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25 Musicians ‘Feeling the Bern’ for Bernie Sanders

Sanders has the support of everyone from Killer Mike to Jackson Browne, and Diplo to Cat Power

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Bonnie Raitt, Killer Mike and Dave Matthews are among the prominent musicians who support Bernie Sanders.

Donald Trump may have the market cornered on oddball celebrity endorsements like Tila Tequila and Hulk Hogan, and Hillary Clinton may have locked down female superstars like Beyoncé, Katy Perry and Kim Kardashian — but Bernie has the musicians.

His bench is deep. Back in September, 128 "artists and cultural leaders" signed a letter endorsing Sanders' "new vision for our country." The list cut across genres: Jackson Browne next to Jello Biafra, Killer Mike just above composer Hans Zimmer.

Since then, yet more musicians have come out to declare they're feeling the Bern; Diplo, Z-Trip and Bassnectar from the world of electronic dance music, rappers Big Boi and Lil B and rock legends like Roger Waters and Neil Young have all pledged their support to the campaign. 

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Bassnectar

Bassnectar (real name: Lorin Ashton) expressed positive feelings for Sanders in an interview with Galore in August. Ashton said, "I definitely like the mentality of Bernie Sanders, but I don't expect to see him as a winning candidate. It'd be wonderful if he did! He appears to be someone that really does care about his values. Most other people that I’ve heard, have really shit values, or don’t really care too much or use vague political statements. They’re more behind a typical corporate agenda."

He added, "I think politics are such a distracting circus in our country, and when candidates speak, it's seldom critical, and doesn't reflect what they tend to do. I like that Bernie has some conviction."

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