Bands (and Barney) Upset Over Songs Being Used As Torture

Friday, December 12, 2008

We all know music has it's torturous moments (enter "Crank Dat") and therefore it's no surprise that music has been used in the military sense for torturing detainees. During interrogations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo, artists such as Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Aerosmith, Lil' Kim, Meat Loaf, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Rage Against The Machine and even 2Pac have been played at loud decibels to irk and make detainees confess...and sometimes this music has been blasted for over 20 days....jeez. A list was released of the most played songs and they include:

  • "Enter Sandman"-Metallica
  • "Born In The USA"-Bruce Springsteen
  • "Hell's Bells"-AC/DC
  • "White America"-Eminem
  • "I Love You"-Barney & Friends theme song
  • Sesame Street theme song
Quite ugly right? Well, some bands have already sounded out on their disgust (not to mention the Sesame Street seriously don't mess with Big Bird) and are against their songs being used for military torture purposes. True that. This story is either hilarious or utterly sad to know that we are talking about music being used as a torture "weapon" in these war torn times...


  1. This makes me very very very sad. We live in a very sad country when we are using Barney and Big Bird as torture devices, yet serve them up to children as educational.



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