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Monday, February 03, 2014

The Army's use of Metallica's oeuvre as a tool in its interrogations in Iraq is well documented, but it opted for something a little more esoteric in Guantanamo Bay, according to one Canadian industrial metal band. "We heard through a reliable grapevine that our music was being used in Guantanamo Bay prison camps to musically stun or torture people," founder cEvin Key told the Phoenix New Times. "We heard that our music was used on at least four occasions. ... So we thought it would be a good idea to make an invoice to the U.S. government for musical services."





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Found this to be kind of comical, but they have a point ...


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Saw them at Chicago House of Blues a few years ago after they got back together. Amazing show. Torture? Not for me. Not sure how long it would take some Bieber to break me though. Minutes? Could I last hours? Am I that strong? I can only hope never to find out.

#1 | Posted by zeropointnrg at 2014-02-02 04:03 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

Everyone has their breaking point. I'd be giving out my personal bank account information if they submitted me to some EMINEM dreck. For the Broncos, it's Bruno Mars.

#2 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2014-02-03 12:17 PM | Reply | Flag:

I do believe that this would qualify as a "commercial use" of their music which is not covered under a normal purchase. Seems like they likely have a leg to stand on. I mean if a company used their music without royalties they would get billed/sued.

#3 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2014-02-03 12:54 PM | Reply | Flag:

if the cd or whatever was bought they have no rights to it...those were given up to the music company....need more information....

but you brought up a good question...how could this be 'commercial' use...

commercial...as in commerce..as in making money...and even then...PAY for it and there's no limit to what it can be used for....COPYING of course is a 'whole nuther thang'

#4 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-02-03 08:27 PM | Reply | Flag:

So, the Guantanamo torture videos had a specific soundtrack. The more that is learned the less likely this is facility is factually producing intelligence and more likely producing fetish pornography.

Cleanse. Fold. Manipulate.

#5 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2014-02-03 11:11 PM | Reply | Flag:

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