Katie Holmes' divorce from Tom Cruise has brought Scientology back into the news, but a smaller story out of Germany reminded us that not all celeb Scientologists are actors. Punk group The Briggs had their tour of Austria and Germany recently cancelled due to the lead singer's Scientology ties.
The German promoters provided Punknews.org with an exclusive statement: "Joey Briggs is a member of Scientology...we didn't want to present an artist to our crowd that is associated with this. (They) directly exploit the hopes and despair of people that are often in a dark place in their life when they are approached."
The band responded via Facebook, saying the promoters "vehemently violated our religious and human rights" and claimed the decision would end up becoming material for their next studio album.
This story prompted us to dig around. Over the years many musicians have been drawn to Scientology, some, like Leonard Cohen, merely flirting with the religion briefly while others, like Beck and Juliette Lewis, are longstanding members.
Here are some of the musicians who have been linked to the Church of Scientology.
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