, stating:

“We — the undersigned artists, musicians, and cultural leaders of America — are excited to endorse a new vision for our country. It’s a vision that pushes for a progressive economic agenda. It’s a vision that creates jobs, raises wages, protects the environment, and gets big money out of politics.”

“We endorse Bernie Sanders to become the 2016 Democratic Nominee for President of the United States of America. Sincerely, The Artists and Cultural Leaders for Bernie Sanders”

HuffPost Pollster currently have Sanders polling second in the democratic race, but gaining on leader Hillary Clinton. At the time of writing, he could expect to receive around 26% of the vote.