The Red Hot Chilli Peppers have vented their frustration after discovering that their music was “allegedly” used to torture prisoners while being held captive in Guantanamo Bay.
Last week an anonymous leak to Al Jazeera reported the torture techniques used on the prisoners by the CIA during the George Bush administration. One of the torture methods that was said to be used was loud exposure to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers’s music!
It is believed that two officials from the Senate Intelligence Committee leaked the details of the classified report, which allegedly shows that terrorism targets were secretly held and interrogated at Guantanamo Bay’s Camp Echo.
Chad Smith of the Chilli Peppers has spoken out about the leak and said:
“I’ve heard that they use more… like, hard rock, metal… Our music’s positive man, it’s supposed to make people feel good and that’s… it’s very upsetting to me, I don’t like that at all. It’s bullshit”.
“Maybe some people think our music’s annoying, I don’t care, but you know… (they) shouldn’t do that. They shouldn’t be doing any of that shit”.