The man who co-wrote the classic 'Rock Lobster' is still on the side of the shellfish...

B-52’s frontman Fred Schneider is the latest rock star to join the ranks of animal-rights spokesmen by calling for a boycott of the MAINE LOBSTER FESTIVAL in the States next week.

The singer, who co-wrote the band’s 1979 cult classic ‘Rock Lobster’, has provided the voice-over for a radio advert by People For Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), whose celebrity supporters include Chrissie Hynde and Belinda Carlisle.

In the ad he says: “I’ve always sung the praises of lobsters, and it really burns my butt when people drop ’em in a pot of boiling water. So take off those bibs and skip the Lobster Festival.”

The band, who contributed to the soundtrack of the Pokemon movie, are currently winding up a tour of the US with the Go-Go’s and The Psychedelic Furs.