War on Terror

Industrial Band Skinny Puppy Sues Pentagon for Using Its Music as "Torture" at Guantanamo

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Writing at Radio.com, Scott Sterling reports that long-running industrial thrashers Skinny Puppy have filed suit against the Pentagon over the use of the band's music against detainees at Guantanamo Bay. He writes:

It was revealed today (Feb. 6) that the band, which paved the way for acts like Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails, has sent a bill in the devilish amount of $666,000 to the Pentagon after learning that its music is being used as a form of torture during interrogations at Guantanamo Bay.

"We sent them an invoice for our musical services considering they had gone ahead and used our music without our knowledge and used it as an actual weapon against somebody," Cevin Key, one of the band's founding members, explained in an interview with CTV News.

"I wouldn't want to be subjected to any overly loud music for six to 12 hours at a time without a break," he continued, adding that the band members were "offended" that their music was being used to "inflict damage."

No word yet on whether Barney the Dinosaur is planning a similar lawsuit.