Musicians Weigh in on Gun Violence
By DONNA BALANCIA
Sir Paul McCartney, Wayne Coyne of Flaming Lips and Lauren Jauregui were among the famous musicians who documented their adventures Saturday during the international March For Our Lives events.
McCartney Marches in Tribute to John Lennon
McCartney and his wife, Nancy, marched in in New York City near the location where his Beatles bandmate John Lennon was killed on Dec. 8, 1980.
“Happy to be marching against gun violence,” McCartney posted on Instagram with a photo of himself and his wife, Nancy. He told reporters: “One of my best friends was killed in gun violence right around here, so it’s important to me.”
Wayne Coyne Gets Into the Fray
And while McCartney took to the streets of New York, Coyne and companion Katy Weaver took a plane to Washington, D.C., where they rocked the capital.
Coyne posted a photo of himself on Instagram with a young man carrying a sign that read “Am I Next?” Coyne was holding a sign of a smiley face shot three times in the head. The photo evoked many comments, including some that the psychedelic rocker addressed.
Lauren Jauregui of Fifth Harmony is Inspired
Lauren Jauregui of Fifth Harmony said on her Instagram: “Coming to marches and being surrounded by the passionate youth of this generation and seeing all of the people who believe in love and peace from generations past convening with one another and discussing hope and action gives me life.”
She posted several photos from Washington, D.C.