De Canadese band Skinny Puppy, wie kent hen niet, schijnt een factuur van 666.000 US Dollar aan de Amerikaanse overheid te hebben gestuurd, omdat deze zonder toestemming van de band hun muziek gebruikten als martelwerktuig in Guantánamo Bay.
“Cevin Key, the band’s keyboardist, says the band at first planned to design an album cover based on an invoice for the U.S. government, rather than sending a physical invoice. But after learning that the government had allegedly used their music without permission, Key says the band was told it could bring a suit against the Department of Defense.
“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,” Key told CTV’s Kevin Newman Live.
And Key said band members were “offended” to learn that their music was played in the notorious prison to “inflict damage” on detainees.
“I wouldn’t want to be subjected to any overly loud music for six to 12 hours at a time without a break,” he said.
Key says a former Guantanamo Bay guard and fan of the band contacted the musicians to let them know their music was being used at the detention centre.” (bron)
Mogelijk sturen o.a. Metallica, Rage Against The Machine, Queen, Eminem ook facturen, aangezien hun muziek tevens is gebruikt om mensen op een uiterst brute wijze te martelen.
Van de bandleden van Rage Against The Machine, moge het bekend zijn hoe deze over zulke praktijken denken.
“Know your Enemy!”