Pearl Jam, R.E.M., and Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails are among the recording artists who are rocking mad that their music was used to break prisoners at Guantanamo Bay:
“At Guantanamo, the U.S. government turned a jukebox into an instrument of torture,” said Thomas Blanton, executive director of the archive, an independent, nongovernmental research institute
Based on documents that already have been made public and interviews with former detainees, the archive says the playlist featured cuts from AC/DC, Britney Spears, the Bee Gees, Marilyn Manson and many other groups. The Meow mix cat food jingle, the Barney theme song and an assortment of Sesame Street tunes also were pumped into detainee cells.
They probably don’t even get royalties.