Published Dec 18, 2008It appears Nine Inch Nails front-man Trent Reznor is more than just a little peeved about his band's music being used to torture POWs and drive them close to suicide.
Following the recent news that the U.S. military has been using NIN songs to prepare inmates for interrogation in places like Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, Reznor reacted angrily this week on the group's website, saying he couldn't imagine anything "more profoundly insulting, demeaning and enraging than discovering music you've put your heart and soul into creating has been used for purposes of torture."
Reznor went on to write: "If there are any legal options that can be realistically taken they will be aggressively pursued, with any potential monetary gains donated to human rights charities.
"Thank GOD this country has appeared to side with reason and we can put the Bush administration's reign of power, greed, lawlessness and madness behind us."
It was revealed last week that the U.S. military has also been using songs by AC/DC, Metallica and Aerosmith as a form of torture, as well as "I Love You" by kid TV's Barney and the theme song from Sesame Street.
In response, many musicians have backed a new campaign, The Stop The Music Torture, to try to bring a stop to music being used for torture.
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