Skinny Puppy bill Pentagon for use of music at Guantánamo

Skinny Puppy bill Pentagon for use of music at Guantánamo

10th February 2014 0 By Suzie Rottencrotch
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Canadian electro-industrial rock act Skinny Puppy has sent a bill for $666,000 to the Pentagon in the USA over allegations that interrogators at Guantánamo Bay used their music as a form of torture.

Band co-founder cEvin Key said he learned of this from a fan and former guard at the detention centre.

“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 people,” Key told CTV News. “I am not only against the fact they are using our music to inflict damage on somebody else but they are doing it without anybody’s permission.”

He went on to say that the revelation prompted the band to send a bill to the US Department of Defence for musical services rendered. “We decided to come up with a figure that would be somewhat relevant to the evilness of the deed, so basically we’ve invoiced them for $666,000.”

Skinny Puppy are currently on a lengthy North American tour to promote their current album, Weapon (released in the summer of 2013),and a 10th anniversary reissue of The Greater Wrong Of The Right.

A stunning video recently made for the song ‘illisiT’ (from ‘Weapon’) can be viewed here :


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