Using Music for Torture…Musicians Fight Back
A host of prominent musicians spoke out on Saturday against the use of music to torture detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantánamo—long after revelations first surfaced of the government’s tactic of blasting rock and pop songs during interrogations. The protesters included REM, Pearl Jam, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, Jackson Browne, Billy Bragg, Michelle Branch, T-Bone Burnett, and David Byrne. A few musicians, like Morello and Reznor, had complained previously about their music being used as part of harsh interrogation techniques. But many others had not.
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