Check Your Thetan Levels, It's Our 10 Favorite Scientologist Musicians
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L. Ron and The Apollo Stars get down (well, no one really looks too down here, but they probably got down at some point).
Scientology just has a way of making headlines, doesn't it? The religion is a constant reference when discussing Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' divorce, and its prompted fascinating articles like this one in the Daily Mail, which reported that Cruise supposedly has achieved an "OT level," and that "OTs can allegedly move inanimate objects with their minds, leave their bodies at will, and telepathically communicate with, and control the behaviour of, both animals and human beings.'"
Weird? Yes. Interesting? You betcha. While actors dominate the list of famous Scientologists, musical history features plenty of frankly awesome Hubbard fans. Best of all? Even L. Ron himself got down on the synthesizer. Read on for our 10 favorite Scientologist (or former Scientologist) musicians.
Beck (and Beck, and Beck).
Beck Hansen doesn't talk much about his religion (too busy working up records for Karen Elson and Dwight Yoakam), but his Scientologist cred is secure: He was raised by noted Scientologist parents, and he's married to Marissa Ribisi, whose twin Giovanni (the dude from Gone in 60 Seconds, Phoebe's brother on Friends, and a few episodes of My Name is Earl) is an active Scientologist.
Matt Stone and Trey Parker like to push buttons. No person or subject is safe from getting a spot on South Park, which can be pretty offensive. The Scientology episode supposedly was the reason the late, great, and super-fresh R&B legend Isaac Hayes quit the show. In addition to his stellar catalog, Hayes recorded an album with Doug E. Fresh (also a Scientologist) called The Joy of Creating: The Golden Era Musicians and Friends Play L. Ron Hubbard. Speaking of which...